We are two months away from the beginning of the Southern Circuit!
Don't miss out on a week of great sailing and hanging out with your Lightning friends in the WARM, SUNNY Florida weather. There is enough time to get a team together!
Lodging books up quickly in Florida in the winter months. PLEASE make your reservations ASAP!
There is a hotel block for St Pete set up. See the ILCA event calendar listing for more information.
Racing in Miami will begin on Sunday, March 17th and conclude on Tuesday, March 19th. Biscayne Bay is one of the BEST places to sail and typically provides A+ sailing conditions.
Most will depart Miami Tuesday after racing. You can typically get on the road by 5pm and make it across the legendary Alligator Alley and to the St. Petersburg Yacht Club by last call (usually a 4 and a half hour drive). Wednesday, March 20th provides a day to travel or a full day to enjoy St Petersburg. There are great museums to enjoy, the St Pete YC pool and Tiki Bar can be fun or drive over to the beautiful white sand St Pete beach. The competitors meeting, Annual Winter Meeting and big Welcome Party is all on Wednesday night.
Racing in St Pete begins Thursday, March 21 and concludes on Saturday, March 23. Those with a long drive will be able to get on the road after sailing on Saturday. The big banquet dinner will be on Friday night. St Pete will also offer a Winter Master's Championship. To qualify for Master's the skipper must be at least 55 years old by 12/31/2019 and the total combined crew age must be at minimum 130 by 12/31/2019.
Southern Circuit - Notice of Series
Midwinter Championship - Miami - Notice of Race and On-Line Registration
Winter Championship - St Petersburg - Notice of Race and On-Line Registration
Mentor Program provided by Nick Turney and Turney Sailing Services
We are happy to announce that Nick is coming back to lead the Mentor Program! This program offers a week long learning opportunity on and off the water. Program participants are teamed up with a mentor to help you during the week. In addition, Nick leads morning briefings, personal one-on-one debriefs and is out on the water during racing to help participants on a special program only VHF Channel. Teams must REGISTER for the program. For more information or to REGISTER check out the event calendar listing
in the ILCA Event Calendar.
2019 Southern Circuit Logo Reveal!
Watch for more information and updates to be posted soon!