34th SUNCOAST RACEWEEK
March 30 - April 1 2012
Photography by Allen and Daniela Clark of PhotoBoat.com
Between the Suncoast Race Week fleet, the Festival of Speed cigarette boats, a few tankers, and dozens of fishermen and other recreational boaters, the space under the center three spans of the Sunshine Skyway bridge was like a revolving door this weekend. J/105 Orangutan, pictured above, was unfazed by the challenge of tacking through the narrow span with a tanker approaching during Friday's long upwind slog from Davis Island Yacht Club to Bradenton Yacht Club. The group enjoyed an easier day on Saturday. Good breeze and a nice spinnaker run brought them quickly to their second destination: St. Pete Yacht Club. On Sunday, race committee sent them around the buoys in Tampa Bay.