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Dates announced for Sarasota Yacht Club RS21 Winter Series

by Lynn Billowes 12 Nov 2019 13:47 UTC
Sarasota Yacht Club RS21 Winter Series © Lynn Billowes

We are excited to announce details of the upcoming Sarasota Yacht Club RS21 Winter Series!

The Sarasota Yacht Club RS21 Winter Series will consist of five events, seven RS Sailing supplied RS21 charter boats will be available to charter alongside private owner entries. With three of the events counting towards a best two out of three series, they are set to be awesome regattas with the winner being crowned the RS21 Midwinter Champion.

In addition to the Winter Series, there are a number of other events to get involved in with the RS21. On March 21-22nd there will be a Florida Yacht Clubs Interclub Challenge Regatta where various clubs from around the state can go head to head in inexpensive, one-design charter boats. An Intercollegiate Regatta is currently being finalised and we welcome Collegiate teams to reach out to us if interested with preferred dates.

The RS21s fleet, affectionately known as the Six Pack, will also be available for charter to race in the St. Petersburg Nood Regatta and Charleston Race Week. If you are not in the Sarasota area, stay tuned for details on the Premiere Sailing League events which will be hosted in six RS21s at Pensacola Yacht Club. Further information can be found here: www.premieresailingleague.com.

Sarasota Yacht Club is a highly awarded and famed for being a friendly Yacht Club, they are looking forward to welcoming the RS21 Winter Series. The club is located on Lido Key, which is just walking distance from world famous St. Armand's Circle where there is plenty of shopping and fine dining. The club facilities include a 110-slip marina, fitness center, heated pool, two indoor bars, a pool bar, a grand dining room, waterside terrace, and lunch dock.

Sarasota is known for the #1 Beach in the USA, average year-long temperatures in the high 20's and steady wind in the mid-teens, it is an ideal place to not only sail but bring the entire family too. It is easy to fly to from anywhere in the world and for those staying over in the area there is plenty of accommodation within a short bike ride of the club.

Sarasota Yacht Club RS21 Winter Series Schedule:

  • November 2nd - 39th Annual Sarasota Yacht Club Regatta
  • December 21-22nd - SYC RS21 Winter Series Regatta #1
  • January 25-26th - SYC RS21 Winter Series Regatta #2
  • February 22-23rd - SYC RS21 Winter Series Regatta #3
  • March 21-22nd - Florida Yacht Clubs Interclub Challenge*
  • TBD - Intercollegiate RS21 Challenge*
* Not Winter Series events

Notice of Race and Registration: www.regattanetwork.com/event/19928

Charters: www.rssailingstore.com/charterboats/RS21-Charter-Boats/Regatta-Charter-US

Boats will be available from 14:00 the day before the regatta for practice racing. There is a discount code available exclusively for Sarasota Yacht Club members or for any teams booking all three Winter Series events by entering discount code SYCRS21. The discount is only available for the Winter Series events.

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