Outdoor Notes: Near-shore sailboat race scheduled for Saturday

Godwin Kelly
| The Daytona Beach News-Journal

A near-shore sailboat race is scheduled to glide past the Daytona Beach area on Saturday. The race begins at noon from the Ponce Inlet sea buoy.

Race organizer Ken English said the 12-boat field will be close to shore from Racing’s North Turn in Ponce Inlet to the Daytona Beach Pier at the end of Main Street.

“The Dash from Daytona to St. Augustine is part of the 2020 Commodore’s Offshore Sailboat Racing series organized by the Halifax River Yacht Club,” English said.

“The first 10 miles of the Dash are on the recently established Near Shore Course, which requires competitors to stay within 1,000 feet of the beach until they reach the Daytona Beach Pier.”

English said to get more information about the series go online to

Halifax seminar

The Halifax Sport Fishing Club’s Sept. 17 guest speaker will be Capt. Caelan Rand of to speak about inshore fishing.

Rand is an Ormond Beach native who grew up fishing the local waterways from Flagler Beach to Edgewater. He spent many years after school working at The Fishin’ Hole.

The majority of his time fishing was split between the Tomoka area and Ponce Inlet resulting in extensive knowledge of both areas in knowing where and when to fish to maximize chances of having an outstanding day on the water.

The seminar will start at 7:30 p.m. in the HSFC club, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.  All seminars are free and open to the public.

For more information go online to or send an email to [email protected].

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