Inshore event open to land, boat Anglers
The Old Salt Fishing Foundation's Johnny Kellar Inshore Tournament on Jan. 29 will target trout, flounder, black drum, sheepshead and redfish, and benefit the All Children's Hospital hemophilia fund. The entry fee is just $25, and the event is open to anyone fishing from land, kayak, flats skiff or center console. To date, this event has raised more than $75,000. The captain's meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday at the Daiquiri Deck (14995 Gulf Blvd.) in Madeira Beach. Fishing begins 6:30 a.m. Jan. 29 and the weigh-in starts at 3 p.m. at Bay Pines Marina. To learn more, go to oldsalt fishing.org.
Paralympic hopefuls nab silver
U.S. Sailing team members Jen French and JP Creignou of St. Petersburg won silver medals Sunday at the Disabled Sailing World Championships in Charlotte Harbor. French and Creignou finished behind Great Britain's Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell in the eight-boat SKUD-18 fleet. The regatta was the first of two selection events for the 2012 U.S. Paralympic team that will compete at the Paralympic Games running from Aug. 29 to Sept. 9 in Weymouth, England.
Also, Rob Britts and Jesse Combs of St. Petersburg, competing aboard the Melges 24 Hot Mess that sails out of Davis Island Yacht Club, were 11th after eight races at the Key West regatta that ends today. Go to premiere-racing.com and click on "Results."
Beginning Monday: Boca Ciega Sail and Power Squadron's Safe Boating Class, 7 to 9 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, through Feb. 1. The course satisfies Florida State Boating Law requirements. The class will be held at the squadron building at 130-126th Avenue at Lagoon Lane (south side of John's Pass), Treasure Island. Cost: $35. For information and to reserve a seat, contact Nick Miller at (727) 424-1810 or visit usps.org/localusps/bocaciega.
Thursday: Trout and redfish kayak fishing seminar with guide Neil Taylor, 6:30 p.m., Bill Jackson Shop for Adventure in Pinellas Park. Call (727) 692-6345 or visit strikethreekayakfishing.com.
Terry Tomalin, Times Outdoors-Fitness Editor