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 email@example.com.
From the Commodore
March 2017 - Spring is around the corner and our fantastic weather is still with us. The conditions cannot be any better for sailing. Check out the start of the Sweetheart’s Regatta. How sweet that is! We had 8 boats (including a couple of late bloomers not in the picture.) Including the happy crew on the race committee boat, we had close to half of our membership taking part in this activity.
More new members are signing up this year than ever, as our new web site, Facebook and MeetUp programs are in full swing. We do have the activities to keep you enjoying the water and each other’s good company.
The February events were fantastic. The Blessing of the Fleet was a fantastic sight, and many enjoyed a raft-up afterwards. We had another great combination day at month’s end, when folks collected at St. Lucie Locks Park by way of the River or by car. What a great venue. Some people even raced that day! A good time was had by all.
This month, we hold the Don Ellis Memorial Regatta on March 11th. Stop by afterwards to congratulate the captains and all their crew, even if you don’t race. This regatta highlights a month full of racing Saturdays and social events. Don’t miss the March S&M at Twisted Tuna on the 9th.
The more events, the more fun, so we hope you can fit at least a few events into your busy lives.
Unfortunately for me, all this fun is really cutting into my boat building. SLSC is planning a trip to the Abacos in June and I want to sail my new boat in the Regatta (see “Scat” article.) So I had better move into high gear and – as my friends are always telling me – Go make more fiberglass dust!
Fair Winds! And let’s sail faster than the wind! – Commodore Thomas MestritsFebruary 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.
Welcome New Members
Leah Dobkin, Linnea Mercer, Mike & June Finnegan, Charlie Johnson, Millie Lero, David Rose, Mada & Marion Shetty, Bill McCluen, Bart & Dina Hollobaugh, Wayne Jung
Support Member Businesses
To advertise on our Member Business Page in the Classifieds Menu send your business card and a $25 check (for 2017) to SLSC, PO Box 344 Stuart, FL 34995-0344
Free Sailboat Rides for Members and Guests - See page under Racing Menu
Map of St Lucie River Marks & Latitude added to Racing Menu