St. Augustine, Florida is one of the best spring/summer vacation destinations. With the dazzling ocean and abundance of sunshine and warmth, traveling to Florida can make for one great vacation! One of the biggest events calling its name to travelers is St. Augustine Race Week. This year with travel plans picking up again, the yearly racing event will take place once again. Scheduled for April 17th thru April 24th, Race Week is filled with, you guessed it, boat races & parties galore.
St. Augustine’s Best Spring Time Event
St. Augustine Race Week is the ultimate spring sailing event that features both offshore & bayfront racing. There are before-race socials to attend as well as after-race parties. During the last 3 days of the event, the main race, Offshore Regatta is held and Meehan’s, a local restaurant hosts the Big Tent Party. During the races, sailors race offshore yachts anywhere from 24-50 feet long! And we are talking about some truly amazing and beautiful yachts. Many yachts have brilliant boat wraps on display, setting them apart from each other out on the water. Local vinyl wrap artists, perfectly wrap these beautiful vessels making them more dazzling than they already are.
Another great thing about this classic St. Augustine event is that it is open to the public! You don’t have to sail or be racing in one of the vents to attend. Local food vendors, live music, and different locations offer a truly exciting time. Depending on the day & event to take place, different marinas are utilized for racing and include such marinas as The St. Augustine Yacht Club and St. Augustine Marina. Should you choose to travel & attend this yearly event you are also helping to contribute to a nonprofit entity! That’s right St Augustine Race week donates a major portion of its proceeds from entry fees and sponsorship deals to the Youth Sailing scholarship fund. This scholarship is in place to help underprivileged kids attend summer sailing camps in different places throughout Florida. This gives kids the opportunity to discover and nurture their sailing dreams. It also is a great outlet to help kids interact and do something constructive and positive with their summers!
If you are planning a trip to Florida this April we highly suggest you check out St. Augustine Race Week. We have a feeling you won’t be disappointed!