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  1. Tampa Bay Area Devin Taylor – s/v Moosetracks SSCA 2012 Florida West Coast Gam Isles Yacht Club October 23, 2010

  2. Tampa Bay Area Anchorages Anclote Key Sponge Docks Convention Center Clearwater Paradise Island St Petersburg (2) Gulfport Apollo Beach Skyway Terra Ceia Bay (3) Manatee River (4) Longboat Key

  3. Anclote Key Minimum 6’ MLW Approach and in anchorage

  4. Anclote Key • Good Holding • Dinghy to beach • Protection from West - 180° • State Park & Lighthouse ashore • Nice beaches & good trail • Bathroom ashore (primitive) 28°10.655'N 082°50.280'W

  5. Tarpon Springs – Sponge Docks Minimum 5’ MLW Approach and 6’ at Slips

  6. Tarpon Springs – Sponge Docks • Municipal Slips Only ~ $1.5/ft per day • Power (30/50A), water & showers • Many Restaurants (Greek Themes) • Nearby Attractions – Museum, Aquarium, etc • Nearby Shopping & West marine • Near Bus routes 28°09.351'N 082°45.479'W

  7. Clearwater Minimum 6’ MLW Approach and in anchorage 65’ Bridge Clearance

  8. Clearwater • Fair Holding • Dinghy to causeway beach • Protection all round • Many Restaurants ashore • Nice beaches • Bathrooms ashore 27°58.130'N 082°49.500'W

  9. Gulfport Minimum 6’ MLW Approach and in anchorage Bascule Bridge – Structure ‘C’

  10. Gulfport • Floating Dinghy Dock • Many Restaurants • Beach Shelters • Good Holding • Protection from 300°+ • Bathrooms ashore • Nearby Shopping • Nearby Laundry • Near Bus routes 27°44.111'N 082°42.427'W

  11. Skyway – Marina Cove Minimum 6’ MLW Approach and in anchorage 65’ Bridge Clearance – Approaching from West 175’ Bridge Clearance – Approaching from East

  12. Skyway – Marina Cove • May use Holiday Inn dock • Restaurant at Holiday Inn • Good Holding • Protection from 270° 27°42.200'N 082°40.450'W

  13. St Petersburg (mooring field) Minimum 6’ MLW Approach and in anchorage

  14. St Petersburg (mooring field) • Mooring Only • Less then $20/day • Floating Dinghy Dock • Many Restaurants • Beach Shelters • All round Protection • Bathrooms ashore • Laundry at marina • Near Bus routes • Nearby Shopping 27°46.532'N 082°37.742'W

  15. Alternate Anchorage • No Dinghy Landing • 10 day limit • Frequent patrols • Busy Harbors Minimum 6’ MLW Approach and in anchorage

  16. Paradise Island Minimum 6’ MLW Approach and in anchorage

  17. Paradise Island • Nice beaches • Beach Shelter • Good Protection • Secluded at night 27°52.179'N 082°25.614'W

  18. Tampa Convention Center Minimum 10’ MLW Approach and at Slips

  19. Tampa Convention Center • Municipal Slips Only ~ $1.00/ft per day • No Power, water & showers • Many Restaurants • Nearby City Attractions • Museums, Aquarium & Theatre • Sports Venues • Near Bus/Trolly routes to Ybor • Nearby Publix 27°56.421'N 082°27.345'W

  20. Apollo Beach Minimum 4’ MLW Approach and 6’ in anchorage

  21. Apollo Beach • 4’ MLW approach • Poor Holding • All round Protection • Restaurant ashore • Bathrooms ashore 27°46.727'N 082°25.515'W

  22. Terra Ceia Bay Minimum 5’ MLW Approach and in anchorages

  23. Terra Ceia Bay – Bird Key • Good Protection 300° • Secluded & Quiet location • Good Fishing • Good Kayaking 27°33.201'N 082°35.857'W

  24. Terra Ceia Bay - North • Good Protection 270° • Secluded at night 27°33.960'N 082°34.600'W

  25. Tierra Ceia Bay - South • Good Protection 270° • Secluded at night • Dingy to nearby boat ramps • Tropic Isles marina • Cut's Edge marina. 27°32.000'N 082°36.232'W

  26. Manatee River – De Soto Point Minimum 6’ MLW Approach and in anchorage

  27. Manatee River – De Soto Point • Good Holding • Protection from 270° • Out of River Current • Quiet location • De Soto Memorial ashore • Bathrooms ashore 27°31.273'N 082°38.411'W

  28. Manatee River – Snead Island Minimum 6’ MLW Approach and in anchorage

  29. Manatee River – Snead Island • Good Holding (In current) • Protection from North 180° • Quiet location • Beach Shelters • State Park Visitor Center • Bathrooms ashore • Good trails ashore 27°31.700'N 082°37.724'W

  30. Manatee River – BYC Minimum 6’ MLW Approach and in anchorage

  31. Manatee River – BYC • Good holding • Protection from North • Quiet location • Dinghy docking in cut 27°31.300'N 082°37.001'W

  32. Manatee River – Bradenton Minimum 6’ MLW Approach and in anchorage

  33. Manatee River – Bradenton • Good Holding (In current) • Dinghy Dock @ marinas • Many Restaurants • Protection North & South • Bathrooms ashore • Laundry at marinas • Near Bus routes • Nearby Shopping 27°30.405'N 082°34.560'W

  34. Longboat Key Minimum 5’ Approach and 6’ in anchorage

  35. Longboat Key Entrance Follow the markers – STAY IN CHANNELS

  36. Longboat Key • Good Holding & Protection • Boat ramp & beach dinghy access • Moore’s and Mar Vista Restaurants • Good beach on gulf side • All round Protection • Near Bus routes 27°26.247'N 082°40.827'W

  37. Useful Links • Active Captain online charts and reviews • www.activecaptain.com • NOAA chart online viewer • http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/NOAAChartViewer.html • Florida anchorages on southwest coast: • http://flseagrant.ifas.ufl.edu/anchorage/anchorage_inventory.php Thank You !