Florida District

The Florida District emcompases 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 Central, Davis Island Yacht in Clearwater, St.Lucie Sailing Club in Stuart, Melbourne Yacht Club in Melbourne and Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club in Port Charlotte.

The District Governor is Mark Taylor. Follow the Florida District on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fsfloridadistrict/ and Fleet 168 at https://www.facebook.com/groups/98437668559/

2015 Midwinters at Sarasota Sailing Squadron - Florida - Day 1

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Stardate May 16, 2015 - Day 1 of Midwinters 2015.  It is a beautiful day in the 80's and sunny, but the morning started with a spotty South wind.. The Postpone flag went up around 10:45 and we waited for the sea breeze.  It did not disappoint us!  About 1PM the RC sent us out and the sea breeze filled in nicely from the West 10-12 MPH.  What an incredibly perfect day for racing.  The RC held 3 windward-leeward 4-leg races and only 1 general recall spoiled the perfect day.  There was very little yelling on the race course today and NO protests! 

With 32 boats in the Championship Division, after today's racing, the top 5 are (1) Jeff and Amy Linton, (2) Zeke and Jay Horowitz, (3) Ned Johnson and Ryan Donahue, (4) Larry Taggart and Carrie Berger, and (5) Ryan Malmgren and Chris Smith.  With 22 boats in Challenger, the current leaders are (1) Norris Elswick and Chuck Tanner, (2) Jim Leggette and ike Funk and (3) Randy Rubinstein and Jim Cavanagh.

Watch some video from the day's events here

2015 Midwinters at Sarasota Sailing Squadron - Florida - Warmup Regatta

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The Midwinters warmup regatta was sailed today in perfect conditions on beautiful Saratoga Bay with 36 of the 54 boats registered for the Midwinters participating in today's event.  With 80-degree temperatures and 12 MPH winds, 2 races were sailed with a Championship and Challenger Division.  There was some confusion on the scoring, and as of now, pending final results, Tom McNally with crew Henry Pico won the Championship Division and Jim Leggette with crew Mike Funk won the Challenger.  Watch here for final results as soon as they become available.

The boats are coming, the boats are here at the Midwinters!

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The boats have arrived and checked in that the Flying Scot Moidwinters in Sarasota Florida.  How many boats you ask?  There are 54, count them, 54 Flying Scots here in the 80+ degree sun, some who are just heading out for the warm-up regatta this afternoon.  Watch here and Scuttlebutt, as well as the local Sarasota news for updates, photos, videos and results each day after racing.  It is going to be a great week!

Less than a week until the Midwinters in Sarasota!!!

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Greetings Flying Scot Sailors!  Tired of the long winter?  Well, it's just a week until the Midwinters in sunny Sarasota Florida, and we hope you are one of the lucky 50 skippers and crews coming from all over to enjoy this event.  It's not too late for you to come - click here for details!

And if you can't make it but wonder what's going on in the South while the North is frozen in 6 feet of snow, follow FSSA, the Florida District, Fleet 168 and Flying Scot South on Facebook and get your sailing fix!

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Early Registration Discount for 2015 Midwinter Regatta Ends 2/15

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   Last chance for the early registration discount is 2/15. Join the 42 other sailors who have already signed up to come. Zeke Horowitz will be there to defend his midwinter title. Paul Abdullah will be there to win back the title he won last time midwinters was in Sarasota while Jeff Linton will be trying to add his 1st midwinter title to his NAC and Wife Husband titles. 

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