DUNEDIN – The 29th Annual Dunedin Cup Regatta to benefit the Dunedin Youth Sailing Association, hosted by the Dunedin Boat Club, will be held Sept. 28-29.
During the event the Dunedin Boat Club will be hosting six separate regattas and races for our sailors around the local area. Clearwater Sailability will be holding their annual race and sailing demonstration at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 28 in front of Dunedin Fishing Pier. West Florida PHRF Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, Racer/Cruiser, and Cruising Classes will race in the Gulf of Mexico on Sept. 28, with a 10:55 a.m. start. Portsmouth, day sailor, windmills, Sunfish, Beach Cats, and one-design classes will race in St. Joseph’s Sound Saturday afternoon with a first warning of 12:55 p.m.
On Sunday, Sept. 29, families can come to the waterfront to watch the kids race in DYSA’s 3rd Annual Green Fleet Invitational Regatta in front of the Dunedin Marina. The first race of five is scheduled to start at 10:25 a.m. This is a great opportunity to see the kids in action.
All sailors and sailors at heart are invited to attend the Dunedin Boat Club’s Regatta Rendezvous and Auction on Saturday, Sept. 14, 6 to 10 p.m., at the Dunedin Golf Club. This is a laid back affair that will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and live auction of “fabulous finds” at just $40 per person. The ballroom at the Golf Club will be filled with all kinds of silent auction items from trips to jewelry to gift cards and merchandise from local businesses Tickets are available online to purchase at the events website Dunedincup.org
For Regatta Rendezvous and Auction information, please call Mary Kolb at 244-2763. If you would like to participate in the Dunedin Cup Regatta, please contact Paul Auman at 688-1631. You can also visit Dunedincup.org for the event details and to purchase tickets.
The Dunedin Boat Club was established in 1929 to promote sailing activities in St. Joseph’s Sound. Conceived from the Optimist’s “Orange Crate Derby” youth project, the Optimist Pram was designed and built by Clark Mills in Dunedin in 1947, with the first fleet sailing a year later.