Next General Meeting: Open to the public, come and be our guest:
from 7-9 p.m. at the Best Western hotel / Hogan's Beach restaurant (formerly Crabby Bill's), (813) 281-0566. Located on the Courtney Campbell Causeway at Rocky Point.
Come early to join us for a pre-meeting dinner or grab a bite to eat after the meeting.
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If you are single, love water activities, and are searching for great friends and new adventures, COME JOIN US. WE WANT YOU!
Bay Sailors welcomes anyone to its membership who is interested in sailing, is single (defined as one who has no legal impediments to marriage), over 21 years of age, and who is physically able to maneuver in tight quarters. Although helpful, no prior sailing experience is required We're active, casual and friendly.
Your Membership Includes:
• Unlimited sailing—subject to assignment availability.
• Social events.
• Monthly Newsletter.
• Member Roster.
You do not need to know how to sail. We will teach you. We are one of the Tampa Bay area's greatest education and sailing bargains.
You do not need to own a boat. We use boats donated by participating boat owners. (And if you do own a boat, so much the better.)
Next Sails: We sail at least two weekends every month, with special sails as well. There are social events and an annual overseas week-long sail trip. Click here to go to our full calendar of events.
Questions? Visit our Contacts Page.
Bob Hagemeyer, former BaySailor skipper and Commodore, passed away peacefully Fri April 16 in Atlanta, Ga. He was a good friend and inspiration to everyone. He was a BaySailor from the early days of the club, and remained a member until his death. He was a knowledgeable skipper on his Pearson sloop "Incentive" and served as the committee boat for the BS Cup race many times.
Bob served as Commodore from July 2002 through June 2003. He was my immediate predecessor when I had the privilege to succeed him. He was a fine mentor and a true friend.
Besides sailing, Bob loved bicycling and traveled on rides all over the country. Sadly it was on a ride in Cape Cod in the Fall of 2006 where he suffered a life-changing accident. Thrown from a bike, he suffered a broken neck and spinal cord damage and nearly died. Almost totally paralyzed, he underwent many months of rehab. at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta where his son Todd lives.
Every week he went through grueling hours of therapy and regained enough function to be able to travel, ski, and visit friends in Illinois and Clearwater where he had homes. His recovery was not just a miracle, it was hard work. His life is an inspiration to anyone who knew him, he was more than that to me. He will be missed.
— Contributed by Ed Talbot
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