Ahoy and welcome to a new year of boating and friendship! Our cruising schedule will take us this year to close by destinations like Captiva, Cayo Costa, St. James Ciity and Franklin Lock, places where we can be joined by car by our friends who'd rather use the land dinghies, but also for the daring, Marco Island, Naples, Everglades and the Florida Keys will be longer cruises that, I hope, will attract some of our sailors. We are welcoming our new members, and we hope the weather master will be good this year to allow all our plans go smoothly. Great thanks to all our captains who graciously accepted to run our scheduled cruises. We hope to see all of you joining us on land or water!

Cruising Fleet Captain (2018)
Carmen Rusu
Please contact the Cruising Fleet Captain if you'll like to join one of our cruises.


January 9 - January 12
Franklin Locks Cruise
Captains Ron Kunkel and Ruth Lasiewski

The first cruise of the year, is the Icicle Cruise to Franklin Lock, January 9th to 12th; it will be run by captains Ruth and Ron. There is still time to register or join us by land dinghies on the potluck night, Wednesday at 5 pm. Please call R&R either way.

February 6 - February 9
'Go Fly a Kite'
Captain Ron Pye

The 'Go Fly a Kite' Cruise to Palm Island is scheduled for 6th-9thth Feb. 2018. The Itinerary/Agenda is:
Tuesday 6th Feb. Arrive Palm Island Marina after 12.00noon. Happy Hour and Pot Luck Dinner starting 5.30pm. (Club provides the meat!)
Wed. 7th Feb. Breakfast 8.00am to 10.00am. Ferry to Palm Island for Kite flying from 2.00pm (every15 min.) followed by dinner at Rum Bay Restaurant at 5.30pm.
Thurs. 8th Feb. Breakfast 8.00am to 10.00am. Relax, read, play cards/games, use the pool etc. Lunch and Dinner are on your own but we will have heavy appetizers at 5.30pm and a BBQ grill is available.
Fri. 9th Feb. Check out before 11.00am and head home!

For more cruises see our Event Calendar

Also check cruise photos and videos Club Photos


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Keep track of chart updates (Notice to Mariners corrections for region 7 (Florida) updated weekly.

Rosen Park January 19 2017
Rosen Park January 19 2017

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