Charleston Race Week sets sail in Charleston Harbor
CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Charleston’s annual spring regatta set sail this week after being impacted by the coronavirus for the past two years.
Charleston Race Week was canceled in 2020 and forced into a scaled-down version last year. But organizers said the event made a full comeback this year.
“With conditions improving in the United States, Event Director Randy Draftz is pleased to announce that Charleston Race Week 2022 will feature a return to normal,” organizers said.
More than 200 boats and 15 classes descended on Charleston for the 26th annual Charleston Race Week, which runs from April 28 to May 1.
The regatta takes place in the Cooper River, spectators can take in the views from the Ravenel Bridge Walkway and from Joe Riley Waterfront Park and Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.
“The previous two years have been difficult for yacht racing with many regattas canceled or postponed. It is a testament to the popularity of Charleston Race Week, the commitment of our sponsors and the determination of our competitors that we were able to stage the regatta in 2021 in the midst of the pandemic,” said Draftz.
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