The Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society

Winner of US Sailing’s 2012 Outstanding Organizational Support Award

Here is a brief summary of this very active sailing club’s activities:

  • Up to sixteen cruises every year. Cruises range from weekend events to two week extended jaunts. Check out our Cruising Schedule under the Cruising drop-down menu.
  • Eleven race events every year. There are a combination of buoy races and off-shore races. Check out our Club Racing Schedule under the Racing drop-down menu.
  • Besides our monthly socials / meetings, the club hosts several additional social activities throughout the year.
Scroll down on this webpage to view a recap (BLOG) of what we do…

Guests are always welcome to one of our casual monthly socials / meetings at 6:30 PM on the third Tuesday of every month (except January) at the Cape Coral Yacht Club, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL. (No dress codes here.)  To learn more about CMCS, simply, scroll down on this page to view our online journal (BLOG).  You may also go to About Us for additional links, or email us by going to Contact Us.

USSailing LogoIn 2012 U.S. Sailing recognized CMCS with the Outstanding Organizational Support award.  The award is given annually to an individual or organization that has made notable contributions to promote public access sailing in the development and organization of sailing programs.  In addition, CMCS member Ross Webb won the Excellence in Instruction award for his work with the Edison Sailing Center.

In the News


A US SAILING Junior Olympic Sailing Festival Regatta October 21-22, 2017
Hosted by the Edison Sailing Center
North Fort Myers

Regatta contact is Stephanie Webb:
(239) 454-5114;


As one of the biggest junior regattas in the state with 250-300 sailors and their families coming to this event, it is an exciting place to be for the weekend. And there are plenty of ways to volunteer to make this a fun and safe event for children ages 6-18 and an enjoyable time for you as well.

ON SHORE –Thursday, Saturday and/or Sunday • Thursday, October 19:

  • Help set up tables chairs and tents at the venue (Rt.41 just over the Caloosahatchee Bridge)

Friday night and Saturday morning

  • Registration and checking-in sailors

Saturday or Sunday, or both days

  • Food prep, serving food to sailors and family and clean up (breakfast and lunches are served)
  • Cooking at the grills
  • Traffic and parking assistance
  • STEMactivities
  • Distribute ice cream to the sailors on Saturday

ON THE WATER—Saturday and Sunday (life jackets are available)

  • Race Committee
  • Mark boat: Help place marks on the race course and move the marks if the wind direction changes and record the sail numbers as racers round the marks. (Must be able to pull up light anchors)
  • Safety Boat: Stay in the area to help the racers when/if needed o Race Committee Signals Boat
  • Raise and lower flags
    Record sail numbers at the start of each race and as the boats finish a race ▪ Run the timer for the starts
  • On-The-Water Judges
  • Observe racers while they are racing with an experienced judge
If interested, please contact:

Carol Robinson (239) 841-3925;
Stephanie Webb: (239) 454-5114 or

Recent Society Stuff