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Welcome to the    
PUNTA GORDA
SAILING CLUB

The mission of the Punta Gorda Sailing Club is to foster sailing
as a sport and recreation for its members and the community.

Our Club meets at 7:00 PM, the second Wednesday of every month ( with exceptions noted )
at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Associationat 2001 Shreve St. Punta Gorda.
Visitors are always welcome, so please drop in and see what we're all about!



Click HERE to view the October 2014 Jib Sheet   Oct 1

 

 




       

You be needin' some Crew ? or maybe you wantin' to be Crew ?  
Get Signed Up HERE  See the Fall Series Crew List  HERE   Oct 14
Sign up for the New Fall Series Crew List now.






Summerset Regatta Race Results are HERE

Wow - How many trophies did the PGSC Sailors Win !!!

  Oct 16




2014 PGSC Moonlight Regatta is on Oct 25th

Moonlight Regatta NOR is HERE

 Moonlight Regatta Entry is HERE

Moonlight Regatta SIs are HERE


  Oct 1


CHANGE OF WATCH
Saturday, December 6, 2014

Come join us for an evening of dining and dancing.
Tickets are $35.00 per person and will be sold at the November club
meeting as well as by mail. Refer to the Sept 28 email blast for more info.
Attendance is limited to  current PGSC members and their significant other.
MAIL ORDER REQUESTS FOR TICKETS MUST BE RECEIVED
IN THE PO BOX BY NOVEMBER 25TH
.
Reservation Form



 
Australian 18 Footers 

18ft Skiffs Major A. Frizelle Trophy Sunday, 19 October 2014, Sydney Harbour - The brilliant conditions of last week’s opening race of the season were duplicated today when the Australian 18 Footers League’s Major A. Frizelle Trophy race was sailed in a 20–knot North East wind on Sydney Harbour.



Read more HERE

  Oct 20

Editor's note - This article's eye candy photos make looking at this article worthwhile.





Sailing into the Turkish Blue 

We are running with the wind, mainsail and jib nicely filled out, when an afternoon squall hits us and I find myself sliding under the table in the sailboat's cockpit. Blue-black water churns alongside the starboard gunwale as the boat tilts frighteningly on its side. In my mind's eye, I see myself falling overboard into the angry Aegean Sea, only to be smothered by the overturned boat that is sure to sink.

That doesn't happen. Instead, Pierre, our captain, quickly turns the boat into the wind, which stabilizes it. I cower as my two crewmates fight to lower both sails. And thus begins the first day of a two-week sailing adventure along the southwest coast of Turkey. For me, a newbie sailor, the experience of riding an emotional roller-coaster between fear and bliss marks this trip of a lifetime.

 
Read more HERE


Oct 21



 
 
From the swamp to the South Shore,
Bob the dog sitting pretty
 

When Faune Creaser and Alex Astbury first met Bob, the little white pup was not looking his best. He was underweight, had hair down to the ground and was covered in mud and muck. As Alex tells it, “he didn’t even look like a dog.” Despite looking like something the cat dragged in, he was up on his haunches, with his two front paws in the air, and selling it for all it was worth. Alex and his wife figure he did it to stay alive, going from house to house to beg for food. “The people he was supposedly owned by would go away for a week at a time and leave him outside in the swamp with no food, so he would beg at the neighbors’ houses,”

Alex said. we’re now five hours south in Fort Lauderdale and heading out the next morning for the Bahamas … and we get this phone call.” Turns out Bob’s owners had been evicted and left the pup behind. Did Faune and Alex still want him? That was the begining of Bob's life on their 13-metre sloop cruising in the Caribbean.


Read more HERE


Oct 20




 
Coast Guard Still Searching for
Missing Sailor from Tallahassee

The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater 50-miles south of St. Marks, Florida. Missing is George Taylor, 60, from Tallahassee, Florida, who was reportedly sailing his 27-foot Catalina sailboat from St. Marks to Carrabelle Florida. A friend of Taylor’s called Coast Guard Sector Mobile to report him overdue at 4.p.m.Saturday. The caller’s last contact with Taylor was Thursday morning via social media; he reportedly stated his intentions were to be in Carrabelle Friday evening.


Read more HERE



Oct 21

Editor's note-  We publish articles like this to remind everyone - it can happen to you.



Windfinder wind forecast  -



Coming Soon ...

 
- Oct 25, 26 Moonlight Regatta & Picnic
   
- Nov 1 Picture of Beer Race / Cruise
- Nov 2 Fall Series #4
- Nov 3 - 22 Cruise North - 3 Weeks
- Nov 12 Monthly Meeting - Elections
- Nov 16 Fall Series #5
- Nov 27 Thanksgiving


- Dec 6 Race Management Seminar
- Dec 6 Change of Watch
- Dec 7 Fall Series #6
- Dec 12-14 PGSC Holiday Regatta


 


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NWS Marine Forecast

SYNOPSIS -
FOR THE COASTAL WATERS
FROM BONITA BEACH TO
SUWANNEE RIVER IS- HERE
Sail Flow Wind Forecast
Click HERE for Doppler Radar


Click on one of the following Buttons for information about the Club's activities.
  2010 PGSC Board

The 2014 BOARD     See the Full 2014 Flag Officers Page HERE
Click HERE to see Our Club's Bylaws    Revised Oct 2010
Racing     Oct 1  

    
      Fall Race 3 Revised   October 5                                

      
  Oct 1    

      PGSC 2014 Calendar     August 3     

     
    Jun 18 -   See the "Pelican Bay Cruise" Photo Collection

           Sep 25

2006-2007 Charlotte Harbor Boat of the Year    2014-2015 Charlotte Harbor BOTY NOR   
 2014 - 2015 BOTY NOR       Aug 15

The Punta Gorda Sailing Club promotes all forms of Sailing on Charlotte  
Harbor in SW Florida. Racing, Cruising, Small Boat Sailing - We do it ALL!
 Our next Club Meeting is on
November 12th, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the
Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association at 2001 Shreve St. Punta Gorda.
6:30 is Social Time. The Meeting starts at 7PM. 




So how is this boat able to be on the beach and not be aground? The boat is made by
Seaward Yachts in Stuart, Florida and has a retractable keel.  See more HERE
Thanks to Mike McIntosh for tipping us to this one.


 
Oct 21


 


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This Page last updated on October 21,  2014  Rev 1




The Punta Gorda Sailing Club Inc.
P.O. Box 510028, Punta Gorda, FL 33951-0028