St. Augustine Race Week
FAST, FUN AND FRIENDLY
August 15th – 22nd 2020
Eight Great Days • Multiple Sailing Events
Ocean Racing • River Racing • Bayfront Racing
Dragon Boats • Youth Regatta
Private & Public Events for
Registered Racers, Crew & Family include:
Awards Ceremonies • Parties • Live Music
A City-Wide Sailing Celebration
Seven Days of Racing along the city’s Bayfront, in the Tolomato River and on the Atlantic Ocean. Free Live Music for Registered Racers, Crew & Family in the Meehan’s Big Party Tent located downtown at the Municipal Marina. Party Tent events are open to the public.
Cruisers • Racers • Big Boats • Small Boats
Parties • Live Music • Great Food & Drink
Proceeds to support the John Daniel Meehan (JDM) Youth Sailing Scholarship Fund.
All Awards Ceremonies and Parties will be held at
The Meehan’s Big Party Tent
Downtown at the Municipal Marina
Food, Fun, Drinking & Live Music. Party like a Sailor!
(Notice: The Party Tent is open to the Public)
Racing Formats for Everyone
• Offshore Performance Spinnaker
FAST, FUN AND FRIENDLY
Proceeds to Benefit Kids
St. Augustine Race Week raises funds to send underprivileged children to local sailing camps every summer as part of our JDM Youth Sailing Scholarship Fund, named in honor of the late John Meehan, a strong supporter of Race Week. In 2019, our generous Sponsors made it possible for us to send nearly 40 underprivileged kids to summer sailing camps free of charge.
Sailing Instructions will be available at the Competitors & Skippers Meetings.
A Perfect Event for St. Augustine and You
Once again the First Coast Sailing Association and its associated yacht clubs are proud to bring to St. Augustine the premiere sailing event of the spring season. It’s an eight-day celebration of all types of sailing set in America’s oldest seaport city. In 2020 we’ll continue that great combination of competition and entertainment with spectator events and entertainment the entire city can enjoy. As always, St Augustine Race Week offers Challenging Offshore Yacht Racing, Exciting Inshore Yacht Racing and Inspiring Bayfront Youth Sailboat Racing for sailors from 12 – 92 arriving from up and down the Atlantic coast. Sailers will race their yachts on the Ocean in the River and on the Bay! FAST, FUN and FRIENDLY events for Sailors, Spectators and Party People on the Water and on the Land for a full week in St Augustine, Florida. It’s the world-famous St Augustine Race Week – August 15th – 22nd 2020.
Race Week 2020 includes all the features everyone loves including the best live local bands, great food, delicious rum drinks and convivial socializing with all your sailing friends. This year’s Awards Ceremonies and Parties are all private events and will be held at the St Augustine Yacht Club. 2020 SARW shirts, hats, sail bags and other paraphernalia will be available for sale at each of the Awards Ceremonies. And, like our 2019 event, hundreds of spectators will see the delightful spectacle of youngsters racing right off the Bayfront in their One-Design 420’s. We will even have a Dragon Boat demonstration on the Bayfront, too!
Something for Every Boat. You don’t have to own an ocean-going boat to participate. Slightly smaller yachts and even trailerable sailing boats are invited to race in the popular Inshore Series in the Tolomato River just North of the Vilano Bridge. The Offshore Series is for serious racers who like lots of traditional round-the-buoys, upwind-downwind racing. The Tactical Challenge Series presents a set of coordinates to be reached by any route sailors choose.
Kids – The Best Thing About Our Regatta: In the summer of 2019 proceeds from St. Augustine Race Week enabled us to send nearly 40 underprivleged kids to various summer sailing camps around the area free of charge! That’s what we’re all about – giving less fortunate children a great summer experience and training the next generation of sailors. We’re looking forward to increasing that amount in 2020 and giving even more kids their first experience at the helm of a real sailboat. The 2020 SARW One-Design 420 Youth Regatta sails in the Matanzas Bay on its own special weekend, August 15th & 16th.
MULTIPLE RACING FORMATS
Conquistador’s Corner – You’ll be given a prescribed latitude and longitude. Sail out to touch each line at any point and return to the finish.
SPIN and NON-SPIN
The Inshore Series – The course will be set up in the Intracoastal Waterway North of the Vilano Bridge with tight racing between the banks. On the final day we hope to have you race downtown for spectators along the Bayfront.
The Dragon Boats will sail the St Augustine Bayfront to the delight of spectators on Monday.
THE YOUTH SAILING REGATTA
Last year, spectators loved the spectacle of dozens of Club 420’s racing around the buoys in the St Augustine Bayfront piloted by kids from age 12 to 18. The kids love it too! This year, our Youth Sailors will compete in the 2020 SARW One-Design 420 Youth Sailing Regatta on the Opening Weekend of Race Week. The Youth Sailing Regatta is an entirely separate regatta with its own set of trophy winners to be awarded Sunday at the St Augustine Yacht Club.
