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Bigtime, an S2 10.3 out of Jacksonville, FL, took second in the Performance Boats Spinnaker class.

Municipal Marina, newly rebuilt from damage suffered in recent hurricanes. The rum poured, the bands played, the people danced. “That’s our goal,” reflected race chairman Dan Floryan, “to let the public know that there’s something in St. Augustine called ‘Race Week’ and that the parties are open to the public, and they can come down and share the excitement and fun with the racers.” If you look around the room at most yacht clubs these days you know that we have an aging problem in this sport. Young people aren’t buying boats and sailing like we “boomers” did, and it’s crucial that the sailing community constantly reaches out to kids to show them the joy of sailing. That’s why the most important thing Race Week accomplishes is that all proceeds benefit the JDM Youth Sailing Scholarship Fund, which sends disadvantaged youths to local summer sailing camps around the Northeast Florida region. On day three, the wind faded to the lightest puffs and the offshore fleet struggled to finish before the closing ceremony at the venerable St. Augustine Yacht Club, where awards were distributed by race officer Adam Norwood and rivalries renewed as the sun sank behind the lighthouse in this historic seaport.

Results Performance Boats - Spinnaker: 1, Avenger, Carrera 290, Gary Van Tassel; 2, Hillbilly, J/92, Bradley Stowers; 3, KAOS, Hobie 33, Rich Brew Performance Boats. Performance Non-Spinnaker: 1, Snow Goose, Beneteau Oceanis 351, Madalin Keeble; 2, Ariel, Hunter 386, Daniel Floryan; 3, Actaea, Hinckley B40, Tony Harwell; Cruising Boats Spinnaker: 1, Naut-on-Call, Beneteau Oceanis 381, Eddie Evans; 2, Obsession, Morgan 41, Norman L Church; 3, Flamingo 1, Beneteau Oceanis 35, Carl Kennon Cruising Boats. Cruising Non-Spinnaker; 1, Veria, Luders 36, Brianne Petit-Muller; 2, Monkey’s Uncle, Hunter 45, Carter Quillen; 3, Shadowfax, Pearson 27, Guy Anderson. Multihull: 1, Carpe Diam, Diam 24, Brian Cramer. Youth Regatta: 1, William Weinbecker/Wes Myler; 2, Bridget Monahan/Tia Shoening; 3, Kai Priester/Finn Gardener

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A free, printed sailing magazine reporting on sailing in the southeast U.S: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missi...

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A free, printed sailing magazine reporting on sailing in the southeast U.S: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missi...