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, Mark Taylor.

Florida Circuit 2013-2014

Florida Circuit 2013-2014

Oct
Coconut Grove Sailing Center (Miami) Oct 5-6
Contact Larry Whipple whipl@bellsouth.net

Nov
Sarasota Sailing Squadron (Sarasota) Nov 2-3
Contact Robert Twinem twinem2@yahoo.com

Dec
Jacksonville Rudder Club (Jacksonville) Dec 7-8
Contact Jon Hamilton jon.hamilton@cox.net

2013 Midwinters at Sarasota - Pictures

We have uploaded lots of pictures from the 2013 Midwinters hosted by Sarasota Sailing Squadron.  You can see them on the Community menu below under Photos

Pictured here - The Allan M. Douglas perpetual trophy is awarded to Florida District Governor Mark Taylor for 2013.  This award is voted by the participants at the Midwinters and is given for sportsmanship demonstrated at the regatta.  Mark received a majority of the votes and is truly deserving of the award.  Congratulations Mark!

 

Mark Taylor and the Alan Douglas trophy

2013 Midwinters at Sarasota Day 4 - Race 4 and 5

A wonderful day on the water with lighter air and lots of sunshine. Got in 2 good races but the 3rd race did not materialize with not enough steady wind to pull it off. Congratulations to Championship Division winners Paul Abdullah and Alex Krumdieck and Challenger Division winners Harry Bernstein and crew. The prestigious Allan M. Douglas award for sportsmanship was awarded to Mark Taylor. Full results are now available here. Thanks to Sarasota Sailing Squadron for hosting and to Regatta Chair John Domagala and PRO Judy Hanlon for a wonderful week! Super regatta!

                        Challenger Winners                                                                 Championship Winners

2013 Midwinters Challenger Winners 2013 Midwinters Championship Winners

There's always tomorrow...

Well, the wind just doesn't want to quit. We waited patiently all day for a little lull from the 20-23 mph or so that was whistling by the club. Finally at about 2 Judy Hanlon decided it was dropping and we all trooped out. It was a lovely 11 knots or so as we arrived at the line and as the race committee set up. But it was a trick. After about 10 or 15 minutes the wind cranked up again, just as high as yesterday. Still, we were all game, but the committee boat anchor refused to hold. They had one line, two lines, three lines and then a fourth and still the boat slid downwind.

Regatta Results