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Festival of the Islands Regatta

  • 13 Nov 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • In the vicinity of Marker 2, entrance to San Carlos Bay

CMCS Notice of Race

2021 Festival of the Islands

November 13, 2021 at 10:00 am


Click here to register for Festival of Islands Regatta

The Race:

  •  Saturday November 13 with first race starting at 10:00 am.
  • A buoy race event held in the proximity of Fort Myers Beach.  The intension is to run three to four races with the last race starting prior to 2:30 pm

The Party

  •  After race beer party at the Old Shrimp Dock, Salty Sam’s Marina following the last race.

Special Notice:

  • This is the third race of the season for the BOTY competitors

1. Rules

The series races will be governed by the current Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the Class Rules of West Florida PHRF and by the Sailing Instructions.

2. Eligibility

Open to all sailors who are current members of the CMCS Sailing Club and, for an additional charge, to non-member sailors from any area club with a mono-hull or multi-hull sailboat that conforms to class rules and holds a valid West Florida PHRF certificate. NOTE: A participant may request a temporary, one race only, rating from the Fleet Captain – Racing. However, the participant must apply for a valid WFPHRF Certificate to replace the temporary certificate and supply a copy of the application to the Fleet Captain-Racing prior to racing a second time. The owner of each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of $300,000 per incident or the equivalent.

3. Entry and Fees

3.1 The entry fee for the race is $35   Click here to register for Festival of Islands Regatta

4. Divisions

4.1 Divisions will be PHRF Spinnaker, PHRF Non-spinnaker, and PHRF Cruising. The race committee may divide or combine divisions based on the number of entries.

5. Starting and Racing Area

5.1 In the proximity of Fort Myers Beach in San Carlos Bay

5.2 Courses may be comprised of windward/leeward or triangular and may vary by fleets.

5.3 Inflatable marks and fixed government marks may be used.

5.4 Courses and fixed marks will be shown in the sailing instructions.

6. Sailing Instructions

6.1 Registration for the regatta, and all regatta related information is available using Please register at the following link. This is a BOTY event but you must still register for the event. This is how the program knows to include you on the scratch sheet.

All documentation including the NOR, sailing instructions, Scratch sheet, and Results will be available online using the program:

Our use of is a rather new process for all of us. I suggest emailing me your name, boat and phone number as a backup to registration to make sure you were successful in your registration process.

7. Scoring

7.1 The Low Point Scoring System, Appendix A of the RRS, will be used. Each boat's score will be the sum of the scores for all races, with exclusions as defined in the Sailing Instructions; this amends RRS A2.

8. Radio Communication

8.1 All boats must be equipped with a working VHF radio, either fixed or handheld capable of receiving and sending on VHF channels 16 and 72. The Race committee will monitor and broadcast information on channel 72.

For further information contact: Scott Milligan 863-228-1159 or  or Art Schuller 239-841-1060

CMCS is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.  PO Box 101268, Cape Coral, FL 33910

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