Florida Regional News - September 2017

Sunfish Saturday Oct. 7

Racing resumes at our regular starting time of 1 pm at Davis Island Yacht Club. Let’s hope the summer curse of light to no wind is over so we can get some fun racing in on October 7.  Most of the fleet launches from the point just past the club house. If you are not a DIYC member, you are welcome to unload your trailer on the lawn by the point and will then need to park your car in the non-member parking area but your trailer and gear can stay at the point.

Join us for fun friendly yet competitive racing and then stay for friendly chatter and socializing enhanced by Sunfish beer.


Upcoming Events

Sept 30-Oct 1

2017 Sunfish Women’s North American Championship will be held in Fairhope, AL. Team Florida will be represented by Gail Heausler, Katie Nelson, junior sailor from DIYC and yours truly, your FL representative. Several others were planning on going by Hurricane Irma put some dents in those plans. https://www.sunfishclass.org/documents/nor_2013/2017_Sunfish_WNAC_NOR-1.pdf


October 7-8

The Melbourne Yacht Club Fall Regatta Small Boat Weekend  http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/15371


October 7-8

2017 Sanford Fall Regatta sponsored by Lake Monroe Sailing Association http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/15333#_docs


October 21

35th Annual Dory Drake Regatta at DIYC in Tampa honoring women sailors in keelboats and dinghies. Sunfish are welcome. https://www.regattatech.com/public/DIYC/DoreDrake17/NOR%20-%20October21%202017%20Dore%20Drake%20Regatta-Final.pdf


Oct.. 25

Learn-to-Sail Sunfish Clinic sponsored by the Dinghy Dames of DIYC for women with some sailing experience who want to learn to sail Sunfish. Classes are held  eight Wednesday mornings 8:30am -1:30 pm Contact Lynne Randall at larandall716@gmail.com


October 28-29

Sunfish Racing Clinic with former World Champion Eduardo Cordero to be held at Sarasota Sailing Squadron. SOLD OUT!


Nov 4

No Fleet 651 Racing at DIYC - race or volunteer at the FL Regional State Championship!



Nov 4-5, 2017

2017 FL Regional Sunfish Championship at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron. Register online and download the NOR at http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/15296  

Since I am the regatta chair, you know the event will be well organized. Judy Hanlon is our PRO so you know the races will be well run. With the wonderful venue of the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, you know the location is very Sunfish friendly and a beautiful place to sail. Now it’s up to you to show up and race!

John Barrere forcejb@yahoo.com  919-624-1819 has already put out an offer to share housing:

I have ponied up the cash to reserve vrbo863866 from 3/17/18-3/24/18. Now looking for housemates. Approx cost $425 per person and $640 per couple including ALL taxes, fees, etc. Depending on the mix, these figures could vary a bit, no more than +/- 5%. Max occupancy: 3 couples + 1 single; min: 4 singles. Since I'm fairly new to the class, many of you don't know me. Rich Chapman can vouch for my suitability as a housemate.


December 1 -3

Santa Sailfest Regatta, formerly the Kettle Cup, sponsored by the Lake Monroe Sailing Association in Sanford, FL. Register online https://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_registration_form.php?regatta_id=15057  Every year there are enough Sunfish for our own separate start.


December 2

One Design Small Boat Regatta at Tampa Sailing Squadron in Apollo Beach. The NOR and entry forms are now available at: https://www.regattatech.com/events/TSS/OneDesign17/registration/showEntryForm.  Sunfish are encouraged to come and join the fun!

Please send me reports and announcements from around the state so I can share with your fellow Sunfish sailors.

See you on the water. 

Lynne Randall - USSCA Florida Region Representative