Waterfront Regattas -
The USF Waterfront hosts several collegiate and high school regattas
each year. Regattas hosted at USF are sailed in our fleet of 20 matched
Flying Juniors. All 20 of the boats were purchased at the same
time, have the same sails, and are rigged and tuned equally. Races are
sailed on Tampa Bay. Generally competitors can expect to see medium
winds and choppy waters. The normal sea breeze direction is west/southwest.
If the conditions are too extreme, the race committee may set the course
in Bayboro Harbor.
Competitors in the division that are not sailing watch the racing from
boats in the USF Keelboat fleet anchored near the course. Coaches and extra
competitors are also invited to view the racing from
the Keelboats. Lassing Park is a fine spectator viewing spot, however binoculars are recommended. It is important to note that the Race Committee will
not have an "on land break". Competitors should plan to be
on the water all day. Competitors should load lunch, water, gear onto
to USF St. Petersburg
The USF Waterfront is located on the USF St. Petersburg campus. Take I-275 from the north or south into downtown St. Petersburg. Exit onto I-175 (the Tropicana Field exit).
Stay on I-175 until it ends, merging onto 5th avenue south, which has a series of traffic lights.
Turn RIGHT at the last light (1st street) Go three blocks and you will
see that the street makes a left turn near the Florida Wildlife Commission
(FWC/FMRI). Find a place to park on the street in this area. Meters are checked 7 days a week. The Waterfront
is immediately west of the FWC FMRI Building. The building you are looking
for is the "Haney Landing Sailing Center"
in the Area
near our waterfront facility include the Hilton downtown (727-894-5000
4 blocks), Hampton Inn ( 727- 892-9900 6 blocks), Holiday Inn Heritage
(727-822-48148 blocks), Hotel Ponce De Leon (727-550-9300 5 blocks).
There are also numerous hotels located on St. Petersburg Beach 10-15
minutes from here. Campgrounds are located at Fort Desoto Park 727-582-2267.
Stores and Restaurants
grocery store is 3 blocks from the Sailing Center (Publix at the corner
of 3rd Street S and 3rd Avenue S). Main restaurant drags include 4th Street from
5th Avenue N to 62nd Avenue N, Central Avenue from 1st Street to 9th Street, Gulf
Blvd in St. Pete Beach for seafood, and Baywalk entertainment complex
in downtown St. Pete.