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.

2017 47th George Washington Birthday Regatta, Lake Eustis Sailing Club, Eustis, FL

2017 Lake Eustis  2017 Eustis Start

While some of us are still watiing for winter to end, down in Florida they are cooking with gas.  Here's what Eric Bussell had to say about the Geiorge Washington Birthday Regatta on 2/18-2/19:  Looks like Dean Grimes and his crew put on a great wekend for everyone!  Racing photo courtesy of John Cole.

Jeff and Amy Linton were victorious at the 2017 Lake Eustis George Washington Birthday Regatta. Congrats! 35 Scots on the line. A big thank you to Fleet Captain Dean Grimes and all the volunteers who hosted a stellar event. 3 races in all after storms limited the action to one race on Saturday. Great racing in light to moderate conditions. Racing photos courtesy of John Cole.  Full results are here. More pictures will be available soon on the Lake Eustis website.

And read more about it on the Midwest District Blog.

2017 Eustis Lintons  2017 Esutis Folks

2016 Jeff Penfield Memorial Regatta - Sarasota, FL

 

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Flying Scot Fleet 36 and the Sarasota Sailing Squadron hosted the 2016 Jeff Penfield Memorial Regatta on 11/12-13. 2016.  This is the second leg in the 2016 Florida District Series.  Twenty teams sailed in the challenging light air but from all reports it was a great time - this exerpt is from Amy Smith Linton from the Flying Scot Florida District Facebook Page:  "Did I sum up last weekend at Sarasota? Good food, great friends, five races in lightish and variable, the return of Wild Horses with a new team, great friends, lots of wine....".  Jeff Linton and Amy Smith Linton were first with 5 bullets. David Ames and PJ Buhler were second and Ned Johnston and Monica Morgan were third.  Full results are here.

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2015-2016 Biscayne Bay Yacht Racing Assoc Series

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The BBYRA consists of 5 member clubs - Coconut Grove Saling Club, Miami Yacht Club, Key Biscayne Yacht Club, Coral Reef Yacht Club and Biscayne Bay Yacht Club.  The 2015 - 2016 series was won by Jim and Cherl Signor from Coconut Grove Sailing Club. Full results are here.

Coconut Grove Sailing Club Makes Sailing Easy - Miami, FL

On Wednesdays at the CGSC we make it very easy to sail. The story below pretty much sums up an average evening. However, our sailing club is only half the equation, the Flying Scots are the hook that keeps them coming back. Pictured are 3 of our club "sponsor" boats headed back to the dock up the main channel through the mooring field while flying the spinnaker. While this maneuver is not recommended for the faint of heart, the stability and ease of handling of the Flying Scot makes this possible. On any Wednesday night we will have from 6 to 11 or 12 Flying Scots participating. These boats help our sailing club with our mission " butts on boats on the bay". Our fleet currently has 16 boats including 5 club owned sponsor boats.

2016CGwednight

Every Wednesday evening, sailors of any age or experience can turn up and sail CGSC’s Flying Scot Fleet. Past commodore Bud Price began the weekly event to encourage more people to try their hand at racing. Here he gives a taste of what to expect.

Regatta Results