PYC Revised NORs

PYC (Portland Yacht Club) has made two changes to the Notice of Race for the […]

What’s Up in September & October

We hope you had a great summer of sailing! It’s not over yet, as there’s […]

And Now … Air Quality Alert (Ugh)

First it’s a heat alert, and now an Air Quality Alert is in effect until […]

It’s Gonna Be Hot, Hot, Hot

Just when we thought the heat wave was over, it’s here again this week (ugh!). […]

Get Soaked!

SYSCO’s Twilight Evening races for this Tuesday or Thursday are on a bye week, due […]

What’s Up in July

More summer sailing to come. Following are the OCSA July updates: CSRA Beer Can Race-July […]

What’s up in June

Here’s a run down of the racing events for June…   PYC Rose Festival Regatta: PYC […]

What’s Up in May

Spring is here, and the racing season is in full swing! Weeknight Evening Racing: The […]

What’s Up in April

There are a lot of events coming your way this month.  Check out the information […]

What’s Up in March

March is looking to be a busy month as the sailing season begins to warm […]

Invisible Wing Dam – Please Help

Several emails have been exchanged through the Sailing on Sundays google group message board regarding […]

Annual Chili Challenge

Time to celebrate living through another winter of CYC Sailing on Sunday. Cap’n Chumbucket has […]

What’s Up in February

Welcome to the 2018 season of sailboat racing in the Portland area!  You can join […]

Updating for 2018

We are working diligently to update the SailPDX website for the 2018 sailing/racing season. With […]

A New Year, A New Decal?

Has your Oregon boat registration expired 12/31/16 or 12/31/17? If so, then it’s time to […]

OCSA Annual Membership Meeting Minutes – 2017

Oregon Corinthian Sailing Association – Minutes Tropical Party/Annual Meeting/Board Elections November 4, 2017 Dinner/business meeting […]

Don’t Delay!

There are still a few spots left for OCSA’s Tropical Awards Banquet on November 4th. […]

Fall Judges’ Seminar

Are you interested in learning more about how protest committees work? Or, becoming a US […]

It’s Party Time!

The weather might be cooler, but we’ll definitely turn up the heat  — the 2017 […]

SOS Starts Soon!

One of Portland’s longtime favorite off-season races is just around the corner! Participation in the […]

What’s Up in October

Fall is here, but no worries – there are still racing opportunities! PYC Robert A […]

USCG Reopens River

The US Coast Guard yesterday reopened the Columbia River to all marine traffic. A safety […]

Columbia River Closed

Due to the Eagle Creek fires and the risk of falling ash, the US Coast […]

Beware, Low Water

Water levels along the Columbia River, from Bonneville Dam to Longview, will decrease starting Labor […]

What’s Up in September

September already?! Wow, the SYSCO series are over, the Beer Can races are complete; but […]

What’s Up in August (and July)

Wow, it’s nearly August already and summer just seems to be flying by.  😮 When […]

OFB-FBS Beer Can Race Canceled

We regret that, due to too many conflicts (including a major solar eclipse happening Monday, […]

What’s Up in July

July, our favorite month! We get nice long evenings, fireworks, two races per night and […]

What’s Up in June

Sailing season is in full swing, I can’t believe we have already completed the SYSCO Spring […]

What’s Up in May

Days are getting longer, Spring is here (sort of), and we are finally getting into […]

Become a Sailing Instructor

The American Sailing Association (ASA) is holding an Instructor Qualification Course (IQC) in Portland, May […]

What’s Up in April

What a great start to 2017! We’ve already seen many of you at the numerous […]

Congrats, Future PROs!

A Race Management seminar took place on January 22nd with seasoned instructors Jeffrey Zarwell and […]

What’s Up in March (& late Feb)

Several terrific events have already occurred in 2017, including the U.S. Sailing Judge & PRO […]

What’s Up in February

It’s been a long, cold winter so far, so we’re happy to remind you of […]

Perry’s Comin’ to Portland!

