COLUMBIA SAILING CLUB WILL HOST 52ND ANNUAL EASTER REGATTA
MARCH 30TH –APRIL 1 ON LAKE MURRAY
Columbia Sailing Club (CSC), located on Lake Murray in South Carolina will host the 52nd Easter Regatta March 30th-April 1. The event is an International J/24 Class Association regatta.
The Easter Regatta is a qualifier for the J/24 World Championship with sailors from 12 countries competing. The J/24 is an international One-Design keelboat class and is the most popular racing keelboat in the world with over 5480 boats being sailed in 165 fleets and 110 countries.
Over Easter weekend, competitors will be hoping for a chance to qualify for the 2019 world championship that will be held in Miami, October 2019. Amateur teams as well as professional teams will be contending for the top prize, which is a very prestigious 60-year-old ornate silver cup, steeped in sailing history.
Registration for the 2018 Easter Regatta is open and on the Columbia Sailing Club site.
Since 1987 the CSC Easter Regatta is on the calendar of nearly every travelling J/24 sailor on the east coast. With regatta participation as high as 56 boat's in the 1990's this event has always hosted great competition, excellent food and great sportsmanship.
As host club, the CSC is known for being the one of the east coasts best equipped and friendliest clubs offering first-class facilities for boat launches, ample camping accommodations, a new beach house for visitors use, meals such as, South Carolina’s finest BBQ and shrimp and sausage jambalaya and of course, plenty of social events!!
In most recent years, other prestigious competitors who have sailed at CSC such as sailing legends Buddy Melges, who is well known as a true sailing legend. 1992 he captained the the America’s Cup boat, America3 alongside Bill Koch. And the current Olympic Women’s 470 sailing coach, Mike Ingham. Mr. Ingham was recently named 2017 Coach of the Year by US Sailing.
There will be a media boat and spectator boats are welcome.
For registration and more information visit CSC web site: www.columbiasailingclub.org or www.easterregatta.org
See website for schedule