St. Augustine Race Week
March 23rd – 30th 2019
Five Great Days • Multiple Sailing Events
Ocean Racing • River Racing • Bayfront Racing
• Youth Regatta
Awards • Parties • Live Music
A City-Wide Sailing Celebration
Four Days of Spectator-friendly races along the city’s bayfront and Three Days 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.
Sailors, Spectators, and Party People can join us on Land, in the Bay, or on the High Seas!
Racing Formats for Everyone
• Performance Non-Spinnaker (Offshore)
• Performance Spinnaker (Offshore)
• Cruiser (Offshore)
• Cruiser Spinnaker (Offshore)
• Class 1 Performance (Inshore)
• Class 2 (Inshore)
• One-Design 420 (Youth Regatta)
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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 shirts, hats, sail bags and other paraphernalia, check the MERCHANDISE page on this website. And, like our 2018 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 2018 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 2019 and giving even more kids their first experience at the helm of a real sailboat. The 2019 SARW One-Design 420 Youth Regatta sails in the Matanzas Bay on its own special weekend, March 23rd & 24th.