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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.
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Lighted Boat Parade

2017 Apollo Beach lighted boat parade
December 9th

Congratulations to our winners!

Overall Winner
Brett Martin

1st - Wesley Shaw
2nd - David Williams

Power Boats < 30'
1st - David Gonzales
2nd - Aaron Biedenbach

Power Boats ≥ 30'
1st - Scott Siberski
2nd - Jim McMullen

Chili Cookoff
Bob Shaw

Special thanks for their generous donation of prize awards:
Yacht StarShip
Cruises & Events


 Co-Sponsored by the Tampa Sailing Squadron and the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9th, 2017, 6:00 p.m. (Sunset)


The public is invited to come watch The Annual Lighted Boat Parade on the docks of The Tampa Sailing Squadron, located on Apollo Beach Boulevard. The event is free. All boaters in the surrounding communities are invited to participate. Any size boat, power or sail, is invited to join in the event. The Parade route will begin at the South channel and proceed towards Lands End Marina before winding around Lake Sunrise Basin, back out and around Bal Harbor and then up Flamingo Canal. The route will return on Flamingo Canal and go around Dolphin House at the end of Grand Kaymen Drive, then back out Flamingo Canal, to finish back at the south channel.


The Boat Parade will be judged and multiple awards will be presented in all classes of entry. This year, 1st place overall will receive dinner for two, courtesy of the Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises.

There will be a required Captain’s Meeting on Saturday, December 9th at 10 a.m. at the TSS club house. The Captain of each boat participating in the Lighted Boat Parade must attend this mandatory meeting. All boats will be registered at this meeting and boat numbers for judging will be assigned. Every boat participating will receive a commemorative 2017 Apollo Beach Lighted Boat Parade Gift. Award ceremony following the end of the parade.
Come and meet the members of The Tampa Sailing Squadron. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and soft drinks will be available.

Other highlights: The Apollo Beach Elementary Choir will be performing at 5:30 pm, and a chili cookoff take place following the parade at the TSS clubhouse.

For more information on Registration or about the Tampa Sailing Squadron contact: Gary Mull at 813.586.4279 or