St. Augustine Race Week 2020
POSTPONED to a later date to be determined. at St. Augustine Yacht Club
Coronavirus Update: The St. Augustine Yacht Club has postponed St. Augustine Race Week to a later date still to be determined.
St. Augustine Race Week is a spring sailing event featuring both ocean racing and bayfront racing from March 14 through 21, 2020. 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 the Youth Regatta on Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, as well as a special Dragon Boat demonstration on Monday, March 16. The main regatta takes place on March 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21, with a series of inshore and offshore races.
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, at the Municipal Marina, and at the St. Augustine Yacht Club. Many of these events include food vendors and live music and are open to the public. Many of the competitor yachts will be docked at the downtown City Marina and available for casual inspection by the public.
On the last three days of the event, when the main Offshore Regatta takes place, local restaurant Meehan's sets up their Big Party Tent at the St. Augustine Marina. The public is invited to party with the sailors beginning at 5:00 p.m., with live music, food and beverage, and awards presentations.
Event Dates in 2020 Where to Watch Youth Regatta Sat. & Sun., March 14 & 15 Bayfront between the Castillo and the Bridge of Lions Dragon Boats Mon., March 16 Bayfront between the Castillo and the Bridge of Lions Inshore Series Tues. & Wed., March 17 & 18 North of the Vilano Bridge Offshore Series Thurs., Fri., & Sat., March 19, 20, & 21 The Reef Restaurant on Vilano Beach
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 with the Youth Regatta on Saturday and Sunday (March 14 and 15), continues with Dragon Boats on Monday, March 16, the Inshore Series on Tuesday and Wednesday (March 17 and 18), and Performance Yacht Offshore racing on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (March 19, 20, and 21, 2020).
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. The event 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.