Naples Sailing and GCSC

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GCSC 2015 !!!
Our Four 2015 Regattas:

  GCSC's Spring Regatta
Feb. 28, 2015

  Porsche of Naples Cup
39th Annual GCSC Regatta
March 27-29, 2015

     GCSC's Rendezvous Regatta
Labor Day Weekend, 2015

  GCSC's New Year's Cup
Jan. 3, 2015

NOR  EF  SI  Start Sequence
Results Overall  Results by Division

BIG SKY Melges 24 Naples FL Gulf Coast Sailing Club
Check out Porsche of Naples Here


Will & Jodie Rosenbaum
Bob & Lorelei Diamond
D.C. Kerckhoff (Southern Crescent)
Mike Rainen (Blown Away)
Christopher Grover, Realtor
Bronwein McKiever, Sailmaker
Mark H. Muller, Esq., P.A.

AAA Auto Club - Naples
Boston Beer Garden
Naples Asset Management Co., LLC
Jerry & Susan Watkins
Trader Joes
Community School of Naples
F.B. Hall Enterprises, Inc.
Wealth Management Banking
Tropical Storm

GCSC's 37 Shutterfly Photos
GCSC's 36 Shutterfly Photos
GCSC's 35 Shutterfly Photos
GCSC's 34 Shutterfly Photos
GCSC's 33 Shutterfly Photos


New Depth
Sounding Chart
Gordon Pass 5/10/13

Naples 420 Sailing
Looking for 420 crew and sailboats!
If interested please contact:

Flag Officers
Moe Scully
Vice Commodore:
Bob Diamond {Acting}
Rear Commodore:

Dana Castro
  (for Race Information)
Sherry Kimble
Shawn Todd

BOD Members:
Joe Ballarinao
Jim Brown
Bob Diamond
Vic Farmer
Fred Hall
Laurie Heaver
Gunar Rogat
Randy Young
Jerry Watkins {Emeritus}

  Kristin Daer

Crew List and/or Cruising Coordinator:
  Bob Diamond
Web:  Taylor Hinote, Vic Farmer
PR:   Laurie Heaver

GCSC By Laws

Boats/Equipment +

Crew Opportunities


GCSC Club History
GCSC Sea Scouts

Gulf Coast Sailing Club's Black CupSpin B Revival

Crewing -- or have a boat looking to work with spinnaker? JasonRichards

Naples' Keewaydin
in Full Spin

St. Pat's Weekend 2009
Off Naples Beach

[cruising spin and mizzen staysail]
108 Ft. Keewaydin Sailboat flying spinaker March, 2009 photo by
Keewaydin Island History and the Keewaydin Bear Logo
on the 108 ft sailboat Keewaydin

GCSC Logo 2010

GCSC Meeting, Wed., Feb. 11
A GCSC "Complete Package Program"
starting at 6pm
Speaker: Michael J. Tougias, an award winning author and co-author of 23 books.

     Tall ship Bounty, featured in the Marlon Brando movie Mutiny on the Bounty, sank during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The captain and a crewmember perished in the accident but the Coast Guard performed harrowing helicopter rescues to save the other fourteen sailors. Tougias will use slides of the storm, the survivors, and the rescue to make this "an edge-of-your seat" visual program.

     The story begins on Oct. 25, 2012 when Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail the HMS Bounty from New London, CT to St. Petersburg, FL. Walbridge was well aware that a hurricane was forecast to come up the Eastern seaboard. He explained to his crew of 15 that the ship would fare better at sea than at port, and that he thought he could sail "around the hurricane."

      He told the crew that anyone who did not want to come on the voyage could leave the ship and there would be no hard feelings. No one took the captain up on his offer, and this decision would have fatal consequences. Four days into the voyage Superstorm Sandy made an almost direct hit on the Bounty. The captain issued a Mayday explaining that the vessel's pumps could not keep up with the incoming water.

      A few hours later, in the dark of night, the vessel suddenly heeled over, sending the crew tumbling into the ocean filled with crashing thirty foot waves. Some were swept far from the ship, others found themselves tangled in the rigging, while others were trapped below the surface by the masts and spreaders.

