Florida

Florida

The Florida District encompasses 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 Eustis, Davis Island Yacht in Tampa and Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club in Port Charlotte. With developing fleets in Merritt Island, Orlando and Key Largo.

Florida has an active open circuit consisting of one regatta a month from October through May. Race Schedules are posted on FSSA and Facebook. You can follow the Florida District at

The District Governor is Laura Marriott

The Florida District has a Facebook Page here.

   Last chance for the early registration discount is 2/15. Join the 42 other sailors who have already signed up to come. Zeke Horowitz will be there to defend his midwinter title. Paul Abdullah will be there to win back the title he won last time midwinters was in Sarasota while Jeff Linton will be trying to add his 1st midwinter title to his NAC and Wife Husband titles.     Join us as we return to the Sarasota Sailing Squadron again for another great event! For... Read More
Gator Challenge and Florida District Series #3 (2014-15) - Rudder Club, Jacksonville FL - Dec. 6-7, 2014  You don’t need to be a Rudder Club member very long to know that the weather can be anything at the Gator Bowl. Some years it is warm and dry; others it can be bitter cold and wet.  Some days are light wind; others can be whitecaps and blustery.  2014 was no exception.  Saturday, December 6 was pleasant temperature but was a light air struggle on the water.  After a... Read More
The 2nd stop on the Florida district championship series is the Penfield Memorial Regatta. Held the 2nd weekend of November the regatta was named after long time fleet member Jeff Penfield 4 years ago. Each year during the event the Penfield trophy is awarded for leadership within the class and district. Previous winners include Dave Thinel, Ron Pletsch, and John Domagala. This year Bob Twinem, Sarasota fleet captain, was recognized for his grassroots leadership. He and his wife Brenda have... Read More
Florida Circuit 2014/2015 (check often for updates): Oct 4-5 CGSC Annual ODLarry Whipple whipl@bellsouth.net Nov 8-9 SSSBob Twinem twinem2@yahoo.com Dec 6-7 Jacksonville Rudder Club Gator Bowl RegJon Hamilton jon.hamilton@cox.net Jan 10-11 Port Charlotte Yacht ClubMartin Holland martinh@ldreeves.com Feb 14-15 Lake Eustis Yacht ClubContact TBD March TBD Davis Island Yacht ClubAndy Hayward Sail10338@aol.com AprilMake up regatta month
Read all about the Frankenscot and skipper Jeff Linton and crew Jahn Tihansky's adventures in the Everglades Challenge.  Story and pictures by Jeff's shore crew (for this time only) Amy Smith Linton!

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