Buccaneer Blast Regatta

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
BUCCANEER BLAST 2020 SET FOR FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 1st

Dates for the 2020 Buccaneer Blast Regatta are all set.  We will once again welcome all Opti, Laser and Open Bic sailors to Key Largo.  Registration for the event will open up on Regatta Toolbox/Club Spot come October 2020.

STEADY WINDS AND GREAT RACING HIGHLIGHT 2019 Regatta

Buccaneer Blast 2016

The skies cleared and a steady 11-14 knot breeze blew onto Buttonwood Sound just in time for the 2019 Buccaneer Blast Regatta held at the Upper Keys Sailing Club in Key Largo this past 2019 President’s Day weekend.  More than 130 Opti, Laser, and Open Bic sailors took advantage of the perfect conditions and completed 7 races over the weekend regatta.

LASER FLEETS MAKE THEIR MARK WHILE OPEN BICS MAKE THEIR DEBUT

Coconut Grove Sailing Club, Edison Sailing Center and the Treasure Coast Youth Sailing Foundation sent a record 16 laser sailors to compete in Key Largo.  And for the first time in the event’s 10 year history, the regatta welcomed Open Bic sailors from Edison Sailing Center and the Manatee River Pram Foundation.  We look forward to their return in 2020. Overall, the entire fleet of sailors proudly represented 12 different yacht clubs from around the state of Florida!

SOUTH FLORIDA SAILING CLUBS CONTINUED THEIR STRONG SHOWING

This year, a White Fleet sailor took the top honor as the overall RWB winner.  Ten-year-old David Coates from Key Biscayne Yacht Club is probably the youngest-ever RWB winner that our event has ever had. Way to go, David!  In Green Fleet, Reese Schwartz edged out his fellow Coral Reef Yacht Club teammate Daniil Riabykh to take the top spot.  In Lasers, Coconut Grove Sailing Club sailors dominated with Dorje Hopkins winning in the Full Rig category, Roberto Rodriguez in Laser Radials and Will Wardlaw in 4.7s.  In Open Bics, Brodie Hausman raced hard all weekend and brought home some hardware for the Manatee River Pram Foundation out of Bradenton.  For a full list of results click on this link:  2019 Buc Blast Regatta Results

On behalf of the Mark Sorensen Youth Sailing Program and the Upper Keys Sailing Club, we would like to thank all of the sailors, parents, coaches, volunteers, and sponsors for making the 2019 Buccaneer Blast Regatta an unforgettable event!

THANKS TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS!

The Sorensen Family, Tohatsu, West Marine, Publix Supermarket, Merrill Lynch, Abraco Group McLaughlin, Zim Sailing, Paddle, The Catch Restaurant, The Fish House, Doc’s Diner, and Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty.