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 www.stpetersburgclassicregatta.com
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.
Please see the attached information about the St. Paddy’s party after the SPSA race. Should be good fun with friendly folks. Also, please RSVP to help us in our party planning. And don’t forget to tune up your Irish jokes.
The Full Moon Pursuit Race is one of our most fun races of the year. It will be this Saturday, March 3rd, 2018. The race starts at 7:00 PM. As pursuit race, each boat has its own starting time. The winners are determined by the order of finish.
Click on the attachments for the NOR and Starting times. Online entry is open on the website at https://spsa.us/racing/full-moon-pursuit/
The weather should be great so we are hoping for a good turnout.
Awards will be presented following the race at Courigan’s.
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