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Couples / Double Handed regatta Postponed!

Hey Sailor,

Because of the foul weather forecast, thunderstorms and gusty winds, we have postponed our Couples / Double Handed Regatta. 
It would be a little rough for a double handed day.

The rescheduled date is May 14th with a 2 PM Start.  Course and start times re-issued by 10 PM Thursday May 12th.

Please confirm your intention to attend the post race dinner by midnight on Thursday May 12th. 

Let’s Go Sailing next Saturday!

Couples/Double Handed Registration reminder and SPSA News

Hey Sailor,

Here’s the 2nd to last instruction for this Saturday’s, May 7th, Couples and Double Handed Regatta.  
  • Race time is 2 PM Saturday May 7th our post race 
  • This is a Pursuit Race starting and finishing at G3.  Slowest Handicap boat starts at 2.
  • Start times and course will be distributed no later than 10 PM on Thursday May 5th.  That’s the last scheduled race instruction.
  • There is no fee to race this event.  
  • However if you want to eat at the post race ceremony you must make a reservation by midnight Thursday May 5th.  The cost for your meal is $15 cash for two dinners to be collected at the door.  It’s an Italian themed dinner, BYOB.
  • To Register and view the details of this race go to the Regatta List page on the SPSA web site.  You must Logon in 1st.  The NOR and SI are found by clicking on the  Docs  button.

King of the Bay winner for April.
  • Galene had the fastest elapsed time of 1:02:01 beating Bumbugo by 8 seconds.
  • On corrected time Bumbugo wins the April flag with a 50:40 versus Galene’s 52:39.

Our May 2022 Board meeting is tomorrow Tuesday May 3rd beginning at 6 PM at the Sailing Center.  All members are encouraged to attend.

Full Moon Regatta Information

Hey Sailor,

Here’s the information you need for Saturday’s Full Moon Regatta.  The course and start time list is in a following post – it’s a 3 pager.  Last minute entries need only show up on the bay.  
  • This is a night race.  Please do all the things needed to keep your crew safe.  Working running lights turned on and PFDs are at the top of that list.  
  • Record your finish time and who finished ahead of you and behind you.  The official clock is your cell phone time.  Text your finish data to 918 766-1515 and also bring it to the Courigans post race gathering.  We need the seconds too!  Here’s a link that shows that. 
  • Those of you who enjoy reading SIs and the NOR can find them in the documents page of the SPSA web site.  You need to log on first. 
  • No one declared a Cruising Chute by midnight on Wednesday.
  • There is no race committee.  As always your honesty is on display for all to see.  That includes the guy up in Bay Front Tower watching the start with his binoculars.  
  • We may have a guest boat joining us.  Exfil is a Beneteau 461 from Windward Point Yacht Club of Columbia SC visiting St Petersburg.  Exfil is on her way to Belize, departing April 26th.  Say hello to Mac Smith on any close encounter.
  • Post Race gathering at Courigans.

Let’s Go Sailing!

News and Full Moon Regatta on 16 April

Hey Sailor,

Here’s a bit of racing news and the information you need for our April 16th Full Moon Regatta.

  • The SPSA Series Racing for 2021-22 completed the last two races on April 2nd.  Thanks to Mike Reed as RC, Vanessa Goodrum for the use of Good Times and the rest of the RC for a job well done.  The trophies for this event will be awarded at our September annual meeting.  1st, 2nd and 3rd place pennants are awarded for the Fall Season and Spring Season as well as for the combined Series.
  • King of the Bay winner for March was Galene.  Her time corrected time of 43:03 came as as the 4th fastest of all time.  To date we have had 61 times reported on the King of the Bay course and 24 monthly winners.
  • Our Full Moon Regatta is set for this coming Saturday evening, April 16th, with a first start to be at 7:30.  This will be a pursuit race with the Highest Handicapped boat starting 1st, that would be the slowest boat, and the fastest boat starting last.  First boat boat back to the finishing mark wins.  With sunset at 7:56 and moonrise 9 minutes later, this promises to be a glorious night out on the bay.  Watch for course details and your start time (dependent on the wind conditions).  Here’s what you need to know now.
  • Cruising chute declarations are due by 10 PM this Wednesday April 13th 
  • No money involved.  This is a just show up event.  Spinnaker and cruising classes.
  • This is a pursuit race.
  • Start and finish will be at G3.
  • Sailing Instructions, course and start times will be posted on the SPSA web site no later than 6 PM on Friday April 15th.  There is even a possibility they will be emailed to all members about the same time.  Maybe even a little bit earlier.  
  • Post Race party will be held at Courigans at 1st Avenue SE and Beach Drive
  • Looking for crew or a deck under your feet?  We will do what we can.  Send an email to Brian at  You can also make your case on our SPSA Members Facebook page.  Not a member yet?  Search for us and ask to join.  This is an SPSA Members only page.  
  • One other thing.  Consider this your 1st Official Invitation to run for an SPSA Officer Position.  All interested parties should send me a message and I will send you a listing of the officer positions and responsibilities.  There are benefits we do not announce.