Sailors are hoping for two days of good wind in this year's Carolina Yacht Club Open Regatta that will be sailed Saturday and Sunday in Charleston Harbor.
Last year's regatta, which drew 120 boats, had good sailing weather on Saturday but the participants had to deal with light winds on Sunday, making for difficult racing conditions.
The Carolina Yacht Club Regatta is the fourth open regatta of the season and final Charleston Harbor event. Rockville, sailed on the North Edisto River, is scheduled Aug. 2-3.
Registration Saturday is from 9-10:30 a.m., with a skipper's meeting at 11 a.m. First warning for sailors Saturday will be at 12:25 p.m., while Sunday's first warning is scheduled for noon.
The event is open to all one-design boats with a minimum of four boats constituting a class. Last year's Carolina Yacht Club Regatta featured 15 classes. It is a points regatta for the SAYRA Junior Series for Optis, Sunfish, Lasers and 420s.
Two special awards will be presented on Sunday. The Henry Clay Robertson IV Trophy goes to the top sailor 16 or younger, and the Philip O'Neill Hanvey Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the sailor under 21 who exhibits integrity, sportsmanship, competitiveness and love for sailing.