Set your sails on a course for Dataw Island race

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The Dataw Island Cup sailing race will be held October 26-27 at the Dataw Island Marina.
The race is open to mono-hull sailboats that are at least 18’ long. Spinnakers will be allowed. Boats may register in advance by using the Registration Form that accompanies the Notice of Race and sending it to Roy Crocker, 1013 Curisha Point North, St. Helena Island, SC 29920 or by e-mail to lcrocker@islc.net. Registration will also be available at the Skippers Meeting on Dataw Island at Friday, October 26. The fee is $25 per boat if entered by October 12. For boats after October 12, the entry fee is $30.
On Friday, October 26, there will be a Skippers Meeting at the Gazebo at Dataw Island Marina at 6 p.m. with questions, sailing instructions and registration. Informal cocktail party means provide your own beverages, appetizers welcome. On Saturday, October 27, the warning gun for start of race is planned for 11 a.m. Then there will be a  dock party at Dataw Marina from 4-6 p.m. Dinner and awards at 6 p.m. at the gazebo on Dataw Island.
The race will start in the area of Green “201” in the Coosaw River (just east of the Brickyards) and proceed down the Coosaw River to St. Helena Sound. Boats will round Green “11” in St. Helena Sound and sail up the Morgan River to finish at Dataw Island Marina. Total distance is about 22 miles.
The boat with the lowest corrected time from both Classes A and B combined will be the winner of the Dataw Island Cup.
There is ample space to dock at Dataw Marina for boats,  www.Datawmarina.com. For information, contact Race Chairman Roy Crocker at 843-838-2454 or 843-476-1733, email lcrocker@islc.net.

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