Everyone is talking about it! How are we going to apply the new 2017-20 Racing […]

US Sailing Memberships Support Portland Racing

The Oregon Corinthian Sailing Association (OCSA) is pleased to announce our continued participation in the Member […]

A New Year, A New Decal?

Has your Oregon boat registration expired 12/31/15 or 12/31/16? If so, then it’s time to […]

Become a PRO or Judge

U.S. Sailing will be presenting two, one-day, seminars on January 21st and 22nd. These seminars […]

Updating for 2017

We are working diligently to update the SailPDX website for the 2017 sailing/racing season. With […]

12/18 SOS Canceled

Due to the potential for hazardous conditions on the roads, decks and docks for Sunday […]

OCSA Annual Membership Meeting Minutes – 2016

Oregon Corinthian Sailing Association – Minutes Tropical Party/Annual Meeting/Board Elections November 5, 2016 Election of […]

Racing to Hawaii Reviewed

“What Went Right, What Went Wrong & Why” 2016 Hawaii Races Reviewed Panel Discussion Portland […]

Party On!

The Oregon Corinthian Sailing Association (OCSA) is pleased to host this year’s annual Tropical Awards […]

Batten Down the Hatches

High Wind Warning in effect Saturday, Oct 15, from 11:00 AM PDT until 9:00 PM […]

PHRF vs OD – the Battle is ON!

Updated results have been posted for the 2016 OCSA Participation & Performance Trophy through the […]

Celebrate the 2016 Season!

Break out your puka shells, leis and Hawaiian-style shirts – it’s time for the 2016 […]

Laura Adds a Second Date

There’s still a chance to see Laura Dekker, as a second presentation date is now […]

Laura Dekker | One Girl, One Dream

Laura Dekker is a Dutch sailor who became the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe […]

It’s Gonna Be HOT

Excessive Heat Watch in effect from Thursday, 2:36 PM PDT until Saturday, 9:00 PM PDT. […]


Three long-distance sailboat races began in July and ended over 2000nm later in Hawaii – […]

Riva Receives USCG Aid

On Tuesday, July 19th, an HC-130H aircraft from Air Station Barbers Point successfully dropped medicine […]

Go for the Gold

On your mark, get set, GO to OMSI After Dark as we push the limits […]

Whidbey Bound

Later this week, several local sailors will head to Oak Harbor Washington to race in […]

Races to Hawaii

Three sailboat races to Hawaii will take place early this month, starting with the 20th […]

Summer Bye Weeks

Due to both the July 4th holiday and Whidbey Island Race Week, local summer racing […]

Understanding Electric Shock Drowning

Soon boats will be launched, kids will be swimming, sailing programs will start, and marinas […]

Rules Seminars Season Break

The monthly Rules Seminars held at Willamette Sailing Club by local US Sailing Judges, Eric […]

Stay Cool

Excessive Heat Watch in effect from Saturday, 10:00 AM PDT until Sunday, 10:00 PM PDT. […]

Swift, For Sure

We would like to extend our best wishes to our fellow sailors racing from Victoria […]

Pacific Cup/Vic-Maui Kick-Off Party

The 2016 Pacific Cup and 2016 Vic-Maui race starts begin July 11th and July 9th […]

Safe Boating Campaign

Boating safety advocates across the United States and Canada teamed up to promote safe and […]

The Race is ON!

We would like to extend our best wishes to our fellow sailors who are racing […]

Watch those Lines

With continued positive estimates for the Spring Chinook run, Oregon & Washington mutually agreed today […]

Rollin’ With Yahtzee – May 5

Join speaker Andy Cross, May 5th, for a presentation on their boating adventures in the […]

40% Off Bulk Rope, Today Only!

West Marine is offering 40% off bulk line, FRIDAY (today, 4/29) ONLY!!!  So, if you’re […]

Get Ready, Get Fit!

