Our kayaking club and its 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, September 14 at 7:00 pm.

Off Anclotte Key '08

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Club Presidents' Comment
by Hank Brooks

Photo of the Month
President's Message

We have several interesting articles in this month's newsletter. For those interested in kayak camping you will see an article on page 3 about the Florida Paddle Rendezvous and a way to contact fellow TBSK members with a similar interest in camping.

At the August TBSK meeting, several of you have expressed an interest in taking class in how to maintain your kayak and how to do minor repairs. We have an article on that on page 3.

-- Hank

September Paddle Picnic

This month's paddle picnic is in Fred Howard Park, Tarpon Springs on Saturday September 26.  Activity coordinators are Paula Fowler and Jeff Guild.  Please check here for any last minute cancellation or changes.

September Meeting

Practical First Aid - Minimal preparation prevents massive maintenance. This class discussion will provide common sense tools to make key medical and evacuation decisions once a health problem occurs - providing a lens to help identify and manage risk on and off the water. The best safety is to identify problems before they happen. The second best safety action is how to react when problems occur.

Speaker: Jeff Fabiszewski. Jeffrey is the founding partner of Liquid Rhythm Kayaking. His goal is to teach water safety courses, ranging in level from beginner to advanced river, inter coastal, to open water as well as rescue workshops for non profit organizations, paddling festivals and kayak symposiums.

Club Sponsored Paddles This Month
Date Location Contact
Saturday, Sept 5
Hillsborough River, Trout Creek Pk.
Hank Brooks
Wednesday, Sept 9
Dunedin Causeway
Hank Brooks
Wednesday, Sept 9
Egmont Key Circumnavigation, Ft. DeSoto
Phil Sheesley
Saturday, Sept 19
Mullet Key from Ft. DeSoto
Harry Tobin
Wednesday, Sept 23
Gulf Side of Caladesi Island, Dunedin
Al Tillson

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