2017 Tommy Whitesides Memorial Regatta
March 25th-26th 2017
Columbia Sailing Club
Tommy Whiteside starting sailing in the early 1980s and became a very active sailor in Columbia when he moved here in the early 1990s. In 1993, Tommy and 15 others started SEACATS (Southeastern Association for Catamaran Sailing), which hosted regattas and donated the proceeds to Midlands Marine Institute. In 1998 Tommy passed away and in 1999 the Tommy Whiteside Memorial Regatta began. It is open to both monohulls and multihulls and the proceeds of the regatta have been donated to charities that involve children and/or sailing, totaling over $18,000.
This year all proceeds will go to sponsor CAMP KEMO Programs, a week long summer camp for kids with cancer.
2 days of racing. 2 bands, good food all weekend, good beer all weekend, and a wonderful sandy beach to sail from. Camping spots on the water are available with limited hook-ups, bath house available for campers, and temps currently projected 78 high/55 low.
More info at www.columbiasailingclub.org