Said Randy, “On behalf of the Charleston Ocean Racing Association, I want to thank US Sailing for this honor. CORA started Charleston Race Week nineteen years ago (notably by Bob Johnstone and Brad Van Liew), and like most great things, it has taken time to evolve. It also takes great sponsors, hundreds of dedicated volunteers, an amazing venue, great race management (thanks again US Sailing), and last but by no means least, enthusiastic sailors. Without the sailors who have supported us over the years, we certainly would not be here today accepting this important award.
I want you to know that we've begun using a tagline for the event. We now refer to it as 'a regatta unlike any other.' If you don't know what that means, well, I invite you to come see for yourself April 10th through the 13th. Check out Charleston and have a Dark & Stormy with us. Thank you.” Learn more about Charleston Race Week here.