The Sarasota Sailing Squadron prepares for its biggest event of the year, sailors from the US and Canada will embark on Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico for the finest sailing anywhere on Florida’s West Coast.
SARASOTA, FL - The Sarasota Sailing Squadron (SSS) will host the 67th Annual Labor Day Regatta Aug. 31-Sept. 1st. The signature event for the SSS, the regatta draws hundreds of competitive sailors from across the U.S. and Canada.
“This event is well-known for the hospitality provided by the SSS, the camaraderie among the community of sailors and reminds us all that Sarasota Bay is our most unique and valued community asset,” said Donna Hillmyer, Labor Day Regatta chairwoman. The event draws nearly one thousand visitors to the area each year and substantially contributes to the local economy. This year more than 300 competitors are expected to participate. The regatta attracts sailors ages 8 to 80 and is open to all classes of sailing vessels. A large number of participants are junior sailors 8-18.
This year’s regatta sponsors are Intercoastal Medical Group, Action Quest, Duncan Seawall, Gulf Auto Clinic, Coffrin Jewelers, Publix and West Marine. Activities include five separate race courses, live music, barbeque, refreshments and awards ceremony. Registration includes parking, camping, various meals and t-shirts. Online registration, including the official Notice of Race and detailed information, can be found at www.sarsotasailingsquadron.org or at the club.
The SSS is a non-profit organization founded in the 1930’s by young adults who could not afford the higher dues of yacht clubs. It is considered a staple in the City’s history and boasts the tagline “The World’s Greatest Sailing Club”.
The club consists of 800+ volunteer members. In conjunction with the Sarasota Youth Sailing (SYS) and the Luffing Lassies, the workings of the club encourage the sport of sailing, promote the science of seamanship and marine ecology, foster a spirit of good fellowship, courtesy, sportsmanship and allow adults and children to compete, locally, regionally and nationally.
Contact: Sarasota Sailing Squadron 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, FL 34230 941-388-2355 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web address: www.sarasotasailingsquadron.org
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