J70 Worlds Sailing Packet 2023

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2023 J 70 World Championship St. Petersburg Florida

Welcome J/70 World Competitors-

On behalf of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, we are looking forward to welcoming you to St. Petersburg, Florida for the 2023 J/70 World Championship.

We are looking forward to a specular event and wanted to provide you with some additional information prior to your arrival. Please be sure to checkout our event website: www.spyc.org/worlds for additional event information.


Teams are welcome to join us beginning October 2, 2023. Space is limited and early storage options will be prioritized based on the teams intending to practice prior to the event. (Looking for storage but not intending to practice, please contact our team for local storage suggestions.) To request pre-event storage please complete the following form.

Pre-Worlds Training event:

All competitors are invited to join us October 14/15 for a pre-worlds prep regatta hosted by the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Prior to the weekend racing. Our friends at Sail22 will be hosting a clinic for all teams to join. Priority event registration will be given to the teams who sign up for pre -event storage.

Over the next few weeks, we will be sending out additional communications to help better prepare you for your World’s experience. If we can help answer any questions, please let us know.

We look forward to seeing you in St. Petersburg soon!


"Ahoy sailors! We are looking forward to welcoming you to the St. Petersburg Yacht Club for the 2023 J 70 World Championship. If our team can be of any assistance, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you this October.”

-Commodore Smith and Commodore Boyle

Situated in a bustling arts community on the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club has been a part of the sailing community for over 100 years.

We pride ourselves in creating a relaxed private club atmosphere with a warm, friendly, family-oriented environment. We offer a wide variety of social activities and our Clubs Within a Club meet a plethora of special interests for our members where they can mix and mingle.

Founded 1909

Regatta Guest Cards

Sailors are invited to join us at our downtown clubhouse while in the area for the event.

Dress Codes

APPROPRIATE ATTIRE is required in both Clubhouses.

Sleeved Shirts and appropriate footwear required at all times.

The Dress Code applies to children 13 years of age and older. Parents are responsible for the proper attire of children under the age of 13.

Members and their guests will be denied access and/or service if improperly attired.


HERITAGE LOUNGE & REGATTA ROOM: Casual Dress – shorts, denim and appropriate footwear.

TIKI HUT: Casual dress, shorts, flipflops, appropriate cover-ups when outside of pool area, when requesting service from the bar, or when in surrounding seating areas.

GRILLE 1909: Resort Casual permitted – Men: collared shirts; dress slacks, shorts or dress jeans, sandals (no flipflops).

Ladies: dresses or skirts; dress pants, shorts, or dress jeans.


T-shirts with pictures or writing that could be offensive.

Short shorts, sleepwear, cut offs.

Men are not to wear hats or caps inside either Clubhouse.

Sleeveless T-Shirts and tank tops (men).

Bare feet or just socks (appropriate footwear always required).

Swimwear– prohibited are thongs, revealing suits or inappropriate cover-ups.

COMMODORE DINING ROOM: Jackets required after 6:00 p.m. (ties optional); Ladies dress appropriate for the occasion.

COMMODORE LOUNGE: Business Casual – slacks or khakis, dress shirt or blouse, open-collar or polo shirt, optional tie or seasonal sport coat; a dress or skirt at knee-length or below, a tailored blazer, knit shirt or sweater, and loafers or dress shoes that cover all or most of the foot.

Where to DineGrille 1909

• Lunch Service

• 11:30am-2:00pm

• (Wednesday- Friday)

• Dinner Service

• 5:30-9:30pm (Wednesday- Saturday)

• 5:30-9:00pm (Sunday)

• Reservations Recommended

Tuesday-Thursday 5:00-9:30pm Friday 5:00-11pm

Saturday 1:00-11pm

Sunday 1:00-9pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:30am9:30pm

Friday 7:30-9:30

Saturday 8:3011:00pm

Sunday 11:00am9:00pm

Breakfast Buffet

Tuesday-Friday 7:30am-9:30am

Saturday 8:30am-10:45am

Sunday 11am-2:00pm

Grab and Go breakfast options available for sailors on racing days

Pool Open Tuesday through Sunday

A special thank you to our official beverage sponsor 3

Daughters Brewing; who will be providing beverages to sailors throughout the event!

St Petersburg Sailing Center

Pre- Worlds Event Storage

Competitors are welcomed to join us beginning October 2 for pre-event practice and storage.

Storage will be $50 a day ($350 a week) and will be limited.

Pre-registration is required.

Vehicle Parking

There is no regatta vehicle parking available at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club or Sailing Center. A map with our recommended parking locations can be found by Clicking Here.

• Al Lang Stadium 72 1st Ave SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (NOT AVAILABLE SATURDAY)

• South Core Parking Garage 101 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

• McNulty Garage 175 2nd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

• Sundial Garage 117 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Pre-event Coach Boat Storage

On the Water Spectating

Tuesday – Friday

9am - Leave the Pier Dolphin Cruises Dock (100 yards North of SPYC)

12:30 – 1pm - Head back into the dock, depending on racing schedule

$39.00 Per Person Per Day Minimum 15 tickets to go out

To register: www.pierdolphincruises.com

-Click Book Now

-Scroll down to J/70 World’s Spectating

-A calendar will appear

-Click on the date you wish to reserve your spot

-727.463.0140 if you have any questions

Dolphin Queen

42ft Flat Deck Catamaran

80% Shaded

Comfortable bench seating and bean bag chairs

Head On Board

Snacks, Waters, Sodas and Adult Beverages for purchase on board

Captain is a competitive sailor who understands how to position the boat for great views w/out compromising the competitors.

Nautical Chart of Tampa Bay

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