DanaPoint2Oceanside Race
The Dana Point Ca. to Oceanside & Back PWC Offshore Race, 55 Miles Round Trip

Racers provide feedback to the promoter of this race, CLICK HERE

Pictured above, Craig Warner wins 2012 Dana Point to Oceanside and Back 
2014 Winner - Mike Klippenstein Yamaha SVHO Turbo
2013 Winner - Mike Klippenstein Yamaha SVHO Turbo
2011- Craig Warner Wins! 
1. Craig Warner Kawasaki ULTRA 300X (USA)
2. Mark Gerner Kawasaki ULTRA 300X (USA)
3. KC Heidler Kawasaki ULTRA 300X (USA)
2010 Winner - Lee Phan
2009 Winner - Pat Roque

2011 Overall Race Results CLICK HERE

2011 Race Report from RPM Racing CLICK HERE

Above - Craig Warner Crosses The Line in 1st Place on the Monster Kawasaki 300X

Above - Mark Gerner Crosses the line 2nd on his Kawasaki ULTRA 300X

Above - Three Time IJSBA Vet-Master World Champion KC Heidler of PWCOFFSHORE.COM Sponsored Racing takes third on his Kawasaki ULTRA 300X  

Turn Point / Turn Boat Lat and Long - APPROX 3.5 miles South of the Oceanside Pier:
N33 09.903
 W117 22.557

Finish Line Lat and Long:
N33 27.008
W117 41.218

**From RPM Racing:  Credit Cards will not be charged until race weekend.  In the event of a racer cancels or doesn't race no credit card will be charged.
**Sportsman Class remains 100.00
**Manufacture Stock Class now allows after market bilge pumps

2011 TCO Classes:


Pro Open Class:  Professional Level.  Modifications authorized.  This is the "Open" class.  Please note that Open is Open, all APBA modifications are allowed.  Must carry a "PRO" card. 


Veteran Master Class: Racers that are 35 and older are allowed to race in this Class.  Modifications are authorized in this class.  These racers can’t hold a "PRO" card.


Manufacturers Stock Class:  No modifications are authorized in this class but an after market bilge pump for safety.  After market bilge pump ONLY.


Super Stock Limited:  Hull modifications are allowed i.e. lifter wedges, handlebars, seat covers, etc. You are not authorized to do anything to the Power train.  ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO THE POWERTRAIN.


Amateur Open Class:  Modifications to the Power train is authorized in this class


Sportsman Class:   This class is reserved for first time Offshore racers only at a reduced rate of 100.00.   The reduced rate applies to the first and only first offshore TCO race.  The second offshore race raced by this racer will be in a standard class chosen by the racer at a standard rate.  Your second race will be in another class, NOT SPORTSMAN...  There are no TCO titles for the Sportsman Class.  If you have ever raced one of the TCO races in the past, you will not be authorized to race in this class.  This is for brand new offshore racers only. 

Overall 2010 DptoOside Results:


Pictures from 2010 DptoOside Race: CLICK HERE

Turnboat Video from 2010 DptoOside Race:  CLICK HERE

Top Three Overall - 2010 DP to Oside and Back 
1. Lee Phan Kawasaki 250X Turbo
2. Tyler White SeaDoo RXT
3. Ahmed Hamade SeaDoo RXTIS

Top Three Overall - 2009 DP to Oside and Back
 1. Pat Roque SeaDoo RXP
2. Sean Conner SeaDoo RXT
3. Paul Pham SeaDoo RXT

2009 Dana Point to Oceanside Race Results
Click Here

2009 DP To Oside Pictures Click Here http://www.flickr.com/photos/31192104@N04/?saved=1

Looking for the Long Beach to Catalina DVD's? Click here 

 Overall Results for the 2009 Triple Crown Race Results - overall top Three for 2009:

1. Mark Gerner Kawasaki 250X
2. Paul Pham SeaDoo
3. Kim Bushong Kawasaki 250X

Overall 2009 Offshore Triple Crown Results Click Here  

1. Dana Point to Catalina and Back
2.  Dana Point to Oceanside and Back
3. LB2CAT APBA National Offshore Championships


From 2011:  Round # 2 Triple Crown of Offshore Racing
Dana Point to Avalon & Back
presented by Sea-Doo & Sea Tow
May 22, 2011

