2015 US Formula 16 Nationals
& F18 Invitational Regatta

Location

Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and the protected waters of Sarasota Bay, the Sarasota Sailing Squadron (SSS) is recognized as one of the finest and friendliest Sailing venues in the State of Florida, if not the entire Country.

The Sarasota Multihull Program started in 2011, it began with a Nacra infusion F18 and a Nacra 20. These were the boats the young sailors trained for the 2011 US Sailing Youth Multihull Championship. Through the help of the coaches, Sarasota Youth Sailing (SYS), and the Buzzelli Foundation and many others, the multihull program was able to become what it is today. The multihull sailors have competed in places all over the nation: California, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina and Rhode Island and at many regattas in Florida. The Sarasota Youth Sailing has sent multihull sailors to the last three ISAF Youth World Championship in Ireland, Cypress and Portugal. In 2014 ISAF Youth World Championship they finished in 4th place.

The multihull program at SYS continues to growth as more young sailors discover the trills and challenges of sailing these fast boats. The SYS has committed to offer great training and boats, at the moment there are three F16s and two F18s.

Hotels

Coquina On The Beach
1008 Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Beach
941.388.2141 – Toll Free 1-800-833-2141
Email: reservations@coquinaonthebeach.com
Website: www.coquinaonthebeach.com
Special group rate will be available for guest that call and inquire rooms for the Formula 16 National Championship Regatta until 10/07/2015. All studio rooms offer 2 double beds with a full kitchen and a private patio or balcony. Rate for rooms in Patio Bldg. are $105.00 +12% tax and rooms on the Poolside Bldg. are $125.00 + 12% tax per night.

Courtyard Sarasota Bradenton Airport
850 University Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34234
941.355.3337
A special group rate of $119 per night is available for regatta attendees. Reservations can be made online here