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SLSC Sailing News

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 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!!


                  SWEETHEART REGATTA

                 February 14, 2015 at  !2:00 pm

               Start, 6(s), 6A(p), 9(p), 6A(s), B(p),5(s), 1(p),5(p) B(p) Finish

          If there are more than 10 boats competing there will be three starts,
          Fleet C (cruising fleet) : 12:00
          Fleet B (Big boats ) : 12:05
          Fleet A (racing)  !2:10

         If there are less than 10 boats there will be ONE start  12:00

 More info:

          If the winds are light the Race Commitee will shorten the race: they will end the race on the first bessey past.

Any questions call David 772-261-1445
See you on the water

Last call – Introduction to Sailing

Starts Monday, February 9, 7pm at the Deck

Contact Paul Loschiavo ( for details!


Since most of the boats are out on the water for the Blessing of the Fleet we could sail up to the North end of Saint Lucie River at Kitching Cove have an impromptu raft up.  Water depth is 6ft so there is no problem for the sail boats.   bring your lunch and something to share    contact Tom  Mestrits   

ST. Lucie Sailing Club’s Power and Sailboats

Are joining together to participate in the

 44th Annual

The St. Lucie River


Saturday February 7, 2015

No Rain Date – 12:30 pm Ready Time

This is a “Free” event organized by the Marine related Organizations and  Clubs. “This years theme is “Save our Rivers and keep our Bridges and Waterways Open”


Banners and Decorating of vessels is encouraged! See attachments.

Lets enjoy the waters of our St. Lucie Estuary and keep Marine traffic FLOWING through the Bridges.&   

2015 Sweethearts Regatta

February 14, 2015, 1200 hours

A woman must be at the helm at the start of the 5 minute sequence and continue to helm for the entire race. Any combination of male and female can crew.
The Sweetheart Regatta is a tour of the North Fork of the Saint Lucie river consisting of one race, three classes, one start. The race will be scored using SLSC-supplied handicaps and the US Sailing PHRF time-on-time method




Commodore's Ball Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.   

Saint Lucie Sailing Club
Stuart, Fl

Chuck Reade/ Herb Carey Regatta
January 10,2015
1200 Hours


will be the Stuart Sailing Club (SLSC)

RULES for this event will be governed by defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), including US Sailing Prescriptions.

ENTRIES will be limited to skippers who are members of the SLSC or other recognized club and who have obtained a handicap from the SLSC Handicapper. Boats with skippers who do not belong to a club may be entered if approved by the SLSC Race Captain.

VENUE will be the north fork of the Saint Lucie River near Stuart, Fl.   

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan or I'm Happy to Be Alive Day, December 13th is the day to do it.  It will be poolside and may be chilly so let's attend in style with an ugly holiday sweater. Prize for the best one. The laughs continue with a White Elephant gift exchange.  Party details in email blast to members.


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