US F16 Nationals – Sarasota Florida

The U.S. Class Association is holding the US Nationals in Sarasota, Florida, starting on October, 29th.

This four day event is hosted by the Sarasota Sailing Squadron and Sarasota Youth Sailing. At present, 21 boats have registered with competitors coming from as far afield as California and Washington State in the West, Minnesota and Canada in the North and New Jersey in the East.

The Class is expecting light to moderate conditions with air temperatures in the high 20’s celcius. Ravi Parent and Sam Armington who have won this event for the last two years (last year top US team in the Newport worlds) are not competing this year, so there will be a new champion for sure.

The youngest competitors this year are a pair of 14 years old twins sailing on two different boats.

The Nationals are sponsored by Red Gear Racing and Parcus Medical.


The Class will be awarding the overall national championship, as well as awards for masters, youth and singlehanded champions.


There are still open slots to register on
The event website is here: