Experience St Augustine Race Week and Regatta – Five Day Event Starting Thursday

sarw2016-logo-big2Experience five great days of multiple sailing events this week operating out of the harbor of the nation’s oldest city. The event features round-the-buoys races, an overnight distance race and cruiser tactical challenges. Plus, on Saturday and Sunday, there are inshore racing and junior sailor competitions in Optimist and 420 dinghies with free entertainment for everyone at the big event tent.

Offshore racing is March 31 – April 2 and features yachts from 24 to 50 feet long. Many of the competitive yachts will be docked at the City Marina downtown and available for casual inspection by the public. This is indeed walking distance of our St Augustine Inn.

Plus, on Thursday and Friday evening there will be four free concerts on the City Marina Lawn. New events this year include paddle-board racing, in both stand-up and kneeling divisions, kayak racing, and the wildly exciting dragon boats. The regatta is headquartered at the St. Augustine Yacht Club  close to Vilano Beach.

Entertainment/Party Events

All Music Events Are Open to the Public

Race Week Party Tent at St. Augustine Municipal Marina

Thursday Night 3/31/2016 at the Party Tent
4:30 Beverage and Food Vendors open
5:00- 7:00 – Live Band #1 (TBA)
7:00 – Daily Sailing Awards
7:30 – 9:00 – Live Band #2 (TBA)

Friday Night 4/1/2016 at the Party Tent
4;30 pm – Beverage and Food Vendors open
5:00-7:00 – Live Band #1 (TBA)
7:00 – Daily Sailing Awards @ Party Tent
7:30-9:00 – Live Band #2 (TBA)

Saturday 4/2/2015
Youth Sailing Regatta Day 1 Time TBA Matanzas River Downtown
8 a.m. – 12 noon Dragon Boat Demonstration
Approximately 1 p.m. – Youth Sailing Pizza Dinner @ Party Tent
7:00 pm – Final SARW 2016 Awards Dinner St. Augustine Yacht Club

Sunday 4/3/2015
Youth Sailing Regatta Day 2 Time TBA Matanzas River Downtown
Approx. 4 p.m. Youth Awards & Ice Cream Social St. Augustine Yacht Club

Also during St. Augustine Race Week Old Town Trolley Tours is generously providing participants with free transportation between Municipal Marina and St. Augustine Yacht Club and the Conch House Marina. Times are as indicated.