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Outdoors news: Mixing sailing and history

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Sails and Song Celebrate U.S. history

Classic sailboat fans can get a behind-the-scenes look at the 1812-era Privateer Lynx during a fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club (11 Central Ave.). Tax-deductible tickets cost $75 per person and include ship tours, live and silent auctions, food and drink. The event, part of the celebration of the bicentennial of the Star Spangled Banner, also will feature an authentic fife and drum corps. For information, go to

Snook season open in the gulf

The season for Florida's premier game fish, snook, reopened March 1 in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Everglades National Park and Monroe County. Anglers have until April 30 to catch this prized sportfish. In the gulf, anglers may keep one snook in the slot limit (28 to 33 inches) per day. Anglers planning to keep and eat a snook need a special snook stamp and a saltwater fishing license. But most conservation-minded anglers release their catch, even during the open season.


Five weeks to angling success

Longtime charter boat captain Dave Zalewski will teach a five-week recreational fishing course beginning March 12 at the Madeira Beach City Marina (503 150th Ave.). The sessions, which run from 6:30-9 p.m., will cover the selection and use of tackle, marine electronics, bottom fishing, trolling techniques, artificial reefs and fish cleaning and cooking. Class size is limited. The fee is $50. For reservations, call (727) 397-8815 or email

Terry Tomalin can be reached at or (727) 893-8808.

Solunar chart


Minor Major Minor Major

3/7 10:35 4:25 11:05 4:50

3/8 11:30 5:20 0 5:45

3/9 12:00 7:05 1:15 7:30

3/10 1:45 7:50 2:00 8:10

3/11 2:25 8:30 2:40 8:55

3/12 3:10 9:15 3:25 9:35

3/13 3:50 9:55 4:05 10:15

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: Mixing sailing and history 03/06/14 [Last modified: Thursday, March 6, 2014 6:20pm]
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