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Outdoors news and notes: Helmsman's sons making waves

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Helmsman's sons garner Top finishes

America's Cup helmsman Ed Baird isn't the only local sailor bringing the spotlight to St. Petersburg. Baird's sons, Nic, 16, and Ty, 17, were part of the Shorecrest team that tied for first in the state during the 2012-13 high school sailing season. Nic had top finishes in several national and North American events, winning the US Sailing Chubb Junior Championship for the Smythe Singlehanded Trophy and the US Junior Olympic Festival in Houston. Ty was fourth.

Shooters get taste of Olympic range

Several bay area athletes returned from competing this summer in the USA Shooting National Championships and the Scholastic Clay Target Program Olympic Style National Championships at the Olympic Training Center Shotgun Range in Colorado. The dual competition drew more than 200 shooters from the United States, Canada and China. Locals included Madison Nelson, 17, Ethan Erkfitz and Jacob Hochhausler, both 16, David Telford, 13, Peter Meola and Gabriel Shandles, both 12, and Joshua Vega, 10.

Check it out

Noted marine wildlife conservationist and artist Guy Harvey will be at USF-St. Petersburg on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. to present the documentary Tiger Shark Express. Free to the public.

Solunar chart


Minor Major Minor Major

9/6 6:30 12:15 6:50 12:40 9/7 7:25 1:10 7:55 1:35 9/8 8:10 2:00 8:45 2:30 9/9 9:05 2:55 9:35 3:20 9/10 10:05 3:55 10:35 4:20 9/11 11:00 4:50 11:40 5:25 9/12 0 5:55 12:05 6:20

Tide adjustments

The charts show the rise and fall of tides measured in feet and plots the tides on a one-week timeline. Times and depth may vary depending on weather conditions. You can compute the tides from these adjustments:

North (Anclote River) High Low

Anclote Key (south end) -01:37 -00:47

Bayport +01:13 +01:39

Cedar Key +01:16 +01:03

Crystal River, Florida Power +01:13 +01:33

Hudson, Hudson Creek +00:06 +00:01

Indian Rocks Beach (inside) +00:19 +00:10

North (Anclote River) High Low

Mangrove Point, Crystal Bay +01:34 +01:54

Pithlachascotee River +00:18 +00:52

St. Joseph Sound -00:34 -00:42

Steinhatchee River entrance +01:33 +01:32

Suwannee River entrance +01:22 +01:21

Withlacoochee River entrance +01:23 +01:58

South (The Pier) High Low

Anna Maria, pier -02:10 -02:19

Egmont Key, Egmont channel -02:15 -03:20

Gandy Bridge +00:59 +00:57

Gulfport, Boca Ciega Bay -01:32 -01:05

John's Pass, Boca Ciega Bay -02:14 -02:04

Madeira Beach Causeway -01:32 -01:45

Mullet Key Channel (Skyway) -02:03 -02:01

South (The Pier) High Low

Pass-a-Grille Beach -01:34 -01:30

Pinellas Point -00:22 -00:29

Redfish Point, Manatee River -00:30 -00:14

Safety Harbor +01:32 +01:34

Sarasota Bay -01:38 -00:58

Corey Causeway -01:18 -00:44

Venice Inlet (inside) -02:02 -01:38

Outdoors news and notes: Helmsman's sons making waves 09/05/13 [Last modified: Thursday, September 5, 2013 8:36pm]
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