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RACING NEWS & REGATTAS Racing News, Instruction, Southern Sailors, and National and International Regattas in the South other major regattas. Cost to list a regatta with a description in this section is $35/month ($25 for second month) for the first 130 words (text and title) and $45/month ($35 for second month) for 200 words total. No listing over 200 words allowed. Regattas that run display ads (1/4 page or larger—we give regatta ads reduced rates) will get 150 words at no additional charge for two months. Email editor@swindsmag.com, or 941-795-8704, around the first of the month preceding publication to list your event or place an ad.

Melges 20 Winter Series, South Florida, Dec. 1-3, Feb. 9-11, March 16-18 The Melges 20 Winter Series is three events held annually for the large fleet of Melges 20s that campaign in Southern states and the Caribbean each winter. All events are held at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club: Event 1 is the Melges World League (NA) Event No. 5; Event 2 is the Miami Winter Regatta; and event 3 is the Melges Rocks Regatta. After Event 3, Melges 20 racing moves to Charleston Race Week.

Wave Nationals, Key Largo, FL, Dec. 1-3 Upper Keys Sailing Club. www.upperkeyssailingclub.com

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Finn North American Championship, West Palm Beach, FL, Dec. 8-10 Palm Beach Sailing Club. www.pbsail.org

34th Rick White Memorial Steeplechase, Key Largo, FL, Dec. 9 A 110-mile trek around Key Largo for beach catamarans. The race draws top world-class sailors from around the country and world. The race is sponsored by Catamaran Sailor, www.Catsailor.com/registration. This race, originally just called the Steeplechase, was renamed after Rick White, who passed away in January 2017. The event is now managed by the non-profit SSPUSA, organizers of the Florida 300 and Hiram’s Haul. www.SailSeriesPromotions.com

42nd Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race, Jan. 11 A 160-nautical-mile sprint down the Florida Keys. This will start at Port Everglades on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 1300 hours, and will run along the Florida Keys to Key West. Boats are expected to begin finishing the race throughout the day of Jan. 12. Fleets include IRC, PHRF, Multihull and One-Design. The race is sponsored by Lauderdale Yacht

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Southwinds December 2017  

A free, printed sailing magazine reporting on sailing in the southeast U.S: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missi...

Southwinds December 2017  

A free, printed sailing magazine reporting on sailing in the southeast U.S: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missi...