2017 Corsair Nationals Update - Registration Prize Draw Approaching!

Get in early and win:

There are just 5 days left to qualify as an early registrant for the the 2017 Corsair Nationals, hosted by Sarasota Sailing Squadron.  Any entries received on or before November 7th, 2016 will be entered into a fantastic price draw to win a set of new Colligo Marine shrouds worth up to $1600.  That applies to any model of Corsair - anyone with a boat can win.   There are now 20 boats registered for the Nationals, with expressions of interest from 10 more.  But get in before November 7th to have a chance to win that free equipment.  Check out some of the other products from Colligo Marine>>

Rusty, or just dusty? no problem:

The Corsair Nationals are competitive, but also family oriented, and put a big emphasis on getting to know everyone involved in the Corsair community.  The event organisers want you to know that sailors of all skill levels are welcome.  In some cases that means you might be transitioning from a monohull, and it may be easier than you think!  And at the Nationals you can gain knowledge from a huge number of friendly sailors. This year the regatta will hold a special one day Speed Clinic hosted by Randy Smyth. This will include on shore and on the water instruction and it's a perfect opportunity to dip your toe in the water before the event!  The speed clinic will be held on Thursday January 26th and if you are interested, please include this as part of your registration. The fee for the clinic is $20 per person.  

Here are some event highlights:

  • Dinner on Saturday night, sponsored by Spinlock, will see a prize draw for some of their great gear.  Refreshments are provided courtesy of sponsors, Windcraft (Corsair dealers for the Texas/Gulf Coast), Calvert Sails, and the Finish Line (Corsair dealers for Florida).
  • Free storage space before and after the Corsair Nationals provided by the Finish Line of the Treasure Coast
  • See yourself up in lights:  Photography of the event will be provided by Brian Clark of Local Flavor Films and Photography.  A slideshow of the sailing action will run post-race each evening, with video to follow later. 

You'll pick up tips, tricks, and probably some more goodies:

Also up for grabs are some innovative new products from Spinlock. The deck gear company’s new Rig-Sense is an innovative rig tension device for measuring the loads in wire or rope on dinghies and small keelboats. Rig-Sense is simple to use, measuring the tension directly in kilograms. Rig-Sense also benefits from being able to be operated one handed, supporting itself on the rig whilst being used. Like all Spinlock gear the Rig-Sense is constructed with only the best of quality parts ensure long term performance with consistent and accurate readings over time.  Check out the video here.

You will also be able to get your hands on one of Spinlocks ultra lightweight lifejackets, designed to withstand the demands of tough environments this inflatable PFD is perfect for the Corsair performance sailor needing ultra safety  but not willing to compromise on comfort or mobility. Check out similar products from Spinlock.‚Äč


More information is provided below.  Register now on the event page.




Notice of Race
January 27 – 29, 2017

Pulse 600

Organizing Authority:  Sarasota Sailing Squadron (SSS)

1.       Rules

This regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).

2.       Eligibility and Entry

2.1 The regatta is open to all multihull sailboats holding a valid One-design, Class, Portsmouth or West Florida PHRF rating.

2.2 A minimum of 5 boats makes a class.

2.3 Expected: Corsair Pulse, 750, 28, 31, Farrier, Stilletto, Formula, and a variety of other multihulls.

2.4  The organizing authority reserves the right to group similar boats together to form one or more open classes.  Any groups of five or more boats shall race as a separate one-design class in addition to being eligible for overall awards. 

 3.    Registration & Fees

3.1 Advance Online Registration is available at: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/11954

3.2 $160 includes a shirt, hat and Saturday dinner.  Tickets for dinner Saturday night $20.

3.3  $20 discount for entries received & paid by 1700 hrs on January 17th, 2016. 

4.       Schedule of Events

Thursday, January 26, 2017

1800-2000 Registration & Check-In

Friday, January 27, 2017

0800-0930 Registration & Check-In

1000  Competitors’ Meeting

1130  Warning Signal

Saturday, January 28, 2017

1000   Warning Signal

1800   Evening entertainment and dinner

Sunday, January 29, 2017

1000 Warning Signal

1400 No warning signal after this time.

Awards presentation as soon as possible after racing.

As many races as practically possible will be run.  The total number of races held may vary by fleet.

5.       Measurement

Each boat not having a one design rating shall supply a valid rating to the organizing authority by 1700 on January 13, 2017.  If a valid rating is not available, a rating will be assigned (on a best efforts basis) by the organizing authority.  This rating will be used for the duration of the regatta.  

6.       Sailing Instructions & Courses

Sailing Instructions and courses to be sailed will be available at Registration

7.       Venue

  Racing will take place in Sarasota Bay.

8.       The Courses 

The courses to be sailed will be windward/leeward

9.       Penalty System

For all classes, rule 44.1 is changed so that the Two-Turns Penalty is replaced by the One-turn Penalty.

10.   Scoring

9.1 The Low-Point Scoring System of Appendix A will apply. 

9.2 All Scoring will be calculated using the Time on Time scoring method.

11.   Prizes

Awards will be given out according to the number of registrants in each class.  Based upon registrations received, the Organizing Authority may, in its discretion, offer up to 5 trophies for each class, including Corinthian trophies for boats who’s crew has only Group 1 competitors as set forth in ISAF Regulations Section 22 (Sailor Eligibility)

12.   Disclaimer of Liability 

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk.  See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

13.   Insurance

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance.


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Comments for 2017 Corsair Nationals Update - Registration Prize Draw Approaching!

Name: rusty mcelhaaney
Time: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

recommendations for motels/hotels to stay at / in Sarasota?

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