Florida District

The Florida District emcompases most of the fleets in the state of Florida.

Active fleets include Sarasota Sailing Squadron in Sarasota, Coconut Grove Sailing Center in Miami, Rudder Club of Jacksonville, Lake Eustis Sailing Club in Central, Davis Island Yacht in Clearwater, St.Lucie Sailing Club in Stuart, Melbourne Yacht Club in Melbourne and Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club in Port Charlotte.

The District Governor is Mark Taylor. Follow the Florida District on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsfloridadistrict/ and Fleet 168 at https://www.facebook.com/groups/98437668559/

2013 Midwinters at Sarasota Day 2 - Race 3

Brian Hayes from North Sails started the day with a great video review of day 1 racing. Following that were wild times out on the bay today! We got one race in after a postponement and one race abandoned, there was a terrific race held. Some sailors did not go out, or came back in after going out, but those who stayed out got rewarded with a bit less wind 14-17 for most of the race. The boats were all sailing close together and competition was fierce. The last downwind leg had more wind, but everyone finished upright and only one capsize AFTER the race. Results here

Midwinters Day 2

2013 Midwinters at Sarasota Day 1 - Race 1 & 2

After a weather postponement earlier in the day, we went out in 15-17 knot winds and finished the first 2 races of the regatta today. One general recall got everyone in line and we only heard starting horns after that!  Everyone stayed upright, but one collision caused a dismasting. There were several other collisions as well with less damage resulting from those. Despite that it was overall a great day on the water after the bad weather earlier in the day.  Super job of race management by the Race Committee.  Results to date are here

2013 Midwinters - boats going out day 1

Registration is open for the Flying Scot Midwinters - please sign up early!

Hey all you Northerners, it's time to dust off the boat and get ready for the 2013 Flying Scot Midwinters.  And for those of you who sail all winter, add this to your plans!  Registration is now open for the 2013 Midwinters at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron on March 11-15, 2013,  It's a super place to sail and it's always a good time - for LOTS more information, click here

And don't forget the Warm-up Regatta at Davis island Yacht Club in Tampa on March 9-10.  It;s a great way to get back in the game for those who don't get to sail all winter and it's another great venue too  - get more information here.

Fl District Standings

  We are 5 races into a 6 race season and we have a winner; Paul Abdullah!  Congratulations to Paul and his crew who won the Lake Eustis regatta, after also winning in Jacksonville and Tampa.  You may know that Paul is a champion in the Thistle class and he seems to be having no trouble adapting to another Sandy Douglas design. Very impressive sailing!

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