The Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club is sponsoring the Jean Ribaut Cup/Beaufort Race Weekend again this year. The weekend starts on Friday, March 28 and continues through Monday, March 31. There will be a full weekend of racing for PHRF sailing boats as well as social events for the crews, their guests and club members. The main event is the Jean Ribaut Cup which will be sailed on Port Royal Sound on Saturday, March 29; at least 20 boats are expected to sail in this popular regatta. A Skippers Meeting/Cocktail Party will be held on Friday evening and trophies for the Ribaut Cup will be awarded at a dinner after the racing on Saturday — both events are at BYSC.
• Friday, March 28: Informal race from Dataw Island to Beaufort. Ribaut Cup Skippers Meeting/Cocktail Party at BYSC at 6 p.m.
• Saturday, March 29: The Jean Ribaut Cup warning gun at 11 a.m. in Port Royal Sound. Awards Dinner at BYSC at 6 p.m.
• Sunday, March 30: PHRF race in Beaufort River. Competitors meeting at noon, warning gun at 1 p.m., both at BYSC.
• Monday, March 31: PHRF race from Beaufort to Dataw Island. Competitors meeting at 8 a.m., start just east of the Woods Bridge at 9:15 a.m.
For information and registration, contact Roy Crocker at 843-838-2453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club at 843-522-8216.