What am I?--Classification, Boat length, etc...
I just sold and delivered my 28.5 cruiser and am in the process of obtaining a 25ft. day-sailor. However, I would like to race the new ride but I don't know where to begin. I resigned my local yacht club due to financial constraints (there's, not mine) but I would like to trailer the boat to various events as I can and participate for ISAF points or USSailing points. With all of that said: I don't know where to begin. My questions include:
1. How do I know if my size boat is acceptable for certain races? I realize I'm not competing in the Volvo Ocean race but would like to race in Charleston if an organized event existed.
2. I'll probably single-hand so is that allowed and/or are there class races already established?
3. Are there websites which are better than others? I'm a non-paid member of USSailing and ISAF but haven't taken the time to find others.
4. If I could compete at a competitive level, is there any money to be "had"?
I don't know what I don't know so any advice is welcome.