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.
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From the Commodore
SLSC Sailing Class starts February 21
From the Commodore
January Log - January was a very busy month. Starting with the Picnic
& Chili Cookoff, at The Locks, continuing with the Herb Carey/Chuck Reade
Regatta, and concluding with a spectacular Commodore’s Ball. Congrats to Jackie
Caramma for her prize winning chili. See Mike’s Racing Scuttlebut for regatta
results. There were some surprises. And finally, many thanks to Asta Poirier
for arranging another fantastic Commodore’s Ball.
The fun continues in February with the Blessing of the Fleet
parade followed by a raft up in Kitching Cove on February 10th.. The
raft up will include a pot luck, so be sure to bring along some goodies to
share. Details on the parade are included in a separate article in The Log and
on the Blessing’s website (www.theblessingofthefleet.com). We’ll provide the
most up to date info at our meeting on February 5th.
On February 17th comes the Sweetheart Regatta.
This ladies race always draws a crowd so get started lining up your crew and be
sure to find a female helmsperson. We’ll also be starting our Intro To Sailing
classes later this month. Stay tuned for more details on these.
Thanks to everyone who provided ideas and suggestions for our racing and cruising programs at the January meeting. These have been recorded and compiled (thanks Dina) and the Bridge is in the process of sorting and organizing them. There were quite a few. Hope to have a good handle on this by the next bridge meeting.
Meanwhile; Let’s Have Fun On The Water
Joe Sawyer, SLSC Commodore
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A Focus on Learning Boating Safety by Captain Karen Hermanson
The SLSC is establishing an ongoing conversation about boating safety. Nationally, boating deaths are increasing by 11% per year, with the vast majority occurring in inland waters or rivers, similar to that in which our club members sail. We dedicated November’s program to focus on various elements of Prevention, Protection and basic Man Overboard procedures. At the February Meeting we will demonstrate the use of the LifeSling, and at the March meeting we will demonstrate how to set up a Block & Tackle properly to lift a victim from the water.
All this training will culminate on March 24, 2018 when we will be practicing all components of a rescue under real life circumstances. Member boats will rescue a person from a dinghy in the water and the crew will be observed by a trained observer. Our progress will be monitored so that our future training can continually be improved and our skills will continue to grow. Other activities will be planned to keep safety as an important ongoing conversation in the minds of all members so that we can enjoy an active sailing life and feel confident in preventing, or successfully dealing with any accidents that may occur.
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