The OIYC Burgee

OIYC Club Racing

The OIYC has a very active racing schedule. Racing events include the Shaw Island Winter Classic in February, the East Sound Spring Regatta in April, weekly club races on Wednesdays (May to August) and Sundays (September), Benson Cup in October, and the big finale of the season, the Round the County Race. The club makes good use of West Sound for many of its events. With its protected waters, which are out of the main flow of heavy currents and a good chance of usable wind even during the summer months, West Sound is a fun place to sail and still gives a little advantage to the old-timers who know its shifty ways.

The early races of the season can be lightly attended, but by July and August more than 15 sailboats are often seen out racing. After the racing is over, a good time can be found at the OIYC picnic shelter, where racers gather to grill their dinner, drink their beer and talk about the rules of racing, which clearly the other skippers don't have a clue about.

Chris White

OIYC sailor of the year for 2018

Upcoming Racing Events
The Shaw Island Winter Classic
Shaw Island on Facebook Saturday February 16th 2019
The Shaw Island Winter Classic page
East Sound Spring Regatta
ESSR Cup on Facebook April 27-28th 2019
A two day regatta run on East Sound out of Rosario Resort
East Sound Spring Regatta page
Round Orcas
   Round Orcas on Facebook Saturday June 22nd 2019
Round Orcas Page
Martin 242 North American Championship
   Event news on Facebook Friday June 28th to Sunday June 30th 2019
Learn more and register
Benson Cup
   Benson Cup on Facebook Saturday October 5th 2019
Benson Cup Page
Round the County
November 9th & 10th 2019
Round the County