DaySailer Fleet

DaySailer Fleet 23 – Portland, Oregon 


O’Day DaySailer 17

Design by:  Uffa Fox and George O’Day

Originally designed as an ideal family boat, the DaySailer remains true to her design and has expanded to include racing fleets throughout North America. Her planing hull creates a fun, playful boat and her beam provides stability and cockpit space for 6 adults. Over 10,000 boats have been built and races are held throughout the year in the US and Brazil by the DaySailer Association and its fleets. New DaySailers are available at Cape Cod ShipBuilding Company. Owing to it’s one design standards, many boats, no matter the age, have similar performance profiles. It’s lightweight for easy towing, big enough for a family of four and has room under the boom.  

Here at WSC, we have a very active and growing fleet of racers and this year, along with the Eugene Yacht Club, we are hosting the 2022 edition of the North American Championship Regatta (NACR).  Each summer, Portland DaySailers host the Al Morris Regatta at Yale Lake, WA.  For the 2022 edition, Toby Deming (Fleet 23 Captain) is launching the first ever Triple Crown Event. The lowest score from NACR, Wednesday night fleet races and the Al Morris Regatta marks a new level of achievement.  You can read about it at the Daysailer.org Quarterly on page 16.  To learn more about the North American Championship Regatta (NACR), start on page 13.

Join the fun

Show up on a Sunday afternoon in fall/winter, or a Wednesday evening in spring/summer, for WSC fleet races and introduce yourself (see the WSC racing calendar HERE). There is a National Daysailer Organization at Daysailer.Org and on Facebook. It’s $35 a year, which entitles you to race in the NACR and helps cover the cost of fleet functions (additional race fees apply to non-WSC members). There are many ways to find out more and to get involved with the DaySailer fleet. You can contact WSC DS Fleet Captain Thom Block (thomjblock@gmail.com), come meet us and crew with someone on any WSC fleet racing night, or come watch a local regatta. If you are interested in racing, we also have a loaner boat that is available during scheduled WSC series fleet racing.  We are slowly adding social media to our program, so sign up and participate in our local online DaySailer Forum at Portland DaySailers.  It is not necessary to be a member of WSC in order to join the DaySailer fleet, however, most fleet members are WSC members as well. There are approximately 15 active racing boats in the fleet. We usually sail double handed, but on windy days, it’s nice to have a third on the rail.  

Sunday Brunch

by Thom Block, January  2022

Prior to the pandemic, DaySailers would meet at the club for a Thursday evening potluck — a time for sailing and socializing. That was then. 

In 2022 and in preparation for NACR, I believe a Sunday Sail and Brunch is a good way to restart the program.  Let’s talk up the Triple Crown, Al Morris and our own Wednesday night fleet races. It’s a good way to recap what happens on the track.

Email questions to DaySailer Fleet Captain: Thom Block

Important Day Sailer Links:
DaySailer Triple Crown Information 27 July – 7 August 2022
DaySailer Crew Finder
Racing Tips and Rig Tuning
Day Sailer Association, By-Laws and One Design Standard
Tutorials on Sailing Fast
Track Your Sailing Performance with RaceQS App.

    Contact

    Willamette Sailing Club

    Address

    Physical-

    6336 S. Beaver Ave
    Portland, OR 97239

    Mailing-

    PMB 122, 5331 S. Macadam Ave Ste 258
    Portland, OR 97239

    Phone

    Business Office: 503-246-534

    Programming: 503-730-SAIL

    Email

    Membership and Billing - Manager@WillametteSailingClub.com

    Programming - Director@WillametteSailingClub.com