City of Naples River Park Community Center
301 11th Street North - Naples Fl. 34104

6pm Social, 7pm Meeting
Members Free, Guests $15 with refreshments, Membership at door $75 for 2015

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  SWFL Race Schedule 2014-2015 [9/9/2014]
      See the SWFL Sailing Season Package Promotion, Click here.
  GCSC Membership Application 2015
GCSC Members -- Be Crew // Get Crew // Cruising // Racing // Day Sail
Fill Out GCSC CREW Application 2015
and GCSC Day Sail and Cruise Questionair 2015
Mail in! Members ONLY!
Contact GCSC Crew Coordinator:

Naples Sailing Action 2014 - 2015
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Marco Island Yacht Club Winter Regatta
Sat., Feb. 14, 2015

NOR and EF
GCSC's Picnic and Family Sail Days
on Sugden's Lake Avalon

"GCSC's Sugden Sailing Sundays"
Sun., Feb 22; Sun., Mar.22

GCSC's Learn to Sail on Sugden's Lake Avalon
Special 5 Days over 5 Weeks Course

RSVP and details contact Bob Diamond:

Try out Sugden's One Design Rental Fleet of Bauer 10s!
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More Photo's Here
Sugden Sailing Center
Sailing on Avalon Lake for everyone!
Check This Site
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GCSC's 2015 New Year's Cup
Pursuit Race to Marco, Sat. Jan. 3, 2015

Part 1 of GCSC's Commodore's Naples Championship Series

20-Mile Finish: 3 Seconds, 3 Divisions, 3 Boats!
Photos Here
     More Photos Here
NOR EF  SI   Start Sequence
  Results Overall    Results by Division
Naples Yacht Club 2014 Offshore Regatta
Capri Pass/ Doctor's Pass, Dec. 13, 2014

Photos Here
     More Photos Here
Results Spin    Results True Cruising
MIYC 2014 Fall Regatta
Marco Beach, Nov. 16, 2014

More Photos Here

GCSC's Sugden Sailing Sundays #1, Oct. 2014

Bauer 10s, 420s, Precision 15s, Hobie !!!
50th Annual NSYC Commodore's Cup 2014
[Oct. 25 Results] Commodore's Cup: Dragon Fly Plus

Photos from deck of Dragon Fly Plus
GCSC Rendezvous Tarpon Point [Labor Day Weekend]
Key West to Naples Regatta
['The Return from Bone Island' Naples Yacht Club, May 18-19, 2014]
Naples to Key West Regatta
Naples Sailing & Yacht Club [May 14-17, 2014]
OVERALL WINNER of the Perpetual Trophy which resides at The Naples SAILING & Yacht Club:

Photos Here from Dragon Fly Plus
50th Messmer Cup Regatta
Naples Sailing & Yacht Club, April 26, 2014
Results: | True Cruising | Spin A | Spin B | Multihull
Messmer Cup to Tri Power!

Photos Here

Sami Bud Light Regatta [April 12-13, 2014]
Photos From DragonFly Plus
Naples Mega Sailing Event
GCSC's 38th SWFL Regatta
Porsche of Naples Cup

March 28-30, 2014

      The 2014 Porsche of Naples Cup Regatta fulfilled its promises to be one of SWFL’s best regattas with top notch sailors competing in the challenging and brisk Gulf waters off Naples.
      Peter Schutz, former CEO of Porsche, and Brian MacInnes of Oracle Team USA America’s Cup Group highlighted two sold out dinners hosted by Naples Sailing and Yacht Club and the Naples Yacht Club.

Dragon Fly Plus


Dragon Fly Plus

Bob Utter True Cruising Award
Dragon Fly Plus

Results Spinnaker here. | | | Results Non Spinnaker here.
ShutterFly Photo Site here.

Naples High School 420 Team
Winter Season
     Wrapped up season end of February. The team of 7 participated in 3 regattas: Sarasota, Miami, and St. Pete. We have six veterans looking for more teammates starting in Sept. Several members of the team are also active in the Florida Laser circuit.

      If there are sailing teens from NHS out there who have been Optimized out with nowhere to go ... this is the program for them. Contact

     Teens with some sailing experience can also try out sailing on a larger keelboat -- contact

Video of NHS 420 team having fun click here.
Photos of NHS 420 team having fun click here.
Naples Sailing and Yacht Club Spring "Towers Race"
March Results: Multi || Spin A || Spin B || TC
Additional Photos by Mae from deck of Dragon Fly here

January Weekend Sailings
Meet at GP Marker 12:45 Sat./Sun.
Boomerang Races
[Boomerang Sailboat Races: everyone takes off the same time, sails away from GP 1 hour and returns. First one back gets to go home first.]
or on water: channel 16 then to 72 "Boomerang Race Committee"]

January Mini Cruises
Including Raft-Ups
In Champney Bay

Contact: RearCommodore
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