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THE SHACKLETON SERIES

Almost every sailor has read about Ernest Shackleton and his crew’s adventure aboard the Endurance. A definite display of survival, bravery, and of course, endurance. Although our winters are a bit less harsh than those on an Antarctic adventure, we feel that we can at least show some type of honor and respect for Shackleton and his crew. Therefore, we are proposing a series of winter races– 8 in all. Those who have sailed on the mighty Chickamauga in the past know that winter conditions can range from balmy, 75 degree, slap on some Bullfrog, and crack open another Corona to bitter, the rudder post is frozen, break through the ice, tell me again why exactly are we on the water today when we can be at home in front of the fire? We will sail regardless of conditions – wind, no wind, sunny, rainy, snow, ice, etc. Race dates are listed below. The point system used for this series is based on the number of boats racing. For example, say 10 boats are racing. The first place finisher receives 10 points, second place 9 points, third place 8 points, and so on. If you start the race and don’t finish, you will receive one point. If there are 4 boats racing, 1st place receives 4 points, 2nd place receives 3 points, etc. Basically, you are rewarded more for beating 9 boats as opposed to beating 3 boats. If you are the only boat to complete the race out of 10 boats, you still get 10 points while everyone else gets one point. Each boat that starts and sails a race in which the air temperature is less than 40 degrees or if there is precipitation at the start will receive an extra point. Less than 40 degrees and precipitation – 2 points. But you have to be on the course for the duration of the race to receive these points. Returning to the confines and warmth at port immediately after starting is not worthy of any type of bonus! Remember this series is not only about racing but also about endurance and taking what the elements give you. But most of all it is about fun - and yes, you can have a lot of fun sailing in the winter! Don't believe us? Click on some of the links below to read about it. Series entry fee is $15, race as many times as you like, no prior race experience necessary! Dates for this year's series are listed below! Results and reports for prior years' races are also located below. Skipper's meetings will be at 10:00 each race day. Race start times will be announced based on weather conditions at the skipper's meetings.

Read the article "Breezing Through Winter" published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press on April 9, 2009!

2016-2017 Series

 
October 29, 2016
November 12, 2016
December 3, 2016
December 17, 2016
January 7, 2017
January 21, 2017
February 11, 2017
February 25, 2017
Make up race (if necessary) March 4, 2017
 
2015-2016 Series
 
November 7, 2015
November 21, 2015
December 5, 2015
December 19, 2015
January 9, 2016
January 23, 2016
February 6, 2016
February 27, 2016
 

2014-1015 Series

 
Race 1 - October 25, 2014
Race 2 - November 15, 2014
Race 3 - December 6, 2014
Race 4 - December 20, 2014
Race 5 - January 10, 2015
Race 6 - January 24, 2015
Race 7 - Feburary 7, 2015
Race 8 - February 21, 2015
Make Up Race (If Necessary) - February 28, 2015
 
 

2013-2014 SERIES

 
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
 
 
2012-2013 SERIES
 
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
 

2011-2012 SERIES

 
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
make up race (if necessary) Saturday, March 3, 2012
2010-2011 SERIES
 
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
 
2009-2010 SERIES
 
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Race 5 makeup - Saturday, March 13, 2010

 

2008/2009 SERIES
Saturday, October 25
Sunday, November 9
Saturday, November 22
Sunday, December 7
Saturday, January 10
Sunday, January 25
Saturday, February 7
Sunday, March 1

 

2007/2008 SERIES
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008

 

2006/2007 SERIES 2005/2006 SERIES
Race 1 - October 28, 2006 Race 1 - October 29, 2005
Race 2 - November 19, 2006 Race 2 - November 13, 2005
Race 3 - December 9, 2006 Race 3 - December 3, 2005
Race 4 - January 7, 2007 Race 4- December 17, 2005
Race 5 - January 20, 2007 Race 5 - January 7, 2006
Race 6 - February 3, 2007 Race 6 - January 22, 2006
Race 7 - February 11, 2007 Race 7 - February 11, 2006
Race 8 - February 25, 2007 Race 8 - February 25, 2006
2004/2005 SERIES 2003/2004 SERIES
Race 1 - November 6, 2004 Race 1 - October 18, 2003
Race 2 - November 21, 2004 Race 2 - November 8, 2003
Race 3 - December 11, 2004 Race 3 - November 22, 2003
Race 4 - January 9, 2005 Race 4 - December 13, 2003
Race 5 - January 22, 2005 Race 5 - January 10, 2004
Race 6 - February 5, 2005 Race 6 - January 31, 2004
Race 7 - February 13, 2005 Race 7 - February 21, 2004
Race 8 - March 5, 2005 Race 8 - March 6, 2004

 

Read the article "Icebreakers" published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press on 2/13/03

Sale Creek Marina Multiboating, Inc.

3900 Lee Pike

Soddy Daisy, TN 37379

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