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SPSA 2018 Couples Race

31st Annual Couples Race 

The 31st Annual Couples Race will be Saturday May 19th, 2018 @ 2:00 pm.  This is a “her and him” two handed pursuit race.  


No entry formregister by emailing of your intention to race.
The entry fee is $30 and includes dinner for the skipper and crew.

The Awards Dinner and Party will be held at the St Petersburg Sailing Center at 5:00 pm.  Additional dinner tickets are $15.  Even if you don’t sail, you are welcome to attend the  Awards Dinner and Party.


NOR and Starting times are attached


Fun awards will be given for:
Youngest couple (combined age)
Oldest couple (combined age)
Longest Couple (longest time sailing together)


For any additional information, contact:

St Petersburg Classic Regatta postponed

We are sad to announce that the St Petersburg Classic Regatta is being postponed at this time. Due to conflicts with other events the registration was low this year and since this is a benefit for charity, we did not feel it appropriate to proceed. We are working to reschedule the event in September, and will announce it as soon as this is confirmed. 

Participants that have preregistered can have your entry fee applied to the rescheduled event, refunded, or donated to Neighborly Care/Meals on Wheels.  Please contact the treasurer@spsa.uswith instructions for disposition of your entry fee. 

If you raised donations for the event already you can send them in by May 5th and we will credit them to your team.  Please forward donations to:

St Petersburg Sailing Association 
FBO: Meals on Wheels
Attn: Treasurer 
PO Box 174
St Petersburg, FL 33731

Thank you all for supporting us and we hope to get the event back, bigger and better with the change in date. 

Jody Abrams 
Regatta chairman 

SPSA in the 40th Raceweek

No less than 10 of our members participated in this year’s 40th Suncoast Raceweek held on Tampa Bay.  Congratulations to our winners,  Well Done!

Spinnaker A 
2nd Grant Dumas and the Crew on Warrior
3nd Michael Siedlecki and the Crew on Tack Tick
Spinnaker B
1st David Arata and the Crew on J-Hawk

Meals on Wheels Distinguished Volunteer Award

Today, The Neighborly Care Network (Meals on Wheels) presented the St Petersburg Sailing Association with the Distinguished Image Award for all of our fundraising efforts over the years with the St Petersburg Classic Regatta.  To date, we’ve raised almost $75,000 for them and we’re working hard to get to $100,000 with this year’s St Petersburg Classic Regatta. 

Thanks to all the sailors who have participated and members who have worked so hard over the last 7 years to put on this event.  This is coming up again soon.   I would encourage everyone to attend the dinner even if you’re not sailing.  You do not need to sail to win the Good Neighbor Award for raising money.   Dinner tickets, info and a donation link are at

Saturday’s SPSA Race – Noon Start

Reminder, the start time is bumped to Noon to allow the members to visit our sponsor Island Nautical’s annual flea market in the morning.  Hula Girl, a light blue Ranger 23 sailboat will be your RC boat this Saturday.   RC plans to set the start at G3.  The weather forecast appears warmer with a light SW breeze, so RC will plan a short upwind leg toward shore for the start at least for now.  If the breeze turns east, the line will be set west of G3.

Main Fleet – First start, a green shamrock flag will be your class flag this Saturday.

Ideal Class – No skipper’s meeting this Saturday.   Please check in at the RC boat at with your boat# & skipper name so we can score you.  The course will be between G3 and a drop mark.   The number of laps will be posted on the board, two for the first race and we’ll adjust from there.  Ideals will be the second start.  The Blue SPSA flag will be your class flag. 

The goal is to have everyone finish around 3:00ish to get to the St Patrick’s party at the sailing center afterwards.   RC may have to shorten the course depending on the breeze to accommodate this.  This will be announced on channel 72 and the ‘S’ flag will be displayed.   Any boats not finished by 3:30 will be scored DNF so the RC boat can get in as well.