The Spinnaker Cup, one of the races in the Offshore Race Week, is coming to Monterey on May 26-27.
California Offshore Race Week starts on Saturday, May 26 in San Francisco Bay and sends the racers out under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. From there the fleet will make their way 88nm to the port city of Monterey for a day long layover at the newly remodeled Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club (MPYC) to get rested and ready for the sled ride to Santa Barbara. MPYC will host the competitors and their guests with a Saturday night (Sunday Morning) reception of warm soup and chili followed by MPYC’s famous breakfast burrito buffet introduced by our galley chair (and KSBW Anchorman) Dan Green! Merchandise will be available for sale at the clubhouse all day with a reception and awards to follow at 6:00 pm. Competitors and guests are encouraged to stay for special crew drinks and a fabulous buffet dinner available at the MPYC clubhouse Sunday afternoon and running into the evening. Breakfast service and To-Go sandwich orders will also be taken and available for competitors the following morning prior to departure on their next leg of the Coastal Cup where on Monday, May 28th, the Coastal Cup starts in Monterey Bay and runs 200nm around Point Conception and into Santa Barbara. A multi-day layover in Santa Barbara will allow racers to repair damage and experience the local scene and all that this beautiful city has to offer. Santa Barbara Yacht Club will be hosting shore side parties and all the racers are invited to a ‘just for fun’ in-port race on Wednesday afternoon, which will see the offshore crews link up with the local Beercan racers who will also be on the water that day. The final leg starts on Thursday, May 31st with the SoCal 300 sending the fleet through the channel islands on their way to San Diego, a total trip of 254nm. The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 2nd at San Diego Yacht Club. California Offshore Race Week has been endorsed by Offshore Racing Association as the "California Offshore Championship", hence the winner will receive the trophy and title of the 2018 California Offshore Champion.
Documents including Notice of Race, Waivers, Berthing forms and individual club POCs can be found at http://offshoreraceweek.com/documents. Sailing instructions should be available at the same link by Monday, May 21.
You can track the races at http://yb.tl/caoffshore2018
Results should be posted when available at http://offshoreraceweek.com/results
MPYC Regatta Events
Saturday: We will have Saturday evening (and early hours of Sunday) hot soup/chili and bar service at the MPYC clubhouse throughout the evening as competitors arrive.
Sunday: The following morning (Sunday morning) our newly renovated galley will be serving MPYC's famous breakfast burrito buffet (for purchase) and open bar for all competitors and guests. A mandatory Skipper’s Meeting will be held at the MPYC Clubhouse at 4:30 pm for the next leg of the CORW (Starting Monday at noon) which will head south to Santa Barbara. Also on Sunday afternoon, MPYC will then serve appetizers and hors devours in the MPYC Bar area (prior to awards at 6:00 pm). Competitors crews will be offered a Free of charge-special commemorative MPYC Bear Flag Burgee Shot Glass with a complimentary MPYC "Shot of Rum". The first one is "Free"! ...as they say! Next on the Sunday’s agenda, MPYC will offer a crew and guest buffet dinner (for purchase) following presentation of Spinnaker Cup awards at 6:00 pm in the MPYC Clubhouse. Crews are encouraged to spend the afternoon and evening at our comfortable clubhouse socializing and "telling lies" with special event drinks and cocktails, buffet dining, and socializing with members, group-ies, and party crashers alike!
Monday: MPYC will once again offer our no host bar service and breakfast buffet for competitors and guests. Sandwich service (to go) orders will also be taken (and available for pickup at the Club) for competitors prior to starting their next leg of the CORW. Guests are also welcome to order sandwich service. Order forms will be available at the MPYC clubhouse Saturday through Monday morning throughout the event. Event merchandise will be available for purchase throughout the weekend as well.