College of Charleston Sailing Announces:
The Alumni Regatta December 8/9 2012
Here’s the latest update for the 2012 Alumni Regatta!
Let’s all meet Friday night-
Meet at the Charleston Beerworks on upper King, near the hotels, Friday night. They have set aside a space for us all starting at 7:30pm. Look for the C of C Sailing Banner!!
Awards Saturday night-
Yes, we’ll even have prizes for the Saturday racing, as well as other achievements. Some will be serious, some not so much….
Sunday Lunch at the Sailing Center-
Starting at 11:30am we’ll be offering subs and snacks at the center. Let us know if you’ll be joining us please. Followed by…..
The First Annual C of C Team Race Championship-
At 12:30pm on Sunday, the “band” will be brought back together!
The 2012 College Team Race Championship winning team will be primed and ready to race. Put together YOUR team and c’mon out to do some team racing against the team that made us all so proud last spring in Austin.
The team racing will be a great, and fun, way to finish off the weekend. We’ll finish it all up by 3pm.
As always please let us know what questions you may have. And PLEASE let us know if you’re planning on coming!
Also, we’d really appreciate it if you can email us ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) any photos you may have from your C of C sailing days- they will make a great addition to our slideshow!
We truly hope you come join us! We want to be sure we’ll all enjoy plenty of racing, plenty of socializing and have plenty of fun with time for all of the above!
Here’s the plan!
3 division regatta- sailed in 420’s, our new FJ’s and J/22’s. Everyone can sail!
The C of C team can help provide crews for those who just want to come and steer. The team can also provide skippers to help fill open slots if we don’t have enough alum to fill both 420/FJ divisions. Though the date falls during exams we are told that this would be an excellent diversion and the team would love to be involved.
The J/22 division could be family members only (we want to encourage and accommodate families for the event), no spinnakers, all fun.
We’ll have a contingency plan in case of inclement weather.
Speaking of families, we will organize babysitters so kids of all ages could be brought to the event. We could have sitters on deck for the daytime racing, and more important, evening time festivities-even late (very) into the evening. Let us know your needs if you’d like to bring your kids.
Friday, December 7th
Meet and greet at Charleston Beer Works (upper King street): 7:30pm [Look for the C of C Sailing Banner]
Saturday, December 8th
Skippers Meeting: 11:30am
First Start: 12:30pm (Before, after and during racing: Drinks & lunch)
Racing Ends: 4:00pm
Downtown Social gathering and awards presentation, More drinks and hors d’oeuvres: 5:30-7:30pm
This event will take place in the Hospitality Suite of the new TD Arena at 301 Meeting St.
Sunday, December 9th
Lunch at the Sailing Center: 11:30am
Please let us know if you will be attending
C of C Team Race team vs. Alumni teams: 12:30pm
Racing Ends: 3:00pm
There are hotels who have offered us special deals with discounted rates. Please call and reserve rooms (“College of Charleston Sailing”) by November 26th.
The Charleston Harbor Resort (at the marina)- $80/night- 843 856 0028
The Hampton Inn (on Meeting just above King) -$140/night- 843 723 4000
The Mills House Hotel (115 Meeting St.) -$150/night- 843 577-2400
We are serious about offering baby sitters. We will have them available and at a competitive rate. We can set them up to meet at the marina, your hotel or someone’s house. But please let us know your needs well in advance!
|As you know, our sailing program could not survive without its generous and enthusiastic backers and supporters. We want to provide a great time with food, drinks, awards and fun sailing! We’d like to ask each participant for a tax deductible donation of $65 to help defray our costs for what we intend to become an annual event. We will look for your input as far as timing, logistics and the program in general so we can offer exactly what you’d like in the future!Thank you for supporting C of C Sailing and joining us December 8th and 9th!!-C of C Sailing Staff|
|Call with any questions or if there’s anything we can do to help encourage you to come!Greg Fisher’s Office: (843) 953 8252
Cell: (410) 212 4916 Fishergv@cofc.edu