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St. Pete Yacht Club nears limit for Cuban regatta

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The St. Petersburg Yacht Club is nearing its goal for the number of boats participating in its St. Petersburg-Habana Race 2017, which launches from downtown St. Petersburg on Feb. 28. The regatta has generated an enthusiastic response nationwide from the sailing community since it was announced Aug. 1 that the 107-year-old yacht club is reviving the St. Petersburg-Habana Race, which it staged from 1930 to 1959. “We are excited about the growing number of entrants signing up to participate in this regatta, but I…

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St. Pete Yacht Club has serious reservations about parts of Waterfront Master Plan

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Leaders of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club have some concerns about the city’s proposed downtown waterfront master plan. In a letter penned by Yacht Club Commodore Harvey Ford and signed also by Vice Commodore Richard Winning and Rear Commodore Robert Birkenstock, the group expresses concerns that the city may inadvertently be creating water hazards and encroaching on private property. The letter was sent to all members of the St. Pete City Council, as well as Mayor Rick Kriseman and Dave…

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