One of the breeziest Charleston Race Weeks in years wraps today, with waves so massive outside the jetties that organizers took the unprecedented step of moving the entire offshore racing fleet under the Ravenel Bridge for some tight windward/leewards in the Wando River. Want to see how it all unfolds? Watch Clean and the team on Facebook, all day.
Here’s a shot and story from the inshore course.
I have been a part of some epic knock-downs, but I think this one had even more special meaning. I was onboard with two amputees and a blind guy that not only recovered from this 90 degree charleston harbor perfect 10, but proceeded to put the spinnaker up again and push to get it right. I can’t tell you how amazing this group of men and women are that committed to sail in Charleston race week with Warrior Sailing Program. Back on the water today for some J22 action and big boat racing!
The Warrior Sailing Program is still seeking last bit of funding to help make their fund-raising goal!
This is the deal: The men and women of Warrior Sailing Program have opportunities to sail onboard USMMA Sailing Foundation vessels. One of the vessels provided this week is Metolius, an 84’ donated vessel. All of the expenses for this opportunity are covered by the Foundation. We need help from the sailing community to make this happen on a consistent basis. While we have been sailing in regattas and having a blast, these men and women have been fighting for our freedom and safety. If everyone takes a minute and donates even $5, it is going to a worthy cause!
Please introduce yourself and come meet the Team! We will be at all of the Charleston Race Week events sporting our awesome new Zhik gear.
-Ben ‘Pooch’ Poucher