|Warhorse and the Cooper River Bridge|
Stiff winds and sloppy sea conditions were in place inside the Charleston Harbor for the inshore races. Some narrow margins separated first, second and third place awards. Sometimes those emotions are still raw on Sunday afternoon and I witnessed one testy exchange between winners where one described the other as sailing over them and keeping them from placing better. Other more colorful language was expressed between those parties, but overall I see lots sportsmanship in play at this major sailing regatta.
It was announced after the 2017 CRW, the Melges class of sailboats will hold their Nationals here in Charleston Harbor, adding more flare to the Lowcountry waters known for strong tides and stiff breezes.
For the full results at the conclusion of Charleston Race Week click on 2016 results.
|Crew of Warhorse heading up the Wando River|
|Racing in the Wando River|
To view past blog entries from Charleston Race Week click on 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009
|Winners from the Inshore Races show off their hardware|
|The crew of Teamwork are recognized on Sunday|
|Start Line action includes a C-17 jet!|