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After Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Coast near Biloxi was decimated, including the OSYC and the 90 bridge, running form Ocean Springs to Biloxi. Both have been restored beautifully, and the Yacht Club has recently opened to its sailing and social members.
Hotels are within 1 mile and camping is close as well. We are currently in negotiations with a a hotel within .5 miles and also looking at RV parking and tent camping.
Fleet 70 is a newly reinstated fleet based out of the Ocean Springs Yacht Club, which is primarily a catamaran club and will be the host fleet. Ben Wells and Chris Wessels, of Division 7 will share in organizing duties for this event, working with the membership of the YC in putting on a fantastic week of sailing.
The plan is to race Waves and 14s Friday Sat and Sun. Then 17 and 18s Monday - Friday.
Matt Bounds will be PRO and the rest of the RC will be made up of OSYC volunteers. All regatta meals and social functions will take place at the yacht club. Meals are scheduled for Friday and Sunday nights for the Wave 14s, and Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the 17s and 18s. Juice, fruit and carb foods will be available in the AM all days and lunches can be purchased from the YC for $5/day per person.
This event is designed to be a very relaxing week of sailing in a very relaxed atmosphere. The food is being prepared to reflect local cuisine and specialties.
The wind is expected as an average near 10 kts, with air temps. averaging 77f. As you can see from the pictures, it is a remarkable place for an event like this.