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Local Sailors swamp podium at NOOD regatta

Andrew Fisher and his crew aboard Bandit in the competitive Sonar class was declared the overall winner during the St. Petersburg leg of the multicity National Offshore One-Design regatta series. The team of Connecticut-based sailors outperformed more than 125 teams that competed over two days on the waters of Tampa Bay. Fisher won a Caribbean sail charter aboard a Sunsail 44i. Top local finishers included Andrew Walford (St. Petersburg, second, VX One class), Ethan Bixby (St. Petersburg, first, Contender), Zeke Durica (Dunedin, first, Ensign), Robby Brown (St. Petersburg, second, J-24), Rob Britts (St. Petersburg, second, Melges 24) and David King (Bradenton, third, Melges 24), and Michael Siedlecki (St. Petersburg, first), Ed German (Tampa, second) and Adam Rosen (Crystal Beach, third) in the PHRF 1 Division. Largo's Raymond Mannix and St. Petersburg's Harvey Ford were first and third, respectively, in the PHRF 2 class.

And now for a gulfside event …

Nearly 200 of the nation's top small-boat sailors are on the waters off Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach today through Sunday for the Laser Midwinters East Regatta. The Laser boats are built with identical specifications, meaning the best sailor wins.


What's happening in the Everglades?

Dan. B. Kimball, superintendent of the Everglades and Dry Tortugas national parks, will talk about the 1.5 million acres of ecosystem he is charged to protect at 10 a.m. Monday at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (100 Eighth Ave. SE) in St. Petersburg.

Solunar chart


Minor Major Minor Major

2/21 10:20 4:10 10:50 4:35

2/22 11:15 5:05 11:45 5:30

2/23 0 5:55 12:05 6:25

2/24 12:40 6:50 1:00 7:20

2/25 1:35 7:45 1:55 8:15

2/26 2:30 8:40 2:50 9:10

2/27 3:25 9:35 3:45 10:00

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 02/20/14 [Last modified: Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:25pm]
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