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CRABFEST - Change of Venue

CRABFEST - Change of Venue

Everyone must be aware of the Red Tide that has affected our shoreline. Accordingly, your committee has decided to shift the up coming Crab Fest to an event at Snook Haven. …

Upcomming VSS Scheduled Events

Upcomming VSS Scheduled Events

There are two more events planed for this Summer. The next event will be a kayak, small boat trip from Blackburn Point to Mid Night Pass on Saturday July 28. If you don't have a small craft, you can rent one onsight. The plan is to meet at  Blackburn Point, launch by 9.30am as a group and head out towards the pass just up the ICW. Information about the event is located on the VSS Calendar.  The group will return before 1 pm for lunch at the Casey Key Fish House. If you can't kayak, consider joining us for lunch at the CK Fish House. Please RSVP by July 23 to the VSS Summer Operations email your intention to join us for boating and or lunch.

Change of Watch RSVP Deadline Saturday

Change of Watch RSVP Deadline Saturday

The deadline to sign up for the Change of Watch is tomorrow Saturday May 12. Come join us in welcoming in the new watch. We'll be passing out trophies, swapping sailing stories and eating BBQ under the big pavilion at Maxine Barrett Park

From the Nominating Committee

From the Nominating Committee

We the nominating committee recommend the following candidates to the membership for consideration as qualified persons for the open VSS director and officer positions.

Commodore :     Jonathan Phillips
Fleet Captain Racing : John Lynch
Fleet Captain Operations : Annette Dwyer
Fleet Captain Cruising : Gene Miller
Secretary : Janet Knudsen
Treasurer : Brian O'Neil
Events Director : Ed Johnson
Membership: Cheryl Crimu
Publicity:  John Drury
Ship's Store: Gerry Cashion

We are currently looking for a member to fill the vacant vice commodore position.

Sincerely the Nominating Committee,

Patti DeLano
Stephen Broadstock
Brian O'Neil
Jonathan Phillips

      Valentines Day is on Wednesday, February 14th and here's an opportunity to dine your best girl without spending a fortune.  Our pot luck/membership meeting will be at the Venice Community Center on Nokomis Ave at 6:30 pm.  Please bring food to share, drink of choice, and lots of Chocolate!  Our special guest speaker will be Jim Martin, who will present a program and share stories about his recent sail to Cuba. Hope you all can make it.  Miriam Staveley  Fleet Ops

Our next VSS Membership meeting is on. . .VALENTINES DAY!   When is Valentines Day you ask?  Well, Valentines Day is on Wednesday, February 14th and here's an opportunity to dine your best girl without spending a fortune.  Our pot luck/membership meeting will be at the Venice Community Center on Nokomis Ave at 6:30 pm.  Please bring food to share, drink of choice, and lots of Chocolate!

Our special guest speaker will be Jim Martin, who will present a program and share stories about his recent sail to Cuba. Hope you all can make it.

Miriam Staveley

Fleet Ops

VSS Holiday  Party Next Friday January 5

VSS Holiday Party Next Friday January 5

We are getting excited about the upcoming VSS party at the Hotel Venezia. There is still room for more members to join in on the evenings festivities. If you would like to come out let us know

VSS Holiday Party Friday Jan 5

VSS Holiday Party Friday Jan 5

Please join the VSS for the annual Holiday Party. This year's event is at the Hotel Venezia on Friday, the 5th of January at 7pm for a special evening of food, music and dancing. The cost is $40 for members and $51..00 for VSS guests. This is an evening event cocktail attire requested.

VSS Sailing Class

VSS Sailing Class

The VSS sailing class is accepting students for the Nov. 7, 2017

class.  The safe sailing classes are scheduled every Tues from 1:00

pm to 3:00 pm within the month. Space is limited so each month the

class will consist of 5 students .

Memorial Service for Jim Liston

Memorial Service for Jim Liston

is Saturday October 28 at 11AM at Trinity Presbyterian Church 4365 State Road 776 with lunch to follow at Jacaranda Country Club 1205 Jacaranda Blvd in Venice.  Pre-service music starts at 10:40AM.  The service will conclude about noon.  I've guaranteed the Country Club 150 people for lunch so hope to have a big turnout.  Music at Jim's service will include bagpipe (Amazing Grace), brass quintet and organ, concluding with "When the Saints Go Marching In".

Thanks

Judy Liston

VSS North Jetty Picnic

VSS North Jetty Picnic

On Saturday, June 10th, we begin the VSS summer programming with the second annualpicnic on Casey Key.

Please bring drinks, an entrée(s) and a shared dish for you and your friends. There are grills available, shelters and new rest rooms at the pavillion. Water activities to start at 3.00 pm picnic to start at 4.30 pm.

This year's event will have the added componentof small boats. Small boat owners are encouraged to bring their sailing dinghies and prams in the afternoon . Boats can access the kayak launch at back end of the jnorth jetty. Trailered boats will want to consider launching at Higel or other local ramp and sail to the event. Anchoring/beaching is possible just inside the ICW chanel marker behind the north Jetty Kayak launch. Contact us with any questions.

