2010 Charlotte Harbor Regatta

2010 Charlotte Harbor Regatta Feb. 3-7, 2010 Charlotte Harbor, Florida Haven't sailed this SAIL magazine "top 10 greatest places to sail" harbor? The 2010 Charlotte Harbor Regatta will feature optimal racing conditions in early February, a week of onshore activities and amenities for all ages of crews, owners and their families and a slew of waterfront hotels, restaurants, shops, parks and marinas to accommodate every need and whim. We've already received strong interest from the regional Melges 24, A-Class cat, Laser, Sunfish, Flying Scot, J-22 and J-24s fleets. This event, run by a not-for-profit organization, is a midwinter dream for Northeastern, Midwestern and Mid-Atlantic sailors and their families, as well as for Florida-based racers looking to test their mettle. Disney World is three hours to the northeast via major interstates and Miami is the same distance to the southeast. Sarasota's world famous Siesta Key is 45 minutes away and Tampa Bay is 90 minutes, door to shore. A dozen hotels will be offering regatta rates for competitors. Storage, launch/lift facilities, marinas and chandleries are conveniently located on and near the harbor. If you like 10-20 kt winds, 10 miles of open water within Florida's second largest harbor, tell your fleet reps to ask about the 2010 Charlotte Harbor Regatta now. We expect to reach our goal of bringing in six or seven fleets with 10-20 boats by midsummer. A PHRF series is also planned for the weekend. Charlotte Harbor has hosted the U.S. Olympic Soling trials and the U.S. Olympic windsurfing trials in addition to numerous one-design and handicap regattas. Located on Florida's Gulf Coast between Tampa Bay and Key West, Charlotte Harbor is surrounded by miles of undisturbed mangroves. Its shores also are dotted with historic Old Florida towns like Punta Gorda, Boca Grande, Englewood and Placida. For information about how to register your fleet or to inquire about the fleets already registered to race in the 2010 Charlotte Harbor Regatta, please contact Brian Gleason at gleason@sun-herald.com or 941-206-1133. Please check back here frequently for updates on the Charlotte Harbor Regatta and at our Web site www.charlotteharborregatta.com. We look forward to seeing you on Florida's Sun Coast next winter. Brian Gleason Charlotte Harbor Regatta 23170 Harborview Road Charlotte Harbor, Florida 33980 gleason@sun-herald.com 941-206-1133