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1315 Severn Ave. Tampa, FL 33606
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Davis Island Yacht Club

WELCOME TO DAVIS ISLAND YACHT CLUB

The Davis Island Yacht Club is a private, member-owned yacht club situated at the south end of Davis Islands in Tampa, Florida. The club sponsors a heavy schedule of sailing races, an active cruising fleet and a strong youth sailing organization.

"The principal purpose of the Club shall be to promote sailing in all its forms, to form a social nucleus with activities for people primarily interested in sailing, to develop and maintain active relationships with other sailing organizations, to promote racing and cruising for pure enjoyment, to promote safety on the water-ways, and to foster a spirit of good fellowship and helpfulness."

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LATEST NEWS

COVID Guidelines Specific for DIYC? 

  • Masks are required for Vaccinated and Non-Vaccinated people inside the club.

  • All other club operations have returned to pre-pandemic policies with the added encouragement to continue to be safe and sanitize.

 

Thursday Night Race Series 2021

NOTE:  All boats MUST renew WFPHRF certificates!  Boats without NEW certificates will NOT BE SCORED starting AUGUST 5!

 https://www.westfloridaphrf.org/ 

Thursday Night Racing resumed on 18 March and will run until Daylight Savings ends (last race of the season on 4 November).

New and old sailors alike gather on our beautiful Hillsborough Bay for a tradition unlike any other. Davis Islands' Thursday Night Series has been the biggest sailing series in the South for many years. New sailors have learned the skills of the persons who were in their shoes years ago. Racing sailboats keeps us happy. Whether you have experience or not, those interested in sailing are welcome to visit and become the guest of a captain and learn more about sailing. The club bar is open (accepting cards only, no cash) and meals are available for those guests who have joined a crew for the evening.Registration is now open and available online via Regatta Network. Click here to register.After you have registered, be sure and sign up here for Race Committee duties.

 Results and standings are on the Racing / Results page.

Members--Please feel free to share the following message with interested guests.

As we move into the next phase of reentry, we are looking forward to getting people out on the water.  We ask that you sign up through this attached form.  Whether you have experience or not, those interested in sailing are welcome to visit and become the guest of a captain and learn more about sailing.  Remember, the club bar is open (accepting cards only, no cash) and meals are available for those guests who have joined a crew for the evening. Thanks! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054BAEA72EA2FA7-thursday

For Skippers who would like to welcome people on boats, please complete the following form and we will connect you with new guests. https://forms.gle/gL4xXfSt64xXy6eTA

 

Dory Drake Women's Regatta - October 23

Provide the women of the Tampa Bay area an opportunity to compete against each other with all female crew and socialize after the racing.  Provide an opportunity for less-experienced women to compete and gain the confidence with a coach on board.  Allow other participants (i.e. those of the male persuasion) to coach some of our lady sailors. 

Results

 

Halloween Regatta - October 30

This Boat-of-the-Year event for DIYC encourages participation from veteran racers to casual cruisers looking to check out the racing scene.  There are divisions for everyone with choices in Spinnaker, Racer-Cruiser, Multi-Hull, and Cruising.  This one-day event features Hillsborough Bay Drop-Mark races for Spinnaker Divisions and a Distance course for the other Divisions.  After an afternoon of racing, DIYC hosts our traditional adult Halloween party.  Costumes are strongly encouraged for the awards party – for a separate competition of course.  The race is only half the fun. 

Notice of Race and Registration

 

Full Moon Series - Nov 17, Dec 16, Jan 13, Feb 17, Mar 10

New and old sailors alike gather on our beautiful Hillsborough Bay for a tradition unlike any other. Davis Islands' "Full Moon Series" continues our popular weeknight racing through the winter months.  NOTE: If you registered for the 2021 Thursday Night Series, you are automatically registered for the Full Moon Series. Only boats NOT registered for Thursdays need to register here.

Notice of Race and Registration

 

Egmont Key Race - November 20

Egmont Key Race dates back to 1935 and is the oldest running sailboat race on the west coast of Florida.  It was created as a warm-up race for the Havana Race.  The 65 mile long course takes racers around the key and back to DIYC.  We also offer a 50 mile short course that stays inside the key for cruising and small spinnaker boats.  The winner of the long course is awarded the perpetual Houston Wall Trophy

Notice of Race and Registration

 

Thanksgiving Regatta - November 27 - 28

DIYC annual event for Optimists, 420s, and ILCAs

Notice of Race and Registration

 

Waszp North American Championship - December 9 - 12

Foiling Waszps come to Tampa!  The plan is for 6-8 races each day for four days!

Notice of Race and Registration

 

Flying Scot Florida Circuit Event #4 - January 15 - 16

Annual Flying Scot Regatta

Notice of Race and Registration

 

DIYC Boat-Of-The-Year Series 2021-2022

This 9-event Series includes both Drop-Mark and Distance racing for Spinnaker A, B, and C divisions, plus Distance races for Racer-Cruiser, Cruising, and Multi-Hull.

NOTE:  BOTY Kickoff Party will be on August 28th.

Notice of Series

 

Suncoast Boat-Of-The-Year Series 2021-2022

This 9-event Series includes both Drop-Mark and Distance racing for Spinnaker A, B, and C divisions, plus Distance races for Racer-Cruiser, Cruising, and Multi-Hull.  Spinnaker boats must have ORC certificates.

Notice of Series - Updated 8/19/2021

 

West Florida Master Calendar

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