The Buccaneer Blast Regatta, Presented by Red Hospitality & Leisure, Launches February 4 – 6, 2022 at Rowell’s Waterfront Park in Key Largo

Preparations to welcome youth sailors from all over the country and the Caribbean to Key Largo for the 2022 edition of the Buccaneer Blast Regatta are well under way. Windsurfers will make their debut this coming year and join Optimist and Laser class sailors for a weekend of competitive racing on Blackwater Sound.  

Registration is now open on Regatta Network at the following link: Register Here 

Venue Information:
Rowell’s Waterfront Park
104550 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, FL 33037
The park is open from 7am til sunset each day. Teams may begin dropping off their trailers and sailboats at the park as early as Thursday, February 3rd.  The park gate is locked each day at sunset. Free car and trailer parking will be available throughout the event. 

Accommodations in the Florida Keys
Because our regatta falls on one of the busiest travel months to the Florida Keys, we strongly encourage families to book their hotel or residential stays as early as possible. The Upper Keys (Key Largo, Tavernier and Islamorada) is home to a wide variety of resorts that range from budget friendly to luxurious. Some of the major chains are requiring a 3-night minimum stay so don’t hesitate to venture south of Rowell’s Park to Islamorada, Tavernier or south Key Largo and stay at one of the many quaint and quintessentially Keys hotels that dot Overseas Highway.  Hotels in Florida City and Homestead, just a 20-25 minute drive north of the venue, are are also a great option. This area offers many affordable and recently opened hotels built to cater to NASCAR fans and the Homestead Motorsports Complex. 

Please be sure to do a thorough online search for reasonably priced hotels and Air BnBs in the Florida Keys. THEY ARE AVAILABLE, BUT YOU MUST BOOK EARLY!

Save Your Regatta Network Confirmation Email:
To speed up sail number changes, we are asking all parents to save the registration confirmation email from Regatta Network. You can access this confirmation email to edit your child’s registration and input any sail # changes directly, thereby ensuring accuracy and minimizing back and forth communications with the race organizers.

Coach & Safety Boats Information
Teams and parents may launch their small motorboats from the Caribbean Club a few doors down on Overseas Hwy.  The launch fee is $10/day and the wait can be quite long on nice weather days.  The best time to launch will be on Thursday or Friday afternoons.  We are currently making arrangements with the two adjacent hotels to be able to raft up boats overnight. Should the winds blow heavily from the north or west, launching and overnight rafting at the Upper Keys Sailing Club will be the most secure option.  It’s an easy and pleasant 30-minute boat ride from the sailing club to Rowell’s. 

Welcoming All Regatta Participants Back to the Upper Keys Sailing Club 
Although the event has outgrown our 48-year-old sailing club, we’d love to invite all families, coaches and volunteers to visit UKSC for our Regatta Welcome Reception on Friday, February 4th. We’ll have music, food and plenty of drinks for everyone to enjoy while the kids romp around outside.  And it looks like we may even have a Sunset Cruise planned as well! Stay tuned for more info. 

Our Raffle Event is Back and Everyone is Invited! 
Our epic raffle event makes its return in 2022.  And this year the odds of winning will be tougher as we invite the local Upper Keys community to catch some of the live near-shore racing and enter the raffle contest for a chance at winning some really cool prizes.  More details on this event to follow…

Covid 19 Safety Protocols
Unless there’s a drastic change in circumstances, we hope to return to most pre-pandemic practices. We will stick with Zoom skipper’s and coaches meetings but very much look forward to greeting everyone in person again.  

Attention Upper Keys Businesses: Become a Sponsor of the Largest Sailing Event of the Florida Keys!
With well over 200 out of town families visiting Key Largo for the Buccaneer Blast Regatta, this is the perfect event to give your local business some valuable exposure among frequent, affluent travelers. We’re offering 5 different sponsorship levels that will get your business noticed at a great value.

Please click on this link to view the different packages available: Regatta Sponsorship Levels

For additional sponsorship information, please contact Kellie Butler at 941-564-9204 or send an email to info@msysp.org. 

OUR SPONSORS

   

  

 

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Final 2021 Buccaneer Blast Regatta Results:
https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:b108e0c1-8c3a-4249-8ac9-1689e2b6a6b0

2021 Buccaneer Blast Regatta Images:
Saturday, February 27
Photo Credit to Chris D’Orsi:
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Sunday, February 28
Photo Credit to Chris D’Orsi:
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Photo Credit Yves Vrielynck:
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FINAL SCORING RESULTS 2020
2020 Buccaneer Blast Regatta Final Results