Hoist the sail! Grind that winch! Trim the sheet! It’s time to get moving and […]

SOS Series Ends

It began as an excuse for sailors to get out on the water through the […]

Coast Guard Approves E-Charts

Coast Guard approves official electronic charts Reprinted from “Coast Guard News” · February 8, 2016 […]

Race Management Clinic (2/13)

Everyone is invited to attend this FREE workshop brought to you by OCSA (Oregon Corinthian […]

Sailing on (Super Bowl) Sunday – Start Time Change

Due to Super Bowl, February 7th’s Sailing on (Super Bowl) Sunday will start one hour […]

OCSA for 2016

Columbia River Sailors and Racers, The 2016 season is nearly upon us and the OCSA […]

Monthly Rules Seminars

For those who would like to understand the US Sailing Rules for racing, Eric Rimkus […]

A New Year, A New Decal?

Has your Oregon boat registration expired 12/31/14 or 12/31/15? If so, then it’s time to […]

OCSA Annual Membership Meeting Minutes – 2015

Oregon Corinthian Sailing Association–Minutes Tropical Party/Annual Meeting/Board Elections November 7, 2015 Dinner/business meeting convened at […]

And, the Winners Are …

Portland area sailors, along with their friends and family, celebrated their accomplishments of the 2015 […]

Judges Weigh in on Safety

During a recent SYSCO (Small Yacht Sailing Club of Oregon) Series, a protest regarding life […]

Celebrate the 2015 Season!

Two season’s-ending awards parties are impending, at which all Portland area sailboat racers, friends and […]

Server Maintenance

Maintenance on the server which hosts SailPDX has been scheduled for Friday evening, October 16th, […]

Sailing for Causes

Every summer, Oregon area sailors gather on the water with a focus on raising funds […]

The Season’s Final Regattas

Two final regattas will cap the 2015 racing season – both of which are qualifiers […]

Science in the Fast Lane

On your mark, get set, GO to OMSI as they pick up the pace — a […]

Changes to General Sailing Instructions

Please be aware that OCSA has recently updated the 2015 General Sailing instructions. The changes are […]

Expect the Unexpected

It happens quickly. Be prepared! (Reprinted with permission and in the hope that this shared […]

Two Races to Benefit Prostate Cancer Foundation

One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. In fact, a man is […]

The Beginning of OCSA & Portland Racing

A Brief History of CRYA and OCSABy Nancy MacGregor Portland Yacht Club’s (PYC’s) first official […]

OOS Begins Today

We would like to extend our best wishes to our fellow sailors who are racing […]

PYC/SYSCO Opening Day Regatta

Every two years PYC (Portland Yacht Club) partners with Small Yacht Sailing Club of Oregon […]

Portland’s Safety at Sea is Almost Full!

There are just a couple spots left in the Safety at Sea class being held […]

OCSA Race Committee Workshop

Ever wonder what it takes to put on a sailboat race? Or, want to learn […]

OCSA Rules Workshop

This Saturday, from 9 am to noon-ish, Craig Daniels (a.k.a. the man-to-beat in the Cal-20 […]

US Sailing Club Judge Seminar

A one-day US Sailing Club Judge seminar will take place February 28th at Anacortes Yacht […]

SaS Comes to Portland

Registration is now open for the March 14 Safety at Sea (SaS) seminar in Portland. […]

It’s a New Year!

It’s a new year, and for some boaters that means getting your boat registration renewed. […]

Batten Down the Hatches!

High Wind Warning in effect from Thursday, 9:00 AM PST until Thursday, 10:00 PM PST. […]

Save the Newport Rescue Helicopter

USCG to Close Newport Helicopter Search & Rescue Air Station by Amber Bielman In accordance […]

BIG NEWS for 2015!

2015 is looking to be an exciting year! For starters … You’ve likely heard the […]

Rules Change Survey – Please Help

We have a question for our membership… Proposed Rule Change During yesterday evening’s OCSA (Oregon […]

60 Years of Christmas Ships

One of the Portland area’s most endearing events, held every December, is the annual Christmas […]

Support Local Racing

Help your sailing community and become a 2015 OCSA Web/Racebook sponsor! Here’s how …