St. Augustine Race Week 2018

Thursday – Sunday, April 5 – 8, 2018 at St. Augustine Yacht Club

This annual boat race takes place in St. Augustine around Vilano Beach, St. Augustine Beach, and the bayfront.

442 Ocean Vista Ave., St. Augustine, FL, 32080
(904) 687-5145
  • St. Augustine Race Week is a spring sailing event featuring both ocean racing and bayfront racing. The four-day regatta, April 5 – 8, 2018, will feature a series of inshore and offshore races. Sailors from Savannah to Daytona are scheduled to race offshore in yachts from 24 to 50 feet long. The downtown races will feature a fleet of junior sailors in Optimist Prams and 420 dinghies. Also boats under 30 feet will race inshore north of the Bridge of Lions and south of Vilano.

    In addition to the sailing events, St. Augustine Race Week includes before-race socials and after-race parties for racers and guests along the downtown bayfront and at the St. Augustine Yacht Club. There will also be food vendors and live music. Many of the competitor yachts will be docked at the downtown City Marina and available for casual inspection by the public.

    Races

    Offshore Race / April 5 – 7

    Inshore Race / April 5 – 6

    Youth Racing / April 7 – 8

    Paddleboard, Kayaks, & Dragon Boats / TBA

    St. Johns Tourism Development Council Youth Regatta / April 7 – 8

    St. Augustine Race Week is a descendant of the former First Coast Offshore Challenge (2005–2014). The new name reflects the expansion of sponsorship to include all eight member clubs of the First Coast Sailing Association and its now-official home base in St. Augustine, Florida.

    Admission: Anyone interested in participating in Race Week can visit here or call (904) 687-5145. Watching the races from the shore is free.

    When: Race Week begins Wednesday, April 4, 2018, with a competitors meeting at the St. Augustine Yacht Club for a social. Offshore racing begins Thursday April 5, 2018, and continues with a series of races ending on Sunday April 8, 2018. Small boat racing downtown begins Saturday and ends Sunday.

    Where: St. Augustine Race Week takes place at several locations in the St. Augustine area, including the downtown bayfront. Visit here for more information on venues and events associated with Race Week. Check out the live events that will be happening in St. Augustine.

    St. Augustine Race Week is a non-profit entity that donates a major portion of each year’s sponsorships and entry fees to a Youth Sailing Scholarship program that pays for underprivileged kids to attend summer sailing camps at one of the several yacht clubs in the north Florida region.

  • Schedule of Events

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    7 p.m.

    Competitors' meeting at St. Augustine Yacht Club

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    4:30 p.m.

    Food and beverage vendors at Party Tent

    5:30 p.m.

    Live Music -- Lionsgates

    6:00 p.m.

    Awards Presentation

    7:30 p.m.

    Live Music -- Lionsgate

    Friday, April 6, 2018

    4:30 p.m.

    Food and beverage vendors at Party Tent

    5:30 p.m.

    Live Music -- Hit Parade

    6:00 p.m.

    Awards Presentation

    7:30 p.m.

    Live Music continues

    Saturday, April 7, 2018

    12:00 noon

    St. Johns Tourism Development Youth Sailing Regatta, Day 1

    7:00 p.m.

    Final Awards Dinner at St. Augustine Yacht Club

    6:00 p.m.

    Willowwacks

    Sunday, April 8, 2018

    10:00 a.m.

    St. Johns Tourism Development Youth Sailing Regatta, Day 2

    4:00 p.m.

    Youth Regatta Awards

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