Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Chicago Yacht Club's 2012 Verve Distance Race

The 2012 Verve Distance Race is less than 1 month away, running Saturday, August 11. There’s still time to register, but hurry because registration closes August 3.

New this year are predefined race courses of different lengths (8 miles to almost 30 miles) to match different wind conditions.  

The entry fee of $2.50/boat foot includes:
  • Race entry including a world class Race Committee.
  • Access to social events at the Chicago Yacht Club's Monroe station, including skipper’s meeting with professional weather briefing, live music, and a Mount Gay rum pour.
  • A skipper’s bag with sponsor’s gifts (think sailor’s equivalent of a VIP gift bag).
  • Dockage at Chicago Yacht Club, Monroe Harbor station.
  • Awards include:
    • Brag flags for first, second, third places in each section.
    • The overall best corrected finish will be awarded the 8 Mile Buoy Trophy.
This is a fantastic way to spend the day on the water, either as an experienced racer or someone new to sailboat racing.  Come early or stay late and enjoy downtown Chicago's beautiful Lake Front, steps from Millennium Park, Chicago's Museum Campus, and all the arts and entertainment Chicago offers.

See the Notice of Race for race specifics.

How to register?
  1. If you’ve registered before you’ll see your information. If not, you’ll be asked to select an event. Select 2012 Verve Cup Offshore Regatta and click Go.
  2. Complete your information and select your desired racing course/class:
  • Distance Race / JAM (Jib and Main)
  • Distance Race / Cruising
  • Distance Race/ Offshore Racing

  1. Click Continue and submit my registration to this event.
  2. Follow the prompts to complete your registration.
What you’ll need:
  • A sailboat
  • A crew willing to have fun
  • An ORR certification (you have one if you’ve sailed in the Mac race)
  • Sail numbers and a number board (see your sail maker)
Please email me if want more information, or see the Verve Cup's official web site.  www.vervecup.com.

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