September â€“ October 2016
The Fall Bay Race is a Suncoast Boat of the Year regatta.
The J24 Toberfest is being held on Saturday October 15th.Â Â With a late startÂ on Saturday, the event promises to pack high-protein racing with a great opportunity to enjoy the day (and of course, DIYCâ€™s famous hospitality). Fleet 86 Fleet Capt. Jason Chavez promises to help all with crew requests and boat needs.Â The J24 Toberfest Regatta is open to the J/24 and the Melges 24 classes.Â This is a great way to kickoff for the holiday season.Â Â Come out and enjoy this event.
Regatta Chair: Jason Chavez
The Florida State Championships will be a great last opportunity for teams competing in the Melges 24 Worlds in Miami in late November through early December a last opportunity to refine their teamwork and tuning skills.Â Just two weeks after the Nationals in Lake Geneva, WI, Tampa is a slight diversion on the way to Miami.Â Competitors needing storage after the Florida State Championships before Miami should contact George Haynie, Class VP, for recommendations.
Regatta Chair: George Haynie
PRO: Mike Dawson
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