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1315 Severn Ave. Tampa, FL 33606
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REGATTA HISTORY

Standing Club Sponsored Regattas

January

Commodore's Cup



April

Tampa Bay Hospice Cup

You may know this event from its 28 year history as the Morgan Invasion. The race organizers teamed up with the Davis Island Yacht Club, Suncoast Hospice, and LifePath Hospice to make this event a marquee regatta for the West coast of Florida.   

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September

Labor Day Night Race

Started in 1936 by the Tampa Sailing Squadron as a Labor Day cruise to Sarasota, in 1948 it became the Tampa to Sarasota Labor Day Race. In the early 1950's, DIYC, took over sponsorship of the race and it has been running annually since that time. The Friday evening of the Labor Day weekend, the night race begins just south of the club. Over the years, the finishing destination of the race has recently been Pass-A-Grille YC or Treasure Island YC. The race offers great views of the yellow lit Skyway Bridge and south Pinellas county shoreline at the finish very early on Saturday morning.

October

Halloween Regatta

A one-day race designed for fun and competition. This BOTY event allows sailors to dress for Halloween and compete for the annual trophy.

November

Egmont Key Race

2015 marks the 80th anniversary of the oldest running sailboat race on the West Coast of Florida!  

November Old Shoe Race

Started in 1998 as the "No Class" Regatta, this is the Club's single handed sailing championship. Past Commodore, Bob Abberger, created this race with a few simple rules; no crew, no auto-pilot, one class and one start. The day after Thanksgiving was chosen to get out of obligations to go shopping and with an early start time to spend the whole day on the water. A trophy was needed; however, another silver cup was too much, so an old boat shoe was decided upon. Actually Bob's old boat shoe, was beautifully mounted on a wooden base by Joe Linton. The documented "Deed of Shoe" (cocktail napkin) was applied to the bottom of the trophy to be forever immortalized.



November

Thanksgiving Regatta