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The Halifax River Yacht Club in Daytona Beach Florida is proud to announce the 8th biennial running of the GulfStreamer Race – a sailing regatta from Daytona Beach, Florida to Charleston South Carolina. The GulfStreamer Race has been held on even years over Memorial Day weekend since 1998 and the 2012 race is drawing sailors and spectators from all over the southeastern United States.
The Halifax River Yacht Club will host a rum party on Thursday, May 24th as a send off to the sailors who will begin the GulfStreamer Race the following afternoon.
The Gulfstreamer Race starts at the sea buoy in Ponce Inlet, Florida. The Race start begins the traditional Brian Every Sprint Race – a “race within a race” – as skippers and crew speed the first 10 miles down the coastline to the Daytona Beach Pier for a separate trophy. This Brian Every Sprint Race will finish in the early evening on Friday, May 25th, just a few hundred yards from the end of the Daytona Beach Pierproviding the best viewing of the entire Race. Racers entered in the entire GulfStreamer Race won’t stop to celebrate the Brian Every Sprint Race finish, but will continue the Race as they turn their sailing tactics from a short sprint to a grueling test of endurance and seamanship as they head towards Charleston, South Carolina, approximately 215 nautical miles to the north. The skippers and crew should be finishing the Race Saturday evening and into Sunday morning offshore. The awards ceremony will be held at the Charleston Yacht Club. More information about events will be posted as soon as it’s available.
Be sure to get your 2012 GulfStreamer Race application in early as there will be a discounted entry fee AND 2012 sponosor Weather Routing Inc, has supplied special weather information packages to the FIRST FIVE entrants.