USA Finn 2021

USA Finn National Championship 2021

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This Regatta has been rescheduled to June 2021 due to Covid-19. Updates below.

The Corpus Christi Yacht Club would like to extend a warm South Texas welcome to the USA Finn Class for your National Championship! We hope you enjoy your time here and we look forward to hosting y’all!

This site is NOT the official notice board. This is for informational purposes only in helping in planning and logistical purposes. Please see links to the official notice boards (on the respective Regatta Network pages) below.

Now on to what you’re looking for:

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2One Regattas -- One Great Venue

USA Finn National Championship June 24-27, 2021

3 Days of racing, 4 Nights of fun on Corpus Christi Bay!

2020 FINN Nationals Notices, SI's and Registration
 

The Warm-Up Regatta (aka the Blue Chip) was unfortunately not able to be rescheduled...and like many other events was a casualty of Covid...but we still have some great racing to look forward to at the Finn National Championship

Blue Chip Regatta was Cancelled

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Sailing Conditions

June can have calm mornings on occasion, but expect wind in the afternoon and evening. Winds come in from the SouthEast and roll across our shallow bay powered by the warming farmland to the West and North and a relatively cooler bay/Gulf. Expect steady breezes (in both velocity and direction) and short chop due to our bay's max depth being 13 ft. Great conditions for surfing downwind. No real current to speak of and depending on where the course is setup minimal shore effect, shore relief, or wind shadows.

Lodging

Omni Corpus Christi Hotel (.7 miles)
Residence Inn by Marriot Corpus Christi Downtown (.2 miles)
Best Western Corpus Christi (.3 miles)
Holiday Inn Corpus Christi Downtown Marina (.6 miles)

Emerald Beach Hotel (.7 miles) There are a few AirBnB options in downtown, but it isn't a major residential area…there are more on North Beach (across the Harbor Bridge) and down Ocean Drive.
If you have questions, let us know.
 

Getting Around


The Corpus Christi Airport has most major rental cars available. There is an Enterprise Rental Car location in Downtown as well.

Uber and Lyft operate in Corpus Christi and for short trips we have Lime and Blue Duck electric scooters operating in downtown and various parts of the city
 

Local Knowledge (we'll add to this as people ask)


Our local grocery stores are called "H-E-B". The closest one to downtown is at 3133 S Alameda St. Corpus Christi, TX 78404

Our liquor stores are only open until 9PM and are NOT open on Sunday….sorry…plan ahead. Liquor stores sell beer, wine, and liquor.

Our convenience stores, grocery stores and pharmacy's can only sell beer and wine (nothing above 13%). They can sell until midnight during the week and 1 am on Saturday night. They can't sell on Sunday morning until after noon.

Bars may stay open and continue to serve until 2am. Some in downtown do close before that. CCYC's bar usually closes around 10pm, but sometimes earlier if it's quiet.

Late night food options in downtown can be limited. The Exchange keeps their kitchen open late for food. Whataburger (Texas burger chain) is open 24/7.
 

Local Restaurants

Since competitors always ask, we've compiled a list of places we like to eat in the area. This is not a complete list and we may add to it so check back….

Downtown area:

CCYC
Water Street Oyster Bar
Aka Sushi (closed for remodeling-likely open by the event)
Vietnam
Thai Spice
Executive Surf Club (burgers, beer, live music)
Republic of Texas (steaks, top of the Omni Hotel)
The Exchange (American)
Mesquite Street Pizza
U & I Diner
Harrison's Landing
Railroad Street Seafood Station (American)
Bella Luna
Doyko Dauntaun (sushi)

The Island/Port Aransas:

Snoopys (fried yumminess)
Dragonfly (Asian fusion)
Lisabella's (seafood)
Rock & Roll Sushi
Black Diamond Oyster Bar
Angry Marlin
Island Sushi
Black Sheep Bistro

Breakfast:

Garibaldi (Mexican)
Town & Country (Diner)
Whataburger
U & I Diner
Prices Chef
Sandi's Diner
Hester's Cafe
Jalisco (Doddridge and Alameda)
Laredo Taco Company (inside select Stripes convenience stores)
El Sol
8TE

Local color:

Snapka's (50's Drive-In)
La Costenita (Mexican)
Jalisence (Mexican)
Vick's (burgers)

Food Trucks:

El Jefe

Local Bars

Downtown:

Executive Surf Club (live music)

BUS

BW Lounge (top of the Beat Western Hotel)
Dr. Rockits (live music)

Goldfish

Brewster St (live music)
The Nueces Brewery (Brewery)
Railroad Street Seafood Co. (Brewery)
Rebel Toad (Brewery)
Bar in Republic of Texas (top of Omni-fancy)
House of Rock (live music)(crowd varies)
Cassidy's (Irish)

Worth the drive:

The Post
Fajitaville (bar on beach)
Lorelei (Brewery)
Tannins (Wine Bar)
Tapology

Local Color:

Vernon's (dive bar)
The Pelican (pilots bar)
Scuttlebutts (on the island)
Lot's of cool bars in Port Aransas