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October 2018

F18 World Championship, Sarasota, FL

October 12 - October 19
Sarasota Sailing Squadron Sarasota, United States + Google Map

F18 Worlds, Sarasota, FL, Oct. 12-19 The F18 World Championship will be held at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron Oct. 12-19. Racing will be in northern Sarasota Bay and maybe in the Gulf of Mexico, weather depending. As of early August, 72 boats were registered. Registration begins on Oct. 12 and racing begins on Oct. 14, running through Oct. 19. www.2018f18worlds.com, www.sarasotasailingsquadron.com.

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29th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show, Georgetown, SC

October 20 - October 21
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South Carolina Maritime Museum, 729 Front St.
Georgetown, SC 29440 United States
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This FREE event is one of the largest wooden boat shows in the country with over 140 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, a wooden boatbuilding competition, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime art and crafts, food and music. The show takes place on the waterfront and along Front Street in historic downtown Georgetown. All proceeds benefit the South Carolina Maritime Museum. www.woodenboatshow.com.

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CANCELED: USA Junior Olympics Sailing Festival – River Romp Regatta, N. Fort Myers, FL

October 20 - October 21
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For more information on the cancellation, go here   Edison Sailing Center. Laser, Radial, Laser 4.7, Club 420, Optimist.    For all JUNIOR OLYMPIC SAILING FESTIVALS, Go to www.ussailing.org for upcoming festivals.

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21st Annual Cortez Nautical Flea Market, Cortez, FL

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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lorida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th Street West
Cortez, FL 34215 United States
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21st Annual Cortez Nautical Flea Market, Florida Maritime Museum, Cortez, FL, Oct. 20 In the last few years, this flea market has grown to be one of the largest marine flea markets in the region. Searching for deals amongst the piles of new, used and eclectic maritime treasures has never been so much fun. Lots of used boat stuff, and some new boat stuff, will be available for sale and trade, so bring your whole family and enjoy some live music—even…

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49th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival, Cedar Key, FL

October 20 @ 9:00 am - October 21 @ 5:00 pm
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Cedar Key Cedar Key, FL United States + Google Map

49th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival, Cedar Key, FL, Oct. 20-21. Parade, arts and crafts, lots of seafood. 9-5 pm. This major event features well over 200 arts and crafts exhibits, and great food in City Park. www.cedarkey.org

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37th Annual John’s Pass Seafood & Music Festival, John’s Pass Village, FL

October 25 @ 10:00 am - October 28 @ 10:00 pm
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Johns Pass Village Johns Pass Village, FL United States + Google Map

37th Annual John's Pass Seafood & Music Festival, John’s Pass Village, FL A bounty of fresh seafood featuring the favorite Madeira Beach Grouper. Thursday 3pm-10pm. Friday 10am-10pm. Saturday 10am-10pm. Sunday 10am-6pm. Johns Pass Village, Madeira Beach, FL. www.johnspassseafoodfest.com. 

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7th Annual Wooden Boat Show, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC

October 26 - October 27
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Roanoke Island Maritime Museum, 104 Fernando St.
Manteo, NC 27954 United States
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Hosted by the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum, this event is held on the downtown Manteo waterfront. For those who want to exhibit their boat, by email, or call 252-475-1750.

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November 2018

55th Annual Florida Seafood Festival Carnival, Battery Park, Apalachicola, FL

November 2 @ 10:00 am - November 3 @ 10:30 pm
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55th Annual Florida Seafood Festival Carnival, Battery Park, Apalachicola, FL, Nov. 2-3. The state's oldest seafood festival drawing thousands of visitors to this scenic historic town at the mouth of the Apalachicola River. The festival features delicious seafood, arts and crafts exhibits, seafood related events and displays. Some of the notable events include oyster eating, oyster shucking, a parade, a 5k Redfish Run, a Blue Crab race and a Blessing of the Fleet. 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (11:00 p.m.…

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Annual Sarasota Yacht Club Invitational Regatta

November 3
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Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34236
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38th Annual Sarasota Yacht Club Invitational Regatta, Nov. 3 This is one of the largest and oldest regattas on Sarasota Bay. Both One-Design and PHRF Racing. One-Design classes: Flying Scot, VX One, Viper 640, Opti, Laser, 420, Open BIC. PHRF classes: Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, Multihull, True Cruising, Pocket Cruiser, Racer Cruiser. Skippers Party on Friday. Entry includes two dinner wristbands for awards dinner with pig roast, plus T-Shirt, drink specials and Sunday coffee and Scones. Co-sponsored by Mount Gay Rum.            …

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Annual Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association Meeting, Wrightsville Beach, NC

November 15 - November 16
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Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 United States
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Annual Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association Meeting, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Nov. 15-16 This annual conference will be at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort. Interested parties and Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) advocates are urged to attend. The AIWA is an alliance of recreational boating and commercial maritime interests. www.atlanticintracoastal.org.  

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Nassau Cup Race Miami to Nassau

November 15
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Coral Reef Yacht Club Miami, FL United States + Google Map

85th Nassau Cup Race Miami to Nassau, Nov. 15 Running since 1934, this 176-nautical mile race crosses the Gulf Stream and is known for its share of great racers and dramatic weather. Competitors over the race’s history include race winner Ted Turner on Tenacious to the more recent four-time winner, Jim Bishop, on Gold Digger. Past contenders for the Cup include Dennis Conner, Dick Bertram, Ted Hood and Bobby Symonette. Monohull and multihull boats 30 feet and over are invited.…

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December 2018

Rick White Memorial Steeplechase, Key Largo, FL

December 8 - December 9
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Key Largo Key Largo, FL United States + Google Map

35th Rick White Memorial Steeplechase, Key Largo, FL, Dec. 8-9 A 110-mile trek around Key Largo for beach catamarans. The race draws top world-class sailors from around the country and world. This race, originally just called the Steeplechase, was renamed after Rick White, who passed away in January 2017. The event is now managed by the non-profit SSPUSA, organizers of the Florida 300 and Hiram’s Haul. www.SailSeriesPromotions.com

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January 2019

35th Annual Golden Conch Regatta, Platinum Point Yacht Club, Punta Gorda, FL

January 12, 2019 - January 13, 2019
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This two-day race series will be conducted outside Burnt Store Marina entrance on Charlotte Harbor. There will be two separate race courses: five races for Spinnaker, Multihull, and Harbor 20 fleets; three races for cruising fleets. Regatta qualifies for Charlotte Harbor Boat of the Year (CHBOTY). Expected are 30-35 boats in five classes offered. Both buoy and windward-leeward races will be conducted. A MANDATORY skippers meeting will be held on Saturday morning along with a complimentary continental breakfast. A barbecue…

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2019 National Sailing Programs Symposium, Jacksonville, FL

January 31, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202 United States
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2019 National Sailing Programs Symposium Registration Open, Jacksonville, FL, Jan. 31- Feb. 2 US Sailing’s NSPS 2018 will be held in January at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Early Bird registration ends Sept. 7 ($295). Standard ($350) and Group ($325) registration ends Dec. 31. Late Registration ($400) ends Jan. 28. At the door registration ($450) runs Jan. 29-Feb.2. For more information and to register, go to http://nsps.ussailing.org.

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April 2019

34th Annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival

April 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019
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Pompano Beach Pier, 222 N Pompano Beach Blvd
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
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Pompano Beach oceanfront. Held on the beach at the Pompano Pier, featuring fresh local seafood prepared by area restaurants.

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