U.S. - Two Regattas Highlight Pensacola Yacht Club Calendar
September 1, 2021 - Pensacola, Florida USA - Entries are now open for two major Fall regattas in Pensacola, Florida… the multi-class WFORC (now the West Florida Open Race Challenge) October 15-17 and the one-design Melges 24 Bushwhacker Cup / Atlantic Coast Championship / Gulf Coast Championship November 12-14. Pensacola Yacht Club has posted NOR/SI’s and other regatta information on www.yachtscoring.com and on www.pensacolayachtclub.org/Racing.
First, the WFORC— It’s Old but New!
“Open” replaces ocean and it’s a new challenge. Pensacola YC now offers a reformatted and expanded West Florida Open Racing Challenge. Ten races are scheduled for the two-day regatta. Wind willing, five per day. Up to two Fun courses using Pensacola Bay government marks each day are planned for Non-spinnaker boats.
The regatta is open to PHRF, one design C/R type boats and One Design performance sportboats, like the Melges 24, Viper, VX One, J70 and other similar classes.
A minimum of five boats are required for a class. PHRF Fleets may be divided into classes based on the number of entries and their PHRF ratings. If a total of 15 One Design sportboats— combining classes— are registered, a separate performance circle will be provided.
Come for the Sailing! • Come for the Fun!
Sailing on Pensacola Bay is spectacular. Parties at Pensacola YC are famous.
Friday, October 15 — Registration & Party (practice if you want to)
Saturday, October 16 — Bay Races & Party
Sunday, October 17 — Bay Races & Party & Prizes
Next, The Melges 24 Bushwhacker Cup
It’s Back. Last year the combined Melges 24 Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast Championships were sailed on Mobile Bay because the Pensacola YC marina had been damaged by Hurricane Sally. The Annual Bushwhacker Cup is back on track for November 2021… The Race is On!
All National and International Melges 24’s are invited to Pensacola for excellent racing and hospitality, including some free Bushwhackers. Come to Pensacola for excellent Melges 24 racing in the annual Bushwhacker Cup including the Atlantic Coast Championship. Practice racing and a dockside clinic will be offered on November 12th.
Ten (10) races are scheduled for the regatta. The RC shall attempt to complete five (5) races per day.
November 12 - Registration, Practice racing & sponsored class clinic/party
November 13 - Five races scheduled & Party
November 14 - Five races scheduled & Party & Prizes
The Bushwhacker Cup also serves as the final event on the U.S. Melges 24 National Ranking Series.
Pensacola YC will provide free trailer parking through the Bushwhacker Cup for Melges 24's also entered in the WFORC.