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 Associationat 2001 Shreve St. Punta Gorda.
Visitors are always welcome, so please drop in and see what we're all about!
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 !!!
2014 PGSC Moonlight Regatta is on Oct 25th
Moonlight Regatta NOR is HERE
Moonlight Regatta Entry is HERE
Moonlight Regatta SIs are HERE
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.
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
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
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
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
Editor's note- We publish articles like this to remind everyone - it can happen to you.
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Fall Race 3 Revised October 5
PGSC 2014 Calendar August 3
Jun 18 - See the "Pelican Bay Cruise" Photo Collection
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.
Punta Gorda, Charlotte Harbor Tides
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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