St. Augustine Race Week 2021
April 17-24, 2021 at St. Augustine Municipal Marina
St. Augustine Race Week's spring sailing event features both ocean racing and bayfront racing from April 17 through 24, 2021. 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, April 17 and 18. This year, the Dragon Boat demonstration, normally held on Monday, has been cancelled, so Monday, April 19, offers no racing. The main regatta takes place on April 20 through 24, with a series of inshore and offshore races. The inshore races, on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 20 and 21, take place north of the Vilano Bridge on the Tolomato River.
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., April 17 and 18 Bayfront between the Castillo and the Bridge of Lions Dragon Boats Cancelled for 2021. Inshore Series Tues. & Wed., April 20 and 21 North of the Vilano Bridge Offshore Series Thurs., Fri., & Sat., April 22, 23, and 24 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 (April 17 and 18), continues with the Inshore Series on Tuesday and Wednesday (April 20 and 21), and Performance Yacht Offshore racing on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (April 22, 23, and 24, 2021).
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.