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Classic Regatta Results and last call for the Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet

Hey Sailor,
I have a very short email blast for you this evening.
The 12th Classic Regatta benefitting Meals on Wheels is in the bag.  We had twenty-two competitors for the the 12th running of the Classic Regatta.  Here’s the winners.
  • Spinnaker Class:  1st Tack Tick skipper Mike Jossette Malti & Andrew Chenney SPYC& SPSA, 2nd Gimmi Shelter skipper Lon Ethington SPYC & SPSA, 3rd Mother Ocean skipper Rick Gress SYC
  • Non-Spinnaker Class: 1st Fat Lady skipper David Mendleblatt SPYC
  • Cruising Class: 1st Shazaam! skipper Sean Motta DIYC, 2nd Mojo skipper Mauro Harto WFLPHRF, 3rd Koinonia II skipper Gath Reynolds SPYC & BCYC
  • Fun Class:  1st Tazz skipper Wanda Bermudez SPSA
  • Most Beautiful Boat:  Mojo skipper Mauro Harto WFLPHRF
  • Good Neighbor Award:  Jade skipper Al Lima DIYC
  • The big money winner – Neighborly’s Meals on Wheels Program $48,000 (final number not yet verified)
The deadline for Annual Meeting and Award Dinner Reservations is midnight Tuesday September 14th.  The dinner will be held on Friday September 17th beginning at 5:30 PM in the Yacht Club.
Let’s Go Sailing!
Rich Treinen
SPSA Commodore


September SPSA Events and News

Hey Sailor,
Here’s your SPSA list of events for September and other news.
  • Tuesday September 7th at 6 PM the SPSA Board will meet at the yacht club marina.  This will be our first in person meeting since lasts years Annual Meeting.  As always the membership is welcome to sit in.  You’ll find us at the table just outside the harbor master’s office.
  • Saturday Sept 11th is the 12th running of the Classic Regatta.  The racing begins off the St Petersburg Pier at 1 PM.  This is a staggered start event followed by a awards diner and auction at the Yacht Club.  This is a fund raising event benefitting Neigborly’s Meals on Wheels program in Pinellas County.  The weather forecast looks good.  If you haven’t registered yet here’s the link.  You better hurry.  
  • Our Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner is scheduled for Sept 17th at the Yacht Club. 
  • The SPSA Series kicks off on Sept 25th with Races 1 and 2.  Watch the SPSA Regatta page for the registration portal to be posted.  I’ll send an announcement when it’s ready.
  • King of the Bay News:  Bumbugo ran the best time in August, posting an elapsed time of 1:05:49 with a handicap corrected time of 54:20.  While this is not a top ten all time performance, it just might be a blazing time for August.  Below is a shot of Penny Simone driving her Ericson 32 Bumbugo around the marks.


LETS GO Sailing!


Classic Regatta Sept 11th

Hey Sailor,

The 12th running of the Classic Regatta is two weeks away, 11 September 2021.  This is a premier day on the bay and the one charity event of the SPSA.  The support so far this year is outstanding, we are in the verge of a record year.  I encourage everyone to get involved.  There are many ways to do this.

Let’s Go Sailing!

King of the Bay correction

6 July 2021

Hey Sailor,

My email blast of 4 July was loaded with 2 King of the Bay result omissions.  
  • It wasn’t my math, it was an omission of results.  Libèlula actually ran the KoB course 4 times on June 20th.  I had reported only the first 3.  The fourth run was actually her best of the day.  Libèlula now owns 4 of the top ten KoB performances.
  • For omission no. 2 I totally missed the run posted by Cayennita III on June 15th.  It was there in my email.  I had even read it since the blue dot was gone.  It was also an outstanding performance.  Good enough to be the June 2021 KoB winner as well as the 4th fastest corrected time ever.  Nicely done Cayennita III.
  • See the corrected results posted on the SPSA web page.  Look for the time stamp of 6 July 2021 after you click RACING / KING OF THE BAY – RESULTS.  If it’s still 4 July 2021 come back later.

My 4th of July was not a total disaster.  Angela and I had a great view of the fireworks from the deck of Last Tango with Dan and Noreen.

Rich Treinen

SPSA News July 2021

4 July 2021

Hey Sailor,

Even though it’s hot and humid we do have a few things to report.

  • Our King of the Bay Flag winner for June 2021 is Libèlula.  She ran the course 3 times on June 20th in great wind conditions.  Two of her three corrected times also placed Libèlula in 5th and 8th top ten of all King of the Bay corrected times.  Her other run was not quite good enough but did come in as the 11th best of all time.  Here’s a link to the KoB results.  Look for the 4 July 2021 version.
  • The proposed Slate of Officers for our 2021-22 Season is:  Commodore Rich Treinen, Vice Commodore Penny Simone, Rear Commodore(s) Dan and Noreen Dawson, Secretary Jean Charles-Marks, Treasurer Richard Boler, Race Committee Chairman Gerard Gaudry, Rating Committee Chairman Charles Archer, Membership Chairman Brian Conlin and Marketing and Mass Communications Chairman Raúl Calzada.
  • The door is now open for additional nominees for any of the officer positions.  If you are even remotely considering or even feeling guilty about not taking your turn as an SPSA officer, you might want to sit in on our next board meeting to see experience all the fun we have.  If you are interested please send me an email by August 1st.
  • Our July Board Meeting will be held on July 7th at 6 PM.  This is planned to be our last Zoom meeting unless things change.  If you’d like to sit in, please send me an email message and I will get you the Zoom connection information.
  • Please renew your SPSA Membership.  Thanks to all those who have already done so.
  • Please take a look at the link for our Classic Regatta scheduled for September 11th.  We are looking for boats, sponsors, and a few people to help. Get your crew together and make a run at the Good Neighbor Award.