71st Annual Yacht Club Reggatta Ready To Set Sail
Mount Dora welcomes sailors from all over the state to the MDYC's 71st Annual Regatta on Saturday and Sunday, March 23rd – 24th 2024. The races begin around noon on Sat and 9:30am on Sun near the lighthouse at Graham Pointe. Watching the beautiful masts move across Lake Dora is a sight you won’t want to miss. With three courses and almost 100 sailors and some good weather, it hopes to be a breathtaking sight for participants and spectators alike all over Lake Dora.
The Mount Dora Yacht Club comes together with almost all of its members volunteering to serve in some way at this weekend long event each year. For 2024 they are proud to have Advent Health as the presenting sponsor. In addition, another 50+ sponsors give to make this a true sailor’s delight. Coming from all over the state, the sailors’ ages range from 8-80. The committee has met their goal to enlist more junior sailors by providing scholarships and this year is a big success doing just that! Families in Florida have many opportunities to be active outdoors and being on the water is no exception.
“We are thrilled to have more youth sailors participating in our regatta this year than ever. In addition to Lake Eustis Sailing-Youth Foundation, who has supported this regatta for years, we also have three other youth sailing groups” says Regatta Chairperson, Edee Robinson. “The skills learned are true life skills including applied mathematics and science, balance, agility, strength, and overall confidence…alongside the youth will be adult sailors, many who have been sailing for decades”, says Robinson.
Participants not only come to sail but they also boost our economy…many staying in downtown Airbnb’s, local hotels and the like.
The rich tradition of sailing and a community coming together for water sporting makes the MDYC’s Regatta the longest standing event in Mt Dora and the longest running annual festival in the state.
For more information, call 352.516.4031
The Mount Dora Yacht Club is located at 351 West Fourth Avenue, Mount Dora Fl 32757