1Design.Net (www.1design.net) is very pleased to announce that Harken (www.Harken.com) has signed up as the primary sponsor for a new buoy racing series for 2005! The Harken Buoy Series for the Harken Cup will consists of 6 major buoy regattas in the State of Florida.
The Harken Buoy Series will complement the Endurance Distance Series that will finish its inaugural season this year.
The Harken Series is open to all one design and/or formula classes. Complete rules will be posted in the next couple months, but for a fleet to qualify, it must have a 5 boat fleet at 4 of the 6 series races. There is no registration necessary or no additional entry fee required other than the standard regatta entry fess.
So NOW is the time for your fleet to get together and start planning to attend. Based on past years, A-Cat, Hobie Wave, Hobie 14, Hobie 16, F-16, and I20 should all be able to qualify. 1Design.Net will be happy to provide links on its site for any one design and/or formula class website to help promote your class. Contact 1Design.Net for more information.
The regattas for the Harken Cup were selected based upon event history, location and scheduling concerns so that the series does not conflict with the Endurance Series.
The 2005 Harken Buoys series regattas are:
January: Tradewinds - Key Largo
June: JPOR - Cape Canaveral
July: Summer Sizzler - Daytona Beach
August: Summer Sizzler - Jacksonville
Sept: Wildcat - Eustis
Nov: Carlisle Classic - Clearwater
A downloadable and printable schedule of the complete 2005 Florida Catamaran Racing Series (The Endurance Cup and The Harken Cup) including dates, events and locations can be found at:
A perpetual cup will be created and series trophies will be presented at the end of the year, three deep in each qualifying class.
This is an exciting time for catamaran sailing! Good luck and see you on the water!!