Our kayaking club and it's members are located in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, USA. Our primary goal is to help people enjoy the sport of sea kayaking in a fun & safe manner.  Members, who own their own boats, enjoy over 50 Organized Paddle Trips each year, free kayak skills training, monthly "paddle picnics", a monthly newsletter, and monthly meetings featuring information on kayaking and related topics by speakers from across the area,

...and a great social network of Sea Kayakers !

  Join us for the next TBSK Meeting

at Bill Jackson's on Monday October 13 at 7:00 pm.

Off Anclotte Key '08

NOTE: Only paid members have access to all pages and the event calendar and Member Roster.

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Club Presidents' Comment
by Jim Greenhalgh

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President's Message 

As I prepare to end my term as President I want to encourage all TBSK members to complete a Safe BoatingCourse. These certification courses are offered regularly by your local Power Squadron or Coast Guard Auxiliary.  Recently one of our members was stopped by marine law enforcement for cutting through a posted swim area. We've had several incidents where members were confused by boat traffic because they did not understand the
channel markers or Navigation Rules. A kayak is a boat and the operator is subject to all of the same laws as any other vessel on the water.

TBSK and its instructors will continue to offer in-house training and education to our members, as well as encourage you to enroll in training offered by our advertisers' or other outside vendors. Please take advantage of these opportunities and consider taking a Safe Boating Course. As they say; the life you save may be your own. Let's be safe out there.

-- Jim

October Program and Speaker

Catalina Brown of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute of St. Petersburg will be speaking to us at Bill Jacksons at 7pm. Catalina's own focus of research is on the causes of fish kills and aquatic disease events. We can both learn and help as a result of her talk. She invites us to become "citizen scientists" and report to her hotline when we see an abnormality as we paddle into obscure places. This is important work we can share in. Please come and learn how you can be an actual participant in helping to preserve our waters around Tampa Bay.

Club Sponsored Paddles This Month

Date Location Contact
Friday, Oct 3 Durney Key/Green Key+ Gill Muller
Monday, Oct 6 Rattlesnake Key Eileen Burns
Saturday, Oct 11 Philippe Park Hank Brooks
Saturday, Oct 18 Anclote River Park, Picnic Susie Evans
Wednesday, Oct 22 Caladesi Island Keith Fowler
Saturday, Oct 25 Dunedin Causeway Tom Sobocinski
Wednesday, Oct 29 Fort DeSoto John Marek