Sailfest 34th Annual Regatta : Sarasota Youth Sailing

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On April 9th and 10th, Sarasota Youth Sailing will hold our largest sailing and fundraising event of the year - the 34th Annual SailFest Regatta. This longstanding event draws over 200 sailors and their families to the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, and surrounding areas for the weekend. 

Sarasota Youth Sailing (SYS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that provides sailing opportunities for youth ranging in age from 5-18. Since the late 1970’s, we have worked to get children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities sailing on Sarasota Bay. We offer classes for all skill levels, as well as opportunities for school and community organizations. 
Our mission is to encourage youth sailors to experience the joy of sailing in a safe and fun environment. We strive to impart a love of sailing as a life sport, while providing the fundamental skills necessary for participants to advance in the sport as far as their desire, skill and hard work may take them. We promote ethical behavior among our sailors and teach life-long lessons, which build character, foster teamwork, develop self-reliance and instill respect for the marine environment.

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News & Notices

  • Apr 08, 2022 16:42 EST

    All registrations come with one dinner ticket, (c420 2 tickets) if you would like to buy extra dinner tickets, you can do so when you check in. Walt's Seafood Market will be preparing on site; fried flounder, shrimp, chicken tenders, french fries, hush puppies, and coleslaw. ...

  • Apr 02, 2022 16:47 EST

    Attention Sailors: We have posted aerial photos of the Sailfest site to help you navigate parking and launching. Please take a moment to review these before you arrive. You do not need to print these out. There will be volunteers on site to assist you and answer any questions you may have. We are looking forward to seeing you all soon! ...

  • Jan 30, 2022 18:54

    Event site launched on Regatta Network ...

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