A City-Wide Sailing Celebration! Three Days of Spectator-friendly races along the city’s bayfront and Free Entertainment for everyone at the St Augustine Yacht Club. Join us on Land, in the Bay, or on the High Seas!
Once again the First Coast Sailing Association and its associated yacht clubs are proud to bring to St. Augustine the premiere sailing event of the spring season. It’s a four-day celebration of all types of sailing set in one of America’s oldest seaport cities. In 2018 we’ll continue that great combination of competition and entertainment with spectator-events and entertainment the entire city can enjoy. And, as always, SARW offers challenging offshore racing for sailors arriving from up and down the Atlantic coast.
Kids – The Best Thing About Our Regatta: In the summer of 2017 proceeds from St. Augustine Race Week enabled us to spend $7,500 sending kids to various sail camps around the area! That’s what we’re all about – giving less fortunate children a great summer experience and training the next generation of sailors. We’re looking forward to increasing that amount in 2018 and giving even more kids their first experience at the helm of a real sailboat.
Race Week 2018 includes all the features everyone loves including the best live local bands, great food, delicious rum drinks and convivial socializing with all your sailing friends – public is invited too – all at a new location. To get your 2018 shirts, hats, sail bags and other paraphernalia, check the MERCHANDISE page on this website. And, like our 2017 event, hundreds of spectators will see the delightful spectacle of youngsters racing right off the bayfront in their Opti’s and 420’s. We will even have a Dragon Boat demonstration on Saturday morning.
Something for Every Boat. You don’t have to own an ocean-going boat to participate. Slightly smaller yachts and even trailerable boats are invited to race in the popular Inshore Series just North of the Vilano Bridge. The Offshore Series is for serious racers who like lots of traditional round-the-buoys, upwind-downwind racing. The Tactical Challenge Series presents a set of coordinates to be reached by any route sailors choose.
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