Nov 13, 2023 – Apollo Beach, FL
Last Friday 4 2.4 meter sailors went through a time machine. John Seepe, Tony Pocklington, Rudy Trejo and Shan McAdoo traveled to Apollo beach on the eastern edge of Tampa Bay to sail at a multi class event at the Tampa Sailing Squadron (TSS).
TSS is a throw back to a simpler time. A volunteer run organization with a simple building two hoists a floating dock, a big barbeque grill and tons of cold beer. On the water they had Mutineers (Mutts) and Day Sailers along with us. We sailed 5 races in a light westerly and had a great time. 2.4 Meter. Sailors familiar with Sandy Bay Yacht Club will feel right at home at TSS.
Rudy put on a clinic, winning all but one race (Read the sailing instructions next time Rudy!!). Tony ended up second for the day, followed by Shan and John. The class has been invited back to the March Midwinter regatta (March 8-10, 2024)
The sailing venue is lovely and very accessible. The club leadership and members are very friendly and welcoming. Apollo Beach is a relatively undiscovered part of Tampa with lots of available Hotels and AirBnBs.
All of the 2.4 meter sailors agree that its a great “old school” venue and look forward to going back.