WELCOME To SARW 2020
Alchemist (Mike Coe, SA Sailing)
Allons-Y (Rose Ann Points, SAYC)
Ariel (Daniel Floryan, SAYC)
Avenger (Gary Van Tassel, Rudder Club)
Bernoulli (Allen Jones, EFYC)
Blitzkrieg (Matthew Schaedler, North Cape YC)
Caper (Peter Korous)
Chasseur (George Forrester)
Cheeta (Bubba Futch, Rudder Club)
Destiny (Edward Delorme)
Encore (Stephen Michael, Rudder Club)
Estelle (Paul Jarrett, SAYC)
Fantasea (Henry Baker, SAYC)
Far Niente (Ray Sembler, SA Sailing)
Fin (Graeme Nichol, AISC)
Flamingo 1 (Carl Kennon, SAYC)
Girl Dog (Paul Hellings, RIYC)
Hillbilly (Bradley Stowers, Melbourne YC)
Icicle (Guy VanDoren, Rat Isoand YC)
Kaos (Rich Brew, Rudder Club)
Kotchka (reggie maggs, SAYC)
Monkey’s Uncle (Carter Quillen, NFCC)
Naut-on-Call (Eddie Evans, CORA/ChYC)
Nina (Michael Fegen, SAYC)
Obsessions (Norman Church, HRYC/Storm Trysail)
Ocean Avenue 11 (Hunt Bowman, SAYC)
Olive Oyle (Robert Blackford)
Perfection (david locy, SAYC)
Ponce (Gilbert Wright, Sail Queen’s Harbour)
Pura Vida (Mark Dixon, SAYC)
Rapid Transit (Tom Davis, Rudder Club)
Rattle & Hum (Adam Norwood, NFCC / Rudder Club)
Rendezvous with Destiny (Florentino Santana, SAYC)
Rockstar (Tim Tucker, SAYC)
Santarella (James Scalise, Shennecossett YC)
Shadowfax (Guy Anderson, US Sailing)
Sky Bird (Michael Dolan, SAYC)
SnowGoose (Robert Newsome, SAYC)
Stray Dog (David Hightower)
thousand island (robert thousand, SAYC)
Veria (Brianne Petit-Muller, SAYC)
Zaida (Chuck Fields, NFCC)
1357 and one-half feet of Yachts are Registered for 2020 SARW.
Plus 84 feet of Captains!
It’s a BIG ocean. Plenty of room for your Yacht.
Send a picture of your yacht to
WebMaster@StAugustineRaceWeek.comand be featured on our WebSite.
SARW 2020 Fun Facts!
First to Register for 2020 SARW
Encore – Lindenberg 28
Stephen Michael, Captain
Rudder Club of Jax
Longest Yacht: 45 Feet
Monkey’s Uncle – Hunter Center Cockpit
Carter Quillen, Captain
North Florida Cruising CLub
Shortest Yacht: Tie – 22 Feet
Girl Dog – Catalina 22
Paul Hellings, Captain
Rat Island Yacht Club
Nina – Hunter 22
Michael Fegen, Captain
St Augustine Yacht Club
Farthest from Home Port:
2852 Nautical Miles*
Matthew Schaedler, Captain
North Cape YC – Toledo OH
928 Nautical Miles*
James Scalise, Captain
Shennecossett YC – Groton CT
Rose Ann Points
Rendezvous with Destiny
It’s a BIG ocean. Plenty of room for your Yacht.
Honor Roll of Past Racers
Actaea Ariel Adenium Avenger Bernoulli BigTime Black Pearl Blueprint Blue Sky Calypso Breeze Carpe Diam Destiny Encore Estelle Fantasea Fin Final Gravity Fireball Flamingo 1 Flyer Forgotten Princess French Kiss Gaboon Ghost Gibson Dry Dock Gone Postal Girl Dog Hillbilly Hunter 41 J 29 Kaos Katana Kerberos Kiwi Spirit II Kotchka Lively Meteor Monkey’s Uncle Mountain Roo Morgana Naked Option Naut-on-Call Obsessions Ocean Avenue 11 O Katana Olive Oyle PHRFection Quick Decision Rapid Transit Rattle & Hum Ripple RockStar Santarella Sassy Sea Breeze Sea Hawk Second Wind Shadowfax Skybird Snow Goose So Anyway Spider Pig Stray Dog Swim Up Tiki Bar Veria Vixen Water Streak Windchaser Zaida
Bolded Yachts are returning to race in 2020 SARW
Are you ready for 2020 SARW?
Sign up NOW for the 2020 SARW Yacht Races.
You know you want to!
Did I mention, “There will be Rum?”
2020 SARW Registration is OPEN.
St Augustine Race Week VIPs
|Chairman: Dan Floryan
(904) 687-5145 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Vice Chairman: Guy Anderson
(904) 396-6382 email@example.com
|Offshore Race Management: Adam Norwood
(904) 398-7343 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Inshore Race Management: David Patrick
(904) 687-4197 email@example.com
|Youth Regatta Chairman: John Grannis
|St. Augustine Yacht Club|
442 Ocean Vista Avenue St. Augustine, FL 32080
First Coast Sailing Association is a 5013c Organization
Tom Davis, President
4446 Hendricks Ave, #227 Jacksonville FL 32207
JDM Youth Sailing Scholarship Fund
All excess funds generated by SARW sponsorships and entry fees go to support our John Daniel Meehan Youth Sailing Scholarship Program. Each summer we send kids aged 8-18 to summer sailing camps in the Northeast Florida area where they learn the basics of sailing and water safety while also having loads of fun. In the summer of 2019 proceeds from St. Augustine Race Week enabled us to send nearly 40 underprivleged kids to various summer sailing camps around the area. All at no charge!
Our partners in this program are St. Augustine Yacht Club, North Florida Cruising Club, Florida Yacht Club, Halifax River Yacht Club, Halifax Youth Sailing, The Rudder Club of Jacksonville, Queens Harbour Yacht Club, and Smyrna Yacht Club. We look forward to another fun year in 2019.
St Augustine Race Week 2017
30-second Recap – Jeremy Garza