Arrrgg!  Pirates take over the City of Tampa!!!

On Saturday, January 28 over 300,000 people gathered at Bayshore Boulevard in downtown Tampa to witness a Pirate’s invasion! The world’s only fully-rigged pirate ship, the Jose Gasparilla II, magically appeared at the south end of Hillsborough Bay. Hundreds of pleasure crafts, intended to defend the city, boldly sailed forth to stop the pirate’s ship…

Coastal Life – Spot on the Clearwater Community Sailing Center

  Back in March my friend and fellow sailor Mariano Richiusa came to visit us and to get a couple more ASA certifications. One night I drove him to Clearwater Beach then to Sand Key to check out the Clearwater Community Sailing Center (CCSC) in order to get ideas for his sailing school in Puerto…

Grouper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico

On the October 2011 edition of All At Sea – Caribbean I wrote about my sailing trip from Puerto Rico to Florida in order to start a new job at ByDesign Technologies in Tampa. ByDesign, owned by Jeff and Serena Ayscue, has always look for creative ways to motivate and retain top talent at their…