Florida District

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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsfloridadistrict/.

Any questions about the Florida District or the Florida Circuit please contact the District Governor, Laura Marriott

2019 Final Florida District Event - Upper Keys Sailing Club

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After one last great weekend at the Upper Keys Sailing Club, the 2018-2019 Florida District Series in in the books. The final event was won by Jeff and Amy Smith Linton along with the district series with Mark and Michelle Taylor not far behind!  Another great series - can't wait for next year!  And ... Florida has a new District Governor.  Welcome aboard Laura Marriot!

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Florida District is STILL in Full Swing While it's a Bit Cold Up North

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Are you missing sailing because it is too cold where you live? Did you know that the Florida District is on the LAST of eight regattas in its District Series?  So get yourself to one or more of these events before the winter is over.  The winners so far Florida 1 -  This was the full schedule:

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2019 Midwinters at Sarasota Sailing Squadron, FL - Photos

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Championship Division Winners Jeff and Amy Smith Linton who beat out an awesome fleet of sailors to finish at the top - well deserved! Challenger Division WInners Karen Jones and CHuck Tanner who won 6 out of 8 races and voluntarily retired from a race but still finished at the top of the fleet!
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Winner of the prestigious Allen Douglas Award for Spostmanship was Jim Moyle pictured here with FSSA President Bill Vogler and fellow Fleet 135 member Deb Aronson.  Our wonderful Regatta Chairperson John Pether who worked tielessly to ensure everyone had a great time and no stone was left unturned!

We are all so very proud of Jim Moyle for his willingness to help out a fellow Flying Scot sailing team. After driving many hours from Minnesota to sail in the Midwinters, he drove 3 hours in the opposite direction to pick up a stranded couple and their boat so they, too, could participate in the regatta! Note that Jim felt what he did was no big deal and anyone would have done it!  But we are not so sure that just anyone would have done it and the fact is that HE is the one who did it - what a guy!

And if you are wondereing where the rest of the photos are from this fabulous event, here are links to a few  (hundred) more photos.Feel free to use the photos, but please give credit to the photographers if you choose to publidh them.

Photos by Jim Faugust can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/41106915@N04/sets/72157707776782424/

Photos by Jennifer Walker can be found at https://jenniferjoywalker.smugmug.com/Luffing-Lassies-SSS/Flying-Scotts-at-SSS-2019/n-wVMLvB

Photos by Diane Kampf can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/41106915@N04/albums/72157707552218755

Enjoy!

2019 Midwinters at Sarasota Sailing Squadron, FL - in the books!

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And we saved the best for last.  Along with the sun shining and the temperature in the 80's, we had northerly winds 10 - 13 steady all day!  The RC ran two great 4-leg windward leeward races and there was very little mark moving during the day.  There was one postpone in the second race when the wind shifted a bit and we had to restart but everything else was just fabulous!  After three great days of racing, the winners are: Championshiop - Jeff and Amy Smith Linton and Challenger - Karen Jones and Chuck Tanner.  

A big thanks to PRO Fairlie Brinkley and Regatta Chair John Pether and the entire Sarasota Sailing Squadron for a well-run regatta.  It is always a great place to sail and always a fun time!

Regatta Results