Tampa Bay Watch


Tampa Windsports  Invasion 2022

September 30 - October 2

Fundraising Event Overview
September 30th-October 2nd

Season Opener

Saturday night, after the races.
Gathering at the Elite Watersports storefront

Race Day

Race day will be held for either Saturday or Sunday based on wind

Silent Auction and Awards

Will be held proceeding the race

Tampa Windsports Invasion 2022

Welcome newcomers and locals alike! Our major fundraising event and season opener shin dig is just around the corner. Tampa Bay Watch is a not-for-profit organization who helps keep our waters and marine life safe and clean. This year the Tampa Windsports Invasion, formerly known as the Tampa Kite Invasion, will be on September 30th through October 2nd.

The event is for anyone and everyone who not only wants to support Tampa Bay Watch but enjoys windsports. 

Friday Night: Last call for Race Registration! 

Saturday: Race Day!
This is a 14-mile down wind regatta from Lassing Park to the East side of the Skyway Bridge. 
The Annual Season Opener Party (formerly held on Friday) will follow race day.
Saturday night the party starts at 6:30 pm at Elite Watersports, located at 4100 34th St S St.Petersburg FL 33711.
There will be live music, raffle prizes, silent auction winners, and a polar plunge sponsored by Bob Lee's Tire Co.
Registration can be found below.

Sunday: Our fallback date depending on Saturday's wind conditions. 

How the event works:

The week of the race we will post updates on the start of the race depending on wind. Updates include red, yellow, and green lights. Which will verify the race day and start time.

Red Light: race will not be on Saturday but Sunday.

Yellow Light: hold tight and wait another day for updates.

Green: It's go time!

Follow us on social media for the updates.

Tampa Windsports Invasion 2022

2022 Presenting Sponsor

Fundraising for...

Coastal wetlands in the Tampa Bay area have suffered extensive damage due to the overwhelming amount of urban and industrial shoreline development, losing over 40% of historical coastal marsh habitat.


Seagrass beds are feeding grounds for a variety of species such as the Florida Manatee, various species of turtles, sharks, and rays. These animals forage in the seagrass, feeding on the grass itself or on the smaller creatures that inhabit the grasses.


Tampa Bay’s water quality and seagrass beds have since improved to levels that will once again support the bay scallop population.


Money Raised for Tampa Bay Watch

2021 Goal

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