Twilight Series News

Hey Sailor,

In case you haven’t heard.  The Sailing Center reported a case of COVID early this week.  To keep all of us safe the Sailing Center has closed for a two week isolation period.  This means Twilight Series Racing for June 26th and July 3rd has been cancelled.

Since this is bad news I’m keeping it short. Please do whatever you can to make this stuff go away.  Even if it doesn’t help, it won’t hurt.

Let’s go sailing again and soon!

Rich Treinen
SPSA Vice Commodore

SPSA Officer Slate for 2020-21 Season

Hey Sailor,

Below you’ll find the Nominating Committee’s recommended candidates for your SPSA Officers to run things for the 2020-21 season.  This little note also opens the door for other nominations for any officer position.  Send your’s to Commodore Robert Hopkins  For those wishing an easy entry to being a bigger part of the SPSA, you’ll notice the Vice Commodore’s spot is open.  The duties for this position center on providing the racing awards for the after race gatherings and ordering flags for the series champions.  Those with an aversion to stopping by the liquor store probably aught to think this through.  The big benefit is hanging out one evening a month with really great people and includes a free dinner and a beer or two. You are not limited to the one open position.  You may also throw your hat into the ring for any position (or somebody else’s hat).  It’s always fun to have a floor fight at the annual meeting.  Thanks to our past Commodore Jody Abrams for pulling our slate together.

  • Commodore:  Rich Treinen
  • Vice Commodore:  this position is accepting nominations
  • Rear Commodore(s): Dan and Noreen Dawson
  • Secretary: Jean Charles-Marks
  • Treasurer: Richard Boler
  • Race Committee Chairman:  Jen Rhymer
  • Rating Committee Chairman:  Charles Archer
  • Membership Chairman:  Brian Conlin

Our annual meeting is scheduled for September 18th at the St Petersburg Yacht Club.  Happy hour begins at 5:30 PM.

We have a full slate of racing and post racing gatherings scheduled to begin on September 12th with the Classic Regatta and the 1st of our 8 Series Races day on September 26th.  Our last race, the Couples Regatta on the 8th of May.  In the meantime, come on out for the St Petersburg Yacht Club’s Twilight Series, every Friday at 6:30, and get on the bay to run the King of the Bay Course.

Let’s Go Sailing!

Rich Treinen
SPSA Vice Commodore

Twilight June 12 and King of Bay June 13

Hey Sailor!

The weather is looking good for both Friday and Saturday  – all day long! 

Friday June 12th.  It’s a 6:30 start.  Angela and I plan to race in the Yacht Club’s 4th scheduled Twilight Series Race.  Looks like this one will be good and dry to the finish. 

Saturday June 13th.  Around 2:30ish, Angela and I will also be running the King of the Bay course.  Based on the wind prediction and tide data I will decided at which Mark to start and which direction I will go around the marks.  

I’m still a little wary of this pandemic business – maybe soon we’ll be looking for a few crew to join us.  See you out on the bay, we’ll be in a J-70.

Let’s Go Sailing!