If you would like to go out on the water please bring the appropriate attire which includes, aqua shoes.  bathing suit, a hat and a pfd.

Please contact  the summer operations committee  

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES CORNER

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES CORNER

If you missed the Steak 'n Sail you missed a fabulous party. The food was good (Thanks, Lou!) and the comradery was fun. Don't miss next year.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

December 3 - Venice Boat Parade

December 14 - VSS Holiday Party at Pelican Pointe. This is the event of the season! You know you want to be with the in-crowd. People are still talking about the good time we had last year. We had such a blast people forgot to go home. Holiday attire please.

January 22, 2017 - Cruise to No Where (Details to be announced in December.)

 May 21 = Change of Watch (Details to be announced.)

All of these events need volunteers to help.  So PLEASE CONTACT ME:  Vicki Solomon 941-492-5043 or sailingmon@verizon.net ***

Vicki Solomon

Director

events@venicesailingsquadron.com

VSS Safe Sailing Classes

VSS Safe Sailing Classes

The VSS sailing class is accepting students for the Oct 4,2016 class.  The safe sailing classes are scheduled every Tues from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm within the month. Space is limited so each month the class will consist of 5 students .

The training curriculum is guided by the US Sailing/American Red Cross Start Sailing Right , which is the national standard for quality sailing instructions. 

This course will prepare you for sailing/racing and to become a qualified crew member with the Venice Sailing Squadron.

CRUISING CAPTAIN'S CORNER

CRUISING CAPTAIN'S CORNER

The summer has flown by and it is time to plan where to sail as the temperature cools and hurricane season ends.  My first job is to ask for your assistance in making this a great cruising season for our members and, hopefully, some new faces.

I want to go to Cuba this season!  How do we get there? 

VSS Pay Pal

VSS Pay Pal

Thank you to all that have used the VSS paypal site to make payment for VSS events.

Please note that VSS mebership does can be paid through the service allowing you to pay with a credit card or a bank account. It is in our intention to streamline payment systems for our members and accounting team. If you have any issues or questions about making a payment please contact info@venicesailingsquadron.org.

Members ship dues can be paid on the VSS membership page  (due by Sept. 30)

Last Dog Watch can be paid on the event page

 

VSS CRAB FEAST

VSS CRAB FEAST

The Venice Sailing Squadron is gathering on the sandy shores of the ICW on SATURDAY THE 20th of AUGUST @ 4.00 PM to celebrate the running of the crabs. It's traditional Maryland style vs chile-ginger Singapore, on the key using our local harvestedFlorida blue crabs.  It will be games, nautical fun and crabs.

The event will be held in county park along side ICW on Casey Key, next to the draw bridge, across from Nokomis Beach

 FROM THE STEAM POT

  • Local Blue Crabs
  • Local Corn
  • Local Potatoes

This is a BYOB Steam pots and grills are available onsite for additional cooking

The Dropping of the Traps preevent will begin on the afternoon of Wed, 17 Aug. Fishing parties will work local traps based on conditions twice daily until the day of the Crab Feast. Contact summeroperations if you are interested in the preevent fishing. 

The event is $15 for VSS members and $20 for their non member friends who want to join us.

Register by 13 August

 

 

End of Season Regatta

End of Season Regatta

Fellow Sailors:

This Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8, 2016 the Venice Sailing Squadron is conducting its Annual  End of Season Regatta.

If you own a boat, please plan on participating in the regatta and taking a fellow Squadron member or two with you.  If you need experienced crew please let us know in advance and we will help you find them.

Remember, that if we  have sufficient participation we now break the fleet into two classes, a Class A fleet for the racing fanatics and a Class B non-spinnaker fleet for normal people.

If you do not own a boat we invite you to come to Higel Park on Saturday and/or Sunday and we will endeavor to get you on one of the boats participating in the races.

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HELP WANTED - VENICE SHARK'S TOOTH FESTIVAL

The Venice Shark's Tooth Festival is being held near the Venice Airport on Friday, April 8, Saturday, April 9 and Sunday April 10.  The Venice Youth Boating Assn. has a booth at that event.  They are willing to allow the Squadron to stock and distribute pamphlets and provide information about our organization to visitors.  In exchange they are asking for our help in manning the booth during the Festival.
 
The VYBA is particularly short of help for the Saturday shifts which are: ...

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From the Fleet Captain Operations

I just wanted make sure you got the correct details about the membership meeting this week.  The meeting will be held at the Venice Community Center on Tuesday night, 8 November, at 6:30pm and not Wednesday night which is our usual meeting night.   

 

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Membership Committee

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Membership Committee

The Venice Sun Fiesta, our major exposure to the Venice Community, will be held from October 16 - 18. In the past this has been a valuable source of new members.   We still need more volunteers to help staff our booth. Look at your schedules.  Please give us some time on one the days of Sun Fiesta.  What we need is two hours of your time to help us promote the club.   I will have sign-up sheets available at the October 14th meeting or you can e-mail be at kfnolan@aol.com.

 

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Holiday Party

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Holiday Party

This year's party will be held at Pelican Point on December 8th. Please RSVP by Nov 30 with Vicki Solomon. 

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