OSYC Street Address
100 Front Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
OSYC Mailing Address
P.O. Box 821
Ocean Springs, MS 39566
Regatta Descriptions below
US Sailing Multihull Nationals/Alter Cup: This regatta is US Sailing's annual multihull championship event. The "Alter" in Alter Cup is the same Hobie Alter who invented the beach cat. This year is a special reminder of Hobie Alter in that the one-design spec boat for the event is the Hobie 17. In a departure from past events, 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 is back at OSYC by popular acclaim! 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 maybe 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. The Ocean Springs High School Sailing Team will be hosting a fundraising dinner Saturday night (meal included for regatta competitors) with authentic Boudreaux-prepared Cajun food and some live music for entertainment.
1699 Regatta: Multi hull and One Design regatta featuring buoy racing right off 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.
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, and race three on Sunday goes around Deer Island. Entry includes breakfast both days, a t-shirt, chicken 'n buns lunch on the island, with cold drinks and of course.. three great races.
Katrina Memorial Regatta (description): 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
Shearwater Regatta- competitive and fun, buoy racing off the beach, any/all catamarans and dingys welcome.