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Save the Dates for 2015

Skipper's Meeting - November 11th
Race Starts - November 12th
Awards Ceremony - November 14th


Recent Race News:

Photo courtesy of Robert Dunkley

November 15, 2015
The Winners Are...
We close the books on another year for the Nassau Cup Ocean Race. Congrats to Decision in IRC for winning the Nassau Cup and to Raisin' Cane for first to finish in the PHRF fleet. The complete final results are here.

Visit Robert Dunkley's website to see more awards photos.

Photo courtesy of Robert Dunkley

November 10, 2015
Preparing for Paradise
We are looking forward to the Skippers Meeting tomorrow 5:30 p.m. at Coral Reef Yacht Club for the 2015 Nassau Cup Ocean Race. Thanks to sponsors Salona America and Mount Gay for their contributions! We will again have our “Predicted Log” set up where each boat “guesses” at when they will arrive in Nassau for the finish. It could be quite tricky this year, with the winds on the light side, but as we all know – anything’s possible in the Gulfstream. Keep your eyes peeled and follow along on our tracker to the finish. See you there!

August 29, 2015
Island Time!
November is fast approaching, as are the steely cold fingers of winter, arriving to chill the race courses of the north. Fear not, because the 82nd Annual Nassau Cup Race, hosted by Coral Reef Yacht Club, Nassau Yacht Club, Lauderdale Yacht Club, and Storm Trysail Club is on track to bring you some time in the tropics. The race begins just north of the Miami harbor entrance on Thursday, November 12, 2016, taking competitors on an early winter crossing of the Gulf Stream and leaving Great Isaac and Great Stirrup to starboard, before finishing at the Nassau harbor entrance and enjoying the hospitality of the Nassau Yacht Club.

Will the winds of November deliver the customary fast ride or will we see a repeat of last year’s VMG run to the finish? Will anyone be able to take down last year’s Nassau Cup champ, Russell Dunn and crew on the Beneteau 36.7 “Rim Shot”? Only time and the SORC Kattack tracker will tell. The festivities begin on Wednesday, November 11, at Coral Reef Yacht Club, with packet pickup at 17:00 and Skippers Meeting at 18:00. The race starts at 11:00 Thursday, November 12. Competitors are welcome at Nassau Yacht Club for the Welcome and Awards Party, beginning at 18:30 on Saturday, November 14. Come and join us for the first race of another exciting season of racing, brought to you by SORC Race Management. Entries are open now.

Race Tracking will be available from this main Miami Nassau Cup Race Page.
The Scratch Sheet is available here
Unofficial information will be available on the SORC Facebook Page.

SORC Media-C. Woolsey

June 3, 2015
Notice of Race Posted and Online Entry Open
The Notice of Race is now posted and the Online Entry is open for the 2015 Nassau Cup Ocean Race. Register, save the date, and make you plans accordingly.


Photo courtesy of Robert Dunkley

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 TideWindward 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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