Welcome to the St Lucie Sailing Club

WELCOME to our new website.  Over the next few months we will be adding additional content and functions that have been requested by our members.

Ours is a sailing club of sailing and boating enthusiasts. We do not own a clubhouse nor a marina, so our costs are quite reasonable. The boats in the club range from small day sailors and racers to 50 foot cruisers and multihulls. Yet it does not matter if you own a boat or not. Many of our members do not own boats and routinely serve as crew members on other people’s boats.

We meet once a month – normally the first Monday of the month at the Palm City Recreation Center If that happens to be a holiday, the meeting is cancelled and we normally have a social event early that month.  We also have formal races and cruises about eight times a year as well as beer can races 3 Saturdays each month.

If you need information about this website or the St Lucie Sailing Club please contact  Asta Poirier at 772-209-0283 or stluciesc@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events

From the Commodore

 February 2017 - January was a busy month! With most of our Snow Birds back in town enjoying our fantastic weather, we are going all out to bring more fun and camaraderie into our sailing activities.  Thanks to Susan Brigida, the marine flea market was a great new experience for the Club. Her hard work coordinating and organizing our booth really paid off for the 24 members who participated.  The Herb Carey/Chuck Reade Regatta was fantastic! Mike called ahead to the weather gods, so we had perfect conditions for the 6 boats that participated.  We hosted a booth at the Port Salerno Sea Food Festival, and – most importantly -- finished off the month in fine
form with the Commodore’s Ball. Again I thank Asta for making this annual event particularly special. All month, Fred deNapoli taught his Racing Seminar. So many people enrolled that we had to split the seminar into two groups. Fred did a professional job and we really appreciate his generosity in sharing his great wealth of knowledge. Many thanks to Fred for helping us to become better sailors and more competitive racers.  Our Commodore enjoying his award-winning chili. Think you can do better than clam-lentil chili? Bring it!!! The Chili Cook-Off is the 25th.) (February opens with our upgraded 12-Pack Race on the 4th. Then follows our monthly meeting on the 6th with a great program highlighting Asta and Richard’s beer can racing adventures in Hawaii. Next comes the Sailing & Margaritas Dinner on the 9th at Bonefish Mac’s.
Don’t miss the major event of the month, the Blessing of the Fleet and Marine Parade on the 11th, and relax with friends at the Raft-Up afterwards. The following week is the Sweethearts’ Regatta on the 18th. The fabled SLSC Chili Cook Off will be a fine way to wrap up the month on the 25th. The other big February event will be the unveiling of our new web site. Adrienne Jalowsky has slaved away
developing a new up-to-date SLSC web site. Please check it out when it is ready. Many thanks, Adrienne!
Fair Winds… And let’s sail faster than the wind! -- Commodore Thomas Mestrits

January 2017
We start the year with a new commodore and new vision for the future of the club. I hope you all had a happy and healthy holiday season. After all the visiting of family and friends, gradually we get back to our daily lives, relax, and go sailing. I am honored to be nominated for this important job and hope to lead the club into another successful and fun year. We encountered some stormy waters during the past year. Our outgoing commodore, Asta Poirier, calmed the seas with a little magic and a lot of hard work. Now, we are sailing full speed forward, and our goals are simple: get along with each other, make new friends, and have fun. I am dedicated to keeping this course. Sailing is all about getting close to our environment, growing our friendships, and enjoying life. Let’s keep it that way! Sailing technology has experienced a renaissance in the four years since the last America’s Cup Race with wingsail foiling catamarans. Boat speeds increased drastically. With greater speeds, and greater loads on the hulls, improvements were necessary in deck hardware and sail design. This improved racing technology will filter down to production boats and retail stores. I keep up with this technology and will introduce you to some of the new ideas that will make sailing easier, more efficient and safer. Fair Winds! And let’s sail faster than the wind.  - Captain Thomas Mestrits

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