VSS Events Page
Please join us for a cook out and fun !
SUNDAY DEC 2
From 2.30PM to 5.30PM
1843 S Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229
The annual VSS cook out will under the pavilion in the park.
In keeping with past VSS tradition, the beef is on the club. Please bring a side or a dessert to share and YOB.
This year’s party is on Sunday, January 6 at the Venice Elk’s Club It is located at 1021 Discovery Way, Nokomis, FL.
The holiday party evening includes dinner, with a choice of beef, fish, or vegetarian entries, a dessert and a danceable live band with door prizes for the lucky. Tickets are $40. Come out and celebrate the season in style with your friends at the VSS.
Cocktail Attire or National Dress
The Race to Key West
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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!
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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.
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
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,
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.