New “Hybrid Pursuit” Course in the Works at SCRW
There has been much discussion over the years regarding the offshore race courses at SCRW. Many former offshore boats have been choosing to race in the Pursuit class versus the offshore circles. This could be due to a variety of reasons - a later start time; a more flexible course; and an earlier finish time in the harbor, convenient to the regatta headquarters at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina.
To accommodate the suggestions and desires of offshore boats, the regatta organizers have created another pursuit course called “Hybrid Pursuit.” This course will replace offshore Circle Five and be open to racer/cruisers using ORC and One Design. The new course will provide up to three individual races per day as conditions allow. The first race will be a pursuit race starting at the pursuit course starting line (inshore) and finishing out in the ocean where a windward/leeward course will be set up for race number two. Race number three will be a race back into the harbor, finishing at the pursuit finish line, in close proximity to the regatta headquarters. (Sample course diagram below.)
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RS21 Charters Avaliable For Charleston Race Week
Over the next two months RS are excited to offer RS21 charter opportunities for Charleston Race Week.
The RS21 is the newest model from RS Sailing, the world’s largest small sailboat manufacturer with a mission to get more people sailing. The RS21 provides a high stability hull, user-friendly rig and well-balanced helm for between two and four people to race. Not only is the RS21 a pleasure to sail, RS Sailing dramatically reduced the carbon footprint associated with production of the boat by building a hull made from eco-friendly materials.
Sailing World editor, Dave Reed, expressed his enthusiasm towards the introduction of an RS21 fleet: “As a boat that’s designed and built for fleet racing, match racing or team racing, it’s a perfect fit for our regattas. The charter and coaching concept is an excellent and economical way for teams to come and race, to learn and experience a truly modern keelboat.”
Charlseton Race Week, 11-14 April, is the premier multi-class sailing regatta in America and offers three days of excellent competition, evening debriefs and parties. You can now enter with an early registration discount and book your RS21 charter boat via the RS Sailing store website for $2,500.00 per boat. This will also include on day of training on the 10 April.
This is a great opportunity for sailors to experience world-class racing in a rewarding and exciting environment with the RS21.