May â€“ June 2016
The raceâ€™s history dates back to 1946. 2015′s race was held for the first time over Memorial Day weekend. A resurgence of this race had 20 competitors and a commitment from many more to race in 2016.Â This 100 mile coastal race has everything from a J-24 to 40′+ footers on the course.Â We anticipate adding multi-hulls in ’16 and continue to grow momentum.Â Of course, the destination is fabulous finishing at Ft Myers Beach – one of the remaining “old Florida” beach towns.Â ALL competitors compete for theÂ Navigatorâ€™s Trophy donated by OH Rogers.Â It is awarded to the first boat to finish in any class.
Regatta Chairs: Brent Bacon & Kelly Ferro
Notice of RaceÂ updated 5/18/16
***If you are planning on hauling out in Ft Myers we need know 30 days prior to the regatta to get a crane operator. Please note that this is not included in the registration fee***
On Saturday 18th, Tampa Bay racers and cruisers sail in the Rally from Davis Island Yacht Club to Tampa’s Sail Pavilion Bar downtown waterfront. Boats will sail up the Hillsborough River to Garrison Channel. The narrow channel between the buildings makes for interesting wind shifts and casual competition. Aside from joining the crowd at the destination to celebrate the solstice, we also expose people to sailing and promote our sport. This is our third year of hosting this fun event.
See more at: http://www.summersailstice.