Jason Adamson

Jul 062016
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The 2016 National Championships will beheld Aug 20-21 in Dana Point, CA in conjunction with DPYC’s Charity Regatta.  For further information please see: Charity Regatta

ENTRY IS OPEN!!!  Sign up now for the regatta and party, $10 tickets gets you dinner and 2 regatta drinks.

Come out and play while supporting our future sailors.

Aug 052015

Dana Point Yacht Club has extended and invitation to the Olson 30 class for some OD racing Sept 12-13.  The event benefits our local youth sailing foundation and is a great venue.  In the water storage available, free.  2 Ton hoist for launching and dry yard for trailer storage, free.  Party both nights, raffle, dinner and drinks Saturday night with trophies Sunday.  Please see link below for entry information.  So far we have 4 local Olson’s attending with 2 more perspective’s.  Come out and support a good cause while having fun on the water.

RHD Charity Regatta

Jan 152014

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This years National Championships are scheduled for May 23-25 in Oxnard, CA. Here is some additional information from the race organizer:

“Attention all Olson 30 owners and crew. Save the date of May 23-25 for the 2014 Olson 30 Nationals held In Channel Islands Harbor. Notice of Race will be published soon. SAVE THE DATE. We want to see at least 15 boats this year. You know you can do it. It is time to dust off the old toilet seat and get her on the water again. There will be prizes from sponsors. Gifts for the crews. Professional Race Committee!!! Free Taco bar and free BEER on Friday night. The Fleet is going all in this one so don’t miss it. “

Also don’t forget to join the class again this year.  Remember your funds allow us to organize OD regattas, provide swag and promote the class.  So JOIN TODAY!

For more information please contact Todd at tdowney@quantumsails.com

Click here to download the 2014 Olson 30 National Championship NOR

Click Here to Download the Race Entry Form

Click Here to Download the Sailing Instructions

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Aug 052013

2013 Olson 30 National Championship t-shirts for sale. This years shirts are a heather grey cotton t-shirt with Olson 30 logo on front and event/boat line drawing on the back. Limited sizes remain, $10/shirt + shipping. Please email me at: saboteer@yahoo.com if you’d like to purchase one or would like an image. Pay-pal, cash, or personal checks accepted. All proceeds go directly to the class.

2013 Nationals T-Shirt

2013 Nationals T-Shirt 2



Jul 012013

Another year, another spectacular event with fun had by all.  7 boats entered and 6 boats sailed the 7 races over  3 days.  Weather for the weekend was a mixed bag of fog, breeze, sun, and heat.  Being given the rare opportunity to race inside Long Beach’s federal breakwall the Olson class took full advantage of the smooth waters.  Fridays races started with a thick fog over the race course which created some interesting times just trying to find the RC to check in.  By the 1:00 start time the fog had lifted just enough to see some of the other competitors on the course and a lite sea breeze began to fill from the west.  Race 1 resulted in some challenges for some and mixed results for others.  With 2 boats over early (Hoot & White Lightning) and only one returning (Hoot) 5 boats were fighting for the first 1st place of the weekend.  That honor went to the always well sailed Blue Star.  Hoot fought back and took the 2nd, Grey Goose 3rd, Ichiban 4th, Run Wild 5th and White Lighting with an 8th due to the OCS.  Race 2 saw the breeze fill to nice 12-15kts, perfect conditions for the Olsons.  Results saw Blue Star again take the bullet with Run Wild in 2nd, Grey Goose 3rd, White Lightning 4th, Hoot 5th, and Ichiban 6th.

Day 2 started much the same as day 1 with the exception of the heavy fog.  Racing started 1hr earlier than Friday but with much luck we saw the breeze begin earlier as well.  With day 1 standings posted it was still anyone’s game.  Race 3 saw a change in the leader board with Hoot taking the bullet, Blue Star 2nd, Grey Goose 3rd,  White Lighting 4th, Ichiban 5th, Run Wild 6th.  Race 4 resulted with Blue Star taking back the lead, Hoot in 2nd, White Lightning 3rd, Grey Goose 4th, Ichiban 5th, and Run Wild 6th.  The last race of the day saw a solid sea breeze with most everyone going to the #3 jib.  It also saw some interesting maneuvers on the course.  With a port starboard situation just before the weather mark resulting in White Lighting doing a 360 turn and going from 1st to 3rd the final results of the day were as follows; Grey Goose 1st, Hoot 2nd, Blue Star 3rd, White Lightning 4th, Ichiban 5th and Run Wild an 8 DNC due to a faulty halyard sheave.

