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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!

2015 Couples Regatta

The St. Petersburg Sailing Association’s 28th Annual Couples Race is May 23, 2015.

This event is open to any single-hulled boat eligible for a West Florida PHRF (WFPHRF) rating. Crew must be “him and her” (one male sailor and one female sailor). There is an awards dinner immediately following the race. You are welcome to attend the dinner even if you don’t race, dinner tickets are available online.

Online entry is open: Couples Regatta

2015 Full Moon Pursuit Results Posted

The results of the 2015 Full Moon Pursuit are posted on the website. The wind came up, the sky was clear, the moon was bright!!! Couldn’t have asked for a better night sail. We only had 7 boats make the starting line, but somehow we managed to fill up the back half of Courigan’s for the awards party… pretty much took over that place! The Irish singer even gave us about 20 verses of what to do with a drunken sailor prior to the awards presentation! People danced (well sort of), drinks were spilled, and some things were broken. Much fun was had by all.

Big thanks to Rear Commodore Joe Corey and his wife Peggy for hosting the cookout for the skipper’s meeting. Good burgers! And to past Commodore Tony Barrett and Secretary Kim Stininger for doing Race Committee.


Sail Fast!
Steve Shortt
SPSA Race Committee Chairman

PS: As you can see, it takes several volunteers to put these events on. If you’re interested in getting more involved in the club and helping out please let us know!!! Email: secretary@spsa.us

2014-15 Race #15-16 and Preliminary Season Results

Good wind + good weather = Great Sailing for the final two races of the season!!  We had a warm, steady south westerly breeze to power us around the two courses yesterday. Thanks to club sponsor Island Nautical, Robert Ingwall and crew aboard Stella for taking care of Race Committee so the rest of us could sail on this fine day. A big welcome to new boat “Because” who joined us for the final race of the season. You can recognize this boat as the only one in the club with two main sails.

Yesterday’s results and preliminary season results are posted on the website. Please review and contact the RC Chairman asap if you see any issues, typos, etc so we can finalize the results.
Season Results

Congrats to:
Ron Kinney & crew of Mi Sueno for 1st place in Cruising
Kurt Schrotenboer & crew of Eclipse for 1st place in Non-Spin
Michael Siedlecki & crew of TackTick for 1st place in Spin-A
Grover Griffin & crew of Odyssey for 1st place in Spin-B

There was a cookout and meeting afterwards, but the turnout was honestly a little disappointing after a fine day of racing. The commodore noted that it is time to renew your memberships for next season, and announced our summer schedule.
• Friday Night SPYC Twilight series
• Sat 5/2 Full Moon Regatta — Online registration is open
• Sat 5/23 Couples Regatta
• Sat 6/13 Cruise to Beer Can Island
• Sat 7/4 Fireworks raft-up
• Sat 7/18 Cruise to Magnuson Marina
• Sat 8/8 Catalina Yachts Factory tour from designer Gerry Douglas
• Sat 8/22 Fall Membership meeting
• Sat 9/11 Awards Dinner for 2014-15 SPSA Season and 2015 Twilight Series

Our next season series starts in September. Remember, our membership runs Sept – August. So it’s now time to put your renewal in so we can you in the membership directory that is printed and distributed at the Fall membership Meeting & Awards banquet.
Skipper Application (enters your boat on the scratch sheet for next season)
Crew Application (for non-boat owners, i.e. crew, club supporters, etc.)