Calendar

October 2016 – September 2017

Oct
29
Sat
2016 DIYC Halloween Regatta
Oct 29 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.

Regatta Chair: Ben Richmond

PRO: George Haynie

Notice of Race

Entry Form

Entry List

2016 Halloween-regatta-SIs 

Nov
19
Sat
Egmont Key Race
Nov 19 all-day

2016 marks the 81st 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 Chili Cookoff event at the club to finish off the race.  This event is both a DIYC and Suncoast BOTY event.

Notice of Race     Amended 11/15/19

Entry Form

Entry List

Sailing Instructions

Dec
3
Sat
Keelboat Regatta
Dec 3 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.

Regatta Chair: Jeff Russo & Mark Macke

Notice of Race

Entry Form

Entry List

Jan
14
Sat
Commodore’s Cup
Jan 14 – Jan 15 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.

 Notice of Race

Entry Form

Entry List

Results

Feb
25
Sat
DIYC Hillsborough Bay Race
Feb 25 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.

Regatta Chair: Brian Malone & Sue Aitken

PRO: Brian Malone

Notice of Race

Entry Form 

Entry List

Apr
21
Fri
Hospice Cup – Registration @ Davis Islands Yacht Club
Apr 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Hospice Cup-logo-1

Similar to the traditions of the Morgan Invasion, the Tampa Bay Hospice Cup appeals to both cruisers and racers. With a strong focus on informal sailing and camaraderie, the event caters to cruising enthusiasts that just want to come out and be part of a fun. In addition to the traditional Morgan Invasion fleets, the regatta also features open non-Morgan fleets for PHRF, Multi-hulls, and a “Just-for-Fun” casual fleet. The committee also plans landside activities for supporters who’d like to be a part of the event but who don’t care to race.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR BOAT 

For more information – http://tampabayhospicecup.com/

Contact: Kevin Fouche at 813.727.0060

Apr
22
Sat
Tampa Bay Hospice Cup @ Davis Islands Yacht Club
Apr 22 all-day

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

May
26
Fri
DIYC Tampa to Ft. Myers @ Davis Island Yacht Club
May 26 – May 27 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 anticipate adding 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: Brent Bacon & Kelly Ferro

Notice of Race

Entry Form 

Entry List

Sailing Instructions

Appendix A- Tampa Bay Course

Appendix B- Sarasota Course

Amendment 1

 

Sep
1
Fri
Labor Day Night Race @ Davis Island Yacht Club
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 1 @ 12:00 am

Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions
Entry Form
Entry List
Results

Amendment 1 to Addendum 1

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

Once competitors finish Friday evening, sandwiches, salads, and a complementary keg of beer will be available at the Regatta Bar downstairs.

Sep
17
Sun
Sunday Race and Potluck
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm

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