Caloosahatchee Marching & Chowder Society, www.cmcs-sail.org CYC: Clearwater YC, www.ClearwaterYachtClub.org DIYC: Davis Island YC, www.diyc.org GCSC: Gulf Coast SC, www.gulfcoastsailingclub.org IYC: Isles YC, www.islesyc.com MIYC: Marco Island YC, www.marcoislandyachtclub.net PGSC: Punta Gorda SC, www.pgscweb.com SPSA: St. Petersburg SA, www.spsa.us SPYC: St. Petersburg YC, www.spyc.org SSS: Sarasota Sailing Squadron, www.sarasotasailingsquadron.org Boat of the Year Races (BOTY) For complete details and regatta changes, go to www.wfyra.org and click on the regional associations in Southwest Florida pertaining to each area below: Tampa Bay/Suncoast (also known as West Florida BOTY: (SCBOTY) Davis Island YC Boat of the Year: (DIBOTY) Gulf Racing Boat of the Year (Clearwater/Dunedin area): (GULFBOTY) St. Petersburg Ocean Racing Circuit: (SPORC) Charlotte Harbor/Ft. Myers area: (CHBOTY) Sarasota Bay (Sarasota to Venice): (SBYABOTY) Naples/Marco Island: (N/MBOTY) Southwest Florida Boat of the Year (Naples to Marco Island): (SWFLBOTY) Caloosahatchee Region Boat of the Year: (CLRBOTY) FEBRUARY (*see “Major Upcoming Regattas” this section) (** See Racing News page 20) 2-5 Charlotte Harbor Regatta* 4 Valentine’s. SPYC 4-5 USODA Valentines Day Regatta 8-10 Contender Midwinters. CCSC 9 Full Moon. DIYC 10 Full Moon Pursuit Race. SPSA 11 Cherry Pie Regatta. SSS (SBYABOTY) 11 Edison Gulf Regatta. CMCS (CLRBOTY) 11 Gasparilla Regatta. TSS* 11 Winter Cup. MIYC (SWFLBOTY) 16-19 NOOD. SPYC (SCBOTY) ** 17-19 Laser Masters. DIYC 18-20 Club 420 Midwinters. CCSC 22-26 Laser Midwinters. CYC 23-26 Quantum J/70s. SPYC 23-26 505 Midwinters. CCSC 25 Spring Regatta. GCSC (SWFLBOTY) 25 Hillsborough Bay Regatta. DIYC 28-March 4 St. Petersburg-Habana Race. SPYC** MARCH (*see “Major Upcoming Regattas” this section) (** See Racing News page 21) 4-6 Hobie Midwinters East. DIYC 1-4 Thistles. SPYC 4 Conquistador Cup. PGSC (CHBOTY)* 9 Full Moon. DIYC 10 Fireballs and Friends. DIYC 10-12 Windsurf Midwinters. CCSC 11 Spring Regatta. GCSC (SWFLBOTY) 11 Leukemia Cup One Designs. IYC* 11-12 Crown Cars Regatta. SPYC (SCBOTY) (SPORC)* 17-19 Windmill Midwinters. SSS 18 Around Egmont Classic. BYC (SBYABOTY) 18 Shrimp Festival. CMCS (CHBOTY) 18-19 Leukemia Cup. PHRF. IYC (CHBOTY)* 18-21 Lightning Midwinters. SPYC 25 AVOW Hospice. GCSC (SWFLBOTY)* 26-28 Sunfish Masers and Midwinters. CHCS** 28-30 Snipe Midwinters. CYC** 31-April 2 Ted Irwin’s Memorial Pusser’s Rum Cup. SPYC (SCBOTY) (SPORC)* News & Views for Southern Sailors
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Mardi Gras Race Week, New Orleans, LA, Feb. 28-March 5 The New Orleans Yacht Club is holding its annual premier racing event with One-Design and PHRF racing. OneDesign racing is March 2-5, and PHRF (Spinnaker and NonSpinnaker divisions) is March 4-5. With five boats constituting a class, the one-design classes expected are Viper 640, Vanguard 15, VX One, Flying Scot (Open), Finn, J/30, J/22, Rhodes 19, Melges 24, Hobie 33, etc. More information, as well as hotels and directions are posted on the Web site, www.mardigrasracing.org. Race Calendar Clubs with regattas listed this month GBCA: Galveston Bay Cruising Association. www.byca.org GYA: Gulf Yachting Association. www.gya.org HYC: Houston YC, Houston, TX, www.Houstonyachtclub.com PBYC: Pensacola Beach YC, Pensacola Beach, FL, www.PensacolaBeach-YC.org PYC: Pensacola YC, Pensacola, FL, www.PensacolaYachtClub.org SYC: Southern YC, New Orleans, LA, www.SouthernYachtClub.org FEBRUARY (*see “Major Upcoming Regattas” this section) 4 Super Bowl Regatta. BWYC 13 Valentine Regatta. PBYC (tentative date) 18 Midwinter Regatta. GBCA 24-26 Tripp 26 Midwinters. StABYC 28-March 5 Mardi Gras Race Week* MARCH 17-19 USODA Gulf Coast Champs. www.usoda.org 18-19 Performance Cup Regatta. GBCA 24-25 J/105 Texas Invitational Regatta. GBCA 25 Twister Regatta. StABYC 25-26 Dogwood Regatta. FYC
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