SPSA Update

Hey Sailor,

Happy Fall and Happy Halloween. There is a fun and exciting fall season coming up. Here’s what’s happening for SPSA:
  • Our next SPSA Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 2nd at 6:00PMAs always the membership is welcome to sit in.  The meeting takes place at the SPYC docks. You’ll find us at the table just outside the harbor master’s office.
  • Our next Series Race is Saturday November 6. Start time 11:00am.  If you haven’t signed up yet, please do. Race Committee boat to be announced. Listen for RC on VHF Channel 72. Post Race get together under the tree, 3:30 – 4 expected start time. Bring a chair, snacks and drinks. We want to take a group picture this time so bring your crew and all their smiling faces.
  • Speaking of photos, we love them. Your Rear Commodore Dan Dawson says the best camera is the one you have in your hand (or something like that). So while you are out there racing or cruising pull that phone out of your pocket and snap some pics. Send them to spsapictures@gmail.com so we can share them on our website, Facebook page and Instagram.
  • November 20th is the Commodore’s Cup race. Sign up if you haven’t already. You don’t want to miss this race. Look for More info in future posts. 
  • If you are not a racer, there is a cruising event to Emerson Point scheduled for November 20th as well. See links to details at SPSA Cruiser’s page
  • King of the Bay – there are few days left to run the KOB course and take the flag for October. Don’t forget that this is a monthly competition and you can run it as many times as you want. We love running KOB. It is fun trying to figure out which way to run it to take advantage of the conditions and good crew practice as well.
  • Do you want even more fun? Check out raceQs. It’s a fun way to do a post race analysis and the more boats participating the better it is. See https://raceqs.com/pro-regatta-broadcast/ for more information.
  • Just a reminder that SPSA is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Take a moment to read the History of the St. Petersburg Sailing Association in the members handbook or on the SPSA website. I know I am thrilled to be involved with a group that has contributed to the deep and rich history of sailing in our area. Let’s keep it alive.