Calendar

October 2017 – May 2018

Oct
28
Sat
Halloween Regatta @ DIYC
Oct 28 all-day

If you missed it last year, you do NOT want to miss it this year.  Costumes on and off the water didn’t distract from great competition, but they definitely added smiles.  The Halloween Regatta encourages participation from veteran racers to casual cruisers looking to check out the racing scene.  Competitors can choose from spinnaker or cruising classes and expect interesting distance courses around Hillsborough Bay.  By popular request, this is a one day event.  Racing is scheduled in the afternoon so your morning is free for life’s other obligations.  After an afternoon of racing, DIYC will host a post-race “Halloween” costume party for all participants, guests, and all club members.  Live entertainment will be jamming so let’s have some fun.

Regatta Chair: Ben Richmond      Co-Chair: Lorelei Sells      PRO:  George Haynie

Entry Form
Entry List
Results

Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions

 

Nov
11
Sat
Melges 24 Invitational Regatta @ Davis Island Yacht Club
Nov 11 – Nov 12 all-day
Nov
18
Sat
Egmont Key Race @ DIYC
Nov 18 all-day

2017 marks the 82nd anniversary of the oldest running sailboat race on the west coast of Florida!  The Davis Island Egmont Key race is both a DIYC and Suncoast BOTY event.  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 “around” Egmont key, once again qualifying the race for the prestigious Wall perpetual trophy.  All racers can look forward to the traditional DIYC event at the club to finish off the race.  This event is both a DIYC and Suncoast BOTY event.

Entry Form
Entry List
Results
(Please note that results will only be available after some races have been created and scoring has begun.)

 

 

Dec
2
Sat
Keelboat Regatta
Dec 2 all-day

A one day event with buoy races for spinnaker and a distance course for others.  All spinnaker boats under 30 feet on the buoy course are competing for the Frank Selph Memorial Trophy.  Frank was an avid MORC supporter and this trophy is awarded in his honor.  This event is both a DIYC and Suncoast BOTY event.  It marks the end of the fall racing schedule.

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Jan
13
Sat
Commodore’s Cup
Jan 13 – Jan 14 all-day

In honor of all DIYC Commodores, this two day regatta kicks off the spring schedule with intense racing for 2 days.  The best always come out to set the tone for 2nd half of the season.  Expect great competition and fun shoreside entertainment Saturday night.  This event is both a DIYC and Suncoast BOTY event.

 

Feb
3
Sat
DIYC – Around the Point Race
Feb 3 all-day

Race around Gadsden Point to the entrance of Old Tampa Bay. Start with the towers of Tampa over your transom, slip past the MacDill security patrols and finish with the cityscape of St. Pete behind you. After the race, reserve a slip for the night at the Westshore Yacht Club Marina and enjoy the post-race poolside party (and yes, there is plenty of water depth 10′+). Anticipate an informal race back to the club on Sunday morning.

 

Mar
24
Sat
DIYC Hillsborough Bay Race @ DIYC
Mar 24 all-day

“Come Hell or high water” was the phrase used by our first regatta chair, Brian Malone.  This distance race is held in Hillsborough Bay, but don’t assume it is just an afternoon cruise.  Test your navigation skills and plan to race even if the weather pipes up.  This time of year is prone to fronts.  In the internet age, most race decisions are made at the bar watching radar.  You can plan to race this one and hone your heavy weather skills, so don’t shy away if there is a blow.

 

 

 

Apr
21
Sat
Tampa Bay Hospice Cup @ Davis Islands Yacht Club
Apr 21 all-day

Link for more information – http://tampabayhospicecup.com/

May
25
Fri
DIYC Tampa to Ft. Myers @ Davis Island Yacht Club
May 25 – May 26 all-day

The race’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 so let’s get 30 boats for 2017.  This 100 mile coastal race has everything from a J-24 to 40′+ footers on the course.  We  added multi-hulls in ’16 and continue to grow momentum.  Of course, the destination is fabulous finishing at Ft Myers Beach – one of the remaining “Old Florida” beach towns.  ALL competitors compete for the Navigator’s Trophy donated by OH Rogers.  It is awarded to the first boat to finish in any class.

Regatta Chairs: Jamie Myers & Mike Kayusa

PRO: Brent Bacon

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