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Regatta Notices: New Venue Selected for Performance Race Week 2004 - Tybee Island, Georgia

Added by damonAdmin on Jun 29, 2004 - 06:15 PM

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This year a new venue was selected for Performance Race Week, the Nacra North American Championships. Tybee Island, Georgia was chosen for several reasons, the most impressive being the success of the Tybee 500 this past May. The organizers of the Tybee 500 have agreed to work with Performance Catamarans to bring new energy into Performance Race Week to be held October 4th though 7th.

"We anticipate this new location being a favorite for future championships," said Jack Young of Performance Catamaran "We¹ve already gotten positive feedback with regards to the weather, accommodations and island activities."

The race site is just off the Host Hotel The Beachside Colony. It¹s a great place to watch from the beach or the balcony of your room. The course is a triangle course using the US Sailing Multihull Courses.

Tybee Island has been recognized as an affordable seaside resort community with fun for the entire family. Watch dolphins, observe the coastal marsh, join in one of the many fishing excursions, explore a Civil Water battle site, and discover the Tybee Island Lighthouse and Museum. There are plenty of nature trails, bird watching, art galleries, kayak and bike rentals, and a great Marine Science Center with aquariums and ³touch tanks². With basketball and tennis courts, picnic areas, a skate park and baseball field, you¹ll never have a moment to spare at Tybee Island.

The Host Hotel is the Beachside Colony (www.beachsidecolony.com) (800) 786-0770 Toll Free; (912) 786-4535 which is offering 1,2 and 3 bedroom condos for Performance Race Week participants at a great rate. We also have discounted rates at the DeSoto Beach Hotel (www.desotobeachhotel.com) (877) 786-4542 Toll Free; (912) 786-4542 and just down the beach at the Ocean Plaza (www.oceanplaza.com) you'll find motel rooms at a great price (800) 215-6370.

The entry fee for double handed boats is $250 and $175 for singlehanders. Once the registration is received an information package will be sent to participants with details such as driving directions, an island map, launching information, sailing instructions, etc.

Registration begins Sunday with an Icebreaker Party and impromtu practice races and the actual championship to be buoy racing Monday through Thursday. Evening activities are scheduled and their are plenty of family fun in the area for non-racers joining in the fun. A dinner and trophy ceremony will be held the last day with details to be available at a later date. Extra tickets can be purchase for a nominal fee.

To sign up for this year¹s Performance Race Week, go to www.nacraclass.com or www.performancecat.com to register and send checks payable to Tybee Island Sailing Association (write 2004 PRW on the memo) and mail to:

P.O. Box 1867
Tybee Island, GA 31328

 

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