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It’s a full moon at sunset cruise and pizza party. The VSS is taking over Higel Park, this time it's for the annual Last Dog Watch. Our fleet will be cruising at sunset to watch the September Harvest Moon rise. This event features the full moon rising at the same time our spectacular Gulf coast sun sets.
Boats are assembling on the evening September 23th at 1900, off Venice Beach. Members wanting to cruise on a boat are requested to be at the Higel Park Docks by 18.15. Boats will depart Venice at 18.30 to join the rest of the fleet on the Gulf to watch the celestial show at sea. Weather permitting we will cruise the sunset and rising full moon in the Gulf waters off Casey Key. We return to the pavilion at Higel at 20.00 to feast on pizza and share sailing stories under a full moon.
Please join us for a cook out
From 3PM to 6PM
South Lido Key Park
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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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.
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
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.
The VSS sailing class is accepting students for the Nov. 7, 2017
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 .