Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week delivered another great weekend of racing and fun this year.  The event, which has quickly become the largest keelboat regatta in the United States, hosted more than 250 boats on 6 race courses this year!  New this year was a cruising class with a daily pursuit race, and there were some great photo finishes.

The one design classes enjoyed three days of tight racing in Charleston Harbor, and the offshore circles saw all sorts of conditions, including an unusual combination of big swells and very light wind as a front approached. 

Participants enjoyed a rare chance to view the America’s Cup as well, as it was brought in on Saturday under tight security for a presentation about the event.

With such a great organizer, top sponsors, and a perfect venue, Charleston Race Week will continue to thrive.

See the 2012 Charleston Race Week results here and the photos here.