Welcome to thePUNTA GORDA
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 Association at 2001 Shreve St. Punta Gorda.
Visitors are always welcome, so please drop in and see what we're all about!
June, July, August & September meetings are at Punta Gorda Boat Club at 802 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
You be needin' some Crew ? or maybe you wantin' to be Crew ?
Get Signed Up HERE See the Summer Series Crew List HERE July 23
Abu Dhabi Picked to host
World's Top Sailing Regatta
The International Sailing Federation's (ISAF) World Cup Final - the world's pinnacle sailing regatta contested by the best Olympic-class competitors - is on its way to the UAE.
The ISAF has agreed to stage the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in the UAE capital for the next six years, starting this year, following an approach by Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club with the support of the UAE Sailing & Rowing Federation and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.
Read more HERE
Editor's note -
You know, going to Ft Myers Beach or Naples for a race is one thing. But - Abu Dhabi?
Fighting a Boat Fire
In Florida, a 64-foot yacht that was ravaged by fire burned to the waterline. Follow up stories reported that the boat was presenting a hazard to navigation and was later towed to a nearby marina to be salvaged. There are a few lessons we can learn from this incident.
Obviously, one lesson is to take all of the steps necessary to prevent fire, but when such a yacht is ravaged by fire, we can see just how horrific and all-consuming a boat fire can be. Fortunately, the subject boat was near the coast, where good Samaritans quickly rescued all on board; but had the fire occurred further off shore, the results might have been tragic.
Read more HERE
Northwest Passage voyage of scientific discovery
A crew of sailors is embarking on a pioneering citizen science expedition through the Northwest Passage between Canada and Greenland. During the voyage, they will collect data on weather conditions, wildlife, phytoplankton levels and microplastic. The team expect to complete the 900-mile (1,450km) journey in eight weeks. Until relatively recently, the route was inaccessible for most vessels because it was blocked with sea ice.
Read more HERE
The America’s Cup, Explained
Is there a movie you’ve seen too many times? Scripts vary, but in movie-talk, the “arc of the character” is the same.
First, there is an America’s Cup match that is riveting, thrilling, inspiring and enthralling to a huge audience. It can’t get any better than this, you think. The sequel will be just as good, meaning great.
Then everything goes to hell.
In 2013 we went from (former San Francisco Supervisor) Aaron Peskin’s assertion that, “There is no record of a crowd showing up for a sailboat race” to race seventeen on September 25, when so much of San Francisco tried to pour out onto Pier 17 to watch the finish that the fire marshall closed the gates. And the sequel?
Read more HERE
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Summer Race 4 July 6
PGSC 2014 Calendar June 7
Jun 18 - See the "Pelican Bay Cruise" Photo Collection
2013-2014 Charlotte Harbor BOTY Final Results May 2
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 August 13th, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the
Punta Gorda Boat Club at 802 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
6:30 is Social Time. The Meeting starts at 7PM.
So.... what do you think is going on here? Is he just showing off? Probably not.
Punta Gorda, Charlotte Harbor Tides
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This Page last updated on July 24, 2014 Rev 1
The Punta Gorda Sailing Club Inc.
P.O. Box 510028, Punta Gorda, FL 33951-0028