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Inaugural Military Salute Regatta Presented by Blackbaud

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The Charleston Ocean Racing Association (C.O.R.A.) announced that Blackbaud will be the title sponsor for the inaugural Military Salute Regatta on Saturday, June 26, 2021 in the Charleston Harbor. In addition to Blackbaud, several other companies such as Martschink Realty, LOCALiQ (part of the USA TODAY Network), Charlie Cox Business Improvement, Direction Yacht Charters, Celadon Home Furnishings, Denison Yachting, and the sailing vessel Sceptre are financially supporting this sailing event.

“Blackbaud is proud to support this event to honor active-duty military and veterans in our community,” said Rachel Hutchisson, vice president, corporate citizenship and philanthropy, Blackbaud. “Giving back is a core Blackbaud value, and supporting our military and veterans is an important cause to our employees and our company. We’re looking forward to the race.”

Margaret Hekker, Commodore of C.O.R.A. said, “Having Blackbaud as title sponsor is incredible. They immediately reached out when they heard about the regatta and our goal of honoring our active-duty military and veterans. We are sincerely grateful for their support, as well as the other sponsors.”

Sailboats from all over the Southeast U.S. are encouraged to participate in the regatta. Any active and retired military are encouraged to sign up for this event. Each participating veteran will also receive 2 tickets for guests to view the race aboard the beautiful Charleston Princess excursion vessel donated by Charleston Harbor Tours.

For more information on sponsorships and how you can get involved, email Margaret Hekker commodore@charlestonoceanracing.com.

About C.O.R.A.

The Charleston Ocean Racing Association is a volunteer run, nonprofit organization. It was formed in 1967 and endeavors to foster a passion for sailing. Its mission is to promote, organize, and conduct competitive sailboat racing year-round in Charleston harbor and offshore waters as a premier racing destination in the Southeast. For more information on The Charleston Ocean Racing Association, visit www.charlestonoceanracing.com, Facebook (Charleston Ocean Racing Association).

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