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signmansez 01-10-2019 11:58 AM

Gasparilla Lite...for those that have been there/done that! ***Event Updates***
 
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Last year we caught a story in the local beach rag about a group of ''Pirates'' that decided that the Tampa Gasparilla Invasion was too much to endure so they started Gasparilla Lite.

We had all of our old Pirate garb for the boat and our crew tucked away neatly in a bin in the attic and thought that we would check it out.

We arrived all decked out at the prescribed meeting place, Bellaire Causeway Bridge, to find a couple of dozen boats lining up! Pretty decent turnout for a fledgling event.

We all formed into a haphazard line and proceeded south towards The Pub restaurant. Once we arrived at The Pub we invaded! What a great time that was.

The new owners (Caddy's) did not expect the large turnout and were thoroughly taken by surprised. They accommodated the huge flotilla as best they could and when all the food was eaten, and the grog was sucked down we headed towards Indian Rocks. We quickly overwhelmed the municipal docks and walked into the village to plunder. Couple of hours of that nonsense and we boarded our vessels and headed for home port.

Left our dock in Madeira Beach around 11am and were home by 4!

Had enough Gasparilla to satisfy everyone's needs and discussed next years participation...well it's now next year!

Here is the link to the event Facebook page and the event coordinators phone number.

If you want to taste the spirit of Gasparilla without the mayhem of the Tampa Invasion, give it a try!

Look for ARRR Boat, we'll be out there!

Saturday January 26, 2019
Caddy's Pub will be ready this year and they have events scheduled for the day.

Here is the link to th2e Party Pirates On The Rocks Facebook page:

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ibewerik 01-10-2019 12:02 PM

Looks and sounds like fun!

We have never been to the real thing so we are going to experience that this year.

One correction though, Saturday is the 26th.

Have a great time!

signmansez 01-10-2019 12:12 PM


Originally Posted by ibewerik (Post 12135114)
Looks and sounds like fun!

We have never been to the real thing so we are going to experience that this year.

One correction though, Saturday is the 26th.

Have a great time!

fixed it, thanks!

bayfisher92 01-10-2019 12:30 PM

Oh you do it on the exact same day, interesting. I dont venture on the water that weekend but will be on the shore, unfortunately impossible to leave my neighborhood from Friday afternoon to Sunday Morning... I am surprised this hasn't been in the news.

signmansez 01-10-2019 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by bayfisher92 (Post 12135226)
Oh you do it on the exact same day, interesting. I dont venture on the water that weekend but will be on the shore, unfortunately impossible to leave my neighborhood from Friday afternoon to Sunday Morning... I am surprised this hasn't been in the news.

It was in the local beach papers last year, that is how we found out about it. I think this year the event will probably get more press as the local businesses have embraced it and are preparing for it.

Diverboy 01-11-2019 07:23 AM

I live long that route and mistakingly found out about it as we decided to go for a late afternoon cruise, about 1 or so. At first I thought they were boats that had gone to Gasparilla and on the way back, then realized they were just a bunch of outcast. Looked like a fun, "mature" mini Gasparilla....will probably put it on the schedule for this year.

MercuryMan200 01-11-2019 07:37 AM

Looks like fun.

Beak Boater 01-11-2019 09:29 AM

Wife and I went to a Lightning game at Amalie, and walked down to Jacksons for some food. One of the events was going on, not sure which, their was a big pirate boat tied to the dock and pirates and wenches running around everywhere. It was all good until they started shooting off the guns, using blanks, they were all black powder judging by the smoke, but man they made a racket. So much so that a lot of the folks at Jacksons on the outside bar got up and left. They even were shooting a small cannon off the bow of the ship, which made quite the image with a ball of fire coming out of the muzzle.
I didn't mind, thought it was cool, but not everyone around me shared the same opinion. lol

MercuryMan200 01-12-2019 01:45 PM

I for one can't believe we celebrate rape, murder, and pillaging but can't have a statue of a Confederate war hero because it's offensive.

dev 01-12-2019 02:02 PM


Originally Posted by MercuryMan200 (Post 12141717)
I for one can't believe we celebrate rape, murder, and pillaging but can't have a statue of a Confederate war hero because it's offensive.

