1 Feb 2021 SPSA Update

1 February 2021

Hey Sailor,

Here’s what happened and in the the very near future in your St Petersburg Sailing Association.

Libèlula is the King of the Bay for January.  Her elapsed time & corrected time of 1:02:23 & 55:40 were more than enough to take the flag away from Surge.  Surge must have had time to eat a nice lunch on their attempt to hold the flag.  It would be very nice if Surge arranged a transfer of the flag to Libèlula in short order.  See the results dated 1 Feb 2021.  http://spsa.us/ click on the  Racing  drop down and select KING OF THE BAY – RESULTS.  You should check later today.

3 Feb 2021 SPSA Board Meeting begins at 6 PM by means of Zoom.  If you’d like to sit in please send me a message and I’ll get you the Zoom Meeting information. Commodore@spsa.us

13 & 14 February Valentine’s Weekend SPSA Cruising Event For our first Spring 2021 COVID-safe cruising event, we have planned a group sail to Emerson Point, followed by anchoring out on the north-shore of the Manatee River.  Weather-permitting, the approximate schedule will be:

Saturday 2/13

10:00 am – Meet at Buoy G3 (N27° 46.0’, W82° 36.6’) & sail to Manatee River inlet (N27° 32.6’, W82° 40.7’)

5:00 pm – Target time for everyone to be at anchor.  Check in with Kryger/Rose Therese on channel 72.

6:21 pm – sunset & drawing for prizes.

7:00 pm – Dinner on your own on board your boat.  Bragging rights for boat with best aroma.

Each pair of participants should bring 1 bottle of wine & 1 chocolate dessert (for two), packed inside of a closed bag or box.  For the drawing, boaters will bribe cruise director for first dibs to select closed box or bag.  Desserts should be store-bought and unopened for COVID safety.

Sunday 2/14

Explore Emerson point.  Boats head back at their leisure Sunday or even Monday as it’s President’s Day Weekend.

Email Robert  robert@kryger.biz to join in/ask questions.

The 2021-24 updated Racing Rules have been issued.  Your Vice Commodore Penny sat in on a Dave Perry Webinar.  Here’s a link to the change https://cdn.ussailing.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/URRS-Significant-Changes-by-Dave-Perry-December-10-2020.pdf


20 February 11 AM Spring Series Race Day 2 Tack Tick will be our Race Committee.  Looking for a ride or looking for crew?  Contact Brian – we will do what is possible.  Membership.Chair@spsa.us


27 February 2021 Full Moon Pursuit Race  This is currently a date on the calendar.  Watch for more details as we figure out what we are  going to do.


Let’s Go Sailing!