27°54.47 N — 82°27.09 W
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

Thursday Night Race Series 2021

Until further notice, Thursdays are limited to members and their invited guests. 

Thursday Night Racing will resume on 18 March and 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. New sailors have learned the skills of the persons who were in their shoes years ago. Racing sailboats keeps us happy. To join a boat, visit the yacht club bar on Thursday night and let the staff know you are "crew looking for boat." Whether you have experience or not, the general public is welcome to visit and become our guest to learn more about sailing. The club bar is open (accepting cards only, no cash) and meals are available.

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.

 

Dining Room is Open

We have resumed serving food inside the club house FOR MEMBERS ONLY. Dining on the porch will remain an option, including for reciprocal Clubs. Inside dining will be for a maximum of 50% of capacity, approximately 60 people. Friday evening dining (inside and outside) will require a reservation.

Click here for full details

 

Tampa Bay Hospice Cup - April 24

Similar to the traditions of the Morgan Invasion, the Tampa Bay Hospice Cup appeals to both cruisers and racers. In addition to the traditional Morgan Invasion fleets, the regatta also features open non-Morgan fleets for PHRF, Multi-hulls, and a “Just-for-Fun” casual fleet. The committee also plans landside activities for supporters who’d like to be a part of the event but who don’t care to race. All proceeds will benefit Tampa Bay area Hospice organizations, which offer comprehensive hospice and palliative care, caregiver education, individual and group counseling, spiritual support and many other programs to those it serves regardless of race, age, faith, diagnosis or financial circumstances. Part of the DIYC BOTY Series.  Limited breakfast menu will be available.

Race Documents and Registration

 

J-24 Rodeo - May 22-23

Annual regatta for J-24s.

Race Documents and Registration

 

Tampa to Ft Myers Race - May 28-29

This race’s history dates back to 1946 and 2019 brought back Naples Sailing and Yacht Club whose feeder race the week before (May 22-23) will bring additional competitors to our regatta.  A 100-mile coastal race, Tampa Bay to Ft. Myers has everything from J-24s, multihulls, and 40'+ footers racing.  Of course, the destination is fabulous finishing at Ft Myers Beach - one of the remaining "Old Florida" beach towns.  All competitors departing from Tampa Bay compete for the Navigator’s Trophy donated by OH Rogers.  It is awarded to the first boat to finish in any class.

Race Documents and Registration

 

A-Cat Admirals Cup - April 30 - May 2

Annual Admirals Cup Regatta for all A-Cats

Race Documents and Registration

 

2020-2021 Boat-Of-The-Year Series

This Series of nine races and regattas begins with the Labor Day Night Race and concludes with the  Tampa Bay to Ft. Myers Race.

Notice of Race for Series - Updated 1/11/2021