here we go!
That’s right! The SA Worlds are back for 2010 and promise to be bigger and better than last year. Why? We’ve expanded the regatta from two to three days of fleet racing, we are adding new classes – like the Moths (more on that below), we have added a charity race for Thursday afternoon before the real racing begins, and we have some great sponsorship news as well.
For those of you who don’t know, we started a sportboat regatta last year in conjunction with Coronado Yacht Club that attracted over 60 boats in five classes, saw some great racing and just as importantly, (maybe more), had great camaraderie with a bunch of anarchists. The idea was and is to gather as many sportboats together, and let ’em all race against each other. We also had OD classes race both as a class, and within the larger sportboat fleets. It really worked well – the racing was tight and clean with the overall winner a Melges 30 Nemesis (with Anarchy second and top FT 10).
You may know that last year we wanted to call the regatta The Sailing Anarchy World Championship of the World, as both a play on words and to have a little fun, but of course the fun police (and a couple of first class douchebags – don’t worry, we know who you are) whined to the ISAF, who somehow thinks they can lay claim to the word "world" (which they can’t). But rather than fight it (which we really wanted to but chose not to, at least for now), we simply changed the name to the International Sportboat Anarchy Festival, or ISAF for short. Maybe someone can complain about that..?
This year we are looking to have 100 boats – CYC says bring ’em on – they have the room and the facilities, SA has the juice, now all we need is you! Enter your sporty, no matter the size, and we’ll sort out the classes, class breaks and everything else as we get it together. We had a great Viper 640 class, Open 5.7 class, FT 10M class, Ultimate 20 class and a 505 class last year and want more!
What we didn’t have that we’d love to have this time are Melges 20s, 24s, 32s, Mini’s, Farr 30’s, more Columbia 30’s, Antrim 27’s, Shaw 6.5’s, etc., etc. The Mothies have said they’d like to come and if any of y’all from around the country, hell around the world, need an excuse to come sail your sportboat in sweet conditions, in San Diego, in September, then this is it! We’ll have great entertainment, food, drink, accommodations deals at the Hotel del Coronado, and tons more. Sign up here.
And look – someone has already complained – chime in.