2022 Red Gear Racing Championships Conclude

The 2022 Red Gear Racing Championships ended on Monday, October 10. Thirty-nine catamarans in three classes competed in perfect sailing conditions in the three-day event. 15 F15s, the majority youth sailors, handled the breeze and the waves like pros. Some of the F18 international team’s boats were delayed in customs. (Their boats are scheduled to arrive in Clearwater Beach today.) Several F18 competitors stepped up and offered the use of their boats to the international teams for practice in the warm-up regatta. Congratulations to all who participated in the regatta. Thank you to the Race Committee, volunteers, and especially the sponsors who helped make all this possible. On to the F18 Worlds!

The Red Gear Racing Championships were the warm-up to the Immunolin F18 World Championship, which begins on Wednesday, October 12. Follow all the action on https://www.f18world2022.org/. There will be links to Facebook live streaming, tracking, daily highlight videos from Icarus Sailing Media, results, and photo galleries.

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 ChecklistTravels@gmail.com 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.

Clearwater = https://www.viator.com/Clearwater/d22457-ttd?accountid=TJGLB1I&mcid=58086

Orlando = https://www.viator.com/Orlando/d663-ttd?accountid=TJGLB1I&mcid=58086

Tampa = https://www.viator.com/Tampa/d666-ttd?accountid=TJGLB1I&mcid=58086

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.

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