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PBYC - Tri-Point Anacapa Ocean Race, Ventura, CA eid# 987

August 17, 2019
All day event


August 17, 2019 

The Tri-Point Anacapa Ocean Race has a reputation for consistently good weather. The race starts at the Mandalay buoy and proceeds to take oil derrick Gina and Anacapa Island to starboard (clockwise), sometimes in a long single tack ranging from close hauled to off a beam reach. Once rounding the west end of the island, you are on a beam to broad reach nearly 20 miles back through the channel to the harbor finish. This is an exciting race for beachcats as the extended reach back to shore is across the windiest part of the channel, rife with sea creatures, and everyone is sailing basically the same tack (including the monohulls).

This race require that your beachcat be at least 18 feet long (LWL) and we suggest some offshore sailing experience. Certain personal safety gear is required, and your rigging must be recently refreshed. If you have sailed offshore, but never raced offshore, the beachcat group will help you understand the rules and best practices to have fun on the water. The Mandalay buoy is approximately 2.5 miles offshore from Ventura harbor. Some of the cat sailors from other states RV camp in the marina parking lot the night before, paying a modest fee. 

NOR is here:  http://pbyc.org/boating/racing/ 

Entry form is here:  http://pbyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/EntryForm2019-for-print.pdf

This is the final race in the Multihull Ocean Racing Series, hosted by The Ventura Sailing Club in conjunction with the Pierpont Bay Yacht Club. There is a MORS trophy for overall dominance in three races through the Santa Barbara channel:

June 22, 2019  Frenchy’s Rum Run

July 13, 2019  The Milt Ingram Trophy Race 

August 17, 2019  The Tri-Point Anacapa Ocean R 


Ventura Marina
1500 Anchors Way
Ventura CA, 93001

Contact information:

Fee: see Entry Form

Categorized in:

  • Distance Races

Event recurrance information:

This event does not recur.

Event sharing information:

This is a public event.


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  • Posted on
  • May 28, 2019 - 04:14 PM
Want more details?
I have a folder of photos and two detailed stories about the race here, but you will need to cut and paste:


If you prefer to navigate,

Albums - Beachcats Technical - Prindle 18-2 data Klozhald -The Tri-Point Seige

  • Posted on
  • Jul 15, 2019 - 02:20 PM
39th Annual Tri-Point Ocean Race NOR
Saturday, August 17, 2019

Get set to have some fun sailing clockwise around Anacapa Island. This is the final race of the 2019 Island Series. The weather is usually great, so, whether you are in the Series or not, come on out and have a fun day on the water. This race is also part of Ventura Sailing Club's catamaran series. Ventura Isle Marina is offering up to 7 nights free dockage to participants whose boats are docked outside Santa Barbara, Ventura or Channel Islands harbors, up to 3 nights for Santa Barbara boats, and one night for local boats, based on space availability.

TIME: The start signal for the first class is scheduled for 1100 hours. The Beachcat start is typically 1120 hours.

COURSE: From the START at the Mandalay Buoy offshore from the Mandalay Power Plant, proceed around Platform Gina then Anacapa Island, leaving them to starboard, and FINISH in the Ventura Harbor entrance channel. The handicap distance is 34 nm.

CLASSES: PHRF-handicapped spinnaker and non-spinnaker classes will be formed with class breaks determined by entries and announced at the Skippers Meeting. PHRF Random Leg Course ratings with Area adjustments will be used. An ORCA handicapped class and a Small Catamaran Rating System-handicapped beach catamaran class will be formed. Other classes may be formed at the discretion of the RC.

RULES: The race will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing. The PHRF MIR Rule does not apply. For PHRF boats the event is designated US Safety Equipment Regulations (USSER) Nearshore as modified to add USSER
2.4.1 - 2.4.7; except that coated lifelines are allowed. ORCA entries shall carry safety equipment per ORCA Bylaws Section 6. The Sailing Instructions will be available at the Skippers Meeting, which will be held at PBYC at 0830 hours on August 17th.
Registration will be accepted from 0800 to 0830 hours and by mail. Mail-in or online entries are strongly encouraged.

TROPHIES: Take-home trophies will be awarded in each class in addition to perpetual trophies for both the spinnaker and non-spinnaker classes for the Tri-point Ocean Race. In order to be eligible to win trophies, monohull boats must have valid PHRF certificates. The Pacific Sailing Women Crew perpetual trophy will be awarded to the PHRF boat with the lowest corrected time among all boats skippered by women in the Tri-point Ocean Race. Trophy presentation will be at 1000 hours at PBYC on Sunday, August 18, 2019. There will be complimentary munchies.

For further information contact Race Chair Richard Countess, 818-889-2669.
Visit PBYC on the web at www.pbyc.org.
  • Posted on
  • Jul 15, 2019 - 03:43 PM
Explanatory documents for the SCHRS
You will need to cut and paste:


If you prefer to navigate,

Albums - Beachcats Technical - Prindle 18-2 data Klozhald -SCHRS

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