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Club and the Storm Trysail Club and hosted by the SORC race management group. A skippers meeting and cocktail party takes place January 9 at Lauderdale Yacht Club, race headquarters. Awards are scheduled for January 12 in Key West and hosted by Kelly’s Caribbean Bar & Grill. For more information and online registration, go to www.keywestrace.org. Entry deadline is Jan. 5.

35th Annual Golden Conch Regatta, Platinum Point Yacht Club, Punta Gorda, FL, Jan. 13-14 This two-day race series will be conducted outside Burnt Store Marina entrance on Charlotte Harbor. There will be two separate race courses: five races for Spinnaker, Multihull, and Harbor 20 fleets; three races for cruising fleets. Regatta qualifies for Charlotte Harbor Boat of the Year (CHBOTY). Expected are 30-35 boats in five classes offered. Both buoy and windward-leeward races will be conducted. A MANDATORY skippers meeting will be held on Saturday morning along with a complimentary continental breakfast. A barbecue social is planned after Saturday races. The awards ceremony with light lunch will be held on Sunday after racing. Details, NOR, and Entry Form can be found at www.ppycbsm.org.

News & Views for Southern Sailors

US SAILING’s ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Returns in 2018, Jan. 21-28 US Sailing’s premier event—the 29th running of Sailing World Cup Miami—is set to return to Miami for top-level Olympic and Paralympic class racing. The event is the only North American regatta to be included in World Sailing’s 2017-2018 Sailing World Cup series. The regatta is a mainstay on the winter circuit for sailors campaigning for the next Olympic and Paralympic Games. Competitors in the 49er, 49er FX, RS:X, and Nacra events will have five days of fleet racing from Tuesday, January 23, to Friday, January 26, with medal races on Saturday, January 27. Athletes competing in the Laser, Radial, Finn, 470, and 2.4mR will have six days of fleet racing from Tuesday, January 23, to Saturday, January 27, with medal races for all classes but 2.4mR on Sunday, January 28  (2.4mRs will not have a medal race). Medals will be awarded to the top three boats in each class. Regatta headquarters will be located at the city of Miami’s Regatta Park in Coconut Grove. Additional hosts for the event include the US Sailing Center Miami (a U.S. Olympic Training Site), Coconut Grove Sailing Club and Shake-A-Leg Miami. These sailing organizations host classes onshore, as well as help run the on-the-water racing. The Coral Reef Yacht Club hosts opening and closing ceremonies. For more information, go to www.miami.ussailing.org.

SOUTHWINDS December 2017

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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...