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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.


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 ***

Vicki Solomon


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.



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

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 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


  • 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 Events Calendar

VSS Events Calendar

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!

Jonathan Phillips

VSS membership committee