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.

   Indian River Yacht Club hosted the Florida District over the weekend of April 11th and 12th for the Florida District Championship. The weekend kicked off with many Scots arriving on Friday afternoon and early evening; the much anticipated Space-X rocket launch was delayed due to weather and was pushed off until Monday evening; however, the weather delay that was not good for rockets was great for sailboats!  Brisk southerly breezes settled in both days allowing for some great... Read More
Besides the stories and pictures you have seen daily from the 2015 Midwinters, reports are still coming in.  I hope you were luckiy enough to be there, If not, there was plenty of publicity - thanks to all for sharing their experiences. Here's a link to some videos taken by Eric Bussell from the Midwest District; https://www.youtube.com/c/Fleet135 Look what Zeke Horowitz is saying at North Sails One Design - The 2015 Flying Scot Midwinters reminded all who attended why we love... Read More
Each year at the Midwinters, the sailors nominate a fellow sailor for the Allen Douglas Memorial sportsmanship award, given to an individual who demonstrates behavior that is deserving of this honor.  It is one of the most prestigious perpetual awards awarded by the Flying Scot class.  Each nomination is written with the name of the nominee and the reason that person should be considered for the award.  This year we were unable to award this trophy to any... Read More
Day 3 and done, with a 3rd day of perfect conditions with NNW winds 10-12 MPH in 80+ degrees and sunny AGAIN. The Race Committee held 2 W-L races, one 5 legs and one 4 legs, and finished the maximum number of races (8) for the regatta in 3 days!  We could not have asked for better conditions or a better Race Committee.  All 3 days the Race Committee kept everything going and the participants behaved with only 1 general recall the whole time. Once again, no postponements and we... Read More
I No need to postpone today!   Incredible conditions on Sarasota Bay for Day 2 of the Midwinters with 10 -15 MPH NNW winds and a beautiful cloud-free sky with temps in the 80's again!  The RC ran 3 W-L races, the first one was scheduled to be 5 legs but was shortened to 4 and we finished downwind between the gates.  The Second race was 5 legs and the third race was 4 mile-long legs.  Everyone got a real workout today and there were lots of close calls and a bit of... Read More

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