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Gulf & Bay: Outdoors news and notes

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Sailors ready for Multihull championship

The water off Clearwater Beach soon will be filled with sailboats. The U.S. Multihull Championship begins Sunday and runs through Thursday. The program, being conducted by the Clearwater Yacht Club Race Committee, includes 40 sailors in teams of two racing F-16 Viper sailboats. The winner will be honored with the Hobie Alter Cup Trophy, named for the co-designer of the Hobie Cat sailboat. Paige Railey of Clearwater will be among the racers. The boats start and finish at the south end of Sand Key Park's beach. Races run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, and the event is free to the public. Visit or call (727) 515-5704.


Two free events focus on boating

West Marine stores in Clearwater and St. Petersburg will hold free seminars on boating from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at 2000 34 St. N in St. Petersburg and at 1721 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. in Clearwater. Get information for every boat and boater including electronics and electrical installations, deals on new boats and hybrid boats, underwater services, general maintenance and repair and more.

Check it out

This weekend

• Today through Sunday: Gulf & Bay Fishing School featuring guides with local knowledge returns as part of the Tampa Bay Boat Sale at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. Check for hours and schedule.

Coming soon

• Wednesday: Start of eight-week saltwater fishing class. Each session runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and costs $75. Call instructor Rick Frazier at (727) 510-4376.

• Oct. 23-24: The Florida Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers will hold its annual conclave at the Ramada Inn Resort in Celebration. Visit or contact conclave director Pete Greenan at or (941) 232-2960.

Rodney Page, Times staff writer

Gulf & Bay: Outdoors news and notes 10/15/09 [Last modified: Thursday, October 15, 2009 6:10pm]
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