Sarasota Sailing Regatta, 1961

With plenty of sailing events happening regularly here, here's a look back at a regatta from 1961.

By Bethany Ritz January 27, 2023

Sarasota Sailing Regatta, 1961.

With the Sarasota Sailing Regatta's flagship annual event coming up on Feb. 10, and the Venice Yacht Club's Windjammer Regatta this weekend, this photo of the regatta from 1961 reminds us that sailing is part of our region's DNA—a pastime for some and a way of life for others. With clubs for women, for young people and even the more adventurous solo sailor setting off from our shores, the local sailing culture draws folks near and far.

And sailing isn't just for those with high skill levels. There are plenty of places to take lessons for those ready to join in. Click here to find out everything you need to know about boating in Sarasota.

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