1250 Apollo Beach Blvd.
  Apollo Beach, FL 33572

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Lattitude: 27.781561
Longitude: -82.424055


Apollo Beach Community News

What is ABWIG?

Why ABWIG is necessary?

Current ABWIG news

TBO - Town Meeting Oct. 2, 2013

Osprey Observer - Oct. 14, 2013

Observer News - 10/23/2013

Please also visit ABWIG on Facebook (Apollo Beach Waterway Improvement Group) and while you're there, “like” the posts, “like” the page (to add us to your FB newsfeed) and “share” on your own FB page.  NUMBERS COUNT! 



From the Dock Master

The Work Party will be Saturday, April 5.  There is a lot to do and we can use all that show up. Thanks to all who help.

We are having the piling delivery on Friday at 2pm .

There are a few things that need to be done so I would like to have a work party starting at noon . Should be done by 4pm .

Saturday morning would be a good time to do piling work. There is a low tide around 9am . We can get the plastic around the piling that is in and get the holes blown out for the 3 pilings by the seawall. Will try to figure out how to get the pilings in the holes.

Sound like fun

Eric Nodland

Eric Nodland and his plumbing crew spent five hours one Saturday to fix a very serious water leak by the shower door at the club.  It is suspected that the leak has been around for quite a long time and has cost the club a good deal of money.

Please watch out for any suspicious water standing in unusual places.  With the large property that TSS has, and having water piped to a good number of points, it is possible that there are more leaks.  Members spotting something wrong and reporting it to the Dockmaster, may save more money in the future.


Update on Bob Bettinger. 

This is good news!  Bob was transferred to Sun City Center and his next phase of recovery is within the rehabilitation unit at Sun Terrace located at 101 Trinity Lakes Drive Sun City Center.  Bobs room number is 107B  for those of you who which to send cards, spring lines and chaffing bumpers.  

He will be able to have visitors in  the afternoon and evenings.  Bob does not yet have a private phone. The number is 813-634-3324 which is the desk or nurses phone but they can take him a phone if he is "not" in a rehab session.  Ruthie said she can drive there and she is feeling much better herself.

Let's make sure the Sun comes out for Bob and that the Easter Bunny hops over there to cheer Bob homeward.

It's a great day for sailor's

Jeanie Irwin Troost
4TSS Sunshine

Farewell Note from Paul and Melody Kasl: 

We will miss the activities and camaraderie of TSS, which we have enjoyed since 1998 and will miss our friends the very most.  We are starting a new chapter in our lives by moving to Lafayette, Oregon (which is near McMinnville, OR) in order to be closer to family.  We invite any TSS member who will be in our area to give us a call as we would love to show you around the beautiful state of Oregon.  Our email address and cell phone numbers remain the same as what is in the TSS Directory. May the club continue to grow and remain the best value for the sailing community. 


Paul and Melody Kasl

IT/AV Report

We all hope that everyone is enjoying the free Wi-Fi and the availability of a computer.
Under the direction of the TSS Board we convened a committee to look at the AV needs of the club.  The committee recommended and the TSS Board has approved the purchase of a TV and a data projector which will be purchased with funds that we will raise via donations, special event dinners and the 50/50 draw at the TSS Membership meetings.  Attached for your information is the Power Point Presentation that was provided to the Board.  More information regarding fundraising will be sent out shortly.

I thank the committee (Deborah Doyle, Dan Otte, Marc Sexton, and Don Swartz) for their guidance.  We all feel that as we look forward through the next 10 years these purchases will be beneficial to the club and will help to make it a place where people will want to come and be a part of all the wonderful things happening at TSS.

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me at pclaytor@tampabay.rr.com

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Advanced Race Management seminar at Clearwater Yacht Club 11/2 & 11/3


Mailing for Lighthouse:

The lighthouse newsletter is now available on our website (Sail-tss.org) on the members only webpage.  It is distributed via our email connection and copies are printed and left at the clubhouse.  By utilizing these methods of distribution it has been a huge savings to the club.   If reading it online is not possible, then we encourage our members to stop by the clubhouse and pick up a copy. 

Read the current issue and find out how to submit your articles/pictures to the Lighthouse

Please send your submissions to:
Bernice Siebuhr, Lighthouse editor
Email:  Tealmoon747@gmail.com


Oct. 25 update on Main Channel Marker #2:
On Oct. 23, ABWIG reported the removal of the broken 40' x 2' concrete piling that formerly marked the Main Channel entrance to Apollo Beach. The channel is now marked with new #1 and #2 day boards.

ABWIG plans to install a  flashing light as soon as we can purchase replacement lights, panels, regulators, batteries, wiring and fabricate some components. TSS, let's thank ABWIG and Fernando Lopez, Marine Safety Coordinator, of Hillsborough County's Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, for repairing this crucial aid to navigation into our waterfront community.