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New Race Village venue announced for Charleston Race Week

by Linda Rodarte 3 Feb 2023 13:55 PST 20-23 April 2023
Patriots Point - Home of the USS Yorktown © Jim Vickers

Organizers of Charleston Race Week are excited to announce a new venue for the Regatta Village, coming up April 20-23, on the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, conveniently located just 52 yards from the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina.

A mixture of history and modernity, The USS Yorktown is one of the most beautifully unique event venues in Charleston, offering unparalleled views of Charleston Harbor and the city skyline from the flight deck. On Saturday night, the popular PRO-AM will use the flight deck for viewing. What's more, the hangar bays provide ample space for sponsor exhibits and special presentations.

All of the other elements that Race Week is known for will be in place - convenient launch and haul; top-notch race management; 3 days of unrivaled competition among 20 classes; educational opportunities and race debriefs sponsored by Quantum Sails; and regatta parties featuring an abundance of Goslings Rum and craft beer from Plankowner Brewing Co.

B&G will be onsite for service and have their latest instruments on display. Team One will be here with all the gear you will need for the upcoming season.

Now in its 27th year, the event continues to evolve. Several new classes have been added including the Hobie 33s who are hosting their National Championship in conjunction with Race Week.

If you are not able to bring your own boat, charter boats are available. The College of Charleston has J/22's available and RS21's are available through RS Sailing.

If you're interested in learning about foiling, the 69F's will be back. Other boats are available for charter as well - just check the Yacht Scoring Event Page and for the latest information. At the core, Race Week's mission is to help participants become better sailors.

It's no wonder the event is known as a "Regatta Unlike Any Other" and why it attracts top sailors from around the world. Veteran attendees can attest to the ideal race conditions in Charleston - challenging tidal patterns, a variety of wind strengths, and warm weather. And this new venue will bring a fresh new vibe to the event. All the more reason not to miss it! Plus, being held in America's #1 destination city makes it the perfect opportunity to combine world-class racing with a family vacation.

Further details will be announced in the coming weeks but it is shaping up to be nothing less than spectacular!

Competitors can register at

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