The fleet depends on colorful spinnakers for speed when they are sailing with the wind 90 degrees or more off the bow.
All Hands on Deck: Every April, CORA hosts nearly 300 boats during the popular Charleston Race Week. The dedicated crew of Dauntless lives up to the boat’s name, hiking out to ballast the boat and shave seconds off its time. Dauntless came in third in its division last spring.
Cheering Section: Guests aboard Fate get an up-close, but laid-back view of a Wednesday evening race.
Rigging the boat is serious work—usually.
Friendly Competition: Captain Steve Lesniak (center) and the crew of Celadon take a moment before the race to chat with their buddies aboard Fate, another racing boat. But out on the water, they mean business.
Good Sports: CORA commodore Mike Palazzo accepts the inaugural Jubilee Perpetual Sportsmanship Trophy during Race Week 2013. The award was bestowed on him and his crew for rescuing a man overboard from another boat in foul weather during the race.
Celadon makes a run for first place on the last leg.
Nice Ride: The Dauntless crew looks sharp as they wait on fair winds during a Summer Series race. A 47-foot Beneteau captained by Don Terwilliger, Dauntless is a fierce competitor in CORA’s A Fleet.
A stunning blue moon rises over a Summer Series race.
Cruise Control: Captain Kenneth King and his crew make racing look easy as they sail into the sunset aboard Quintette.
Catching A Breeze: (Top to bottom) Captain Eddie Evans and his crew aboard Naut on Call.
Mike and the crew of Jo Mamma kick back as they catch some good air.