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8th Annual St Petersburg Classic Regatta

The 8th annual St. Petersburg Classic Regatta will be January 28th, 2017. This is a benefit for “Meals on Wheels”. Boats must be 20+ years old. This is not a Boat of the Year regatta, rather it is a fun event to show off our beloved boats while sailing around a pre-arranged course and raising money for our charity. All boats are encouraged to make a donation for the charity. Free dockage is available at the SPYC. The Awards Dinner and Party will be held at the St Petersburg Yacht Club at 6:00 PM on Jan 28th following the race. Dinner for the skipper and 1 crew is included with the entry fee. Additional dinner tickets ($35 each) can be purchased online. *** Online Registration is open!!! *** (Enter before Dec 28th for early discount!!!) www.stpetersburgclassicregatta.com Hope to see you there! Steve Shortt SPSA Commodore

New Year’s Fun Pursuit Dec 31st 11:00

SPSA will be celebrating the New Year Saturday Dec 31st with a fun sail around the buoys! There are no prizes other than fun. Good practice before the St Pete Classic!!

This will be a pursuit style fun race so we all finish close to the same time. There will be no RC boat. The first boat will start at 1100. You will start at SPSA mark “B” at your designated time on the attached sheet on your honor. You will sail the course, the order of finish determines winner.  Meet up is at Courigan’s Pub afterwards to toast the New Year! Please RSVP to the race.committee.chair@spsa.us

Start at “B” at your designated time. Leave to port within 2 boat lengths.
Sail to E, J, F, leaving the marks to port then finish back at B, leaving B to starboard.

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Here is your opportunity to request changes to the city marina facilities. 


City of St. Petersburg, Florida USA

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Citizens + boaters, please share ideas to help the city improve the St. Petersburg Marina through the Marina Master Plan survey. Link, here: http://bit.ly/2hItJya

Completed surveys may be returned via the following:
marina@stpete.org, by U.S. mail, or dropped off at the Marina Office (500 1st. Ave. SE). DEADLINE: Jan. 20.

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2017 St Petersburg Classic Regatta

The Early Registration deadline for the 2017 St Petersburg Classic Regatta is 12/27!!! Don’t miss out on one of the most fun regattas in Florida! Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels. Register now to save!


December – Race #7 & #8 / Christmas Pot Luck / New Year’s Pursuit

Ahoy!  The December series races #7 & #8 are Dec 10th at 10:00am as usual.  After the racing around 4-4:30ish there will be a club Pot Luck Christmas Party and White Elephant gift exchange.  Please plan to bring a dish to share and BYOB as usual.   If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, dig DEEP into your dock box for that unique, funny or just plain junky item you haven’t used in years and wrap it up!   Last year we had interesting items ranging from a 20lb winch handle suitable for use as an anchor or just to weigh down the competition, a nice antique wooden halyard bone, and useful items such as a jug of diesel engine oil (not sure if that was new or used!!)  The lighted Christmas parade is that night as well, so those that are interested may pile onto a couple boats to go watch after dinner.

 On Sat New Year’s Eve, we will have a “Fun” pursuit sail around Tampa Bay.  The first boat will start @11:00.  Details to follow closer to race time from the RC Chairman.  This is a fun race, no entry fees or trophies, just bragging rights at Courigan’s afterwards.

Hope to see you there!
SPSA Commodore

Navigation Note

Be advised, the SPSA mark "F" which is the "Cut G Channel Range Front Light" has been replaced.   It is still in the same spot, it just looks much different.   Also the single exposed piling that had been about 50 yards NW of this range marker for several years is now gone.  


The picture on the SPSA Mark charts is now incorrect.   This is the new mark: