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Tampa Sailing Squadron is a private, member-owned sailing club located in Apollo Beach, Florida.
Members enjoy many activities such as club racing, regattas, cruising and many other social events.

Apollo Beach Annual Lighted Boat Parade
December 11th 2021
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Mutineer National Championship

November 8 - 12, 2021

Registration

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A Call for Your Help


From Sunday November 7th through Friday November 12th we are hosting the Mutineer National Championships at Tampa Sailing Squadron.  Fellow sailors need your help.   Competitors are traveling here from as far away as Colorado to participate.  One of their biggest costs is finding an inexpensive place to stay while they are here racing with us. 

If you would be so kind to consider “hosting” a two person crew for this time period that would help not only the racers, but TSS by making it possible for more boats to come to this regatta.  I’m looking for a room in your house just for them to sleep at night.  They will probably leave in the AM for breakfast at TSS and come home in the evening after the day’s events.  No cooking or time is needed by you other than to greet them and make them feel welcome at TSS.  

I am also looking for some boats for them to use as their home for these few days.  If you have a boat at TSS that can sleep two or three people would you please consider offering this?  They can use the clubhouse for bathrooms and showers, so they need just a place to crash.  They would be bringing their own sleeping bag or sheets, their is nothing you have to do except get them setup upon arrival.  AC is not required as November the weather is cool enough at night.  Please volunteer your boat!

Please email me or text me is you can help me accommodate these sailors. 
cullensailor@gmail.com or 813-404-9712.   

I need you.  Please don’t think that “others” will do this for us.  Message me now! 


Bill Cullen



Sell Your Boat!

Attention TSS slip holders that are interested in selling their boats!
Attention TSS members on the slip waiting list!

Meeting at 8AM at the TSS work party, October 23rd.  BE THERE!
I believe there are about 10 boats in slips on our docks that "should" be sold.  Several of them are currently up for sale.  If you are on the waiting list for a slip, please come to this meeting to help those that want to sell their boats get them moving.   If you want to sell your boat, come to this meeting for information and assistance. 
I've heard lots of reasons that these boats are still here.  "I don't really know how to use the internet websites", " I don't want to deal with the people",  ``I don't know what is involved or how to do the paperwork",  "It needs work and I'm not up to it",  " It's not costing me much to keep it", And the list goes on. 
With regard to the last comment consider this.  The cost of the slip, the insurance, the depreciation, and light maintenance each year probably costs you a minimum of $3000/yr.  Maybe $4000?.  Don't kid yourself.  
If you sold your boat last year and put the $10K in Netflix stock or something like this, you would be about $5,000 ahead, you'd have $15,000.  You would have saved the $3,000 annual cost plus made money on investing the proceeds.  You could look at this that the boat is really costing you not $3,000 a year, but $5,000 a year.  Three more years in the slip might be $15,000 out of your pocket!
I need the top 15 people on the waitlist and anyone that wants to help sell these boats come to this meeting.  You might need to help the sellers sell their boats.  If we put together a little team to help move these boats out, the sooner you can move in.  It will not happen without your help.  The status quote will continue.  
I'm a past yacht broker, and have sold lots of boats, both my own and others. Just last week I sold a fixer upper that was in a dry slip at the club.  I had 6 people wanting to come see it, and the first person bought it.   It was on the market for 3 days.  
At this meeting I'll review some of the things to do to sell your boat.  We will also go over the websites to advertise on, and how to avoid scams.  I will also have copies of the paperwork needed and explain the procedures to transfer the ownership.  

Hope to see you @ the work party.  
Bill Cullen

cullensailor@gmail.com  or 813-404-9712   


Treasure Island Cruise

Fusion Marina!
October 29, 30, 31, 2021 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Host:Ed Boudreaux, 813-294-9724
Fusion Resort Marina – book online at Dockwa – 25% off coupon through 10/31/2021
Fusion Resort: 727-300-6866
Fusion Resort amenities: 
new marina slips (fixed docks) with 50-amp shore power and water, pool, bar,
lunch counter, restrooms, NO showers. Call the marina to confirm power hookups as needed.
Friday – meet for Happy Hour at the marina. Possible dinner on the boat or out at a restaurant.
Saturday – on your own during the day, head to the beach, meet for Happy Hour at the boat then head
to VIP Mexican restaurant for dinner


For cruise details and how to navigate to Treasure Island
 Cruising Page
Download a cruise details document: 
Treasure Island Cruise 2021 


 


Tampa Bay Area and Florida West Coast
Yachting Calendar

June 2021 - June 2022
For calendar click here
Sailing Calendar 2021-2022
 


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