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42nd Annual SPSA Meeting and Awards Banquet

Friday, September 11th, SPYC

Please plan to attend the 42nd Annual SPSA Meeting and Awards Banquet on September 11th at the SPYC. Social hour begins at 5:30pm; business meeting at 6:30. As we have done for the past several years, we will be joined by the sailors of the Summer Twilight series (we’re mostly all the same folks).

SPYC always treats us well and puts out a fine spread. The cost of the dinner is $35. Please make reservations so we can coordinate with the SPYC. You can make reservations and payment on line through the SPSA website (www.spsa.us) or simply reply to this email with your number of reservations. We will accommodate “walk-ups” on a “space available” basis. At the door, please be prepared to pay by cash or check.

Extra Tickets: Click Here to Order Dinner Tickets Online

If you have questions, please contact me (richboler@gmail.com) or Gloria Davis (gloriadavis@tampabay.rr.com)

Navionics Class Sat 9/19 6:00pm

The St Petersburg Sailing Association and our favorite Navionics rep Jessica will be conducting a **FREE** class on the Navionics App for the Iphone, Ipad, and Android devices. This was a big hit last year with a full house, so if you missed it you will want to make it this time!! If you came last year, there will be a refresher and discussion of new features.

Those of you already downtown at the SPYC for the Seven Seas Cruising Association GAM can come over to the sailing center for this free event!!!

Bring your mobile device to follow along if you like.

This will be in the Sailing Center’s South East Classroom, with the TV. Gloria Davis will be hosting this SPSA event.

Please RSVP to race.committee.chair@spsa.us to reserve a seat.

Catalina Yachts Factory Tour – Sat 8/8

Gerry Douglas will lead us on a tour of the Catalina facility. This is bound to be great field trip and very informative. Learn what goes into taking a boat all the way from an idea through design to actually building a modern sailboat. In addition to being an SPSA member and St. Petersburg Classic Regatta sponsor chairman, Gerry is a naval architect. He is the Chief Operating Officer and head of design for Catalina Yachts, Inc.
What a great opportunity for us!!

The address of the Catalina Yachts facility is 7200 Bryan Dairy Rd., Largo, FL 33777. The facility is actually off and to the south of Bryan Dairy Rd. We will meet in the Catalina lobby at 10 am.

From northbound I-275, take Exit 30 (Roosevelt Blvd./118th Ave. N.), stay to the left and loop back over I-275 going west, follow the signs to 118th Ave. N., this becomes Bryan Dairy Rd. Go past, 49th Street, US 19 and 66th Street. After 66th Street, stay in the left lane; make the 3rd “U” turn (just past 72nd St.). Get in the right lane and look for a small “Catalina” sign on a street sign post. Turn right there, onto the Catalina driveway which is about 1/4 mile long. Continue to the Administration bldg. on the left.

2015-16 Membership Renewal

It’s time to join/renew your SPSA membership!!!

The St Petersburg Sailing Association (SPSA) is entering our 43rd year and we have built a proud tradition of fostering the noble art of sailing. SPSA membership runs from July 1st through the end of June. Our 2015 – 2016 sailing season will have a full schedule of series races as well as other special events, including the immensely popular St. Petersburg Classic Regatta (formerly known as the Good Old Boat Regatta), which raised $22,000 for the Meals on Wheels charity.

You can join/renew online at: Join/Renew

Annual membership is still only $45 for an individual or $55 for a family. Your membership dues help us support and promote sailing in Tampa Bay!

Sign up by July 31st be included in the 2015-16 Member Directory!!!

2015 Couples Regatta Results Posted

Results for the 28th Annual SPSA Couples Regatta are posted on the website: results

We had to make the race short and sweet to get the fleet back in before the thunderstorm and it turned out just right! Great BBQ from Creative Catering which does some catering for the Rays.

Congrats to Grover & Nanette on Odyssey for first place in non-spinnaker and to Commodore Richard & Sydney on Desidrata in Cruising!