Race Around Lido

A Fun Family Friendly Regatta


Competitors may enter by delivering a completed Registration Form to SSS and paying the entry fee of $25 per Boat ($20 per boat if pre-registered) plus crew ($10 for each Adult & $5 for each Child (age 12 & under). All sailors must register to participate. Each skipper and registered crew will receive a free meal ticket/wrist band. Registration Form is at available at SSS, or can be downloaded here.  

Boats Eligible to Compete:

All Sailboat classes, Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Windsurfers are eligible to participate.

(Motorboats are welcome for spectating purposes or for being Chase Boats.  Please register with SSS Office.)

Schedule:  (view the calendar here)

Registration & Check-In
1100 - 1200
Skippers Meeting

In the event of inclement weather, this regatta will be modified and announced at the Skippers Meeting and/or Posted on the Official Notice Board.

Racing Area:
The racing area is from the SSS to Lido Key. There are three courses to choose from as indicated below or modified and announced at the Skippers Meeting and/or Posted on the Official Notice Board.

Course Choices:

  1. Around Lido (New Pass, Lido Beach, Big Pass, South Lido, Ringling Bridge, SSS)
    • Recommended for Big Boats, Catamarans, Crewed Boats, and others that are up for the adventure.
  2. Ringling Bridge to South Lido (Ringling Bridge, South Lido, Ringling Bridge, SSS)
    • Recommended for Opti’s and other small sailboats.
  3. Bird Key Bridge to South Lido (Bird Key Bridge, South Lido, Bird Key Bridge, SSS)
    • Recommended for Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards.

Prizes are awarded and are based upon a number of Fun Categories such as Youngest Sailor, Senior Sailor, Most Unusual Boat, Boat Theme, Outstanding Sailing Attire, etc. Be creative! Prizes will be awarded at the awards ceremony after the Race.

Meal & Activities:
Meal (BBQ Pork Sandwich, Mac-n-Cheese, and Salad) is served at SSS immediately after the Race. On-shore activities & games will take place at South Lido Beach and at SSS after the Race. Also, there is an inflatable water slide at SSS. Additional meals can be purchased for $10 for Adults and $5 for Children (age 12 and under). Save some room for dessert. Build-a-Sundae dessert is available for $5.

Proceeds from the event are used to support the Sarasota Sailing Squadron’s women’s sailing organization, the Luffing Lassies.