Jean Ribaut Cup, Beaufort, SC, April 6 The Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club hosts this regatta, a oneday PHRF race sailed in Port Royal Sound, which has had 15 to 20 boats participating in it the past several years. This is the main event of the weekend. A number of boats come from Dataw Island to race in this event so there is an informal race on the Friday before the Ribaut Cup on Saturday to reposition Dataw boats to Beaufort. There is also a PHRF race in the Beaufort River on Sunday, April 7, and then a PHRF race on Monday, April 8, that will go back to Dataw Island from Beaufort. These are basically separate races that are held in association with the Ribaut Cup. www.byscnet.com.
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week, April 18 See the beginning of the Racing section for details. Southeast Coast Race Calendar The following organizations do not post their races beyond the current month (go to their websites for schedule): Neuse Yacht Racing Association www.nyra.org. New Bern, NC See club website for local club race schedule Lake Lanier. www.saillanier.com. Lake Lanier, GA See club website for local club race schedule Neuse Yacht Racing Association www.nyra.org. New Bern, NC See club website for local club race schedule Long Bay Sailing. www.longbaysailing.com See club website for local club race schedule APRIL South Atlantic Yacht Racing Assoc. Go to this site for a list of the clubs in the region and their websites. www.sayra-sailing.com. (state in parenthesis) 6-7 Jean Ribaut Cup. PHRF. Beaufort Y/SC (NC) 20-21 Bare What You Dare. Open. Keowee SC (SC) Charleston Ocean Racing Association. www.charlestonoceanracing.org. South Carolina. See club website for local club race schedule 18-21 Charleston Race Week. PHRF, IRC, One-Design. (SC) 24-27 Classic Boat Rally. PHRF. Savannah YC, Beaufort Y/SC (SC) 27-28 Harbour Town Cup. PHRF. YC of Hilton Head. (SC) 27-28 SAYRA Laser/Sunfish. Lake Norman YC. (NC) 27-28 Rebel Rouser. MCs. Lake Lanier SC (GA) 27-28 AYC Open and Thistle District. Atlanta YC (GA) MAY South Atlantic Yacht Racing Assoc. Go to this site for a list of the clubs in the region and their websites. www.sayra-sailing.com. 4-5 Keowee Cup. 4-5 Great 48. Flying Scots. Lake Norman YC (NC) 4-5 Cinco de Mayo Jr. Regatta. Optis, Lasers, 420s. Atlanta YC (GA) 58 April 2013
4-5 DDS&A Regatta. Harbor 20s. South Carolina YC (SC) 4-5 Laser D12. Beaufort Yacht & SC (SC) 4-5 McIntosh Cup. PHRF. Savannah YC (GA) 4-5 Multihull Regatta. Lake Lanier SC (GA) 18-19 Grits and Haggis Regatta. Flying Scots. Keowee SC (SC) 25-26 Dixie Regatta. Thistles. Atlanta YC (GA) 27 Memorial Day Regatta. Lasers. Atlanta YC (GA) Charleston Ocean Racing Association. www.charlestonoceanracing.org. South Carolina See club website for local club race schedule. Club races all winter. 11 Spring Ocean Race 19 Femme Fatale 31 Indigo Cup to Georgetown
2013 First Coast Offshore Challenge, St. Augustine, FL, April 3-7 This offshore race kicks off the north Florida offshore spring season. Last year, FCOC started a new format with all events starting and finishing in St. Augustine. Three offshore races will be held. Race one and two are on April 3 and 4, and are held offshore St. Augustine. The third race is on April 5 and will race from St. Augustine to Jacksonville and back. The regatta is co-sponsored by the North Florida Cruising Club and the St. Augustine Yacht Club. Participants come from throughout the Southeast. Classes invited are Spinnaker, Non-Spin, Cruiser and OneDesign. For more information, go to www.sayc2000.com.
60th Annual Mount Dora Sailing Regatta, Mount Dora, FL, April 6-7 The 60th Annual Regatta is open to all classes from Opti to Sunfish to Hobie to WayfarerÂ to Catalinas and Mutineers. Organizers hope to have up to seven races, weather permitting. Four boats will be required for a design class.Â Mount Dora is inland sailing at its best, with outstanding food on Saturday night with music on the dock. For more information and registration form, go to www.mountdorayachtclub.com, or call (352) 383-3188.
Lake Weir Invitational and Harpoon Nationals, Ocala, FL, April 19-21 Ocala Sailing Club. www.ocalasailingclub.org.
Melbourne Yacht Club Spring Regattas, April 13-14, April 20-21 With two weekends of sailing all types of boats on the Indian www.southwindsmagazine.com