Friday, November 24, 2017
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One with the wind

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MELISSA LYTTLE | Times

While waiting for the wind, Dave Fry of St. Petersburg readies the lines on his Watkins 17-foot sailboat on Monday for the second annual Old Southeast Yacht Club race. The event — which also features kayaks and paddleboarders — is really just an excuse for friends and neighbors in the Old Southeast neighborhood to get together for some fun at Lassing Park.

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