Civil war stuff doesn't provide a workable excuse to have women dress up in skimpy outfits and for everyone to consume lots of alcohol. Find a way to sex up the war and you'll be good.

Weber 01-13-2019 03:30 PM

Is this event adult in nature with beads?

signmansez 01-16-2019 10:49 AM

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The organizers are expecting a much larger turnout than last year's inaugural event. They have reserved spaces at The Pubs docks and the rest are first come first served. There will be an area set up for anchoring off The Pub and a shuttle Tiki will ferry you from your boat to The Pub. Definitely shaping up to be a great event once again this year.

Hope to see you there!!

signmansez 01-16-2019 10:54 AM

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signmansez 01-22-2019 08:48 AM

The Party Pirates on the Rocks had the Captains party last night at Caddys Pub and we were told to expect upwards of 100 boats for Saturday's event!

Going to be on the cool side but it beats making the trek to Tampa.

I will post up pics from the event.

See you there, we will be on ARRR Boat!

dev 01-22-2019 08:55 AM


Originally Posted by signmansez (Post 12171052)
The Party Pirates on the Rocks had the Captains party last night at Caddys Pub and we were told to expect upwards of 100 boats for Saturday's event!

Going to be on the cool side but it beats making the trek to Tampa.

I will post up pics from the event.

See you there, we will be on ARRR Boat!

Nice! Still on the fence, have a lot of shit to get done this week before family comes down to visit, so not sure how much boating time we'll have. Might do a drive-by just to check it out if time permits.

signmansez 01-22-2019 09:29 AM

They will be having a ''Pirate Parade'' down Gulf Blvd around 3pm.
Let's see, call it 70 boats with 8-10 pirates each and there could be a swarm of 6-700 pirates plus the ones that come by land!
Gonna be a hoot!

Diverboy 01-22-2019 05:41 PM

Now, if only the Pub could produce better food......

It's unfortunate, we only live a few minutes from there and there docking availability is great on a normal weekend. 1st time we went, we were disappointed, but thought everyone is due a bad day, so we thought we would give it another shot. 2nd time around, my wife said nope, there won't be a 3rd time.....great to stop by for a cold beverage, but not much more than that. Was excited when Caddy's took over and hoped for a better experience, but it was not to be...food was marginally better, but not much.

Should be a great time this weekend though as the focus will be on the festivities and cold beverages.......

signmansez 01-23-2019 05:22 AM


Originally Posted by Diverboy (Post 12172719)
Now, if only the Pub could produce better food......

It's unfortunate, we only live a few minutes from there and there docking availability is great on a normal weekend. 1st time we went, we were disappointed, but thought everyone is due a bad day, so we thought we would give it another shot. 2nd time around, my wife said nope, there won't be a 3rd time.....great to stop by for a cold beverage, but not much more than that. Was excited when Caddy's took over and hoped for a better experience, but it was not to be...food was marginally better, but not much.

Should be a great time this weekend though as the focus will be on the festivities and cold beverages.......

I agree it's not Saltrock but we have not had an experience with the food like you have.

We go once a month during the season and while it's not fine dining it is what it is. We were just ther with a group of eight two weeks ago and everybody was satisfied with their meals.

I know we won't be getting food service at Saturday's event so we will be packing the crews lunch!

swampr 01-23-2019 07:01 AM

going to miss this, need to head south to check on the house.....

Somebody give us a report after. It sounds like a bunch of fun but 100 boats could present some challenges. I hope it goes well for all involved.

We love us some pirate wenches! ARRGH!!!

Gunradd 01-24-2019 06:58 AM

Wish this one was on a different weekend so we could do both Tampa and this one. Looks like fun.


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