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Race to the Coast

June 12–13, 2020
Starts in Lake Pontchartrain, finishes in Gulfport, MS
50 nm, pursuit start, inshore/offshore race.
First leg of the Sawgrass Offshore Series

Optional Skippers Meeting: 1900 Friday, June 12 at SYC
Mid-Lake Pursuit Start: 0800-1200 Saturday, June 13
Awards: After finishing at Gulfport YC
Regatta Chair: Kett Cummins
PRO: Wallace Paletou & Nathan Adams

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First sailed on July 4th, 1850, Southern Yacht Club's Race to the Coast is possibly the oldest distance race in the Americas. Admittedly quirky, the racecourse winds through The Rigolets, which ties Lake Pontchartrain to the Gulf of Mexico, via Lake Borgne, and finishes in the Mississippi Sound at the Gulfport Harbor. The racecourse passes through drawbridges at two locations, the delays at which are credited back to the racers in the corrected time calculations. In recent years, the regatta was changed to a pursuit start format which has reinvigorated participation and improved the post-race revelry at Gulfport Yacht Club.

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Race to the Coast
Saturday, June 13, 2020