St. Augustine Race Week
March 14th – 21st 2020
Five Great Days • Multiple Sailing Events
Ocean Racing • River Racing • Bayfront Racing
• Youth Regatta
Awards • Parties • Live Music
We are still working out the details for
2020 St. Augustine Race Week
Keep reading below for some of our 2020 plans and some of the cool stuff we did in 2019!
A City-Wide Sailing Celebration
Five Days of Racing along the city’s Bayfront, in the Tolomato River and on the Atlantic Ocean. Free Live Music on Stage for everyone downtown in the Meehan’s Big Party Tent. Our awesome Food and Beverage Vendors will serve up tasty treats to keep the Party going.
Cruisers • Racers • Big Boats • Small Boats
Parties • Live Music • Great Food & Drink
Proceeds to support Youth Sailing Scholarships.
Join us Downtown
The Meehan’s Big Party Tent
Racing Formats for Everyone
• Performance Non-Spinnaker (Offshore)
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 a five-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. And, as always, SARW offers Challenging Offshore Racing for sailors arriving from up and down the Atlantic coast.
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 – public is invited too – downtown in the Meehan’s Big Party Tent at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. To get your 2020 shirts, hats, sail bags and other paraphernalia, check the MERCHANDISE page on this website. 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 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.
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, March 14th & 15th.
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 YOUTH SAILING REGATTA
Last year, spectators loved the spectacle of dozens of Club 420’s racing around the buoys 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 Regatta. This is an entirely separate regatta with its own set of trophy winners to be awarded Sunday at the Florida Yacht Club.
WELCOME To SARW 2019
Actaea (Tony Harwell)
Ariel (Daniel Floryan, SAYC)
Avenger (Gary Van Tassel, FCSA)
Bernoulli (Allen Jones, EFYC)
BigTime (David Parrish, NFCC)
Carpe Diam (Brian Cramer, RHYC)
Destiny (Edward Delorme, NA)
Encore (Stephen Michael, Rudder Club)
Fantasea (Henry Baker, SAYC)
Fin (Graeme Nichol, AISC)
Final Gravity (Jeff Bugbee, NBYC)
Fireball (Tim Tucker, SAYC)
Flamingo 1 (Carl Kennon, SAYC)
Flyer (Tyson Bernthal, SAYC)
Forgotten Princess (Peter Marsh, OBYC)
French Kiss (Charles Points, SAYC)
Girl Dog (Paul Hellings, Rat Island YC)
Hillbilly (Bradley Stowers, Melbourne YC)
KAOS (Rich Brew, Rudder Club)
Katana (John Grannis, SAYC)
Kiwi Spirit II (Stanley Paris, SAYC)
Kotchka (Reggie Maggs, SAYC)
Monkey’s Uncle (Carter Quillen, NFCC)
Morgana (Henry Korous)
Naked Option (Tracy Sampson, SAYC)
Naut-on-Call (Eddie Evans, CORA/ChYC)
Obsession (Norman L Church, STC/HRYC)
Ocean Avenue 11 (Hunt Bowman, SAYC)
O-Katana (John Grannis, SAYC)
Olive Oyle (Robert Blackford)
ROCKSTAR (Kathy Hansen, SAYC)
Sea Breeze (Mike Alyea, NFCC)
Second Wind (Guy VanDoren, RIYC)
Shadowfax (Guy Anderson, US Sailing)
Snow Goose (Madalin Keeble, SAYC)
Spider Pig (Allister James, LMSA)
Stray Dog (David Hightower, SAYC)
Veria (Brianne Petit-Muller, SAYC)
Vixen (Bob Moriarty)
Windchaser (Tom Fleming, NFCC)
1,353.4 Feet of Yachts are Registered for 2019 SARW. Plus 80 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 2019 Fun Facts!
Longest Yacht: 53 Feet
Kiwi Spirit II – Finot Conq 53
Stanley Paris, Captain
St Augustine Yacht Club
Shortest Yacht: 22 Feet
Spider Pig – Capri 22
Allister James, Captain
Lake Monroe Sailing Association
It’s a BIG ocean. Plenty of room for your Yacht.
Past Racers * Are you ready for 2020?
Don’t forget to sign up for this year’s races.
You know you want to!
Did I mention, “There will be Rum?”
2020 SARW Registration is NOT YET open.
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St Augustine Race Week
|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 2018 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