2023 Blackbeard Gurganus One Design Regatta (part of the Clark Cup One Design Series) Blackbeard Sailing Club - New Bern, NC The Blackbeard Gurganus One Design Regatta is a one design regatta offered for multiple one design classes the Neuse Yacht Racing Association and Blackbeard Sailing Club are the organizing authorities The 2023 Blackbeard Gurganus One Design Regatta is a part of the Inaugural Clark Cup One Design Series. The Clark Cup consists of 3 stand alone events: (1) The Cinco de Mayo Regatta (May 6-7); (2) The Blackbeard Spring One Design Regatta (June 10-11); and (3) The Blackbeard Gurganus One Design Regatta (August 26-27). Boats that compete in all 3 Regattas are eligible to compete for their Class Series Championship; Boats with classes of 5 or more will be eligible for the overall Clark Cup Trophy. Low point scoring as described in Appendix A of the RRS applies to each stand alone Regatta Overall Series winners will be determined using the High Point Percentages System based on all races in all events. Race venue for all events is Blackbeard Sailing Club in New Bern, NC Schedule of events Friday: 1730 Welcome cookout at BSC pavilion 1815 Rules Seminar with Jerry Thompson in BSC clubhouse Saturday: 10:30 am - Competitors meeting - BSC Clubhouse deck 12:00 noon - First Starting Sequence - Neuse River 5:30 pm - Shore party - BSC clubhouse - catered by El Taco Loco Mexican restaurant Sunday: 10:25 am First Signal. More races to follow as conditions permit Awards as soon as practical after racing No races will be started after 1300 The Regatta will be governed by the 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing. All boats shall comply with N.C. Wildlife Commission and U.S. Coast Guard safety regulations. Expected One-Design classes: SJ21 (all sails and working sails), Sunfish, FJs, Tanzer16, c420s, Ensigns, Wayfarer, Thistle, Flying Scot, Isotope, Weta. Competitors will race either in Broad Creek just off Blackbeard Sailing Club, or on the Neuse River just outside the mouth of Broad Creek. Multiple races are planned.
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