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 fourteen 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 Marine News

Derelict Vessel Removal Grant Opportunity Announcement

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is currently announcing the opportunity to apply for Derelict Vessel Removal Grants. The application period for the Bulk Derelict Vessel Removal Grant Program will begin on September 12, 2016, and end at the close of business on October 27, 2016. Applications received before September 12th or after close of business on October 27, 2016 at 5:00pm (EST), will not be eligible for consideration.  The grant guidelines and application form may be downloaded at  You may also receive the guidelines and application by contacting Phil Horning at (850) 617-9540 or email
Applications that meet the requirements for the Rapid Removal Grant Program may be submitted at any time after the opportunity announcement start date, but no later than May 15, 2017 at 5:00pm (EST) (based on available funding).  Total funding allocated for derelict vessel removal for fiscal year 2016-2017 is $1,400,000.  An initial amount of $1,200,000 will be allotted for the Bulk Derelict Vessel Removal Grant Program and $200,000 will be allotted for the Rapid Removal Grant Program.  Applications may be mailed to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Boating and Waterways Section, Derelict Vessel Grant Program Administrator at 620 S. Meridian Street – Room 235, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600 or emailed to

For further information, please contact:
Phil Horning, Derelict Vessel Program Administrator, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Law Enforcement, Boating and Waterways Section, (850) 617-9540 or email

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