Dates for 2013
Skipper's Meeting - November 6th
Race Starts - November 7th
Awards Ceremony - November 9th
Recent Race News:
Photo courtesy of Robert Dunkley
November 10, 2013
And the winners are...
The awards for Nassau Cup Ocean Race have been presented. While the Hobie 33, Mirage, ran away with it, the battle for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th was very close with the three boats correcting within a minute of each other! The line honors went to the team of Thin Ice. The full results for all boats have been posted here.
The J-22 Match Race has been won by the crew of Eamonn deLisser, Tim Banks and a local Bahamian youth sailor. In all it was another great regatta with good racing, close finishes and the legendary Bahamian hospitality of the Nassau Yacht Club. See you all next year!
Click here for photos of the start, finish, match race and awards.
November 7, 2013
Unlike what was expected for today’s start and VERY dissimilar to the last few days, all the PHRF class for the 2013 Nassau Cup Ocean Race started on time and under beautiful blue skies at 1105 hours this morning. The winds were out of the North at 10-12 knots and the forecast is very good for the duration of the race. Keep checking back for updates along the way!
November 6, 2013
The Skipper’s Meeting for the Nassau Cup Ocean Race is tonight at 5:00 p.m. and we’re off. A pretty large front has sidelined a few of our entries, and the group is small but MIGHTY! We are looking forward to an on-time start tomorrow and a pretty quick ride to the Nassau harbor and Bahamian hospitality. Stay tuned on our tracker and Facebook -- and as they say, may the best boat win!
September 17, 2013
Online Registration Open
Summer is over and it is time to start planning for the winter sailing season in south Florida and the Bahamas. SORC, along with prominent yacht clubs, is busy finalizing some of America’s finest point to point regattas. The regattas are planned conveniently so that work and sailing schedules can coexist.
First up is the 2013 Nassau Cup Ocean Race starting Thursday November 7th. Our next event is the 2014 Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race starting Wednesday January 15th.
Online registration is open for both events and makes getting involved only a few clicks away! Though the weather requests are not always met, the camaraderie and flow of rum are sure to be a part of these favorite long time regattas. Make plans now to come out and participate!
The 2013 Nassau Cup is setting up to be even better and bigger than last year. The buzz is on and we have heard from several competitors that are already getting geared up for this year’s kick starter to sailing in the South during the winter months. Mount Gay has offered to host our Skippers Meeting – complete with rum, give-aways and the prettiest girl servers in town! What a great way to start a race and then to the Bahamas in November! It doesn’t get any better than that.
Since 1934, some of the best offshore sailors in the world have battled for the prestigious Miami to Nassau Cup, including Ted Turner, Dennis Conner, Dick Bertram, and Ted Hood, aboard legendary boats like Running Tide, Windward Passage, Tenacious, and Boomerang. Half a generation after World War II forced a short intermission, the race became part of the fabled Southern Ocean Racing Conference in the 1980s until the series’ dissolution in the 1980s. Building on the race’s welcome rebirth in 2003, the new SORC, a group of race-veteran race managers, announced its management of the Nassau Cup Race in 2010.
Starting in South Florida, racers leave Great Isaacs Light to starboard and proceed past Great Stirrup Light, finally finishing at Nassau harbor. The current course record was set in the 2012 race by Ron O'Hanley on the yacht Privateer with an elapsed time of 13 hours, 31 minutes and 30 seconds. Today’s modern boats just need the right conditions to claim this legendary prize, and racers of all types will enjoy the navigational and crew challenge of the race across the Gulf Stream.
For a list of past winners of the Miami-Nassau Cup Race, click here.
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