Monday, August 1, 2011

Cruisers--Can You Go The Distance? Verve Distance Race

UPDATE:  The 2012 Verve Distance Race is Saturday, August 11.  See this article for information, or visit www.vervecup.com.

The Chicago Yacht Club Verve Committee has been working hard make the second running of the Verve Cup Distance Race attractive to sailors who don't feel competitive in windward/leeward course racing, including Cruising Sailors.

This year's race will be an approximately 24 mile course against the backdrop of the Chicago Air and Water Show.  There will be Offshore, Mac "Cruising", and Jib and Main sections for every type of sailor.  Rafting at Monroe and Verve Cup social events are included in the modest $2.50/foot entry fee (after August 5 there will be a $75 penalty).

Social events include live entertainment, a competitor party sponsored by Karma Yacht Sales, Mount Gay Rum, and Modelo Especial (NEW) Samuel Adams beer, a casual grill, full use of the Chicago Yacht Club Main Dining Room and Bar, chair massages by Equinox Fitness, and displays from the Verve Cup's co-sponsors, Audi and SLAM.

Fourteen boats are already registered.  Please consider participating in this great event.  To register, go to the the Verve's Yacht Scoring Site and select Online Entry Form / Application.  You’re registering for the Verve Offshore.  When prompted for your Racing Course/Class, select ORR Saturday Distance Race ONLY.

See Chicago Yacht Club's Verve Cup Distance Race for my impressions of the race!

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