A Race to Salute the Military

Published on April 6th, 2021

The Charleston Ocean Racing Association (CORA), a volunteer run, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1967 to foster a passion for sailing in Charleston harbor and offshore waters as a premier racing destination in the Southeast.

As part of that mission, CORA has organized the inaugural Military Salute Regatta for June 26 in Charleston, South Carolina. Active military and veterans will be the star crewmembers aboard racing and non-racing sailboats for this event which aims to honor all active military and veterans that served for the USA and get them involved in sail racing.

“We, as a sailing organization, want to recognize and salute those that serve in a special way while introducing them to the sport of sailing,” said Charlie Lent, CORA Rear Commodore. “Sailors in Charleston and the Southeast hold a special place in their hearts for these heroes, and we want them to know that.”

The event hopes to attract attention through the community with ample spectator viewing alongside Charleston Harbor, plus active military and veterans not racing can still be on-water viewing aboard an excursion vessel donated by Charleston Harbor Tours.

All active and military veterans are encouraged to register to crew aboard, and sailboats from all over the Southeast are encouraged to participate in the regatta.

• Military registration: http://bit.ly/MilitaryRegister
• Sailboat registration: http://bit.ly/BoatRegister
• Sponsorship information: https://www.charlestonoceanracing.com/sponsorship-form
• Questions: commodore@charlestonoceanracing.com
• CORA: www.charlestonoceanracing.com

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