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PURSUING PERFORMANCE: PART TWO

Palm Beach SORC Seminar Recap

Aimed at boat owners considering one of the SORC races for the first time, or after years away, this last seminar walked us through each race and described the key factors needed to know to get there efficiently. At our final seminar, over two dozen local sailors attended to learn more about the challenges of ocean racing in and around South Florida. Held at the Palm Beach Sailing Club on October 23, this event examined each of the component SORC races and discussed strategies for planning and racing for each.

“It was great to see so many new sailors,” reported Bob Meagher of North Sails, who along with Peter Grimm led the presentation and discussion after a round of light snacks. “People are looking for the next step beyond simple coastal races. The SORC races offer it all, and even more ambitious race opportunities for racers and cruisers alike.””The seminar represents a greater outreach by SORC and North Sails to assist cruiser-racers enjoy shorter offshore races more. Racing to Palm Beach isn’t much more complicated than what local sailors do now,” said Grimm. “Racing to Key West is even more fun – just keep the land on the other side!”

“People are looking for the next step beyond simple coastal races. The SORC races offer it all, and even more ambitious race opportunities for racers and cruisers alike.”

The first race of the SORC 2019-20 season kicks off with the Nassau Cup Ocean Race, followed by races to Wirth Monroe Palm Beach in December, Ft. Lauderdale to Key West in January, and for the first time, and The Eleuthera Race in March.

North Sails partnered with the SORC to help sailors of all types improve their confidence and performance in these storied races. We look forward to assisting old and new clients with free sail inspections and the finest certified sail service we can guarantee so you can enjoy the important part, offshore racing.

Have questions? Contact us today. We are looking forward to helping you achieve your offshore racing goals.

The SORC mission is to lead the expansion of offshore competitive sailing in South Florida by providing the highest level of race organization, management and promotions for those that enjoy the sport of ocean sailing. The SORC is a Florida non-profit organization driven by a select group of volunteers that bring professional event management, sailing, racing and other skills to the organization. Learn more on each event and sign up today at www.sorcsailing.org.

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