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 May 12 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

Photo of the Month
President's Message 

Boating Safety trends are changing. Recently I was invited to participate in several surveys designed to establish basic requirements for the safe operation of a kayak. Later I attended a seminar for On-Water Training. It turns out that this was all part of a larger “Strategic Plan of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program”. Briefly you will see increased emphasis for all boaters, including canoes, kayaks, & SUPs, to complete a boating safety course, complete on-water/skills based education, wear life jackets, and comply with the Navigation Rules. You can view the entire strategic plan and other important current issues by going to www.americancanoe.org and click on “Public Policy Issues”. Your Board will continue to work to provide you with the resources to keep you and TBSK on the leading edge of kayaking safety.

Let's be safe on the water,

-- Jim

        TBSK Sponsored Paddles this Month

Date           Location     Contact
Wednesday, April 9
      Philippe Park
   Hank Brooks
Saturday, April 12
      Ft. Desoto - Paddle Picnic
   Susie Evans
Sunday,  April 13
      U. of Tampa Intro. to Kayaking
   Phil Sheesley
Wednesday, April 16
      Egmont Key
   Carl Boettger
Wednesday, April 23
      Sunset Park to Three Rooker
   Phil Sheesley
Saturday, April 26
      Ft. DeSoto - Skills and Paddle
   John Marek
Wednesday, April 30
      Ft. DeSoto
   Tom Sobocinski
April 26 - May 4
      Florida Keys
   Jim Greenhalgh