Organizers of Charleston Race Week are excited to announce a new venue for the Regatta Village, coming up April 20-23, on the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, SC, close to Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina. A mixture of history and modernity, the Yorktown is one of the most beautifully unique event venues in Charleston, offering unparalleled views of Charleston Harbor and the city skyline from the flight deck. On Saturday night, the popular PRO-AM will use the flight deck for viewing. What’s more, the hangar bays provide ample space for sponsor exhibits and special presentations.
All of the other elements that Race Week is known for will be in place – convenient launch and haul; top-notch race management; three days of unrivaled competition among 20 classes; educational opportunities and race debriefs sponsored by Quantum Sails; and regatta parties featuring an abundance of Goslings Rum and craft beer from Plankowner Brewing Co. B&G will be onsite for service and have their latest instruments on display. Team One will be onsite with all the gear you will need for the upcoming season.
Now in its 27th year, the event continues to evolve. Several new classes have been added including the Hobie 33s who are hosting their National Championship in conjunction with Race Week. If you are not able to bring your own boat, charter boats are available. The College of Charleston has J/22s available and RS21s are available through RS Sailing. If you’re interested in learning about foiling, the 69Fs will be back. Other boats are available for charter as well – just check the Yacht Scoring Event Page and charlestonraceweek.com for the latest information. At the core, Race Week’s mission is to help participants become better sailors. For more information and to register, visit charlestonraceweek.com or yachtscoring.com. ■