2016 Schedule

2016 Schedule

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Florida 300 (May 7-21)

Gilligan's Run (August)

Hiram's Haul (October 29-30)

Steeplechase (December)

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2015 Florida 300

2015 Florida 300

May 19-22, 2014

Rank

Boat

Helm

Crew

1

Key Sailing

Newkirk

Whitehurst

2

Royal Yellow

Lohmeyer

Sonnenklar

3

Turtle Mojo

Macdonald

Ingram

4

Royal White

Spina

Rotated Youth

5

Green Room Graphics

Kohl

Bogardus

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2015 Gilligan's Run

2015 Gilligan's Run

August 8, 2015

Rank

Boat

Helm

Crew

1

Team Falcon

McDonald

McDonald

2

SolarWind

Ingram

Ingram

3

Turtle Mojo

Macdonald

Ingram

4

Team Kuftic

Kuftic

Kuftic

5

Costal Watersports

Cole

Cole

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2015 Hiram's Haul

2015 Hiram's Haul

Oct. 31-Nov 1, 2015

Rank

Boat

Helm

Crew

1

Costal Watersports

Cole

Cole

2

Chuck Mavison

Harden

Mavis

3

Solar Wind

Ingram

Ingram

4

Turtle Mojo

Macdonald

Macdonald

5

Wildcat

Cramer

Langefeld

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2015 Steeplechase

2015 Steeplechase

December 12-13, 2015

Rank

Boat

Helm

Crew

1

Team Adrenaline

Riccardi

Burd

2

Roberts Catamaran

Roberts

Weir

3

Solar Wind

Muma

Ingram

4

Turtle Mojo

Macdonald

Langfeld

5

Royal Yellow

Lohmeyer

Sonnenlkar

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2014 points (final)

1) Marspeed
2) Solar Wind
3) Turtle Mojo
4) Royal Yellow
5) Royal Orange
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2015 points (final)

1) Turtle Mojo
2) Royal Yellow
3) SolarWind
4) Royal Orange
5) Costal Watersports
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2016 Florida 300

2014

SSPUSA announces plans for the Florida 300 for 2016.  We are happy to announce the we will extend the race to Daytona Beach this year which means a race around Cape Canaveral to finish at the chosen Fleet 80 site of Perry’s Resort.  Fleet 80 is participating and helping to set up a resounding end to this year’s race.  The race will begin at the Islander resort as in the past two years.  Stops will continue to be Key Biscayne, Palm Beach Shoes, Vero Beach and Cocoa Beach.  More information will be forthcoming soon.  See the Florida 300 web site.  Racing will begin on Tuesday May 17th in Islamorada and end in Daytona Beach on Saturday May 21st.  There is expected to be a large social event connected to awards on Sunday May 22nd in time for return drives home.  Early registration with a $150 deposit continues to March 1st, when fees will go up to $450 for those not pre-registered.  All fees required by May 1st.

Florida 300 racing catamarans compete in distance courses with boats from 16’ to 22’, stopping each night along coastal areas departing and finishing on public beaches on or near parks and resort areas.  Racing stops along our course provide opportunities for advertising for goals of sponsors for public understanding and developing sources for support sponsors wishing to become a part of this sport.  Catamarans are tracked and supported by ground crews following along the route.  Our courses limit each day’s distance to approximately 70 Miles, no more than 80.  Safety considerations include tracking capability for each vessel and crewmember.  There are safety requirements for each competitor.  Our sailing instructions consider weather restrictions each day of racing.  Physical and sailing training is strongly advised for competitors. 

Sail Series Promotions USA Inc. (SSPUSA) (sailseries.com or Florida 300.com) a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation for developing this recreation sport, manages beach catamaran distance races along the Florida and possibly further along Atlantic coastal areas.  SSPUSA, provides logistic support to racing teams by setting up stopping points, making race and overnight arrangements at all locations and providing competitive race management.  Fees are kept low to create competitor interest. These fees do not support the costs of the race, so funding support is needed.  No salaries are provided members of the corporation or committees, all of which are manned by volunteers.  Race committee expenses and logistic support to the race are paid from a developed budget.  Donations to our cause are welcome.

SSPUSA has completed two years of successful distance races, including both The Florida 300 and Hiram’s Haul each year.  Objectives are to develop other races and growing extensions to an eventual 1000 mile race up the Atlantic coast.  We are considering a growth in the Florida 300 to a 4-500 mile race this year.    Entrance fees are at a low $395 this year.

