Tampa Bay to Ft. Myers Race (BOTY)

May 27, 2022 all-day
Jamie Myers/Mike Kayusa/Brent Bacon

The Tampa to Ft. Myers race, occurring annually on Memoria Day weekend, represents DIYC’s  conclusion of the Boat of the Year series and with it, the conclusion of our regatta calendar. 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.


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