Aug 28, 2013

F18 Americas Championship @Sarasota : October 19-26 , 2013

Press Release sent by Deb St James.--
Sarasota Sailing Squadron Prepares to host the 2013 Formula 18 Americas Championship Regatta
Sarasota, Florida USA (23 August 2013) – The Sarasota Sailing Squadron (SSS) is gearing up to host the inaugural F18 Americas Championship Regatta. The regatta opens on Saturday, October 19 and runs through Saturday, October 26.

The Americas regatta represents the equivalent of the European F18 championship and is intended to bring the fast growing F18 fleets from North and South America together to crown the 2013 Americas champion. Both the European and Americas events are just one step below a World title. In addition to crowning the 2013 F18 Americas Champion, this regatta will also crown the 2013 US F18 National Champions as well as the 2013 Masters and Junior F18 Champions.

The F18 Americas races will be held in both Sarasota Bay and just offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Weigh in and registration dates are Oct 19-21, practice racing on Oct 21 and regatta racing on Oct. 22-26. Early registration ends October 1st. Register at :

Want to come to town early and get some racing in before the Americas Championship?? The SSS is also hosting the 7th Annual Buzzelli Multihull Rendezvous from October 18-20 and has offered F18 Americas sailors a discounted rate of entry. Event details for the Buzzelli can be found at

Located on Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast, the Sarasota Sailing Squadron is a 1200+ membership, community sailing club. The SSS is a place that prides itself on its old Florida charm, where you can “come as you” are and feel welcomed and at the same time manages to pull together to host world class, international events and sailors. Want to ship your boats in advance? We are ready to start receiving them now – just call the office and speak to club Manager, Craig Bridges at 941-388-2355.

Charter boats are available through Fun in the Sun, Attention Jill Nickerson at Tel: 727-734-0799 Email:

Event details can be found at
Twitter: @2013F18Americas
Image LA 2012 by Christophe Favreu.

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