Regatta Activities

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What: Skipper’s & Crew Meeting
When: Friday, October 6th at 1830
Sponsors: Bonita Bill’s Waterfront Cafe and Little Caesars Pizza
Where: Bonita Bill’s Waterfront Cafe, 702 Fisherman’s Wharf, San Carlos Island, FL
Details: Complimentary beer, soft drinks and pizza. All participants are welcome.

What: Buoy Races
When: Saturday, October 7th, first warning at 0925 hrs
Sponsor: Offshore Sailing School
Where: in the Gulf of Mexico off of Fort Myers Beach in the vicinity of San Carlos Light
Detail: Notice of Race (NOR)

What: Cocktail Party
When: Saturday, October 7th, at 1800 hrs
Sponsors: Salty Sams Marina (formerly Bootleggers), Morgan Stanley , and Trico Shrimp
Where: Salty Sams Marina (formerly Bootleggers), 2200 Main St, Fort Myers Beach, FL
Detail: Complimentary Beer and Hors d’oeuvres. Pusser’s Rum Special. Cash Bar. Post-Race party begins at 1800 hrs hosted & Sponsored by Salty Sams, Fort Myers Beach. Cocktail party tickets required. Tickets may be obtained here –> Participant Purchases, or may be purchased at the door for $5.00/person. Cocktail Party tickets will be collected at the door.

What: Competitive Coastal Race
When: Sunday, October 8th, first warning at 0925 hrs
Sponsor: Offshore Sailing School
Where: in the Gulf of Mexico off of Fort Myers Beach in the vicinity of San Carlos Light
Detail: Notice of Race (NOR)

What: Cruisers Coastal Race (non-BOTY)
When: Sunday, October 8th, first warning at 1020 hrs
Sponsor: Waterstone Financial
Where:  in the Gulf of Mexico off of Fort Myers Beach in the vicinity of San Carlos Light
Detail: optional for boats registered as Summerset Cruisers; some people call this a “day sail with a bunch of your cruising friends”.

What: Banquet and Awards Ceremony
When: Sunday, October 8th, cash bar opens at 1730 hrs
Sponsors: Scanlon Auto Group, B&G Marine Instruments, and SW Florida Marine Industry Assoc.
Where: Diamond Head Resort and Spa, Diamond Ballroom, 2000 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL
Detail: Cash Bar will be open at 1730 hrs. Dinner will be served at approximately 1915 hrs. Awards will be presented after dinner (approximately 2000 hrs). Appropriate casual dinner attire required. No dinner reservations accepted after October 1st. Dinner wristbands are required to dine, and must be ordered in advance. Wristbands will not be sold at the Friday skippers meeting, Saturday cocktail party or at the door. Raffle Prize winners, racer and cruiser awards, and the “Fort Gorda” Cup will be presented.

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