Entry Blank:http://www.pwcoffshore.com/uploads/Dana_Point_to_Oceanside_Entry_Form_2011.doc

To All Racers: 
We are looking forward to a great, safe race on May 22, 2011.  Please read this word for word, you are responsible for ensuring that you are informed of race process and time lines on race morning.  Special note:  This race is over to location 25.5 miles offshore en route to Avalon and back.
Key addresses: 
1. Dana Point Launch Ramp:  [24961-24981] Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, Ca 92629.  Note that there is a “SeaDoo Rental” sign at the entry/turn point to Dana Point Launch Ramp. 
2. Tech Inspection on Saturday - Dana Point Jet Ski34671 Puerto Pl, Dana Point, CA 92629(949) 661-4947  (949) 661-4947
3. Awards Ceremony:  2 pm at Gemmells Banquet Room
(949) 234-0063
Address: 34471 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629 Get directions
 General Directions to the Launch Ramp (Mapquest): 

Saturday May 21st -Registration/Check-in/Safety/Tech Inspection:
1. 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm:  Tech check at Dana Point Jet Ski - 34671 Puerto Pl, Dana Point, CA 92629,  (949) 661-4947  (949) 661-4947
Sunday May 22 (please be on time): Dana Point Launch Ramp/Embarcadero only!!
1. 6:45 am (sharp) Late Registration/Check-in/Safety/Tech Inspection
2. 8:00 am Mandatory Racer's Meeting at Dana Point Launch Ramp
3. 9:15 am Launch craft
4. 9:55 am Racers staged outside of break wall at red buoy approx 3/4 miles offshore. 
5. 10:00 am Flag drops and race is on (signaled from official boat).
6. 2:00 pm Awards ceremony at Gemmells Banquet Room- 34471 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point.  (949) 234-0063
Please Note:  5 MPH to the outside break wall to and from the launch facility.  This means 'no wake'. You must abide by all California boating laws and observe for other vessel traffic while conducting your transit. 
Logistics information:
1. Dana Point Harbor / launch ramp:  [24961-24981] Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, Ca 92629  Dana Point Marina Link: 
2. Link to Catalina Island:
3. Dana Point Hotel within walking Distance to the launch Ramp: 
http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/ex/1/en/hotel-directory/california/dana-point  (Consider leaving your truck and trailer at the Marina, small parking lot at this hotel).
4. 2:00 p.m. Awards ceremony is at Gemmell's Banquet Room  - 34471 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point.  (949) 234-0063
Detailed Timeline For Race Weekend:
Tech Check Saturday May 21, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Saturday afternoon at Dana Point Jet Ski
Please ensure you bring all of your required race day items for tech inspection.
Race Day - Sunday May 22, 2011
1. 6:45 am (sharp) Late Registration/Check-in/Safety/Tech Inspection
2. Mandatory Racers Meeting at 8 am - All Racers must attend, no exceptions.
3. Launch craft at 9:15 am, in the water by 9:40 am. 
4. 5 mph no wake zone until you get out of the marina, leave the harbor mouth jaws.
5. All race craft migrate to the red buoy outside the marina approx 1/8 miles offshore - look for 'start boat'.
6. Upon Ross’ signal, please get on line at least 5 yards apart from each craft.
7. 9:55 am Look for Ross Wallach on start boat with Green flag.  Rolling Start, Go when Green flag drops. Note that you will be to the left of the red buoy.
8. If you depart before the green flag drops, you will be penalized. 
9. Green flag drops at 10:00 am, Rolling start right outside the break wall. 
10. Should you see a Red flag (from official boat), stop as there has been a false start and safely return.
11. Do your best to stay in your lane at the start of the race.  No wedging!
12. The start of the race is a straight line start, there are no buoys to go around, it is a straight line shot to Avalon.   
13. Sprint down to Oceanside approx. 25 miles one way, look for turnboat and then return to the start location 
14. First racer back to finish boat at Dana Point wins.
