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The Samuel Adams beer tasting party was a huge success! Sammie Adams & the beer wenches at the tasting stations made it fun & informative.  Learned how to pair beer with food.  Thanks again to Cathy & Richard Gilbert for hosting this party at their house.   

What an amazing day of sun and fun for the 40th anniversary of our club's beginning.  A special thanks to Linda & Kelly Steel for all their work in making this happen.  Thanks to the Weavers & Tatalovichs for helping set up and to Norma Tatalovich for her uber creative tablescapes that made a drab pavilion so festive.  Thank you to the chefs Linda & Kelly Steel, Asta Poirier, Kathy Hansen, Jacqueline Caramma & Denise Jagoda. Thank you to Capt. Tom Mestrits for the tours to Bird Island, all that went so enjoyed it. Thank you to all that pitched in when needed.   And a big thanks to all the elves that whisked away our 'footprint' at the end.  What a great day, it would not have happened without all of you.   

St Lucie Sailing Club turns 40 years old this month and we are going to celebrate BIG with an all day party at East Island in Stuart on the 18th.  Lunch is served at noon, relax a little before the triathlon begins featuring plank walking, coconut bowling & inner tube race.  Captain Tom will be taking a boat-load of people out for a cruise around Bird Island.  Dinner and a show (tacky tourist contest) around 6pm.  Don't miss the fun! wear your bathing suit because the water is clear & blue, bring snorkels and your kayak for an added adventure.   

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Stuart, Florida
2015 House of Refuge Raft Up
March 28, 2015, 1200 hours
We will meet for a luncheon raft up rendezvous on the bay side across from the House of Refuge. Just north of the public dock there is a good sheltered anchorage where we can have a raft up.  For those who want to   

A little something different this month. This Saturday, march 21, it's a scavenger hunt!  Stimulates your mind, the excitement of the 'find', with friends and good food at the end. We can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning than participating in a road rally scavenger hunt.  Following a course around Martin County we will decode clues for answers, take pictures, and collect a few requested items. At the end we will meet back at the Twisted Tuna for lunch.


Cruse to the 2015 House of Refuge Raft Up

March 28, 2015, 1200 hours

We will meet for a luncheon raft up rendezvous on the bay side across from the House of Refuge. Just north of the public dock there is a good sheltered anchorage where we can have a raft up.  For those who want to go there by car there is public parking and a small beach and dock where we can pick people up with a small boat to ferry them to the party. You can call for a pick up from land at (305) 632-9663 or (305) 238-0508.

If you are cruising I find it more interesting if you research your destination, its history and its unique creatures. The other side of the road from our raft up is the very scenic “Saint Lucie Rocks” and the House of Refuge.

If you think you will be joining the raft up contact Thomas Mestrits 305-238-0508 or capttommes@aol.com


What:    Don Ellis Regatta and March Madness  

When:  March 14,2015  Saturday   12:00 pm

Where:  North Fork St. Lucie

Why: because   "sailing is our passion"

           and we all want to beat Baxter and Sweet Pea

How: by untie our boats and raise our sails

Who: everyone is invited....... if you don't have a boat barrow one

Sailing instruction will be later

Remember  A fleet......B fleet and C fleet will be racing different courses


As of 2/25/15 :


As of 1400 hours today, Fort Pierce Inlet is still closed and the exact location of the sunken barge is not yet available from the Fort Pierce USCG. However, a CG vessel is currently on location directing traffic away from the sunken barge and the inlet. This report is from TCPalm.com and this alert is brought to you by Fort Pierce City Marina, a SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS' NET SPONSOR!


FORT PIERCE - The Fort Pierce Inlet is closed Wednesday [2/25/2015] after a barge that was being towed sunk early Tuesday evening in the inlet, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Fireman Mark Umphrey with the Coast Guard Station in Fort Pierce said as of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, the inlet is closed and that boats can't go in or out.

Fishing charter operators were turned back Wednesday morning. Capt. Tris Colket of Last Mango charters said the Fort Pierce Police Department Marine Unit turned 21 boats around Wednesday morning.

Umphrey did not know when the inlet would reopen.

The barge began sinking about 6:30 or 7 p.m. Tuesday, as it was being towed by a tug named the Main Office, said Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios.

Rios said the Coast Guard sent boats and a helicopter, and recovered one person and a dog out of the water. The Coast Guard continued looking for a second person. The condition of that person wasn't clear.

Rios sa   

Come on all you spicy tamales and join us   for some of the best chili in town this Saturday the 21st.  Kayaking at South River Outfitters at 12pm, Hike at Halpatiokee Park starts at 2pm, cocktails at pavilion #8 at 3ish & cookoff starts around 4.  The grill will be fired up for hot dogs around 11:30AM if you want to grab a hotdog before kayaking. See details in email.  Rain or shine, see you there!!


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