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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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Apollo Beach Lighted Boat Parade
December 8th, 2018

2018 Apollo Beach lighted boat parade

December 8th, 2018


Parade Route

Boats will be judged, and awards presented in 4 categories:

- Overall Winner
- Sailboats
- Power Boats < 30'
- Power Boats ≥ 30'


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 8th, 2018, 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 8th at 9am. 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 2018 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 cook-off will 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