Yacht, sailing club holds annual Jean Ribaut Cup

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The Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club is sponsoring the Jean Ribaut Cup/Beaufort Race weekend sailing regatta starting on Friday, April 5 and running through Monday, April 8. The primary event of the weekend will be the Jean Ribaut Cup on Saturday. Two races are planned for the cup, held in Port Royal Sound, and 20 boats are expected to sail in this event. There will also be PHRF racing held on Friday, Sunday and Monday; and social events at Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The full schedule for the weekend is:

• Friday, April 5: Informal PHRF race from Dataw Island to Beaufort. Competitors meeting for Ribaut Cup and cocktail party at 6 p.m. at BYSC.

• Saturday, April 6: The Jean Ribaut Cup warning gun at 11 a.m. in Port Royal Sound. Awards dinner at BYSC at 6 p.m.

• Sunday, April 7: PHRF race in Beaufort River. Competitors meeting at 10:30 a.m.; warning gun at noon, both at BYSC.

• Monday, April 8: PHRF race from Beaufort to Dataw. Competitors meeting at 8 a.m. at BYSC: start approximately
9 a.m. just east off the Woods Bridge.

For information, please contact Roy Crocker, Event Chairman at 843-838-2453 or by e-mail at lcrocker@me.com.