WARM OCEAN, FRIENDLY PEOPLE, HOT COMPETITION
March 18th – 25th 2023
Eight Great Days • Multiple Sailing Events
Ocean Racing • River Racing
Bayfront Racing • Youth Sailing Regatta
Private Events for
Registered Racers, Crew & Family include:
Awards Ceremonies • Parties • Live Music
WARM OCEAN, FRIENDLY PEOPLE, HOT COMPETITION
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 St Augustine Municipal Marina.
Cruisers • Racers • Big Boats
Parties • Live Music • Great Food & Drink
Proceeds to support the John Daniel Meehan (JDM) Youth Sailing Scholarship Fund.
Thursday & Friday
Awards Ceremonies and Parties
will be held in
The Meehan’s Big Party Tent
Downtown at the St Augustine Municipal Marina.
Food, Fun, Drinking & Live Music. Party like a Sailor!
(Notice: The Party Tent is OPEN to the Public)
Racing Formats for Everyone
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 St Augustine Race Week.
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 2023 we’ll continue that great combination of competition and entertainment with Spectator Events, Parties, Live Music and Awards Ceremonies. 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! WARM OCEAN, FRIENDLY PEOPLE, HOT COMPETITION events for Sailors, Spectators and Party People on the Water and on the Land for a full week in St Augustine, Florida. This year, Parties & Live Music Events in the Meehan’s Big Party Tent are OPEN to the public. It’s the world-famous St Augustine Race Week, March 18th – March 25th 2023.
Race Week 2023 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 Parties will be held in the Meehan’s Big Party Tent Downtown at the St Augustine Municipal Marina and are OPEN to the public. Private Ceremonies and Events will be held at the St Augustine Yacht Club. 2023 SARW shirts, hats, sail bags and other paraphernalia will be available for sale at each of the Awards Ceremonies. And, like our 2022 event, hundreds of spectators will see the delightful spectacle of youngsters racing right off the Bayfront in their One-Design 420’s. We might 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 2022 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 2023 and giving even more kids their first experience at the helm of a real sailboat. The 2023 SARW One-Design 420 Youth Sailing Regatta sails in the Matanzas Bay on its own special weekend, March 18th & 19th 2023.
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
This year, our Youth Sailors will compete in the 2023 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.
Are you ready for 2023 SARW?
Sign up SOON for the 2023 SARW Yacht Races.
You know you want to!
Did I mention, “There will be Rum?”
And Hot Chocolate for the Youth Sailors!
SARW Registration is NOT YET OPEN
Click here to register for 2023 SARW Offshore / Inshore Yacht Racing
Click here to register for 2023 SARW Youth Sailing Regatta
St Augustine Race Week VIPs
|Chairman: Dan Floryan
(904) 687-5145 email@example.com
|Co-Chairman: Guy Anderson
(904) 396-6382 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Offshore Race Management: Pat Lambert||Inshore Race Management: David Patrick
(904) 687-4197 email@example.com
|Youth Sailing Regatta Chairman: John Grannis
(904) 252-2195 firstname.lastname@example.org
First Coast Sailing Association is a 5013c Organization
Justin Muller, 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 2022 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, Epping Forest Yacht Club, Florida Yacht Club, Halifax River Yacht Club, Halifax Youth Sailing, The Rudder Club of Jacksonville, Queens Harbour Yacht Club, St Augustine Sailing, St Augustine Sailing Sisters, and Smyrna Yacht Club. We look forward to another fun year in 2023.
St Augustine Race Week 2017
30-second Recap – Jeremy Garza