CHARLOTTE HARBOR, FLA. – The 5th annual Charlotte Harbor Regatta has been set for Feb. 6-9, 2014. With more than 100 boats competing, the 2013 event became the largest regatta in the history of Charlotte Harbor. The word is out.
Featuring nightly regatta dinner parties, 10 one-design classes and competitors from around the country racing on three race circles, the Charlotte Harbor Regatta has quickly grown into one of the most talked-about regattas in the nation. Find out why SAIL magazine designated Charlotte Harbor as “one of the top 10 greatest places to sail in the United States.”
Classes invited to compete in the regatta are the Sunfish, Laser, Flying Scot, Precision 15, 2.4mR, Hobie 16, Hobie Wave, F16, F18 and Weta trimaran. Other classes will be considered by request. Free beach, ramp and lift launching facilities, free or low-cost storage, affordable hotels and low registration fees make the Charlotte Harbor Regatta, “the fun, affordable regatta.”
Since its inception in 2010, the National Association of Sports Commissions recognized the regatta as its “Best Local Event” and the Charlotte County Visitor and Convention Bureau honored regatta organizers with its 2010 “Event Development Award.” The CHR board staged the International Association for Disabled Sailing’s 2012 IFDS World Championships and the 2013 regatta featured the 64-boat strong Laser Masters Midwinters East. Charlotte Harbor has also played host to the 2012 2.4mR North Americans and the U.S. 2.4mR Class Association Nationals.
The 5th annual Charlotte Harbor Regatta will once again feature a wildly popular Pusser’s Rum Beach Party at Port Charlotte Beach Park. Limited on-site tent camping is available.
For photo slideshows and videos of past Charlotte Harbor Regattas, go to Charlotte Harbor Regatta
For participant, media and sponsor inquiries about the 2014 Charlotte Harbor Regatta, e-mail Brian Gleason at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-206-1133.