St. Augustine Race Week

April 5th – 8th, 2018

Four Great Days • Multiple Sailing Events

Ocean Racing • Bayfront Racing • Youth Regatta
Parties • Live Music

A City-Wide Sailing Celebration

Three Days of Spectator-friendly races along the city’s bayfront and Free Entertainment for everyone at the St Augustine Yacht Club.

Join us on Land, in the Bay, or on the High Seas!


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Cruisers • Racers • Big Boats • Small Boats
Parties • Live Music • Great Food
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Proceeds to support Youth Sailing Scholarships

Racing Formats for Everyone

Performance offshore round-the-buoys
Cruiser Tactical Challenges
Inshore Racing
Junior Sailors in Optimist and 420 dinghies
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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.

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 a four-day celebration of all types of sailing set in one of America’s oldest seaport cities. In 2018 we’ll continue that great combination of competition and entertainment with spectator-events and entertainment the entire city can enjoy. And, as always, SARW offers challenging offshore racing for sailors arriving from up and down the Atlantic coast.

Kids – The Best Thing About Our Regatta: In the summer of 2017 proceeds from St. Augustine Race Week enabled us to spend $7,500 sending kids to various sail camps around the area! 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 2018 and giving even more kids their first experience at the helm of a real sailboat.

Race Week 2018 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 – public is invited too – all at a new location. To get your 2018 shirts, hats, sail bags and other paraphernalia, check the MERCHANDISE page on this website.  And, like our 2017 event, hundreds of spectators will see the delightful spectacle of youngsters racing right off the bayfront in their Opti’s and 420’s. We will even have a Dragon Boat demonstration on Saturday morning.

Something for Every Boat. You don’t have to own an ocean-going boat to participate. Slightly smaller yachts and even trailerable boats are invited to race in the popular Inshore Series 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.



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.
Menendez’s Meander – Just like Pedro Menendez de Aviles, you’ll sail up and down the coastline to prescribed North latitude, a Southern latitude and back to finish.


Mariners Triangles – No imaginary points to find. It’s traditional round-the-buoys racing action with upwind, downwind, reaching legs and back to the finish line. We’ll do as many races as we can each day depending on time and wind conditions.


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.


One of the most popular events from 2017 is back! Spectators loved the spectacle of dozens of Opti’s and 420’s racing around the buoys piloted by kids from age 8 to 18. The kids love it too! This is an entirely separate regatta with its own set of trophy winners to be awarded Sunday at the Florida Yacht Club.

St Augustine Race Week

Chairman: Dan Floryan
(904) 687-5145     dfloryan1@comcast.net
Vice Chairman: Guy Anderson
(904) 396-6382     guykanderson@att.net
Offshore Race Management: Adam Norwood
(904) 398-7343     ahnorwood@comcast.net
Inshore Race Management: David Patrick
(904) 687-4197     davidpatrick81@gmail.com
Youth Regatta Chairman: Jack Feeney
(904) 568-8405     captjack@bamvest.com
St. Augustine Yacht Club
442 Ocean Vista Avenue       St. Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 824-9725

Sponsored by

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 8-18 kids 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.

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, and Smyrna Yacht Club. We look forward to another fun year in 2018.

St Augustine Race Week 2017
30-second Recap – Jeremy Garza

The Story of Five Sailors

(An actual conversation overheard at the bar in the St Augustine Yacht Club.)

Dan: Why do seagulls fly over the ocean?
Guy: Because if they flew over the bay, they’d be called bagels!
Adam: I don’t get it. Let’s play cards.
David: We can’t, the Captain is standing on the deck.
Jack: I’m thinking about growing a beard!
Dan: Are you going to grow a naval beard?
Jack: No, I’m going to grow it on my chin.

Overheard on the Orca during the 2018 Offshore Race –

Brody to Capt’ Quint: “You’re going to need a bigger boat!”

St Augustine Race Week 2018

Welcome to SARW 2018

Adenium, John Cunningham
Ariel, Dan Floryan
Black Pearl, Andy Lee
Blueprint, Peter Hatch
Destiny, Edward Delorme
Encore, Stephen Michael
Estelle, Paul Jarrett
Fantasea, Henry Baker
Fin, Graeme Nichol
Flamingo 1, Carl Kennon
Ghost, Tom Davis
Gibson Dry Dock, Guy VanDoren
Girl Dog, Paul Hellings
Gone Postal, Dan Sprouls
Hunter 41, Hunt Bowman
J29, Alexander Madsen
Kerberos, Brian Golumbeck
Kotchka, Reggie Maggs
Lively, Mike Taylor
Monkey's Uncle, Carter Quillen
Mountain Roo, Matt Cole
Naked Option, Tracy Sampson
Obsession, Norman Church
Olive Oyle, Robert Blackford
Orca, Captain Quint
PHRFection, Madalin Keeble
Quick Decision, Tom Lane
Rattle & Hum, Adam Norwood
Ripple, Kent Griffin
Rock Star, Tim Tucker
Santarella, James Scalise
Sassy, Michael Fegen
Sea Breeze, Mike Alyea
Sea Hawk, Tom Robinson
Shadowfax, Guy Anderson
Skybird, John Grannis
Stray Dog, David Hightower
Swim Up Tiki Bar, Barb Sperbeck
Veria, Brianne Petit-Muller
Vixen, Bob Moriarty
Zaida, Chuck Fields


Welcome Youth Sailors

Blake & Logan March
Brennan Doherty & Bridget Monahan
Ethan Ghozali & Emma Heck
Grace Pfaelzer & Malia Sparks
Jack Parker & Erik Volk
Jacob Corrales & Lane Muchmore
Jakob & Joshua Armitage
Jocelyn Grannis & Trace Martensen
Kai Priester & Finn Gardener
Kyle Funderburk
Mathew Aguilera
Matt Snyder & Aine Porter
Mia Mondello
Wes Myler & Patrick Patangan
Will Weinbecker & Michael Mumford

Charles Sweeney
Carson Augustine
Colton Augustine
Curren Burkley
Davis McLauchlin
Elyse Bernthal
Mary Katherine Monahan
Maxim Drexler
River Keysers
Russell Beard
Scott Busey

2018 Youth Regatta

Race Week Photos