February 26, 2010

Boating Safety And Sailing Courses

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary - boating safety course on Saturday, Feb. 27 and Sunday, Feb. 28, 8 am at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center in Sand Key. Topics include boating emergencies, know your boat, getting underway, navigating, operating a boat safely and legal requirements. Graduates receive a Florida State certification card. To register, call Ann Bennett at 469-8895.

St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron - 2 hour Safe Boating Seminar, Using GPS, Wednesday March 17, 7 - 9 pm, at St. Petersburg Sailing Center, St Petersburg. Seminar will explain principles of waypoint navigation, how to relate GPS data to charts, describe how to operate the GPS and access the functions, and how to choose a GPS. The waterproof Captain's Quick Guide Using GPS will be distributed to participants. The instruction is offered free, but there is a $25 materials fee for each family. Since the seminar will include hands-on instruction, participants may bring their handheld GPS unit. The class is limited to 20 students and preregistration is required. Call Call 525-0968.

St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron - 7 week Public Safe Boating course Mondays 7-9 pm beginning April 5, at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center. Call 727-525-0968. Completion of this course will enable the student to skipper a boat with confidence. Because most skippers will attend only one safety course, the squadron has designed the class to be as comprehensive as possible. Graduates are eligible to join the squadron and take advantage of all the educational opportunities afforded to SPSPS members. Available to anyone age 12 and older. Instruction is free. Cost of the materials is $25 a family. Call 525-0968.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-3 - Monthly safe boating classes at its headquarters in Madeira Beach. Classes are Saturdays from 8 am to 5 pm. The cost is $40. Dates of upcoming classes are March 20, April 24, May 22, June 12, Sept. 18, Oct. 9 and Nov. 6. Successful completion of the Auxiliary’s About Boating Safely and Boating Skills and Seamanship classes could qualify boat owners for a discount on insurance. Topics for the Skills and Seamanship course include which boat is for you, equipment, trailering, handling a boat, navigation aids and rules. Call 391-5185.

Clearwater Community Sailing Center - Spring break sailing camps for kids ages 8-16. Camp is set for March 9 through April 2, 9 am to 3 pm, at the Community Sailing Center in Sand Key. Cost for the program is $250 and participants must pass a swim test. Sailboats are provided and are monohulls and catamarans. Kids are asked to bring a bag lunch, sunscreen, a hat and towel each day. They must wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get wet and bring a change of clothes. To register, call 517-7776 or www.clearwatercommunitysailing.org.

February 21, 2010

2010 Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races Scheduled for May 1st

The 7th annual Tampa Bay International Dragon Boat Races hits Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, the Marriott Waterside and waters of Garrison Channel on May 1st, 2010! 60+ teams from local corporate and community groups as well as paddlers from across the U.S. and Canada will vie to be Tampa's #1 Dragon Boat Team!

This is a race run with exact precision, and professional equipment through the partnership of Great White North and their staff. 450m on the waters of Garrison Channel, with a fully buoyed 5-lane course, where the waters are always calm and the sun always shines the first weekend in May!

The event kicks off at 8:30 in the morning with the Opening Ceremonies on the Marriott Waterside patio, and the first race at 9 am, with a heat running every 10 minutes. Each team races 3 times throughout the day, being seeded into a division, and then getting the chance to become a Division Champion.

During the first INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND BEER FESTIVAL, athletes and spectators alike enjoy food, beverage and entertainment throughout the day in the Athlete's Village at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park. Asia Fest occurrs simultaneously on the St. Pete Times Forum patio.

A Breast Cancer Ceremony will be held during the lunch break.

The day finishes off with the awards ceremony at 4:30 pm followed by live music in the Beer Garden until 7 pm. For more information visit tampabaydragonboats.com


Boat Slips and Marinas For Sale

There are currently boatslips for sale at the following marinas:
Turtle Cove - Tarpon Springs, Island Yacht Club at Island Estates, - Clearwater, Pasadena Yacht & Country Club - St Petersburg. Prices range from $35k to @250k. There are also marinas for sale from $1 Million. For more information on Pinellas County Real Estate visit PropCo Real Estate or call toll free 888-499-5454.

