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Jones_Jeff-The Endurance Race 2014

August 30-31, 2014

Hosted by Leatherlips Yacht Club and Hoover Sailing Club

Proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project

And partner with Fallen 15


Welcome to the Endurance Race- The 24-hour race just for one-designs !

What is the Endurance Race?    _JW10310

Started in 2006, The Endurance Race was formulated as a non-traditional sailing regatta and charity event. The race consists of one continuous 24 hour race for one-design racing _DS14589boats. Competitors compete on a one mile triangular course and can switch out crews as often as they wish, or sailors can choose to tackle the challenge for the entire duration (see The Shackleton Club below). Changing out crews keeps racers fresh, but costs precious time at the dock.

The racing is serious. While the event supports this years charity, The Wounded Warrior Project, there is no “buying” a better rating or an extra lap through donations. Top teams push hard the entire time, with the first and second place finish in 2007 decided by one boat length! Racing competitively for 24 hour requires planning and a different mindset than the traditional 40-60 minute race format.


Where is it?

This year the race will be at Leatherlips Yacht Club on O’Shaughnessy Reservoir.The race alternates between Leatherlips Yacht Club (even years) and Hoover Sailing Club (odd years). Both clubs are located on reservoirs in Central Ohio and offer ideal conditions for hosting such a race. The flat water and closed course allow the race to be run overnight safely.

LYC offers plentiful camping space, allowing teams to set-up an “HQ” tent on site and enjoy the onshore activities. This year will feature a fish fry dinner, key-note speakers, music, games, and more.

Our casual clubhouse overlooks the race course and offers full bathroom and shower facilities to guests who stay on-site

Who does it benefit?

The Endurance Race is proud to support the Wounded Warrior Project and partner with the Fallen 15. Both organizations provide assistance to wounded warriors and help them reintegrate with the community. Find out more at www.woundedwarriorproject.org and www.Fallen15.org.fallen15

Once a team registers, a donation page will be created on the Wounded Warrior site to allow teams to track donations. Each team will be given a goal of $1000, but there is certainly no limit and every donation, large and small, helps a great cause.

Fallen 15, a local grass-roots organization, is coordinating a team of wounded warriors for the race to provide them with a one-of-a-kind experience.



Donate to WWP in the name of a team:






Saturday Aug 30 Sunday Aug 31
9:00-11:00 AM Registration 12:00 AM Midnight Pizza and presentation of the George Fisher Half-way Half Hull Award
11:00 AM Competitors Meeting 7:00 AM Krispy Kreme Donuts, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and Starbucks Coffee
12:00 PM Start of Race 10:00-10:40 AM Music with: The Brave Whether
3:00-4:30 PM Music with: Chris Bare 10:45-11:45 AM Music with: Going Out Strong
6:00-8:00 PM Fish Fry dinner ($15 pp) 12:00 PM Finish of Race
8:00-9:00 PM Key note presentation featuring MSgt. Sean Clifton and Capt. Angela Earley 12:15 PM Lunch for competitors
9:00-11:00 PM Music with: Aladdin Shrine Dixie-Land Band 12:30 PM Awards Presentation


Contact us by email- EnduranceRace@att.net

  • The Endurance Race moisture wicking shirt- available from the Pirates Lair





  • Registration–  Active.com registration $100 per team – A team WWP donation link will be set up shortly after registrationGOPR0589




  • Race Committee– Sign up HERE -Be a part of the event by volunteering for 3 hour time slot! RC members score competitors and patrol the race course in powerboats.



  • Saturday Evening Fish Fry Dinner– Join us as a competitor or spectator for a fish fry dinner honoring our wounded veterans from 6-8 PM. Includes a key note presentation and music afterward. The cost is $15 per person with proceeds benefitting wounded warriors. Seating is limited, so reserve tickets by sending a message to endurancerace@att.net with the number of dinners you would like to purchase. Your tickets will be available at the Will Call table at the event.




Do you think you have what it take to race for the entire 24 hours? If so, you can join the ranks of the Shackleton club. Many have tried, but only a few have beat the changing winds, hot sun, cool night, and sleep deprivation to complete the entire race. To qualify, all crew members must sail at least 20 of the 24 hours without substitutions and be racing during the start and finish of the race.

Shackleton Club members-_JW10294

-Rick Savage

-JoAnne Savage

-Steve Lavender

-Bob McNitt

-Dan Sohner