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Classic Boat Rally

The Classic Boat Rally
April 24-26, 2014

The 9th annual Classic Boat Rally will again begin at Savannah Yacht Club (SYC) on Thursday, April 24 (for set-up and practice), sail on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) to South Carolina Yacht Club (SCYC) on Hilton Head (about 25 miles) on Friday, April 25, and sail from SCYC to Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club (BYSC, (about 20 miles) on Saturday, April 26.

Sailboats (non-planing) over 15 feet LOA, with a PHRF handicap rating of 240 or higher, are invited to participate. Each boat is required to have a working motor capable of 3.5 knots for 8 hours operation or an accompanying towing vessel plus a VHF radio for communications. Navigation charts and/or GPS required.

Racing is part of the fun, using staggered starts based on Handicaps, with the slowest going first and the fastest starting last. Thursday afternoon’s practice race will be a round trip from SYC to Thunderbolt Bridge. Friday and Saturday will have 2 races imbedded in the journey each day, with the second race starting shortly after the end of the first race.

Cocktails and Dinners will be at SYC Thursday and SCYC Friday using your credit card and temporary membership cards issued at the hosting clubs. Awards for racing, sportsmanship, and Concurs judging will be made after all boats are in on Saturday at BYSC (around 6 PM).

Sleeping accommodations can be in your boat (the clubs have showers) or on shore. At Savannah we stay at Country Inn and Suites Mid-town and Hilton Garden Inn at Hilton Head.

Entry Fee is $50 for the entire event or $30 for 1 day (Friday or Saturday) to cover trophies and gas and meals for Race Committee.
Discount to $40 and $25 for entries prior to April 16.

Optional ICW sailing convoy to Savannah from Beaufort: Depart Wednesday, April 23, 9 AM from BYSC, anchor north of Savannah River, arrive by noon Thursday at SYC.

Contact: Woody Norwood, ; 678-427-2937