Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club to sponsor Santa Elena Regatta

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The Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club is sponsoring the Santa Elena Regatta for PHRF sailboats on April 2 and 3.The regatta will be a combination of the Jean Ribaut Cup on April 2, and the Pedro Menendez Cup on April 3. The Ribaut and Menendez Cups will be sailed as separate events with the results being combined to determine the winner of the Santa Elena Regatta. This is the opening event of the month long celebration put on by the Santa Elena Foundation to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the colony of Santa Elena on Parris Island.

The event is open to boats with a PHRF rating in the US Sailing manual that are at least 22′ LOA. Boats over 18′ LOA will be considered on a case by case basis. Trophies will be awarded for the Ribaut Cup and the Menendez Cup as well as the overall Santa Elena Regatta. The racing area will be Port Royal Sound and the Beaufort River.

There will be several social events associated with the regatta including a kickoff Skippers Meeting and cocktail party Friday evening, an Awards Dinner Saturday and an awards presentation Sunday after the racing. All social events will take place at Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club.

Full details of the regatta are in the Notice of Race which can be found on Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club web site at or by contacting Regatta Chairman, Roy Crocker by phone (843) 838-2453 or e-mail