St. Petersburg Yacht Club

March 30 – April 1, 2012

Photography by Allen and Daniela Clark of

Suncoast Race Week Tampa Bay

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Suncoast Race Week

Between the Suncoast Race Week fleet, the Festival of Speed cigarette boats, a few tankers, and dozens of fishermen and other recreational boaters, the space under the center three spans of the Sunshine Skyway bridge was like a revolving door this weekend. J/105 Orangutan, pictured above, was unfazed by the challenge of tacking through the narrow span with a tanker approaching during Friday’s long upwind slog from Davis Island Yacht Club to Bradenton Yacht Club. The group enjoyed an easier day on Saturday. Good breeze and a nice spinnaker run brought them quickly to their second destination: St. Pete Yacht Club. On Sunday, race committee sent them around the buoys in Tampa Bay.

St. Pete Yacht Club Suncoast Race Week