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Fourth annual VSS Flyboy's New Year Day Race
Annual VSS Holiday Party
his year’s VSS Holiday Party is on Friday 5 January at the Hotel Venezia in Venice. This event will be an evening affair with music, dinner, and dancing. Planning with the hotel is ongoing with an attempt to provide a varied menu that accommodates the complexities of our members' diets and to create a special atmosphere for the party. I am creating a Holiday Party Committee to assist with making this evening a special occasion. If you are interested in lending a hand with the committee, please contact me.
Venice Sailing Squadron will hosting, in conjunction with Venice Yacht Club and the Sarasota Sailing Squadron the eighth edition of the Windjammer regatta on January 27 and 28. The regatta consists of two races, one on Saturday from Sarasota Big Pass and then back to Big Pass on Sunday. We expect somewhere around 20 boats to compete but hope for more. The fleet will be in Venice on Saturday night but will not be together on Friday or Sunday nights. There will be festivities at VYC on Saturday and SSS on Thursday, February 1 for the awarding of prizes.
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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 .
is Saturday October 28 at 11AM at Trinity Presbyterian Church 4365 State Road 776 with lunch to follow at Jacaranda Country Club 1205 Jacaranda Blvd in Venice. Pre-service music starts at 10:40AM. The service will conclude about noon. I've guaranteed the Country Club 150 people for lunch so hope to have a big turnout. Music at Jim's service will include bagpipe (Amazing Grace), brass quintet and organ, concluding with "When the Saints Go Marching In".
Do to the current state of our community the membership meeting on Wednesday, 13 September is canceled. We hope for a quick clean up and the safety of our returning evacuees.
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.
Sunday May 21, 2017
Please join us on Sunday, May 21st from 4-8 PM for
the annual Change of Watch being held at the pavilion at the North Jetty.
As with last year this will be a catered barbecue with chicken, ribs, salads and sides. Members are asked to bring appetizers to share. Please remember that glass containers are not permitted at the pavilion so all beverages must be in cans or plastic. Dessert will be provided.
The price is $15 per person for members and one guest per member. For non members the price is $20.
The VSS is supporting the efforts of our local youth boaters at the VYBA to oppose restrictions that would make illegal their current Gulf training programs. Please lend your signature to the online petition against it.
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 email@example.com ***
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?