OSYC Street Address
100 Front Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
OSYC Mailing Address
P.O. Box 821
Ocean Springs, MS 39566
September 19: International Talk Like a Pirate Day pseudo regatta
Regatta Descriptions below
Hobie 17 North American Championship: This regatta is the Hobie Class Association's annual championship event for the Hobie 17 class. There is no qualifying for this event - register, bring your IHCA class legal H17 and come on down. This is a national level event and competitors are expected to travel from Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Tennessee and maybe even Alabama. The event consists of 4 days of intense buoy racing off the OSYC beach mixed in with some casual dining and social interaction at the club.
Hobie Mid Winters East/North: Mid Winters East returns again! This regatta open to Hobie one design classes including Waves, H16, H17, H18 and H20s. We are also inviting F18s. This is a fun national level event and past competitors have traveled from Ottowa, Ontario, New York State, Iowa, South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Texas and hopefully even Alabama. The event consists of 3 days of intense buoy racing off the OSYC beach mixed in with some casual dining and social interaction at the club. This regatta will run concurrently with H17 NAC.
1699 Regatta: Multi hull and One Design regatta featuring a reaching course right along the beach. Fast, fun and local. In connection with the City of Ocean Springs' 1699 Historical Society's annual reenactment and celebration of the 1699 landing of Pierre LeMoyne D'Iberville, befriending the Biloxi indians, and the establishment of Ocean Springs. For 2018 this becomes a Pro-Am only event aimed at getting less experienced sailors on the water for a race. An experienced skipper will take a less experienced crew member along so new folks can experience the thrill of catamaran sailing. Come on down and check it out! There will be cool trophies:)
Slip to Ship Regatta: A long distance multi-hull regatta that departs from OSYC for the first leg and races out to the Eastern end of Ship Island. The racers lunch on the island then race back. The final race is the following day when the fastest sailor around Deer Island will get their name on the Deer Island Perpetual trophy!
Island Hop Regatta: A straight shot drag race from the starting line off the beach to beautiful Horn Island... Join in on the island for some fun, eats, drinks, swimming and whatever else pops up; the legends and stories abound. Come to the island and be a part of the history, a part of the tradition! Race two is the run home to OSYC. Last year, due to sketchy weather all weekend, we sailed buoys in the Sound on day 2 and everyone seemed to like it. This year's format will be Island & Back Saturday, Buoys Sunday. Entry includes breakfast both days, a t-shirt, chicken 'n buns lunch on the island, with cold drinks.
Katrina Memorial Regatta: A simple, fun, local but anyone's invited... race. Imagine this as a Friday Night Race, but during the day, and hopefully with more boats and wind. There is a Short course for short boats (2 hulls optional - bring your Sunfish/Opti/Bic), a medium course for medium boats (2 hulls required high Portsmouth) and a Long course for long boats. Less than 2 hulls you have to be joking. (low Portsmouth). Definition of short, medium, and long is at the PRO's discretion depending on what boats are represented at the skipper's meeting. Verbal SI's at the skipper's meeting.
No entry fee. No protests. No awards - other than bragging rights, a drink on the house and a championship photo. Sail the afternoon away and be back on the beach by 5pm so you can relax and have dinner at the club
International Talk Like a Pirate Day Sorta-regatta: We honor International Talk Like a Pirate Day by dressing up like pirates (optional but recommended) sailing during the week, and engaging in lighthearted tomfoolery. This will have a beach LeMans style start, ring the deck bell to finish and include a very simple course. The 2017 running featured impromptu pirate style boarding of boat while underway, outright misappropriation of boats after the finish (well, theft might be more appropriate) and hijinks, lots of hijinks. This is all about the fun - come out and play! On a boat!
Shearwater Regatta- competitive and fun, buoy racing off the beach, any/all catamarans and dingys welcome.