Proceeds from March 17 event fund Eckerd College Search and Rescue
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (Feb. 9, 2018) – Tampa Bay–area boaters looking for good prices on used sailboats, powerboats, electronic equipment and motors should already know that from 9 a.m. to noon on March 17, Eckerd College’s Waterfront Complex will be the place to be. The 32nd Annual Marine Yard Sale to benefit Eckerd College Search and Rescue (EC-SAR) is a community event with a good cause—funding our student-volunteer maritime search and rescue team.
The College will be open to guests perusing our hundreds of secondhand offerings and meeting our team of highly trained volunteer students and alumni who provide maritime search and rescue to Eckerd College and the Tampa Bay–area boating community.
All EC-SAR team members receive extensive training in basic radio communication skills, seamanship, technical rescue, emergency medicine and navigation. Our students and staff provide a no-fee service to the entire Bay area with more than 600 assists performed every year.