Speed & Smarts Racing Strategy Seminar
“You can’t always win the race, but you can always learn something that will give you a chance of winning the next race.”
If you want to improve your racing game this year, then join us for a full-day Seminar taught by America’s Cup tactician, coach and world-renowned sailing champion David Dellenbaugh. David, who authors the Speed & Smarts newsletters and online learning program, will share lots of practical race winning tips to improve your strategic and tactical performance on the race course. Two topics will be covered: Upwind Strategy and Downwind Strategy. The content applies to both ocean and lake racing venues.
The seminar will be conducted at Carolina Yacht Club on Saturday, May 18th, starting at 8:30. It is a full day session with lunch provided. In addition to the invaluable insights from Dave, attendees will get a printed workbook and handouts for each of the two topics. Registration is $40 for CORA members, $60 for guests, and can be done HERE via PayPal. More information can be found on the Speed & Smarts website. Space is limited so sign up early. For more information, contact CORA Rear Commodore Andy Guhl.
Notice of Race: Quicksilver Cup to Hilton Head
The Quicksilver Cup 62NM overnight ocean race from Charleston to Hilton Head will be conducted starting on Friday, April 26th at 16:00. The third race of the Sailing Inc. Offshore Challenge Series is also a qualifier for the SAYRA Offshore Championship. Competitors MUST register HERE on Regatta Network no later than the Skippers Meeting which will be held on Thursday, April 25th at the Charleston YC at 18:00. Fleets A, B, C and D (per the CORA 2019 Skippers Guide) will be started. This overnight race is categorized as a Coastal Race under the 2018 US Sailing Safety Equipment Reguirments. Docking and after-race awards party will be at race hosts South Carolina YC on Saturday 27th. Contact Joe Highsmith to confirm docking. For boats with draft deeper than 6 feet, you may want to dock at Skull Creek Marina. Reservations can be made by calling 843-681-8436. Conact CORA Rear Commodore Andy Guhl with questions.
Race Committee Workshop
Anyone interested in helping CORA conduct its races should attend our Race Committee Workshop on Wednesday, May 1st. One of our CORA Principal Race Officers (PRO) Geoff Grout will take us through all the elements that the Race Committee needs to do to run a successful CORA race. The more you understand about the process, the more help you can be to the PRO running the race. The workshop is free (including adult drinks) and we encourage all to attend. It will be held at the North Sails Charleston loft on Lockwood Drive at 6:30 PM on May 1st. This will officially kick off the 2019 North Sails Summer Series, followed by the Skippers Meeting Wednesday 8th at the North Loft, then the first Summer Series race on the 15th. For more information, contact Rear Commodore Andy Guhl.
NEW! CORA Crew Board and Facebook Crew/Boat Finder Group
CORA is committed to connecting Crew with CORA Racing Boats, and we've created two new means to do such. For immediate, real time connection between crew and boat owners, we've created a CORA Facebook Crew/Boat Finder public group where you can post your availablity to crew, and where skippers can post their needs for crew for specific races. Click HERE to join this group.
Additionally, we've added a Crew Board on this homepage where you can sign in and post your sailing resume/desires and where skippers can post their crew needs.
Race Committee Sign Up
It's that time of year to organize Race Committees to run our exciting and extensive 2019 CORA Racing Program. CORA is a volunteer organization, and we need everyone's support to conduct a professional and successful program. All Skippers are required to sign up for at least one RC duty. With 33+ races on our schedule, and two volunteer boat crews needed to assist for each race, it's imperative that all Skippers sign up. You can sign up using the Signup Genius link HERE.
Quicksilver Cup to Hilton Head
04-26-2019 4:00 pm
CYC Start Line
CORA Race Committee Workshop
05-01-2019 6:30 pm
North Sails Charleston
Windmill Regatta - SCYC Hilton Head
05-04-2019 10:00 am
CORA Board Meeting
05-07-2019 6:30 pm
Charleston Yacht Club
North Sails Summer Series Skippers Meeting
05-08-2019 6:30 pm
North Sails Charleston
05-15-2019 6:15 pm
CYC Start Line