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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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"The purpose of the Tampa Sailing Squadron Cruising fleet is to promote cruising activities sailing Tampa Bay and the west coast of Florida for TSS members."






TSS Cruising Fleet Captains:
Diane Eggert 813-362-3751 eggertdiane@gmail.com
Chris Eggert 813-508-1710 eggertchristopher@gmail.com

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Upcoming Cruising Events


February
Drew's 4th Island Raft-up
February 15th - 16th
4th Island, Tampa

This is an easy cruise to a protected anchorage. Plan to leave the club by 11:30 am. Spend
some time sailing and arrive at the anchorage in time to secure your vessel.

We shall raft-up again as we did last year. The Island can have a cloud of mosquitos.
Len Berkstresser and “Wildfire” will be our Anchor boat. After he is secure, the two cats
will tie up on either side. After that we shall raft up one at a time. If we have more boats
registered this time, we may do a second raft-up. If you want to break up and spend the night
on your own anchor, be sure to tie up at the end of a line.

Bring your own dinner entrée and plan to cook aboard your boat. We shall all bring a
bit extra sides, and deserts to share. Happy hour and shared hors d'oeuvre about 4 pm.
Dinner when it seems right. Plan to wander between boats. Feel free to dinghy into the
island for a bit of exploring and mosquito research.

The plan is to enjoy the area and company. Sleep aboard your vessel when you are
ready. Fix breakfast in the morning and sail back at your leisure.

Host: Drew Barrett  
(813) 503-0688 or ajbarre@gmail.com


March
Brew Cruise 2
February 13th - 15th (3-day)
Bradenton
Sail to the Manatee river, drop the hook.  Sail on to Twin Dolphin marina.
Check out and explore a few micro breweries around Bradenton.
Dinner Saturday night and sail home Sunday.

Host:  Tom Dailey
(941) 776-0059




Long-distance Extended Cruise

Tampa - Bahamas 

October - December
Oct 20th - Dec 20th
Four TSS flagged boats are heading to the Bahamas the week of October 20th thru about November 30th.
Travel itinerary: TSS to Key Largo, cross the Gulfstream to Bimini, on to the Berry Islands, Nassau,
Eleuthera, possibly the Exumas, and passages back to Florida and Tampa.  Approximitally 1,200+ nm.

Cruise Boats and Members:

Geodesic 2   Andy and Loretta Tucker
Makai   Chris and Diane Eggert
Manava   Dave and Francine Webb
Wildfire   Len Berkstresser and Christine Page
     






Full Moon Sail

Monthly full moon sail

Invite TSS members to take their boats out for a Full Moon (and Sunset) cruise for members
who don’t have a boat and guests to enjoy a cool night sail on the bay.


Meet on the TSS back porch at 6:30pm
Head out on the water by 7pm, back by 9:30pm

See Event Calendar for date & time details.    Calendar Events