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.

  No racing yestrerday but today more than made up for that!  Another beautiful sunny 80+ degree day with wind is really the best you could ask for.  The wild wind at the dock had us thinking we were in for a tough day on the water, but shortly afterwards we knew it was going to be a great day, as the wind laid down a bit and we headed for the racecourse.  The 6-12 MPH winds, mostly in the 10-12 range, winds shifted from Southeast to Southwest between Race 1 and 2 but... Read More
  We waited out the wind as long as we could today on this beautiful 80-degree sunny day, but the wind won the day.  We started out with a respectable 17 MPH wind but the gusts were as high as 32 in the morning.  It began to lay down a bit over the next few hours to about 14-15, but the gusts were still in the 20's.  The PRO postponed until 1PM hoping we could get racing in.  Although racing might have been great, the direction of the wind and the gusts made it... Read More
  Today was expected to be a light air day, but it turned out to be a great day for racing!  With the sun only hidden by a cloud here and there and the winds from 6-12 from the East, it was so much fun being on the water today.  There were lots of shifts and if you followed them you made out well, if you didn't, you really were taking your chances.  PRO Fairlie Brinkley and team worked hard to deal with the shifts that often happened right at the start.  In the first... Read More
  Photo by Jim Faugust Wow! Over 50 of the 60+ competitors registered for the 2018 Flying Scot Midwinters sailed out today for the practice race. With a southwesterly wind blowing 5-8, our PRO Fairlie Brinkley and team were able to get in a 4-leg windward-leeward race. The mark roundings were tight, the fleet was pretty close. In the end Zeke and Jay Horowitz led the way to the finish with the rest of us not too far behind. The Charlie Fowler trophy for the top 3 finishers in a fleet... Read More
As 60+ boats are setting up for the practice race at the 2018 Midwinters, your Board of Governors is working to keep up the FSSA business!  President Bill Vogler thanked Chief Measurer Bob Neff for his many years fo service to the organization and his tireless dedication to keeping our class strong and our boat's one design intact.  We have indeed been fortunate to have Bob's service for these 25+ years. The practice race is at 2PM and the welcome party starts at 6PM.  Hope you... Read More

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