b'FOGHORNFOCUS:CONVENTION REVIEWTampa Convention Exceeds ExpectationsLeft: PVA Past President Fred Hall enjoys the Florida sunshine. Top Right: Tampa waterfront. Middle Right: Peter Lauridsen and Bonnie Spence share a laugh. Below: PVA Past President Captain Lumpp greets PVAs Pete Lauridsen. Bottom Right: Andy Lebet and John Waterhouse talk vessel design. Bottom left: PVA Past President Alan Bernstein.By Karen Rainbolt, FOGHORN Managing EditorT ampa Bay played host once again to a PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends, held February 3 - 6, and it was wonderful. Beautiful weather, stunning water views, free water taxi rides, and a brand new look to this fl ourishing Florida city. This time, PVA held its meeting at the stunning Tampa Convention Center, set right in the heart of downtown along the waters edge. The Convention Center is conveniently situated near several hotels, which is ideal because attendance for the PVA event was so high, agreements with three different hotels were required to house everyone who registered for the annual meeting, making this event one of the most successful in PVAs long history.6MARCH 2020FOGHORN'