SYSCO Race Clinic

May 20 (Wednesday) - Virtually - Details to follow
 

SYSCO Spring Series

April 21 - May 28 - CANCELLED
 

SYSCO Summer Series

June 2 - July 2
 

SYSCO Grow the Sport Beer Can

July 11
 

SYSCO Twilight Series

July 14 - Aug 27
 

SYSCO Delta Cruise

July 28 - Aug 2
 

SYSCO BBQs

June 30 & July 2
 

SYSCO Dual Bridge Duel

Aug 8
 

SYSCO St. Helens Race & Cruise

Aug 22-23
 








SYSCO Board members and Fleet Captains met on a virtual call on April 1st to discuss the future of the 2020 sailboat racing season on the Columbia river. We are seriously committed to keeping our community safe, yet we realize that sailing is a passion that possesses so many of us. It is not just our favorite sport, but our social outlet. It’s difficult in this season of spring, when normally we should be preparing our boats to race, to stay sane in the face of a stay-at-home order.

We officially cancelled the Spring series. We have formed a small committee to discuss our options for the rest of the season, and will keep our membership and the broader sailing community informed via email blasts, the SYSCO Newsletter, syscosailing.org, and sailpdx.org.

The Race Clinic, which had originally been scheduled for April 9th, will likely take place virtually, and possibly with a very small live audience, on Wednesday, May 20th. We will record it and have it available to view on SYSCO’s Facebook Page, and other platforms like Youtube. Stay tuned for details.

Although the Spring series has been cancelled, we have not ruled out some fun races we could do in the last part of May, depending on the circumstances. Fleets that have been assigned to be Race Committee for the last two weeks of May should keep those dates on their calendars clear, and boats may consider getting their boats ready to sail. We will also consider running some races in September, which may be tricky considering the weather and the waning sunlight. These series might not count for points toward the Overall or other trophies, but will probably just be fun races. We will just have to see how the flattening of the COVID-19 curve goes, and pay attention to the Governor’s edict on gathering in groups.

Please feel free to reach out to your SYSCO Board and give us your thoughts on the season: email [email protected]

P.S. You can catch up on the March SYSCO Newsletter by visiting this link. It includes a synopsis of the Tug Boat Captain's presentation at Fleet Night last February. https://syscosailing.org/newsletter/202003.pdf

SYSCO is here to support your sailing habit, as well as your social needs! Be well, and stay safe.