15. The finish line is a boat that will be at the lat and long below.  Make sure the finish boat sees your number when you get to the finish boat.  The finish boat is North of the harbor at the start line.
16. We will do all we can to ensure that the turn and finish boat will be right at the designated lat and long i.e. we will tell the driver to ensure they do not allow the current to take them off the mark.   
17. We will also do our best to place something on the craft that differentiates it and ensures it is easily recognizable.  This will be explained at the riders meeting. 
18. Awards will be given at 2 pm at Gemmell's Banquet Room 
Logistics and coordination: 
Safety will be paramount at this race!
1. Tech inspection on May 21, Saturday afternoon at the Dana Point Jet Ski. 
2. Late inspection is Sunday morning at the launch ramp at 6:45 am -
3. Race Start time is 10 am.  All watercraft should be launched no later than 9:40 am - start launching at 9:15 am. 
4. Stay at less than 5 mph behind the break wall
5. Racers will group outside the break 1/8 mile North of the exit by the red buoy - look for the start boat
6. Green flag start, rolling straight shot to Avalon and back at 
10:00 am on Sunday
7. The lat and long below will be where the turn boat craft is located and the finsih boat and checker flag.
9. After you cross the line, your number is recorded, proceed back to the harbor. 
10. Stay away from all incoming racers still racing.  
11. Minimum 8 inch numbers required on your craft (no duct tape), they must be legible  
12. Program these numbers into your cell phone that will be with you on your craft: 
1.  (310) 318-4012  (310) 318-4012 :  Ross Wallach, APBA Promoter of the race
2.  (310) 521-3815  (310) 521-3815 Los Angeles - US Coast Guard Search and Rescue Emergency Line Only, this is for emergencies only/Emergencies only 
3. (1800) 4seatow:  SeaTow
13. Communication:  Please keep Ross Wallach completely informed of your race status on race day. 
14. Should you have any issues, please ensure you call him.  If you get his voice mail, please speak slowly and clearly with issues you are encountering and your exact status.  When in doubt, communicate.
15. Cost: see entry form (Sportsman Class/first time offshore racers have a reduced rate of 100.00). 
16. Fog/Marine layer: If there is significant fog at 8 am, there will be a delay until the fog burns off.  This is for safety reasons.  Be patient if there is fog. 
17. Please file a float plan prior to leaving with a trusted family member of friend in case of emergency, with directions of where your vehicle keys are stowed and a copy of your vessel identification
Mandatory Items you must have with you for the race across the channel:
Safety will be paramount at this race!
1. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND you have a current Vessel Assist or Sea Tow membership
2. Marine Radio fully charged (preferably attached to your Lifejacket)
3. Fully charged Cell Phone
4. Flare gun/flares or handheld flares
5. Water and food
6. First Aid Kit  
7. Tow rope with spring hooks / no less than 12 feet long, strength rated for 1,200 lb. tow capability
8. Signal Mirror
9. Plastic Tie ties
10. Extra hose clamps
11. Duct Tape
12. Exposure Jacket
13. Extra Lanyard
14. Water Whistle attached to Life jacket
15. GPS
16. Compass
17. Fire Extinguisher in your craft (the stock one is fine) 
18. Extra water and food
19. Copy of your personal ID and vessel registration
You must wear:
1. Full length wetsuit
2. Gloves
3. DOT approved helmet (Motocross like helmet)
4. Riding shoes 
5. Coast Guard approved Life Jacket
6. Eye protection
Dana Point launch: 
1. $10.00 per craft to launch
2. They have multiple fresh water wash racks on site, bring water hose
3. There are multiple restaurants on site 
4. Dana Point Jet Ski is right across the harbor / Aaron Cress PWC Mechanic  
5. Dana Point Jet Ski address:  [24961-24981] Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, Ca 92629
6. This is a clean, nice launch ramp.  We need to keep it that way and represent the offshore racing community with class. 
7. Please do not spill any fuel and clean up after yourself.  We want to be welcomed back.