Less competitive catamarans are encouraged to race in smaller segments along the way to grow interest in the sport.

Our current course consists of 5 stops beginning at the Islander Resort in Islamorada, the Florida Keys, proceeding in succession to Key Biscayne, Palm Beach Shores, Vero Beach, finishing in Cocoa Beach.  We are considering another leg to finish in Daytona Beach.  All legs are 55 to 70 miles in length.  Your thoughts on this addition are requested.

We encourage sailors and crews, as teams, to join us in this competitive race endeavor. Come join your friends and other sailors to prove your on skills and display your prowess in this endurance type sport.  You may contact any of the following for more information and to get your team signed up to compete.

Please forward to anyone you wish or consider may be interested to be involved.
Warren G Green
Sail Series Promotions USA Inc.
Phone:  321 773 2391 h; 321 544 1512 c
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Address:  18 Spinnaker Point Court, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

Chuck Bargeron
Phone: 912 507 9983
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Lisa Page
Phone: 239 825 4528
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Larry Ferber
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Dennis Green
Phone: 305 522 4944
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2015 Steeplechase Results

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Steeplechase Overall - 12/13/2015

Start: Overall, Finishes: Elapsed time

RankBoatHelmNameCrewNameClassRatingElapsedCorrected
1 Team Adrenaline Riccardi, Todd Burd, Tripp Formule 18 62.4 9:11:30 14:43:49
2 Roberts Catamaran Roberts, Eric Weir, Dave ARC 22 57 8:31:56 14:58:08
3 SolarWind Muma, Laura Ingram, Dave Formule 18 62.4 9:29:39 15:12:54
4 Turtle Mojo Macdonald, Dick Langfeld, Karl Formule 18 62.4 9:30:24 15:14:06
5 Royal Yellow Lohmeyer, Steve Sonnenklar, Jay Nacra 20 59.3 9:16:15 15:38:02
6 Royal Orange Johnson, Curt Smith, Gavin Nacra 6.0 SQ 60.5 10:34:25 17:28:37
7 Costal Watersports AMI Cole, Ralph Cole, Patick G-Cat 6.1 w/spin 62.4 11:14:52 18:01:31
8 Henderson/Peil Henderson, Jocelyn Peil, John Nacra 20 59.3 10:41:45 18:02:13
9 Keilman/Chen Keilman, Jacob Chen, Grace Formule 18 62.4 12:06:10 19:23:44
10 Wildcat Cramer, Weston Herendeen, Mark Formule 18 62.4 12:44:34 20:25:16
11 Cat In The Hat Ferber, Larry Nedurian/Steiger Nacra 20 59.3 15:00:00 1:1:17:42
12 Marspeed Moss, Bret Casey, John Marstrom 20 carbon spi 58 DNF  
12 Waveyhaven Tomeo, Charles Tebo, Dalton Formule 18 62.4 DNF  
12 Team Phillips Phillips, Michael Pierce, Kenny Marstrom 20 carbon spi 58 DNF  

Read more: 2015 Steeplechase Results

Key Largo Steeplechase Updates

catsailorWith the Key Largo Steeplechase just days away, there are a lot of late entries bringing the field up to 13 boats with more last minute entries expected. There is an interesting mix of boats with six Formula 18's, three Nacra 20's, two Marstrom 20's, one G-Cat 6.1 and an ARC 22. A great mixture of boats which should make for a great race.

Unfortunately most of the late entries do not have a SCHRS ratings and need to be measured to be accurately scored. Due to the time constraints and the late registration of so many boats that are not SCHRS rated, we are switching back to the Portsmouth rating system for the Key Largo Steeplechase. We hated making the move but we did not want the ratings system to interfere with the race.

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Key Largo Steeplechase This Weekend

steeple mapThis weekend is the 31st running of the Steeplchase catamaran race. The two day event starts and ends in Islamorada, Florida and circumnavigates Key Largo and other Florida Keys. The first day starts at the Islander Resort on the ocean side of Islamorada to Angelfish Creek then over to the intercostal/Gulf of Mexico side of the keys continuing to the Upper Keys Sailing Club. The Second day continues to the Channel 5 bridge then back the Islander Resort for the Finish.

The weather forecast this weekend is supposed to be perfect for the race with wind predicted ENE at 10-15 mph Saturday, SE at 10-15 mph Sunday, 80 degree temperatures and a maximum of 20% chance of rain. This race is regularly attended by teams from the north seeking a break from the cold weather.

Read more: Key Largo Steeplechase This Weekend