The CORA Offshore Challenge was initiated in 2006 to allow CORA sailors to demonstrate their expertise in offshore ocean racing. The series consists of 6-7 long distance offshore races, including overnight races, that will test the seamanship of the competitors.
Offshore Challenge races include:
Spring and Fall Ocean races starting in the Charleston Harbor, out into the ocean and return (15-41 NM course depending on conditions)
Overnight race from Charleston Harbor to Georgetown, SC (Indigo Cup)
Two, 2-day races from Charleston Harbor to Rockville (Day 1) and return race next day (Sherriff's and Alice Cups)
Overnight race from Charleston Harbor to Savannah, GA
Every other year, the Offshore Challenge Series will include the Gulfstreamer Race from Daytona, Florida to Charleston, SC. The next year for this race will be 2018.
Bravo class (spinnaker PHRF above 132) can participate in "Sprint" races in leiu of the overnight races. These races will start with the other fleets and sail one of the ocean courses finishing back at the start line. This will allow participating Bravo fleet boats to qualify for the Challenge Series.