Mount Pleasant Jr. Regatta set for Aug. 9

  • Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Opti sailors head for the marker in the 2013 Mount Pleasant Junior Regatta. PROVIDED

The 10th annual Mount Pleasant Junior Regatta returns to Hobcaw Yacht Club Aug. 9.

The regatta is open to all skill levels and aims to encourage youth sailors with little racing experience but basic boat-handling skills.

Boat classes include Optimist (green, white blue and red), Sunfish 420's and Lasers. A limited number of Optimist and 420 boats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis but must be reserved in advance. Lunch will be provided

Entry fee is $20 before Aug. 1 and $25 after.

To preregister, visit any Mount Pleasant Recreation Department office or download a registration form at www.tompsc.com. Online registration is also available.

Onsite registration begins at 10 a.m. Aug. 9, followed by a skippers meeting a 11 a.m. and lunch. The first warning signal will sound at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, call MPRD program coordinator Tina Carter at (843) 849-2061.

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