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.

Jeff​ ​Penfield​ ​Memorial​ ​Regatta Nov.​ ​11-12,​ ​2017 by Dave Thinel The​ ​Sarasota​ ​Sailing​ ​Squadron​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Flying​ ​Scot​ ​Fleet​ ​36​ ​hosted​ ​the​ ​seventh​ ​annual​ ​Jeff Penfield​ ​Regatta,​ ​Nov.11​ ​and​ ​12,​ ​2017.​ ​The​ ​regatta​ ​is​ ​also​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​stops​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Flying​ ​Scot Florida​ ​District​ ​traveling​ ​series. We​ ​had​ ​24​ ​teams​ ​of​ ​Scot​ ​racers​ ​ready​ ​to​ ​tackle​ ​Sarasota​ ​Bay​ ​Saturday​ ​morning.​ ​A​ ​passing cold​ ​front​ ​to... Read More
   From all accounts on Facebook, this weekend was a blast at the Upper Keys Sailing Club in Key Largo, FL, hosted by Jim and Cheryl Signor.  This was the final event in the Florida Series for 2017.  Mark Taylor noted after day 1 "Beautiful day on the water. Close racing....except Jeff/Amy. Fyi I dont care how flat the water is....14-18 and puffy hurts after 3 races.  Cheryl Signor noted after day 1 "Getting ready to do this again. We need you to work up an appetite as... Read More
When there is a regatta in Merritt Island, FL, you will probably have great racing, but Henry Picco arranged a rocket launch during this year's Space Coast Regatta - how cool is that?  On Saturday, there was a great day of racing. with 2 races in 4-6 knot wind and 2 races 8-10 knot wind.  Sunday brought another 4 races and according to the teams that were there who commented on Facebook, if you didn't come, you really missed out.  Congratulations to Tom and Melanie McNally -... Read More
   While some of us are still watiing for winter to end, down in Florida they are cooking with gas.  Here's what Eric Bussell had to say about the Geiorge Washington Birthday Regatta on 2/18-2/19:  Looks like Dean Grimes and his crew put on a great wekend for everyone!  Racing photo courtesy of John Cole. Jeff and Amy Linton were victorious at the 2017 Lake Eustis George Washington Birthday Regatta. Congrats! 35 Scots on the line. A big thank you to Fleet Captain Dean... Read More
     Flying Scot Fleet 36 and the Sarasota Sailing Squadron hosted the 2016 Jeff Penfield Memorial Regatta on 11/12-13. 2016.  This is the second leg in the 2016 Florida District Series.  Twenty teams sailed in the challenging light air but from all reports it was a great time - this exerpt is from Amy Smith Linton from the Flying Scot Florida District Facebook Page:  "Did I sum up last weekend at Sarasota? Good food, great friends, five races in lightish and... Read More

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