Sunday, January 16, 2022

All Sailors Welcome at SAMI Regatta SUBMITTED PHOTO




On April 9th the Sailing Association of Marco Island (SAMI) will host its annual Bud Light Regatta.

The race attracts sailors from all over the area in boats of all sizes. Although racers of top standing will be competing, novice racers are invited and encouraged to join in the fun.

A $45 entry fee is now being accepted. Registration and check in start at 5:30 PM on Friday, April 8th at the Marco Island Marina (1402 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island) with a skippers meeting starting at 6 PM.

Racing will start Saturday at 10 AM and the courses will be set North of Marco Island off Keewaydin Island, midway between Capri Pass and Gordon Pass. Boats are divided into the following classes: Spinnaker A, Spinnaker B, Non-Spinnaker Class and True Cruising. You may not be a racer, but grab your boat, head out to Keewaydin, drop an anchor and watch the race!

After the racing on Saturday, an awards banquet will be held at the Old Marco Lodge in Goodland.

Proceeds from the regatta support the Civil Air Patrol, the Marco Island Community Sailing Center (MICSC) and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Contact Rob Reiley at 239-389-0057, or for more information. For upcoming SAMI events and membership information, call Robin Singer at 419-376-1387, or email, or visit

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