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Small Boat Day Englewood Sailing Association

Small Boat Day Englewood Sailing Association

This Saturday is the second annual small boat day in with the Englewood Sailing Association. The event is a free sailing event for small boats. If you have a small boat this is a great opportunity for you to come out and sail with the group in Lemon Bay. Boats can launch at the county facility at Indian Mound Park and it’s accesible by the inland water way for boats with smaller drafts.

Sailing time is from 12.00 - 2pm.

The signup is on the event calendar page

VSS Sun FIESTA

VSS Sun FIESTA

Come out and visit the VSS at Sun Fiesta. We’ll be there all weekend. Join us near the toy boat area. The more the merrier!

Here is the schedule of events from the festival website

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. …

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 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 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

 

 

VSS / VYBA Big Boat Regatta

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VSS / VYBA Big Boat Regatta

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. 

MARCH 13

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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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