swim to help headache sufferers
If you are on the water this weekend keep an eye out for Liz Hertz, an open-water devotee who will swim 23 miles from Clearwater Beach to St. Pete Beach on Saturday to raise money for the charity clusterbusters.org, which helps people who suffer from an extremely painful neurological condition called cluster headaches. Last spring, Hertz finished second in the Tampa Bay Marathon Swim in 12 hours and 45 minutes.
This weekend sailors from around the world will compete in the 18th annual America's Disabled/Open Regatta, hosted by the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. The sailors will compete in the Sonar and 2.4m class sailboats, which can be modified with adaptive equipment, making this a popular training event for sailors with disabilities and Paralympic hopefuls. Teams will be staging and launching from the St. Petersburg Sailing Center. The competition is today through Sunday at 10 a.m. The best viewing will be from the Pier.
The International Fishing Association held its College and High School Saltwater Championships in Houma, LA., recently and a student angler team from King High School in Tampa topped the leader board. Brothers Corbin Ferrantegennaro and Conner Ferrantegennaro brought 15.76 pounds of fish to the scales to win the first-year event.
Compiled by Terry Tomalin. Send your news and notes to TTomalin@TampaBay.com or call (727) 893-8808.
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