Welcome to the St Lucie Sailing Club

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.

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From the Commodore

From the Commodore                  Newsletters           

October Log - We are at the height of the Hurricane season and so far we dodged the bullet. If Irma did not go further west, we would have been in a lot worse situation. So far all the reports I received, none of our members had major damage to their home or boat. Stay vigilant and safe.  

Talking about safety, we need to look at our boats and our safety equipment on board in case of an emergency.  Do you have a procedure in case someone falls overboard?  Is your boat set up to pull a 200+ pound person out of the water at sea?  During our November meeting Karen Hermanson will discuss this important topic and it is a must for all.  When did you last practice a man over board drill? 

The October meeting will be important because Asta Poirier will introduce the Nominating Committee’s candidates for your club’s officers and board members. Check out the SLSC 2018 Slate (page 5.)  Get involved! 

We have a fantastic October meeting program presented by our resident professional fishing team Patricia and Jim, how to catch fish!  They really do, it is not a fishing story!

Beer can racing is in full swing. The Race for the Champagne Ocean Regatta will be Oct. 14-15th.  Let’s celebrate Octoberfest on the 21st with another fantastic party at Debbie & James Arthur’s.  We are just warming up for the holiday party season!    

Fair Winds! And let’s sail faster than the wind! 

 CommodoreThomas Mestrits

September Log - First, some very sad news.  Tom Trittipo, longtime club member and avid sailor, died on August 26th.  Always ready to pitch in, Tom served as Rear Commodore. You might have gone on a Tuesday sail with Tom and his wife, Caroline Appis. He was a true gentleman, and we will miss him.

The heat of the summer is here and it is also the height of the Hurricane season. So far we have been lucky but do not let your guard down. Have a plan of action to secure your home and boat. 

Just a reminder that there will be no September general meeting since it falls on the Labor Day holiday.  This does not mean that September will be a slack month! We have racing every Saturday, as well as the Peck’s Lake Raft-Up and Picnic.  If you have not been to Peck’s Lake and the fantastic beach on the ocean side you are missing one of the spectacular spots in Martin County.  You can only get there by boat so if you do not have a ride, reserve a spot -- We’ll help you get there.  (Note: Peck's Lake Raft Up will be rescheduled because of Hurricane Irma)

We are starting to gather a slate of Candidates for officers and Board of Directors for next year.  Can you join in?  See the end of the LOG for more.

In the next Olympics, a new sailing class will be NACRA 17 foiling catamarans.  In my opinion, the prospect of speed and thrills may be the only way to get our youngsters involved in sailing. 

Fair Winds! And let’s sail faster than the wind! 

 CommodoreThomas Mestrits

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