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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

COVID Guidelines Specific for DIYC

We are following the CDC guidelines as we have done since the beginning of the pandemic. 

NEW as of Friday, January 21:  Due to the recent spike in the Omircron variant in our county, the CDC recommends that everyone in Hillsborough County wear masks in public, indoor settings.  Please wear a mask when you are inside the Clubhouse unless you are seated and actively eating or drinking.

 

Commodore's Cup - January 22 - 23

Dedicated to the honor of all DIYC past Commodores, this regatta kicks off the new year with intense racing for two days.  The best come out to set the tone for the second half of the season.  Expect great competition and fun shoreside entertainment Saturday night.

Notice of Race and Registration

 

Sail Through Winter - January 27 6:00pm

Come hear Ben Richmond tell the harrowing tale of Yes Dear!

 

Merchant Mariner License Course - March 18 - April 1

USCG approved Merchant Mariner License course at DIYC.  Evenings and weekends from March through March 30.  All exams April 1 all day (no foolin').  Includes "Six-pack" license, Master's license up to 100 tons, Sailing Endorsement, and Towing Endorsement.  $1,000 all inclusive.  There are other requirements, including days at sea, with a year to fulfill them.  Contact Lee Burstiner ASAP.

 

J-70 MidWinters 2022 - February 4-5-6

Third and final regatta of the J-70 Winter Series at DIYC

 

Around The Point Race - February 12

Since 2013, the ATP Race loosely follows our DIYC series formula of starting and finishing at (or near)  DIYC.  The unique element of this race is that 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 on the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront, the St. Petersburg Yacht   Club has been a part of the sailing community for over 100 years. Just 45 minutes away from South Tampa, after the dockside awards celebration and party, sailors have the choice of heading home or staying on the boat for the night.

Notice of Race and Registration

 

J-24 MidWinters - February 25-26-27

Return of the J-24 MidWinters to DIYC

 

Farewell to Charlie Moresi Party - February 26 6:00pm

Come celebrate Charlie's career at DIYC!

 

Full Moon Series - Nov 18, Dec 16, Jan 13, Feb 17, Mar 10

New and old sailors alike gather on our beautiful Hillsborough Bay for a tradition unlike any other. Davis Islands' "Full Moon Series" continues our popular weeknight racing through the winter months.  NOTE: If you registered for the 2021 Thursday Night Series, you are automatically registered for the Full Moon Series. Only boats NOT registered for Thursdays need to register here.

Notice of Race and Registration

 

Hillsborough Bay Race - March 5

“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.

Notice of Race and Registration

 

DIYC Boat-Of-The-Year Series 2021-2022

This 9-event Series includes both Drop-Mark and Distance racing for Spinnaker A, B, and C divisions, plus Distance races for Racer-Cruiser, Cruising, and Multi-Hull.

Notice of Series

 

Suncoast Boat-Of-The-Year Series 2021-2022

This 9-event Series includes both Drop-Mark and Distance racing for Spinnaker A, B, and C divisions, plus Distance races for Racer-Cruiser, Cruising, and Multi-Hull.  Spinnaker boats must have ORC certificates.

Notice of Series - Updated 8/19/2021

 

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