CANCELLED 72nd Annual Labor Day Regatta : Sarasota Sailing Squadron

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SARASOTA, FL - The Sarasota Sailing Squadron (SSS) will host the 72nd Annual Labor Day Regatta September 1-2nd. The signature event for the SSS, the regatta draws hundreds of competitive sailors from across the U.S. and Canada.

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.

 Activities include five separate race courses, live music, barbeque, refreshments and awards ceremony. 

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: Web address:

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News & Notices

  • Sep 12, 2018 21:29 EST

    Race 5 "Red/Green Flight Assignments have been posted and can be seen here: or on the Official Notice Board at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron ...

  • Aug 24, 2018 19:50 EST

    Dear 2018 Labor Day Regatta Competitors, Volunteers and friends, On behalf of the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, the Commodore and the Labor Day Regatta Organizing Committee, it is with the deepest regret to inform you, the 2018 72nd Annual Sarasota Labor Day Regatta has been cancelled. Sarasota County government has issued another 7 day extension to the “No Swim" Environmental Advisory due to the Bacteria Levels associated with “Red Tide”. At this time, we do not foresee a window that will provide a safe and enjoyable experience for the competing sailors, friends and families. A refund for your registration and any additional purchases will be issued via Regatta Network as promptly as possible. We truly appreciate your commitment and efforts to join us on this signature and historic event at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron. We hope you will join us for future events. The F-18 World Championship (October 12 - 19) , The World Sailing Conference (October 27 - November 4), Weta Championships (November 2-4), Viper and VX One Winter Series (January 19-21, February 9-10) , Sarasota Bay Multi-Hull Regatta (February 22-24), Melges-14 & MC Scow Cup (March 1-3), 2019 One Design Midwinters (March 15-17), FSSA Midwinters Championship (March 23-28), A-Cat Admiral’s Cup (March 29-31), Sarasota Youth Sailing Sailfest and the 2019 Sarasota Labor Day Regatta. We look forward to seeing you on our beautiful Sarasota Bay. Kindest regards, Craig Bridges, Manager Sarasota Sailing Squadron ...

  • Feb 07, 2018 12:48

    Event site launched on Regatta Network ...

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