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The hard-working folks behind Charleston Race Week are getting things ready for yet another record year at the biggest multi-class keelboat regatta in the entire South, and they want all the Anarchists to join them for 2011! Despite difficult economic conditions, Charleston has grown every year since 2005 by focusing on delivering spectacular value for their racers, by constantly working on making the event better, and by maintaining their title as the “World’s Friendliest Regatta” despite growing so quickly into a major international event.

The non-profit South Carolina Maritime Foundation and the Charleston Ocean Racing Association are not in it for the cash: They are dedicated to delivering top-notch professional race management along with epic shoreside entertainment in order to help Charleston’s racing prosper.  To that end, organizers have worked to keep race fees low while finding new ways to keep money in your pockets, including free boat storage (for big boats too this year!), huge discounts on launching and hauling, and all sorts of extras to show how much they appreciate you taking the time and effort to visit perhaps the most scenic of all US cities.

Be sure to check out their sleek new website, have a peek at the early entries, and get ready for the hottest PHRF, IRC and One-Design action you’ll find anywhere in America.  And don’t forget that 2011 Charleston Race Week is the Tartan 10 Midwinters, the only Tripp 26 OD action anywhere, the place for orphaned Miami Grand Prix IRC raceboats to come play, and the final event in the Melges 24 “Road To Corpus” series before their Worlds in Texas (and World Champion Uka Uka Racing will be in CHS!)…