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

Anchor Testing

– straight from Active Captain

If you’re like us, every time your anchor drops into the water and
disappears, you wonder what happens. Does it flip around? Does it sink
into the floor or does it grab something? What happens when the wind
shifts? Does the anchor hold in the previously set position or does it
move and reset?

Intrigued by these question, Steve Goodwin from SV Panope set out to
find answers. He experimented with rigging a float and GoPro camera to a
dozen different anchors. Then he dropped each one on multiple types of
sea floors with different scopes to see what happened. And “see” is the
important part. He even went the further step of simulating 180 degree
swings to record what each anchor does in that situation.

Fair warning – starting along this video watching path will melt away
hours of your time.

Steve has made all of the videos available on a YouTube Channel. The
latest, #56 in the series, is a compilation of many of the other videos.
It will give you a great feel for the work he has done on this and can
be seen here:

FYI from your Web Guru: the anchor selected by Steve Goodwin is the very same anchor we’ve been using on Freestyle for over eight years, and it has NEVER failed to set on the first attempt, or stay set through direction changes or heavy winds.

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