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Charleston Race Week to Make Major Announcement About New Partnership

Chris Hauff Jan 08, 2024

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – On Thursday, January 11 at 11:00 a.m., Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum and organizers of Charleston Race Week invite media members aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown for a powerful announcement regarding the future of the race. Details will be made available related to a partnership that will transform Charleston Race Week into one of the most unique regattas in the world.

Widely considered the pinnacle of annual sailboat racing events in the country, Charleston Race Week will host its 28th regatta April 18-21. Race headquarters will be anchored in a central location on Charleston Harbor in Mount Pleasant, and will feature more than 200,000 square feet of race viewing, event, and sponsor exhibition space.

“For years, we’ve watched Charleston Race Week as fans of the event,” said Allison Hunt, Executive Director, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, “Now, we’re proud to step up and strengthen our ties with this reenergized Lowcountry tradition.”

Press Conference Details:

Date: Thursday, January 11

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Landside, USS Yorktown, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

“Charleston Race Week is a regatta like no other, and its rich legacy is poised to continue and evolve in 2024,” said Randy Draftz, Event Director, Charleston Race Week, “We’re excited to open this event to the community more than ever before, and hope to see even more local businesses get onboard and support our mission.”

At the press conference, members of the media will hear from Will Haynie, Mayor of Mount Pleasant, along with key organizers and partners who will announce exciting 2024 updates.

Members of the media are invited to RSVP to [email protected].

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