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2024 PHOTOS by Mark Jump

Blackbaud’s Press Release

Stay Tuned for Next Year’s Regatta Date!

Lowcountry Live Interview from May 20th

Veterans on Deck featured in Post and Courier on Memorial Day!

CORA’s Military Salute Regatta is a fun event honoring our nation’s Veterans and Active-Duty Military to gratefully acknowledge their service to our country! In addition, we believe in giving back and this event also serves as a fundraiser where proceeds will benefit non-profit organizations that support Veteran and Active-Duty Military efforts.

HIGHLIGHT REEL – 2023 VIDEO by Mac Barnhardt of Charleston Ocean Athletes

Charleston, SC has a deep military history, going back to the Revolutionary war. This regatta is a meaningful way to honor and applaud our military for their service – past and present. We invite all veterans and active-duty military personnel to come sailing in the regatta at no cost.

Through sailboat racing we celebrate freedom and offer those who protect it a day full of camaraderie and competitive spirit while sharing the experience with our CORA Skippers on the Charleston Harbor.  Those not racing and guests are invited to participate on the spectator boats and the festivities continue after racing when everyone comes together to swap stories over an All-American picnic and awards presentation.  

Since 2021, the Regatta continues the tradition of contributing to organizations that provide care and support for veterans, active duty personnel and their families. Veterans on Deck and Fisher House Charleston are the featured beneficiaries.

See what it’s all about! Click to watch a video from the inaugural Military Salute Regatta Presented by Blackbaud!

Help us reach our goal to Give More in 2024! – THANK YOU, WE DID IT!

We are honored to sponsor CORA’s Military Salute Regatta since its inception. Our active military and veterans are such an integral part of the Charleston community, and this is just one way for us to celebrate them, along with CORA and Veterans on Deck.
We had great events the last few years and hope to welcome even more participants this year!

Mike Gianoni, President-CEO, Blackbaud

June 7, 2024 – Skipper & Crews Meet and Greet

June 8, 2024 – Race Day & Awards Dinner, with silent auction & the Shakin Martinis band!

2024 Veteran and Active-Duty Military Sign Up

2024 Charleston Princess Viewing Boat & Regatta Party Tickets

Event Schedule

2024 Regatta Shirt

2024 Skipper Sign Up

Sponsorships & Donations

Out of town racers or locals who want a stay-cation!

The Courtyard by Marriott has a room block and special regatta rates available until May 8th!

Book your reservation today!

“At Overhead Door Company of Charleston, we are passionate about supporting our military and veterans. Several of our employees, as well as family members, have served in the Armed Forces. We cannot think of a better cause then sponsoring an event that honors our nation’s heroes.”

Russell Smith, GM/Owner – Overhead Door Company of Charleston – Commander Sponsor 2023

What an incredible opportunity to not only volunteer in support of our veterans but as a US Army vet also participate in enjoying the camaraderie of sailing and connecting with other fellow veterans. And as a bonus, I am proud to see my company, Blackbaud, backing such a great cause by sponsoring the event.”

John young, US army, Senior director at Blackbaud









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