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Apalachicola club hosts April 21 sailing day

The Apalachicola Bay Sailing Club invites all sailors in Franklin or Gulf counties to bring their sailboats to Apalachicola on Sunday, April 21, for a day of sailing on the bay.

“We are looking to assemble as many sailboats as possible and to sail around a short course in mid bay where the water is deepest,” said Josh Fitzhugh, spokesman for the sailing club. He said the club intends to have two or three power boats at the regatta to help in launching, delaunching and in case of emergency.

Apalachicola Bay, a large but shallow estuary best known for its oyster fishery, was closed to oystering three years ago in a plan to replenish the oyster population, which was damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. As a result of the closure, boating activity associated with oystering is much diminished.

Those planning to attend the sail-in are asked to register by sending to the address below their name, sailboat model they intend to sail, and contact telephone number or email address. 

Registration, which is free, can be done by email, or by visiting the club’s Facebook’s page. Registrants will be sent information about sailing on the bay and further details regarding the event.

Apalachicola Bay Sail Club

165 7th Street

Apalachicola FL 32320



Those wishing to sail on April 21 may also be interested in participating in the Saturday, April 20 car, boat and golf cart show organized by the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce. That event will be held at Riverside Park in Apalachicola beginning at 8:30 a.m. Details for that show can be found at the Chamber’s website.

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