Boat Ramps, Marinas, Yacht Clubs, and Storage


Belleair Causeway Boat Ramp 10 Ramps, 108 Parking Spaces
Park St. and Elbow Lane North, St. Petersburg

Jungle Prada Park 2 Ramps, 16 Parking Spaces
Park St. and Elbow Lane North, St. Petersburg

Madeira Beach Municipal Marina 1 Ramp, 0 Parking Spaces
503 150th Ave., Madeira Beach

Maximo Park 5 Ramps, 47 Parking Spaces
34th St. and Pinellas Point Dr. South, St. Petersburg

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Dunedin City Marina 1 Ramp, 0 Parking Spaces
51 Main St., Dunedin

Bay Vista Park 1 Ramp, 15 Parking Spaces
4th St. and Pinellas Point Dr. South, St. Petersburg

Coffee Pot Park 1 Ramp, 20 Parking Spaces
1st St. and 31st Ave. Northwest, St. Petersburg

Crisp Park 2 Ramps, 30 Parking Spaces
Popular St. and 35th Ave. Northeast, St. Petersburg

Demen's Landing Park 2 Ramps, 15 Parking Spaces
Bayshore Dr. and 2nd Ave. South, St. Petersburg

Grandview Park 2 Ramps, 40 Parking Spaces
6th St. and 39th Ave. South, St. Petersburg

Safety Harbor Marina (Municipal) 1 Ramp, 0 Parking Spaces
Tampa bay, 750 Main St, Safety Harbor

St. Petersburg Municipal Marina 2 Ramps, 0 Parking Spaces
300 Second Ave., SE, St. Petersburg

Sunlit Cove Park 1 Ramp, 5 Parking Spaces
Sunlit Cove Dr. and Bay St. Northeast, St. Petersburg

Park Boulevard Boat Ramp
18651 Gulf Boulevard Indian Shores

War Veterans' Memorial Park
9600 Bay Pines Boulevard, St. Petersburg

Ft. De Soto Park - 3500 Pinellas Bayway South, Tierra Verde

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Bay Pines Marina, St Petersburg 727-392-4922
Blind Pass Marina, St Pete Beach 727-360-4281
Boca Ciega Yacht Club 727-321-7295
Clearwater Harbor Marina 727-462-6954
Clearwater Municpal Marina 727-462-6954
Clearwater Yacht Club 727-447-6000
Carlouel Yacht Club 727-446-9162
Hubbards Marina, Johns Pass Madeira Bch 727-392-0167
Isla Del Sol Yacht Club, St Petersburg 727-906-4752
Island Yacht Club, Clearwater 727-461-2315
Island Harbor Marina, Palm Harbor 727-784-3014
Lighthouse Point Marina, St Petersburg 727-384-3625
Madeira Beach Municipal Marina 727-399-2631
Madeira Beach Yacht Club 727-393-0778
Maximo Marina, St Petersburg 727-867-8087
Pass a Grille Yacht Club 727-360-1646
Pirate's Cove Marina, Dunedin 727-733-1102
Pasadena Yacht Club 727-381-7922
Pass a Grille Marina, St Pete Beach 727-360-0100
Royal Yacht Club 727-736-4001
St Petersburg Municpal Marina 727-893-7329
St Petersburg Yacht Club 727-896-7212
Tierra Verde Marina 727-866-0255

Treasure Island Yacht Club 727-367-4511

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Lighthouse Yacht Services 727- 937-0327
527Anclote Rd Tarpon Springs, FL

Florida Trailer Storage 727- 533-8111
1700 Palm Way Largo, FL

Stanford Storage 727- 546-9646
7950118th Ave Largo, FL

Ozona Boat Storage & Repairs 727- 789-9497
211 Hedden Ct Palm Harbor, FL

Buccaneer Bay Storage 727- 549-8980
6675 114th Ave Largo, FL

Snug Harbor Marine Inc 727- 398-7470
13625 Gulf Blvd Madeira Beach, FL

Lightning Bay Performance 727- 578-0880
10900 Gandy Blvd N St Petersburg, FL

Gulf Marine Ways Inc 727- 937-4401
950 Dodecanese Blvd Tarpon Springs, FL

Viking Boat Works Co Inc 727- 576-1094
10121 Snug Harbor Rd NE St Petersburg, FL

Neptune Marine-Pinellas County 727- 934-2370
1046 Island Ave Tarpon Springs, FL

Progressive Marine Svc Inc 727- 822-2886
1351 Bay St SE St Petersburg, FL

Salt Creek Marine Ctr 727- 895-4481
107 15th Ave SE St Petersburg, FL

Sailor's Wharf 727- 823-1155
1421 Bay St SE St Petersburg, FL

Bay Area Rv & Boat Storage (813) 837-2132
7215 S Germer St Tampa, FL

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