New Date for a Storied Race in South Florida - The Nassau Cup
For immediate publication
June 18, 2010
South Florida Winter Racing Kick Off – Nassau Cup Race
The 77th Anniversary Nassau Cup Race, from Miami to Nassau, opens the South Florida ocean racing season this year on November 11th. Running since 1934, this race is known for its share of great racers and dramatic weather. Starting in the balmy Atlantic waters off of South Florida, sailors must navigate their way across the often tricky Gulf Stream on this 176 nm easterly course to the Bahamas.
Competitors over the history of this challenging race include race winner Ted Turner on Tenacious to the more recent four-time winner, Jim Bishop, on Gold Digger. Past contenders for the Cup include Dennis Conner, Dick Bertram, Ted Hood and Bobby Symonette. This race has been covered by the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, numerous local papers, and is featured in the recently published Legend of Imp, which won her division several times in the 1970s.
Fully crewed ocean racing category 2 monohull and multi-hull boats 30’ and over are invited to participate. SORC may also add a double-handed division (please contact the organizers for more information).
The Notice of Race is posted at www.nassaucuprace.org.
The Coral Reef Yacht Club, Lauderdale Yacht Club, Nassau Yacht Club and the Storm Trysail Club combine to sponsor this race, which is managed by SORC for the collective group.
SORC Professional Race Management
Organizers of the 2010 Nassau Cup Race, the 2011 Ft Lauderdale – Key West Race, the 2011 Ft Lauderdale to Charleston Race, and the 2011 Pineapple Cup.
The SORC mission is to lead the expansion of offshore competitive sailing in the South Florida area by providing the highest level of race organization, management and promotions for those that enjoy the sport of ocean sailing.
The SORC is a Florida Non-Profit organization driven by a select group of volunteers that bring
professional event management, sailing, racing and other skills to the organization.