My wife and I took the 101 course from them several years ago. We were very happy with it.
The Vinoy is walking distance from the St. Petersburg Municipal Marina, where there are always a lot of boats for sale
. And a further hike (or short drive) to the South is the Harborage Marina, where you will find Massey Yacht Sales.
They actually changed the name so that they are just the Rays now, not the Devil Rays. Nonetheless, at every game, you will see people wearing Devil Rays gear
. They're 3-and-8 on the season so far--not a very good beginning--but they won their last two, so maybe things are looking up. And the food
options at the Trop are fairly good.
Skippers is a ways up North, past Busch Gardens. Depending on traffic through downtown Tampa, it could take you anywhere from 40 minutes or so up to an hour and a few. That is assuming that you're coming from the vicinity of the Vinoy Marina where the sailing school