Dear Sailors, Parents & Coaches:
The 2018 Mark Sorensen Youth Sailing Championship’s Buccaneer Blast Regatta is set to launch this February 10-11th at the Upper Keys Sailing Club in Key Largo, FL. Now in our 9th year, we can proudly boast that we have become the largest sailing event in the Florida Keys, featuring 120-135 youth sailors from all over Florida and beyond.
This year’s regatta will welcome back all laser sailors under the age of 21. Together with a full line up of green fleet and RWB opti sailors, it promises to be another fantastic weekend of fun and competitive sailing on beautiful Buttonwood Sound. Registration is available online at Regatta Networks at http://www.regattanetwork/event/15456.
Despite the damages inflicted by Hurricane Irma in mid-September, the vast majority of hotels in the Key Largo area are open and eagerly welcoming guests. All of the hotels within walking distance of our club are operating normally. Unfortunately, group rates for this year’s regatta may not be available, so we urge you to book your hotel rooms early.
Here is a list of some of the hotels near the Upper Keys Sailing Club:
HOLIDAY INN, 99701 Overseas Hwy, 866-733-8554
MARRIOTT RESORT KEY LARGO, 103800 Overseas Hwy, 855-410-3911
MARINA DEL MAR RESORT, 527 Caribbean Drive, 800-451-3483
MARRIOTT COURTYARD, 99751 Overseas Hwy, 855-335-1066
BAYSIDE INN KEY LARGO, 9940 Overseas Hwy, 800-242-5229
PLAYA LARGO RESORT & SPA, 97450 Overseas Hwy, 97450 Overseas Hwy, 305-854-1001
HAMPTON INN KEY LARGO, 102400 Overseas Hwy, 305-451-1400
THE PELICAN KEY LARGO COTTAGES, 99340 Overseas Hwy, 305-451-3576
The Mark Sorensen Youth Sailing Program would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support of the Buccaneer Blast Regatta: