St. Augustine Race Week


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

2020 St. Augustine Race Week

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.
Our awesome Food and Beverage Vendors will serve up tasty treats to keep the Party going. Sailors, Spectators, and Party People can join us on Land, in the Bay, or on the High Seas!


Cruisers • Racers • Big Boats • Small Boats
Dragon Boats • Youth Regatta

2020 Race Schedule

Parties • Live Music • Great Food & Drink

2020 Party Details

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
• Offshore Performance Non-Spinnaker
• Offshore Cruiser Spinnaker
• Offshore Cruiser Non-Spinnaker
• Inshore Class 1 Performance
• Inshore Class 2
• One-Design 420 Dinghy (Youth Regatta)


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.

2020 Race Schedule         2020 Inshore/Offshore NOR         2020 Youth Regatta NOR

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,2020 SARW great food, delicious rum drinks and convivial socializing with all your sailing friends. This year’s Parties will be held in the Meehan’s Big Party Tent downtown at the Municipal Marina and are open to the public. Awards Ceremonies and all private events 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.



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.


The Dragon Boats will sail the St Augustine Bayfront to the delight of spectators on Monday.


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.



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.

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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

Welcome First-timers!


Mike Coe
St Augustine Sailing


Rose Ann Points
St Augustine Yacht Club


Matthew Schaedler
North Cape YC of Toledo OH


Peter Korous


George Forrester


Bubba Futch
Rudder Club

Far Niente

Ray Sembler
St Augustine Sailing


Guy VanDoren
Rat Island Yacht Club


Michael Fegen
St Augustine Yacht Club

2020 SARW Logo

Olive Oyle

Robert Blackford


david locy
St Augustine Yacht Club


Gilbert Wright

Pura Vida

Mark Dixon
St Augustine Yacht Club

Rendezvous with Destiny

Florentino Santana
St Augustine Yacht Club

Sky Bird

Michael Dolan
St Augustine Yacht Club


Robert Newsome
St Augustine Yacht Club

thousand island

robert thousand
St Augustine Yacht Club

It’s a BIG ocean. Plenty of room for your Yacht.

* Source/Nautical Miles: https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/publications/docs/distances.pdf

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.

Click here to register for 2020 SARW Offshore / Inshore Yacht Racing
Register at YachtScoring

Click here to register for 2020 Youth Sailing Regatta.
2020 Youth Regatta Registration

St Augustine Race Week VIPs

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: John Grannis
(904)-571-2227     jgfla1@gmail.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 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



2020 SARW – Timeline

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2020 SARW Events Timeline

2020 SARW – Registration

Offshore & Inshore Yacht Racing is OPEN.

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2020 Offshore/Inshore Registration

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REGISTRATION for the 2020 SARW Youth Sailing Regatta is OPEN.

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2020 Youth Regatta Registration

2020 SARW – Sponsorship

2020 SARW Sponsorships still available!
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Sail the SPONSOR-SHIP. Support the Sailors. Name a Race!

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2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

2020 SARW Entries


Alchemist, Mike Coe
Allons-Y - Rose Ann Points
Ariel - Daniel Floryan
Avenger, Gary Van Tassel
Bernoulli - Allen Jones
Blitzkrieg, Matthew Schaedler
Caper - Peter Korous
Chasseur, George Forrester
Cheetah - Bubba Futch
Destiny - Edward Delorme
Encore - Stephen Michael
Estelle - Paul Jarrett
Fantasea - Henry Baker
Far Niente, Ray Sembler
Fin - Graeme Nichol
Flamingo 1 - Carl Kennon
Girl Dog - Paul Hellings
Hillbilly - Bradley Stowers
Icicle, Guy VanDoren
Kaos - Rich Brew
Kotchka - reggie maggs
Monkey's Uncle - Carter Quillen,
Naut-on-Call - Eddie Evans
Nina - Michael Fegen
Obsessions - Norman Church
Ocean Avenue 11 - Hunt Bowman
Olive Oyle, Robert Blackford
Perfection, david locy
Ponce - Gilbert Wright
Pura Vida - Mark Dixon
Rapid Transit - Tom Davis
Rattle & Hum - Adam Norwood
Rendezvous with Destiny - Florentino Santana
Rockstar, Tim Tucker
Santarella - James Scalise
Shadowfax - Guy Anderson
Sky Bird - Michael Dolan
SnowGoose - Robert Newsome
Stray Dog, David Hightower
thousand island, robert thousand
Veria - Brianne Petit-Muller
Zaida - Chuck Fields

2020 CREW:

Philip Filipov, Sailor
Peter Korous, Captain
Ed Trumbull

Edward Delorme, Captain
Al Rodrigeuz
Dave Wright

Henry Baker, Captain
Richard Condit, Spin Trim
Bill Cook, Watch Capt
David Hornfeck, Nav/Tac
Mike Stocks, Medic

Stephane Chopineau, Headsail Trimmer
John Drake, Mid Bow
Michael Hartley, Tactician
Pieter Jordaan, Mid Mast
Gene Maszy, Bow
Graeme Nichol, Captain
Brian Rawson, Headsail Trimmer
Todd Tippin, Main Trimmer

Brad Bristol, Grinder
Sebastian Gauza, Mast
Krzysztof Kusmider, Main Trimmer
Angela Stowers, Bow
Bradley Stowers, Skipper
John Tworkowski, Helm

Mary Corbett, Cat 3 Cooler Jockey
Eddie Evans, Captain
Josh Evans, Main Trimmer
Brett Hahulski, Mid Mast
Kirk Weichsel, Bow

Marianne Davis
Robert Newsome, Owner
Vickie Woltner


Amelia Island Sailing Club
Charleston Ocean Racing Assoc
Charleston Yacht Club
Epping Forest Yacht Club
First Coast Sailing Association
Florida Yacht Club
Halifax River Yacht Club
Halifax Youth Sailing
Melbourne Yacht Club
North Cape YC of Toledo OH
North Florida Cruising Club
Queen's Harbour Yacht Club
Rat Island Yacht Club
Rudder Club of Jacksonville
Sail Queen's Harbour
Shennecossett YC of Groton CT
Smyrna Yacht Club
St Augustine Sailing
St Augustine Yacht Club
Storm Trysail
US Sailing

2020 Offshore/Inshore Entries

2020 SARW Youth Sailors

420 One-Design Regatta

Augustus Gardner, SAYC
Blake March, SAYC
Cohen Chesser, Florida YC
Jocelyn Grannis, SAYC
Jonah Brewer, Florida YC
Nolan Orlando, Halifax YS
Siena Branch, Halifax YS

2020 Youth Regatta Entries

Race Week Photos

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