St. Augustine Race Week is a spring sailing event featuring both ocean racing and bayfront racing from March 23 through 30, 2019. The main regatta takes place on March 28, 29, and 30, 2019, will feature a series of inshore and offshore races. Sailors from Savannah to Daytona are scheduled to race offshore in yachts from 24 to 50 feet long. The downtown races will feature a fleet of junior sailors in Optimist Prams and 420 dinghies. Also boats under 30 feet will race inshore north of the Bridge of Lions and south of Vilano. The Youth Regatta will be held March 23 and 24, 2019.
In addition to the sailing events, St. Augustine Race Week includes before-race socials and after-race parties for racers and guests along the downtown bayfront and at the St. Augustine Yacht Club. There will also be food vendors and live music. Many of the competitor yachts will be docked at the downtown City Marina and available for casual inspection by the public.
Offshore Race / March 28, 29, & 30, 2019
Inshore Race / March 28 & 29
Youth Regatta / March 23 & 24
Paddleboard, Kayaks, & Dragon Boats / TBA
St. Augustine Race Week is a descendant of the former First Coast Offshore Challenge (2005–2014). The new name reflects the expansion of sponsorship to include all eight member clubs of the First Coast Sailing Association and its now-official home base in St. Augustine, Florida.
Admission: Anyone interested in participating in Race Week can visit here or call (904) 687-5145. Watching the races from the shore is free.
When: Race Week begins with the Youth Regatta on Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, 2019, and continues with a Competitors' Meeting on Wednesday, March 27, finishing with the Inshore and Offshore Regattas on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 28, 29, and 30, 2019.
Where: St. Augustine Race Week takes place at several locations in the St. Augustine area, including the downtown bayfront. Visit here for more information on venues and events associated with Race Week. Check out the live events that will be happening in St. Augustine.
St. Augustine Race Week is a non-profit entity that donates a major portion of each year’s sponsorships and entry fees to a Youth Sailing Scholarship program that pays for underprivileged kids to attend summer sailing camps at one of the several yacht clubs in the north Florida region.