The Sarasota Sailing Squadron’s signature event is the annual Labor Day Regatta. First held in the 1940’s, this is the Summer’s premier regatta and the oldest and largest in the region. The Labor Day Regatta hosts more than 200 boats in multiple classes from Opti’s to handicap yachts. It features an incredible party and lots of family fun.
The event draws nearly one thousand visitors to the area each year and substantially contributes to the local economy. This year more than 300 competitors are expected to participate. The regatta attracts sailors ages 8 to 80 and is open to all classes of sailing vessels. A large number of participants are junior sailors 8-18.
Activities include five separate race courses, live music, barbeque, refreshments and awards ceremony.
The SSS is a non-profit organization founded in the 1930’s by young adults who could not afford the higher dues of yacht clubs. It is considered a staple in the City’s history and boasts the tagline “The World’s Greatest Sailing Club”.
The club consists of 800+ volunteer members. In conjunction with the Sarasota Youth Sailing (SYS) and the Luffing Lassies, the workings of the club encourage the sport of sailing, promote the science of seamanship and marine ecology, foster a spirit of good fellowship, courtesy, sportsmanship and allow adults and children to compete, locally, regionally and nationally.
Contact: Sarasota Sailing Squadron 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, FL 34230 941-388-2355 Email: email@example.com Web address: www.sarasotasailingsquadron.org