Winter Florida Regattas

Coming up in the next couple months are some great regattas down in Florida. Whether this is your off-season and you are looking to sail in some warmer weather, or you are in the heart of your frostbite season looking to step up to some bigger regattas, there are some great opportunities to sail in Florida.

Every year District 11 sailors make the trip to attend at least a couple of these events.

The most popular have been the Miami OCR Regatta on January 23-27. Sailors from around the world will be there to compete in the Olympic Classes as they gear up in their bids to represent their countries at the Olympics. This is a great opportunity to sail with some top-notch competition.

Florida Masters Week consists of three regattas within the span of 9 days with a day for rest and travel between them.  This is a premiere week of sailing for masters sailors over the age of 35.  The first regatta is the Florida Masters at Palm Beach Sailing Club on February 12-13.  That’s followed by Masters Midweek Madness February 15-16 also at Palm Beach Sailing Club.  The week concludes with the 3-day Masters Midwinters at Davis Island Yacht Club on February 18-20.

The final big event is Laser Midwinters East at Clearwater Yacht Club on February 24-27.

If you are planning on attending any of these events or think you might be interested, shoot me an email and I might be able to hook you up with other sailors from our area that will be there.

And if you are going to be in Florida other weekends and are looking for opportunities to race.  Half a dozen other events around the state are listed on the District 13 schedule.

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