Thursday Night Racing Series - April 20 - October 26, 2022

Registration, Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions

Portsmouth Centerboard Racing Fall Series A - Wednesdays - August 16 - September 13, 2023

Registration, Notice of Race, and Sailing Instructions

Labor Day Night Race - September 1, 2023

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 Labor Day weekend, the night race begins just south of the Club and we promise to finish at a decent hour so you can enjoy your long weekend with your family and friends.  This race kicks off our DIYC Boat-of-the-Year Series.

Notice of Race and Registration

Portsmouth Centerboard Racing Fall Series B - Wednesdays - September 27 - October 25, 2023

Registration, Notice of Race, and Sailing Instructions

Fall Couples Race - October 7, 2023

Bring your partner and come for a sail around Hillsborough Bay!

Notice of Race



Halloween Regatta - October 28, 2023

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

Island 2 Island Race - November 3-4, 2023

The Island-2-Island Race is a new race co-sponsored with the Venice Yacht Club.

Registration, Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions


Dore Drake Women's Regatta - November 11, 2023

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.

Notice of Race and Registration

Egmont Key Race November 18, 2023

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


Old Shoe/New Shoe Regatta - November 24, 2023

Come out for this ancient traditional single-handed race!   

The regatta is open only to members of DIYC, with no entry fee.

Boats shall register with the RC at 0800-0830.

For the Old Shoe class, boats must meet one of the following conditions:

Boats not meeting one of the above conditions shall compete in the New Shoe class.

Notice of Race

Thanksgiving Regatta - November 25-26, 2023

The annual Thanksgiving Regatta, one of the largest events at DIYC, is coming again this fall. Opti's, 420's and ILCA/Lasers will be racing. Please join us for a great way to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Full Moon Regatta Series - November 30 & December 21, 2023 & January 25, February 24 & March 21, 2024

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. 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, invited guests are welcome to visit and participate to learn more about sailing. The club bar is open (accepting credit cards) and pub grub and meals are available (members receive discounted rates). Racing begins at 1900.

Race Documents and Online Registration


J70 Winter Series - 1 - December 1-3, 2023

Registration, Notice of Race, and Sailing Instructions

Keelboat Regatta - December 10, 2023

This is a one-day regatta with drop-mark races for spinnaker boats and a distance race for others.  All spinnaker B and C boats on the Drop-mark Course will compete for the perpetual Frank Selph Memorial Trophy.  Frank was an avid MORC supporter and the trophy is awarded in his honor.  This event is part of the DIYC BOTY Series and the Suncoast BOTY Series.

Notice of Race and Registration

Hangover Bowl - January 1, 2024

All boats up to 24 feet come on out for this 12th edition of a fun event!   Also known as "Revenge of the Race Committee", this regatta is sure to sharpen your boat-handling skills.


J70 Winter Series - 2 - January 5-7, 2024

Registration, Notice of Race, and Sailing Instructions

Flying Scot Districts - January 13-14, 2024

Flying Scot Districts

All Flying Scots welcome! 

Race Documents and Registration  

Commodore's Cup Regatta - January 20-21, 2024

January 20 & 21 at DIYC. Dedicated to the honor of all Davis Island Yacht Club past Commodore’s, this two day regatta kicks off the new year with intense racing for two days. The best come out to set the tone for the second half of the season. This is a BOTY regatta. Limited breakfast menu will be available.

Registration and Race Documents

J70 Winter Series - 3 - February 2-4, 2024

Registration, Notice of Race, and Sailing Instructions

Around The Point Race - February 10, 2024

The ATP Race loosely follows our DIYC series formula of starting and finishing at DIYC. Part of the DIYC BOTY Series. Limited breakfast menu will be available.

Race Documents and Registration

Helly Hanson Sailing World NOOD Regatta - SPYC - February 16-18 2024

Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series – St. Petersburg


Hillsborough Bay Race - March 16, 2024

“Come Hell or high water” was the phrase used by our first regatta chair, Brian Malone. This distance race is held in Hillsborough Bay, but don’t assume it is just an afternoon cruise. Test your navigation skills and plan to race even if the weather pipes up. This time of year is prone to fronts. In the internet age, most race decisions are made at the bar watching radar. You can plan to race this one to hone your heavy weather skills, so don’t shy away if there is a blow.  Part of the DIYC BOTY Series.  Limited breakfast menu will be available.

Race Documents and Registration

Spring Couples Race - April 13, 2024

Basically, a double handed race with guys and gals. The goal is not to win but to still be talking after the race!


Follows the Sunday Race format.

Tampa Bay Hospice Cup - April 20, 2024

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

School's Out Regatta - May 18-19, 2024

We are looking forward to hosting a great race weekend to share with clubs around the South here at Davis Island Yacht Club.  There is a maximum of 50 competitors in each of the Green and RWB fleets and a max of 25 in 420 and 25 in Laser.

Information and Registration



Tampa Bay to Ft. Myers Race - May 24-25, 2024

Tampa to Ft Myers race, occurring annually on Memorial Day weekend, represents DIYC's conclusion of the Boat of the Year series and with it, the conclusion of our regatta calendar. The excitement of this coastal race is surpassed only by the awards "banquet" awaiting in Ft Myers Beach. Grab your crews and your safety gear and we'll meet you on the starting line!