Harvest Moon Regatta

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The starting point is located at the Flagship Pier inGalveston, on a Thursday, and the regatta ends inPort Aransas, on a Saturday. This is a course of about 150 miles, which is usually about 20 to 25 hours of sailing time. There is an informal race home on the following Monday, or boats can return whenever they choose.  

Unlike races that head out across the open Gulf, this event stays close to shore. The starting order for the race is set by the speed of the boats, which allows the fleet to remain closer together. With an event designed tThis open offshore regatta was founded in 1986, and takes place in mid-October each year. There is room for more than 200 yachts, although about 100 boatstypically participate. This Category 3 event is open to all racing, cruising, spinnaker and non-spinnaker sailing craft with a minimum length of 27 feet, and a minimum crew of four able-bodied people.
 keep all the yachts, in a group close to shore, it is much safer for all participants than many other races.

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