October â€“ November 2016
Thursday October 27 will be a fun race.Â Here are the race details:
1830-Â one crew member from each boat racing must be downstairs at the Tiki Bar
1840- Cannon will signal the start of the race.Â A representative from each boat racing must do a shot, tie a bowline, then get to your boat as quickly and safely as you can.Â The rest of your crew must be on board and ready to sail out of your slip or dock space; no engines can be used so each competitor must sail out of their slip or dock space.Â Raise your sails and go. Â Â Course will be C to starboard, G to starboard, A to port, and finish at the basin.
Results will be your overall corrected time.
After the race-Â kitchen will be open for normal Thursday menu.
If you missed it last year, you do NOT want to miss it this year.Â Costumes on and off the water didn’t distract from great competition, but they definitely added smiles.Â The Halloween Regatta encourages participation from veteran racers to casual cruisers looking to check out the racing scene.Â Competitors can choose from spinnaker or cruising classes and expect interesting distance courses around Hillsborough Bay.Â By popular request, this is a one day event.Â Racing is scheduled in the afternoon so your morning is free for lifeâ€™s other obligations.Â After an afternoon of racing, DIYC will host a post-race â€śHalloweenâ€ť costume party for all participants, guests, and all club members.
Regatta Chair: Ben Richmond
PRO: George Haynie
Our Full Moon Series is open to all members of recognized sailing associations, fleets, or Yacht Clubs, and other sailing enthusiasts. PHRF rated yachts with navigation lights are eligible. Guests are welcome to sail with us. To join a boat, visit the yacht club bar on Thursday night and let the staff know you are “crew looking for boat.” Whether you have experience or not, the general public is welcome to visit and participate to learn more about sailing. The club bar is open (accepting cash) and pub grub and meals are available (members receive discounted rates).Â There will be five scheduled races, on Thursdays close to the full moon.Â Boats will compete in Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker classes.Â First warning signal is at 1900.Â Schedule dates this season are:Â November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, and March 9.Â
The Dore Drake Regatta grew from the long running DIYC Bikini Cup.Â Long time members may remember John Condrick who was known for having an all-female crew, teaching them sailing and racing.Â In 1978, John Condrick donated what became our perpetual trophy and the race was renamed to the Dore Drake after his wife.Â The race has not been active since 2011.Â So ladies, NOW is your chance to participate!Â Â We have planned 4 divisions (Keelboat Spinnaker and Non-spinnaker, Keelboat Coach on board (one male passenger), and a dinghy class.)Â After the race, we plan a trophy celebration.Â DIYC will provide pulled pork sandwiches and we ask participants to bring a side dish to share.
Regatta Chair – Susan Russo
PRO – Ken Hardy
Please join us for the annual awards banquet. We will be presenting awards for DIYC BoTY, Labor Day Night Race, Thursday Night Racing, Sunday Racing, etc.
2016 marks theÂ 81st anniversary of the oldest running sailboat race on the west coast of Florida! Â The Davis Island Egmont Key race is both a DIYC and Suncoast BOTY event.Â There is short course for smaller boats that will stay inside the Skyway Bridge, but still offer a challenging course. The long course will go â€śaroundâ€ť Egmont key, once again qualifying the race for the prestigious Wall perpetual trophy.Â All racers can look forward to the traditional DIYC Chili Cookoff event at the club to finish off the race. Â This event is both a DIYC and Suncoast BOTY event.