St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show Cruisers’ Party Report


It’s hard to believe it has been 18 years since we started doing the Cruiser’s Parties, and this years St. Pete Party brought people from all over the USA as well as Canada & Puerto Rico to have a cold brew from the great Bay Distributing Company and plenty of hot pizza for hungry cruiser’s.

It’s hard to imagine how far a sailor will go for a free beer and some pizza! We had people driving down from as far away as Atlanta, Georgia, and even a few who came from as far away as Canada, just to partake of a couple free beers, enjoy some hot pizza, and the music of the Eric stone Band, live!

Once again we held a raffle with the proceeds benefiting the Educational Tallship Foundation as well as the Call of the Sea Foundation.

This years event was a little smaller than previous years, but it was easily as enthusiastic a crowd as the very first year. By the way, we had about 10 people who were here who were also at party #1 all those years ago! The crowd went thru 135 pizza’s and many kegs of beer while listening to The Eric Stone Band. Lots of goodies were donated from the vendor’s and the grand prize winner of the #PureWater+ by #Forespar Boating was Jennifer Thomas! Once again, this was a very memorable event for all!

Thanks to Dock 4 for all the pizza help, our sponsors, and Show Management.