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Welcome F18 Sailors – Let’s Plan for Unforgettable Experiences

Welcome Sailors to St Pete / Clearwater and the 2022 F18 World Championships!

Let me introduce myself, my name is DeAnn Hittinger, concierge and travel agent for this event. I have been a Florida licensed travel agent for 8+ years, and love everything Florida has to offer.

With just a few days left, I am sure most of you have secured your travel arrangements & accommodations and are looking forward to the race and some Florida southern hospitality.

If you have any final travel needs or are looking for things to do while in Florida, I am here to help. Below are links to help start your search for location activities. However, if you would like personalized service for your vacation extras, feel free to contact me at or call/text 813-990-7683.

If you are wanting to visit Disney or Universal, please let me know as soon as possible. Due to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween and Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights, these theme parks are at capacity on certain dates. Let me help get you and your family into the theme parks while you are here.

I will be in the main event area throughout each day of the 2022 F18 World Championships & look forward to meeting you all. Feel free to come by and chat with me anytime.

Safe travels, and all the best to you and your family during your stay in the Tampa Bay area.

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Red Gear Championships is on!

Hello Everyone!

As you may have seen on the news, we were projected ground zero for a very dangerous hurricane. Fortunately for us, we were spared as the storm came in to our South in the Fort Meyers area.

It is horrible for our friends and family in this area and our thoughts and prayers are with them all.

It is hard to have good news along with bad news but we are happy to say the the Red Gear Championships with the N15 and F16 Nationals and F18 Worlds Warmup is on!

Please review the web site for any news. We also ask that you familiarize yourself with the arrival and departure plan. IT IS IMPERATIVE that you follow directions. We will not expect you until after 12:00 on October 6th and you will enter thru the Sand Key Park, which is just to the North of the Sheraton. We will have signs.

Arrivals afte 18:00 will be directed to the back side of the Sheraton where we will stage those boats until the next morning. We will change the regatta entry signs to the appropriate location.

Just in case it is not crystal clear… DO NOT DRIVE ONTO THE BEACH AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON and DO NOT ROLL YOUR BOAT ONTO THE BEACH WITHOUT APPROVAL OF THE BEACH CAPTAIN. This is very serious and can results in fines from the county. Please do not be THAT person.

Updated Beach Plan (super important!)

Please note that there has a change in our arrival, storage, and departure plans! Please visit the Arrival & Departure Plan page for the latest updates.


You must have clearance from her to roll onto the beach each day.   Boats are not allowed on the beach after sunset. Prior to us rolling onto the beach, we have to receive an all clear EACH DAY for turtle nests from the State officials monitoring this area.

More information can be obtained on our Arrival & Departure Plan page.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW THE BEACH RULES… FINES CAN BE LEVIED UP TO $10,000 USD if you do not comply. Additional penalties can result from the Organizing Authority. THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS MATTER!

Neurosomatic Specialists has partnered with us!

We are happy to partner with Neurosomatic Specialists. A therapist will be on hand at the worlds to offer complementary treatment for minor injuries on the course. They are also offering special rates for extended periods of therapy. Make sure you book your appointment early at The cost will be $45 for 25 minutes or $70 for 50 minutes. These appointments are available for booking October 13-15 from 7-10pm at

Whether it’s from injury, failed surgery, or overuse, any type of pain always begins with dysfunctional muscles. By analyzing one’s posture, movement, and gathering information about one’s symptoms and story, our Neurosomatic Therapists will know exactly what specific muscles to target and release that are causing your pain. Whether its disc herniations, any type of nerves damage, arthritis, headaches, bunions, or even TMJ, it all begins with dysfunctional muscle.


We are excited to name ZHIK as a sponsor of the 2022 F18 Immunolin World Championship. On top of Zhik being an event sponsor, and a raffle sponsor and  having gear available at the event, Zhik is going to offer a WORLDS PRE ORDER DISCOUNT! Stay tuned for a special discount code that will be sent to all the registered sailors. Our participants and staff will be able to go on line and order what they would like, get a 10% discount AND have it delivered to the race site. We are very excited to once again see Zhik in a leading roll for the F18 Class.

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Many Thanks


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