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SPSA Important Stuff


Hey Sailors,


I have 3 items to bring to your attention.


  • Saturday 19 October Commodores Cup 12 Noon Start.  Notice that change!  12 Noon Start.  Please register with the link  http://spsa.us/racing/regattas/ . Then on the 2019 Commodore’s Cup Line click on the ENTER button.  Afterwards there will be a dinner in the Sailing Center.  The SPSA will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, turkey burgers, and chicken wings.  If you would like to bring a side dish or salad (not required), please contact Noreen at  nursenory@yahoo.com

  • We now have a oversized King of the Bay Flag currently in the possession of Charles Archer of Surge.  Here’s how this event works.  If you run the course and your corrected time beats that of Surge,  Charles must give the flag to you.  The details you need are found on the regatta page.  On the King of the Bay line, click on the DOCS button and download the Notice of Race.  Here’s your link  https://www.spsa.us/spsa/cm/cm-regatta.php?mode=list&idClub=1

  • St Petersburg Sailing Center.  In the next city election, November 5th, there is a referendum to increase the term of the lease on the Sailing Center from 5 to 20 years.  All the reasons to vote for this proposal can be found of the St Petersburg Sailing Center FaceBook page and at https://sailstpete.org/referendum/   This is a no-brainer, please support our Sailing Center.

Let’s Go Sailing!




Rich Treinen
SPSA Vice Commodore


SPSA October Events


Hey Sailor,


Here’s our upcoming events for October.  Get your crew together or find your ride and don’t forget to party afterwards.

  • Oct 5th  SPSA Series Race Day #2.  It’s an 11 AM start.  Two races scheduled.  We will be meeting at Courigans for post race awards, drinks and maybe a few give aways.

  • Oct 19th  Commodores Cup  11 AM Start.  Details to follow.  Post Race Octoberfest dinner party at the sailing Center.  Watch for details.

  • An over night cruise to a nearby anchorage is in the planning.   The date target is either October 26th or November 23rd.  It would be a leisurely sail to a protected anchorage with a group cookout dinner.  Interested boaters should contact the coordinator, Robert Kryger at robert@kryger.biz 863 944-5266.

On another note we have two new members.  Say hello to Mariano Alvarez and Michael Reed. Mariano sails Pipa, a Catalina 27 and Michael sails Amber Looe, a Beneteau First 235.  Welcome to the SPSA sailors!

Lets Go Sailing!



Rich Treinen
SPSA Vice Commodore


Boat looking for crew this Saturday


Hey Sailors,


Rich Carlson is in need of one or two crew for this Saturday’s Classic Regatta.  He’s looking for crew of intermediate skill level and of reasonable physical fitness.  Sounds like you’ll get a little exercise. Richard sails that big 32 ft cat rigged boat, Because. You know the boat, we’re always looking at his transom.  

If interested you’ll need to call Richard direct 727 798-3677.

Let’s Go Sailing!


Rich Treinen
SPSA Vice Commodore


This Saturday’s Series Race Start at 1 PM


Hey Sailor,


 *****  Bulletin  *****

Our first race of the Monthly Saturday Series, this Saturday September 7th, will have a first start at 1 PM.  The series races this year will have two races on each race date.  The 1st will be a shorter race and the second will be longer as the wind conditions permit.  Sorry about the confusion – we just sorted thing out at tonights board meeting.

The remainder of the Series Races will start at 11 AM.

See every one Friday Night and Saturday afternoon too.

Let’s Go Sailing!



Rich Treinen


SPSA Board Meeting Changed – Sailing Center Closed


Hey Sailors,

I know everyone was planning to crash our board meeting tomorrow at the Sailing Center.  I have bad news for all the volunteers.  The nasty weather preparations at the Sailing Center has put the classrooms out of service.  Our meeting has been switched to a teleconference with the officers.

Don’t forget our Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on Friday.  The reservation deadline is just a few hours away.

Let’s Go Sailing!



Rich Treinen