Race Week is just around the corner. If you are thinking cars and Daytona, that’s not it at all. In St. Augustine race week means Sailboat Racing! You’ll want to make sure that you have your reservations at one of our beautiful historic bed and breakfast inns. Just follow the link below to see what availability is left for next weekend.
St. Augustine Race Week, running from April 9 to 12, 2015, is a brand new Annual Spring sailing event combining large-boat ocean racing and spectator-friendly small boat racing along the St. Augustine bay front. Sailboats of all sizes have registered to compete in this four-day regatta.
Yachts from 32 feet to 50 feet long will be competing in four off-shore (ocean) races that will be held between April 9-11.
There will also be two days of spectator-friendly In-Shore racing with boats under 30 feet on Thursday and Friday from morning thru the afternoon. The public is encouraged to come and cheer along the sailors as they race north of the Bridge of Lions in the Matanzas River up past the Castillo de San Marcos. The Race Announcer located on the bay front at the north end of Avenida Menendez will call the progress of the race to the public.
After the races, you are invited to attend the after race parties for racers and guests at the St. Augustine City Marina lawn on April 9 and 10 just South of the Bridge of Lions. These parties are open to the public.
Thursday the party starts at 4:00pm featuring the Reggae sounds of local favorite I-Vibe which will be followed by one of the hottest party bands in the area, OH NO! Food will be presented by Meehan’s Irish Pub chefs and libations from Red Stripe, Miller Lite and Pusser’s Rum will be available for purchase.
Friday the sounds of 2014 THE VOICE finalist, Preston Pohl, will fill the night air and will be immediately followed by Jacksonville’s Number One Reggae Band, The 418 Band.
Junior Sailors will compete on Saturday April 11 and Sunday April 12th in the bay where the best viewing will be at the Castillo de San Marcos and South along the Seawall. Please come and cheer these young sailors in their Optimist Prams and 420 Dinghies as they compete for their trophies. St. Augustine Race Week is a non-profit entity that donates a major portion of each year’s race sponsorships and entry fees to a Youth Sailing Scholarship program that pays for underprivileged youngsters to attend summer sailing camps at First Coast Sailing Association yacht clubs in the north Florida region.
To learn more… Click here to visit their website at http://www.sarw2015.com