27°54.47 N — 82°27.09 W
1315 Severn Ave. Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-1158
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Davis Island Yacht Club

WELCOME TO DAVIS ISLAND YACHT CLUB

The Davis Island Yacht Club is a private, member-owned yacht club situated at the south end of Davis Islands in Tampa, Florida. The club sponsors a heavy schedule of sailing races, an active cruising fleet and a strong youth sailing organization.

"The principal purpose of the Club shall be to promote sailing in all its forms, to form a social nucleus with activities for people primarily interested in sailing, to develop and maintain active relationships with other sailing organizations, to promote racing and cruising for pure enjoyment, to promote safety on the water-ways, and to foster a spirit of good fellowship and helpfulness."

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LATEST NEWS

 

Dining Room is Open

We have resumed serving food inside the club house FOR MEMBERS ONLY. Dining on the porch will remain an option, including for reciprocal Clubs. Inside dining will be for a maximum of 50% of capacity, approximately 60 people. Friday evening dining (inside and outside) will require a reservation.

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Commodore's Cup - January 23-24

This is a two-day regatta with drop-mark races for Spinnaker boats and a distance race for others.  Prizes include the William Boger Perpetual Trophy for the top Spinnaker boat on the Drop-mark Course, the Bill Houlihan Perpetual Trophy for the top Cruising boat, and the inaugural Silver Gavel Trophy for the top Racer-Cruiser boat.  Part of the Suncoast BOTY and DIYC BOTY Series. Limited breakfast menu will be available.

Race Documents and Registration

 

Around The Point Race - February 13

Now in its 5th year, the ATP Race loosely follows our DIYC series formula of starting and finishing at DIYC. The unique element is that (in normal years) it finishes on the “other” side of Tampa Bay at Saint Petersburg Yacht Club, a co-host of the event. Situated in a bustling arts community, St. Petersburg waterfront, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club has been a part of the sailing community for over 100 years. Just minutes away from South Tampa, the dockside award.celebration and party, sailors have the choice of heading home or staying on the boat for the night. Part of the DIYC BOTY Series. Limited breakfast menu will be available.

2021: Due to the obvious reason, this year the race will return to DIYC. 

Race Documents and Registration

 

Hillsborough Bay Race - March 6

“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 to hone your heavy weather skills, so don’t shy away if there is a blow.  Part of the DIYC BOTY Series.  Limited breakfast menu will be available.

Race Documents and Registration

 

Tampa Bay Hospice Cup - April 24

Similar to the traditions of the Morgan Invasion, the Tampa Bay Hospice Cup appeals to both cruisers and racers. 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. All proceeds will benefit Tampa Bay area Hospice organizations, which offer comprehensive hospice and palliative care, caregiver education, individual and group counseling, spiritual support and many other programs to those it serves regardless of race, age, faith, diagnosis or financial circumstances. Part of the DIYC BOTY Series.  Limited breakfast menu will be available.

Race Documents and Registration

 

  2020-2021 Boat-Of-The-Year Series

This Series of nine races and regattas begins with the Labor Day Night Race and concludes with the  Tampa Bay to Ft. Myers Race.

Notice of Race for Series - Updated 1/11/2021

 

DIYC Portsmouth Winter Series - Nov 15-Feb 28

Open to all boats up to 19 feet on Sunday mornings!  No fee. 

Race Documents and Registration

 

Full Moon Series - Nov 5, Dec 3, Dec 30, Jan 28, Feb 25

Note the first two dates have changed!  One race per month through the Fall and Winter.  If you registered for the Thursday Night Series, you are automatically registered for this.  

Race Documents and Registration