The Sarasota Sailing Squadron’s 67th Annual Labor Day Regatta decorated Sarasota Bay with sun-dappled sails. The scene looked almost painterly with Charles and John Ringling’s historic mansions in the background.
The event claims the title of the longest running sporting event in the City of Sarasota. For sure, it ranks among the longest running sailing regattas in the United States. More than 180 boats registered for the event, which took place August 31- September 1, 2013.
In addition to its cultural cache and natural beauty, Sarasota & Her Islands are becoming a destination for sports tourists. The 2017 World Rowing Championships secured just yesterday only adds to the excitement.
Our community already draws close to 80,000 visitors a year to baseball spring training and other sports event. The figures include fans, trainers and athletes such as runners, rowers, swimmers, BMX riders, triathletes, tennis, lacrosse and soccer players and more.
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Slideshow photos by Louis Wery
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