2019 Finalists

The inaugural Oregon Youth Sailing Foundation (OYSF) Sailing Short Film Festival Competition was a hit! On May 20th, 2019, a packed crowd at OYSF’s Benefit Day and Concert moved to the back of the Oregon Pubic House to view the submissions and vote on the winners. It was great to see such enthusiasm for both the adult and youth contestants. Top winners took home $250 while second and third place finishers went home with fancy Columbia Sportswear outdoor bags and a collection of Yeti mugs inside a nifty Yeti cooler.

Youth Category Winners

This hilarious film about the mythical Willamette Shark that lurks beneath Portland’s junior sailors shows just how creative a sailing short film can be. Congratulations to this team of young filmmakers! They set the bar very high…

1st place youth, The Willamette Shark Legend by Mikaela, Kieran and Company

This superb drone footage shares the beauty of the Willamette and proves the talents of Portland’s high school sailing team. They are the future of sailing in Oregon, for sure.

2nd place youth, The Willamette by Rooney

8-year-old Optimist sailor Matteo Jofre animated a typical day on the river for him and his team at Willamette Sailing Club. Love it!

3rd place youth, A Sailing Day by Matteo

With its epic soundtrack, this film will get you pumped for world-class youth sailing in the Columbia River Gorge.

3rd place youth, Willamette Navy by Teddy

Adult Category Winners

Our top finisher in the adult category confirms just how easily you can deliver a bag from Oregon to Canada without any wheels.  The filmmaker Luke Mathers told us this about his work:

With an Offshore Duffle full of Truce packs stowed safely down below, we sailed up the Washington coast and through the strait of Juan de Fuca to arrive in Victoria, British Columbia. It was our most carbon neutral product delivery to date, and a great ride. We finished the race in just under 24 hours of wet and windy conditions.

Thanks to our friends at Vanaprasta for the music!

Second place went to the wet crew of Kokopelli, a Santa Cruz 27 from Portland, OR. Near disasters and epic recoveries earned this team a third place finish overall (no small feat!) in the 2014 Oregon Offshore Race from Astoria, OR to Victoria, BC.

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