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Couples & Double-Handed Regatta Round 2

Hey Sailors,

Here’s the information you need for this Saturday’s 2nd attempt at the Couples & Double-Handed Regatta.  The weather certainly looks better.  As of Thursday afternoon the weather experts are predicting 6% rain with a ENE wind at 11 mph.  That would be very good conditions for a double handed sail on the bay.  If the conditions appeal to you and your Aunt Matilda cancelled her tea party, just show up.  The start times in the attachment list every boat in the SPSA.  Having dinner with out making a reservation is a different matter.  See dot point 3 below.

  • Your course and start times follow in the next message.
  • Please bring your finish clock time (hour:minute:second) to the Sailing Center or text with boat name to 727 430-8964  Record who finished ahead and behind you.
  • The post race event will be held in the Sailing Center Classroom.  It starts at 4 PM or as soon as the J-70 Training Class gets out of the way.
  • The post race dinner needs your reservation or confirmation by midnight today.  It is confusing as to who that was planning to eat last Saturday is also planning to eat this Saturday.  Please confirm.   It’s $15 cash for two paid at the food line and BYOB.

            Here’s what I have so far:    Bumbugo 2, Sonar Double Dutch 2, and Sonar Mcgough 2

  • Here’s the order for going through the food line.
  • 1st:  Confirmed reservations made this week
  • 2nd: Reservations made last week but not confirmed this week
  • 3rd: anybody else if there is any food left
  • Penny is in charge of the post race.  I am out of town Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.  pennysimone@gmail

  • Let’s Go Sailing!

    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!