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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
The 2016 VSS events calendar is now online. The new calendar includes the traditional club favorites as well as a new summer season of programming. We encourage your feedback and will continue to develop programming based on member input.
Any questions regarding the summer programs can be addressed to the VSS summer operations email.
Thanks and hope to see you out on the water!
VSS membership committee
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.
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: ...
We are now fast approaching our 2016 Big Boat Regatta with the young sailors of Venice Youth Boating Association. This is a great opportunity for us to team with the worthy VYBA program and to meet some fine young people who are excited about being on the water, especially on a big sailboat.
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.
It's time to send in your reservation in for the annual
Steak N' Sail!
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 email@example.com.
This year's party will be held at Pelican Point on December 8th. Please RSVP by Nov 30 with Vicki Solomon.
A Tell Tale Archive is now availbale. Relive the fun all the way back to 2008.
The VSS membership application is available online. It's a fillable pdf so it can completed online through a web browser or saved and edited locally. The pubic is now able to email the document back to the club for immediate, electronic, processing
Welcome back to the new watch year for the Venice Sailing Squadron and to our membership meeting programs. As a reminder, our membership meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM and they are at the Venice Community Center unless otherwise announced. Members bring a dish or desert in adequate quantity to share as well as their own drinks and tableware.