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Venice Sailing Squadron


About VSS

Summer Sailing

Looking forward to a fantastic racing and cruising season

Hi everyone - welcome back to our 2023-24 season.

Our members have been out and about enjoying summer activities - including sailing of course..... Some of their photos are shown in the slideshow to the left.

It's time to renew your membership - and if you are looking to join our club, then applications are now open.

VSS Activities During the Year

Bird Key

Crew of Fruition after the Bird Key Regatta. They came 3rd out of 9 in the cruiser class.

Bird Key

Fruition underway in the Bird Key Regatta


Racing Chair Manny recently conducted 2 racing seminars to educate sailors on the do's and don'ts of sailboat racing.

A full page spread about VSS in the Venice Gondolier! Thank you Chuck and Goree!

March Ladies lunch - at First Watch


An informative and entertaining talk at our March Membership meeting, given by Master Police Office Paul Joyce of the Venice Police Department Marine Unit.

Island Packet

VSS Members enjoying a tour of the Island Packet factory

Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie Regatta - Fruition heading for first place!

VSS February sunset cruise


Winners of Flyboy & Windjammer with their awards

Congratulations, Joy, Raegane and Fruition.


Local sailing legend John Lynch presenting the 2023 Flyboy Regatta Award


VSS annual Soup meeting was a big success!

Ladies lunch

February Ladies brunch - Yoga on the beach, then Upper Crust Cafe

VSS January sunset cruise


S/V Fruition came third overall in the Davis Island Yacht Club's Commodore Cup Regatta in Tampa Bay.


VSS Member Norm sails 'Cloud Nine' in through the Venice jetty.


We appreciate the support we receive from local businesses. We are grateful for their continued assistance in helping the Venice Sailing Squadron fulfill its mission of fostering sailing in the community on Florida's Gulf Coast. 

If you would like to learn more about becoming a sponsor of the Venice Sailing Squadron,
 follow this link:
Become A Sponsor PDF


Sherry Ann Cox Jewelry Design

Bobs logo VSS

Bob's Soft Serve

Our Donors

The following individuals or businesses have provided financial support to VVS.
Thank you for your generosity!

Charles Dorr

Francis Halpin
Rich Lombardi
Michele (Mimi) Marriott

Mark Stewart


Professional Marine Services
Mike Kozemczak & John Jaeger - 'Seas the Day'

Would You Like To Support VSS By Becoming A Donor? 
For more information follow this link:  Become a Donor PDF