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Derby Dames Race for the Roses WOW Regatta

   WOW Regatta 2024

Derby Dames Race for the Roses

May 4, 2024

Western Carolina Sailing Club, Anderson, SC

    Notice of Race

Rules:  The regatta will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2021-2024 and prescriptions of US Sailing, this notice, and the Sailing Instructions.


Eligibility and Entry:  The regatta is open to all sailboats. Entrants must pre-register with Western Carolina Sailing Club (WCSC), the organizing authority, to be eligible to compete.


There will be two courses using government marks.

A) A Dinghy Course (Single Start) for sailboats 14' and under, such as Sunfish or Force 5's.

There will be one fleet, Dame at the helm.


B) A Long-Distance Course (Pursuit Start) for all other sailboats.

There will be three fleets including All-Dames boats, Dame at the Helm, and Dame as Crew (any capacity from sail trimmer to drink mixologist).

Scoring: The low-point scoring system described in Appendix A of the RRS will apply, except that there will be no throw outs. One race will constitute a regatta.


Fees for Party Passes - No separate registration fee. Either pay online or pay at the door:   
Before April 27th: $20 for adults, $10 for children twelve and under 
On or After April 27th: $30 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under



Schedule of Events

Saturday, May4

  • 0900   Final Registration and Check In
  • 1000   Registration Ends
  • 1015   Smooth Sailing Tips
  • 1030   Competitor’s Meeting
  • 1200   Warning Signal for Distance Course. 
    • Warning Signal for Dinghy Course to follow.
  • 1600   Heavy Hors D'oeuvres (Mint Julips, Tea, Sodas, and Water Provided, BYOB) 
    • Hat Judging 
    • Awards to Follow
  • Kentucky Derby post time set at approx 6:57pm EDT

Awards and Other Accolades will be Presented to the Following:


  •  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each fleet
  •  The boat with the most WOW Spirit
  •  Most Fabulous Hat
  •  Budding Regatta Roses: First time at the helm or first regatta
  •  Recognition of Father/Daughter and Mother/Daughter Teams
  •  Recognition of all Junior Dames

For Sailing Instructions, Lake Map, competitor list, and photo album of 2023 event, please click on link below:
Information Page

Tee shirts will be available for order during pre-registration until April 20th.

The Derby Dames Race for the Roses logo is on the back and the WOW logo is on the front.

Questions? Email

G-1-886    P-1-291    G-1-893

Saturday, May 4, 2024, 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Western Carolina Sailing Club
5200 Westwind Drive
Anderson, SC  29626
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
McCall Ginsberg
Brian Hampton
Allison Fontenot
Women on the Water (WOW)
Registration is required
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
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