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VSS EVENT CALENDER
The Venice Sailing Squadron season runs from September to May. The calendar is full of races, cruises and social events and has something for everybody!
VSS Announcements Archive
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Windjammer Regatta with the Venice Yacht Club. Yesterday’s race saw 15 boats participate in the race down Casey Key. All boats finished and returned safely for the reception at the yacht club. Congratulations John Lynch and the crew of Spray for being the firt monohul across the line, narrowly being edged out by the trimaran Triple Threat. Today’s races were cancelled and the standings are available here.
Our January meeting hosted Cathy Marine from Mote Marine Labrotories lecturing on Dolphins and Manatees. Our February meeting is "Soup Night". Everyone brings their favorite soup and or bread and butter to go with the soup. A "SOUPER TECHNIQUE" has been developed over the years to allow you to sample several different choices. Take a six part muffin pan and fill with disposable coffee cups and you are all set. Don't miss this fun evening
The monthly meeting of the VSS membership is on Wednesday January 8th at 6.30.
Our guest speaker is from Mote Marine, we’ve waited two years to get a speaker from MOTE Research for the member meeting We finally have it. Tomorrow’s talk will be on marine mammals.
Bring your friends to join us for an entertaining and informative evening with your sailing friends at the VSS.
It’s a regular VSS potluck, bring a dish to share, your beveradges of choice with a setting and utensils. Please note that the annual VSS soup night is planned for the Februay meeting.
Hope to see you there!
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
It is membership renewal season for VSS members. If you haven’t done so already please renew you VSS membership. The VSS renewal process can be done simply online with a dues payment done through PayPal. If you are new to the VSS and are interested in a new membership, the VSS new member signup page is available for your convenience.
As always the VSS post office box is available to reiceve dues payments by check.
Please make check’s payable to:
Venice Sailling Squadron
Box 1124 Venice, Fl 34284
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. …
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.
This is the third time within a year that a VSS event scheduled for Lido Key was cancelled do to conditions. We will continue to plan events there in the hopes that we will eventually get a break. The consensus is this is a good day sailing destination with good picnic facilities and access for members with out boats. None the less we made the right call to cancel this time as there was a lightening strike fatality on Siesta Key yesterday afternoon. Great to see everyone that came out to the alternate "pool" party in Nokomis.
Sailors, the VSS event to be held on Lido Key has been changed. Instead, the plan is to gather at the commodore's house for a pool party BBQ. The house in Nokomis is on the water and guests are encouraged to bring boats if they have them. We will be kayaking around 3pm and will have the grills hot around 4.30 Please let us know asap if you can make it so we can buy food for the grill. We are asking for $5 to cover the cost of the food and bring a side.