Day 3 saw sunny skies to begin the day but a shift in direction of the prevailing breeze.  With a SSW breeze the course would see a shift to the left which could see some interesting tactics being called.  Race 6 saw Blue Star taking the lead followed closely by Hoot in 2nd, Grey Goose 3rd, Run Wild charging back from day 2 in 4th, White Lightning 5th, and Ichiban 6th.  The last and final race of the regatta saw a burst of SSW breeze for leg 1 of the 2Lapp course followed by lumpy conditions and a dying breeze on leg 2.  With a couple boats changing from a #1 to #3 headsail the dying breeze became a challenge.  Results for race 7 were Blue Star 1st, Run Wild 2nd, Hoot 3rd,  White Lightning 4th, Grey Goose 5th, and Ichiban 6th.

Overall the weekend was a blast and fun had by all.  Final results were Blue Star taking home the 1st place perpetual, Hoot taking home the 2nd, Grey Goose the 3rd, White Lighting the 4th, Run Wild the 5th and Ichiban in 6th.  A big thank you to LBRW organizers for hosting such a great regatta.  A thanks to those that had to travel from afar to race and finally a thanks to the crew of Hoot for graciously giving me their 2nd place take home trophy, an awesome duffel bag that will come in handy for this years transpac.  I’m looking forward to next years Nationals that are planned to be held in Oxnard at CIYC.  Finally a congrats to Larry Spencer on becoming the 2014 Olson Class President.  See you all next year.  All results can be found at www.lbrw.org

Jason Adamson

Jan 182013

Just a friendly reminder to register with the class for 2013.  $50 regular / $30 associate.  Class dues go towards events and awards/prizes.  Just click on Association at the top of this page and you’ll be directed on how to.

Jun 262012

Congratulations to Larry Spencer & Todd Downey on another great win on Blue Star.  Blue Stars team pulled off the near impossible with seven bullets for the entire regatta.  In second place was Andy Macfie on Hoot, Third went to Jason Adamson on White Lightning, Fourth to John Scarborough on Hot Betty and in Fifth was Michael Hartung on Run Wild.

Friday saw a late start allowing for the sea breeze to fill and providing for some spectacular sailing.  With winds in the mid teens and gusts to 20 the class had some active battles for podium finishes.  Blue Star walked away with two bullets while Hoot and White Lightning battled out for second and third.  Being from San Francisco I think Hoot had a real advantage with the wind and waves, I know they sure looked like they enjoyed it.  After two great races the fleet met back at ABYC’s dock to enjoy some pizza and beer, provided by the class and ordered by Mr. Downey, and got to exchange stories from the day.  We also saw some carnage with Hoot repairing a torn out turning block and Run Wild with a torn kite.

Saturday brought more great weather with 3 races planned the fleet started in 8-10kts which slowly built the rest of the afternoon until for the last race we were seeing upper teen’s and gusts past 20kts.  Also with good surf the fleet got to enjoy some exilerating downwind runs.  Again we saw Blue Star run away with 3 bullets for the day.  Again Hoot and White Lightning battled it out for 2nd and 3rd place.  Even Hot Betty was putting the gauntlet down and was showing these two that not all was secure in the top spots just yet.

Sunday began with what looked like might be a lighter day, but soon showed us that Long Beach would provide yet another wild and wet day.   With 2 races planned the  fleet began in lighter breeze that by the end of race one was building to the low to mid teen’s.  The last race of the regatta provided the best conditions from the entire weekend.  R/C called a 3 lap course, the longest we’d seen, and everyone was amp’d to go.  Some boats went with a #1 headsail, some a #2 and even some a #3.  By the end of the race it was #3 weather with gust to 20 and downwind rides that included some great surfing.  Everyone had a great time and were all smiles back at the dock.

I would like to thank ABYC for accomodating us, LBYC for trophies and parties, and the LBRW crew for the great venue, fantastic R/C’s and all around awesome event.  For full results you can go to http://www.lbrw.org/2012_Results/LBRW_Overall.htm and for any other info check out http://www.lbrw.org/index.html.  Ask any of boats how great this event was.  I hope more of you can make it out for next years Nationals being again held during Long Beach Race Week 2013.

Jason Adamson

2012/2013 Olson Class President