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, May 11 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 Hank B rooks

Photo of the Month
President's Message

For the TBSK May paddle-picnic at Fred Howard Park on May 16, we are going to try something different for those that are interested. After the Easy Paddle, Andy Bartley and Mary Mangiapia will set up some "kayak games" which are intended to amuse you. The goal is just to have fun on the water with your boat. I'll lead the Easy paddle and then help with the games. If you are interested, please contact Andy at sailonbear@hotmail.com in advance so he will know how many people are interested.

For those not interested in the games, we'll still have our Intermediate and Advanced paddles at the picnic.

-- Hank

May Paddle Picnic

This month's paddle picnic is in Fred Howard Park on Saturday May 16.  Activity coordinators are Paula Fowler and Jeff Guild.  Please watch this spot for any changes or cancellations.

May Meeting

Kathy and Carl Selles have done many white water raft trips in the western rivers over the past 20 years, as well as a few overnight kayak trips. Last year they decided to do the Green River in Utah by canoe. This is generally a 5-day flat water trip of 100 miles, ideal for canoes or kayaks. Kathy will give a slide show of the trip and discuss the logistics of getting to this remote river and the planning necessary for a multi day trip in the Utah wilderness, including outfitters in Moab who can provide support and guides if desired.

Club Sponsored Paddles This Month

Date Location Contact
Saturday, May 9
Sunshine Skyway to Wildlife Refuge
Eileen Burns
Wednesday, May 20
Dunedin Causeway
Phil Sheesley
Saturday, May 23
St. Pete Waterfront, Cofee Pot Bayou
Hank Brooks