Cruising

Gulf Coast Sailing Club 2017 Cruising and Day Sailing Programs

We look forward to helping more folks enjoy the fun and camaraderie of the Club Sailing Experience.

All our Southwest Florida Yacht Clubs and Sailing Clubs participate in Inter-Club Racing Events.

Now, we are adding to our schedules Inter-Club Cruising and Day Sailing Events to provide even more opportunities for our Members to enjoy Sailing.

2017 Day Sails

GCSC Day Sail With Lunch at Esplanade Marina, Marco Island

Sunday, January 8, 2017. Lunch 12:30 at Esplanade Marina, Smokehouse Bay, Marco Island.

You can arrive by boat for a free slip in the marina (Power or Sail), as Skipper, Crew or Guest. Boats can reserve a slip or anchor and dinghy in. Best to Arrive before Noon.

Lunch at “C.J.’s on the Bay” Esplanade by 12:30 PM

Shoppes, 740 N. Collier Blvd. Marco Island 34145 

You can Drive by Car and join us for lunch.

This is a Southwest Florida Inter-Club Cruising Event.

Please contact Bob Diamond for RSVP and information – rmdiamond@aol.com

GCSC Day Sail with Raft-Up Lunch Champney Bay, Naples

Saturday, January 28, 2017. Raft up in Champney Bay, Naples Harbor at 1:30 PM

All Power Boats and Sail Boats Welcome.

Sail in Morning then all boats meet at 1:30 for Lunch and socializing together.

All boats will be anchored and tied together to form an Island.

 Walk from boat to boat to socialize and share lunch and drinks.

This is a Southwest Florida Inter-Club Cruising Event.

All members welcome as Crew or Guests as space allows

Please contact Bob Diamond for RSVP and information – rmdiamond@aol.com

GCSC Day Sail and Lunch On the Beach Near Marco Island

Saturday, February 4, 2017. Day Sail in Morning then at 12:30 PM Meet on a Marco Island Beach for Lunch and socializing

All Power Boats and Sail Boats Welcome.

All members welcome as Crew or Guests as space allows

This is a Southwest Florida Inter-Club Cruising Event.

Please contact Bob Diamond for RSVP and information – rmdiamond@aol.com

2017 Cruises

GCSC Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend Cruise to Panther Key

Saturday, January 14, 2017 – Monday, January 16, 2017

Power Boats and Sail Boats Welcome.

Come for the weekend or longer or just come for a Beach Lunch on Sunday

Saturday Eve. Cocktails and Potluck on Westerleigh.

Sunday – Lunch on the Beach.  Bonfire on Beach Sunday Night.

This is a Southwest Florida Inter-Club Cruising Event.

Sorry, NOT a “Drive To By Car” Event.

Please contact Bob Diamond for RSVP and information – rmdiamond@aol.com

GCSC President’s Day Weekend Cruise- Join CM&CS in Ft. Myers.

Friday, February 17, 2017 – Monday, February 20, 2017 EDISON PARADE OF LIGHTS (EPOL). This is a traditional cruise for CMCS to Ft Myers Legacy Harbor Marina, which is only a few blocks from the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates and just a short walk to downtown Fort Myers. Cruise leaders will coordinate the reservations with the marina. Festivities begin Friday evening as everyone meets for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the dock. Saturday is the “Oyster Fest” at noon (pre-payment and reservations required). Saturday night is a pot luck dinner, followed by the Edison Grand Parade which starts at Ft Myers High School at 7pm and ends downtown. Sunday, all are on their own (there are multiple good restaurants in the area for breakfast)!

As usual, “Land Cruisers” are most welcome.

This is a Southwest Florida Inter-Club Cruising Event.

Please contact Bob Diamond for RSVP and information – rmdiamond@aol.com

SAMI Weekend Cruise to Everglades City

Friday, March 24, 2017 – Sunday, March 25, 2017

Power Boats and Sail Boats Welcome.

Come for the weekend or longer or just come for Lunch on Saturday

This is a Southwest Florida Inter-Club Cruising Event.

Yes, a “Drive To By Car” Event for Saturday Lunch.

Please contact Bob Diamond for RSVP and information – rmdiamond@aol.com

GCSC Cruise with the Bone Island Regatta to Key West

Thursday, May 11, 2017 to Monday, May, 15, 2017

Cruise at your leisure to Key West and participate in the Scheduled Events over weekend in Key West. Then return at your leisure.

You can also drive to Key West and participate in the Scheduled Events over weekend in Key West.

This is a Southwest Florida Inter-Club Cruising Event.

Please contact Bob Diamond for RSVP and information – rmdiamond@aol.com

Additional Sailing Club Events

GCSC has a monthly Sailing Events November to April on Lake Avalon in Sugden Park. Included with the BBQ Lunch are Sailing Lessons and an opportunity to sail on the lake with or without an instructor. Sunday’s at Noon.

GCSC runs educational Sailing Related Seminars

GCSC and affiliated Clubs run “Ladies’ Day” Races. These are race days when all of the boats must have a Woman Captain and Women Crew. A wonderful opportunity for more women to get out on the water sailing.

Please check our Club Calendar for event dates and details.