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December 2018

December Membership Holiday Party

December 18 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States

Member's Social (BYOB) starts at 1830. Come prepared to elect our 2019 officers. This evening is also our CMCS Holiday Party!!! “Here we come a-caroling among the palms so green!" Get your “elf” on, and celebrate the holidays at the December membership meeting! CMCS will provide the main dish and dessert! Members, please contribute an appetizer or side dish And of course, wear a festive holiday outfit, and bring your Wassail of choice! Most importantly, since we always strive to…

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New Years Eve Party Cruise

December 27 - December 31
Salty Sam’s Marina, 2500 Main St
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States

Cruise Leader: Theresa Roake We are pleased to announce that the CMCS New Year’s Cruise will be at Salty Sam’s Marina at Fort Myers Beach from Friday, December 28th to Tuesday, January 1st. Rate is $2 per foot or $1.50 if you are a Boat U.S. member All floating docks 2 Restaurants on site Dinghy or water taxi to beach and shops Fort Myers Beach has the best New Year’s fireworks You can take the Pirate Ship or Sightseeing boat…

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January 2019

Change of Watch

January 5, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Ballroom at the Marina at Edison Ford, 2360 West First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States

The Officers and Directors of Caloosahatchee Marching & Chowder Society cordially invite all members of the Society, and their guests, to the Change of Watch and Awards Dinner. The agenda includes: Induction of the upcoming year's officers Honor our past year's officers Honor our past year's award winners Cash bar Dinner with desert (no appetizers) is $30 per person Dancing to a live band - The Pitbull of the Blues This is a semi formal evening to celebrate, and congratulate…

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January Board Meeting

January 8, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Waterstone Financial’s Office, 12597 New Brittany Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33907
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Board members are required at this meeting, unless excused in advance. Any member of the society is always welcome to attend.

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January Membership Meeting

January 15, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
CCYC Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
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Free

Plan to come at 1830 (6:30 pm) to socialize. A special treat! Eric Dow - a member of CMCS, who Summers in England, will provide us with a unique presentation of boating on the 2,000 mile English cannel system. "An Illustrated Talk on English Canals". Then - a brief club meeting. Be sure to bring your own beverages.

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Chili Cook-Off

January 20, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
Free

CMCS Annual Chili Cook-Off COME CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS SEASON AT THE CMCS ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF! Calling all Chili Cooks!!!  Calling all Cooks!!! (We still need CHILI COOKS for the COOK-OFF)  Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom IT’S MARDI GRAS SEASON!! SO COME ATTIRED IN YOUR FAVORITE MASK, HAT, OR MARDI GRAS COSTUME! All Cooks Entering the Chili Cook-off Contest: CHILI COOKS, BRING YOUR BEST RECIPE FOR SAMPLING BY YOUR FELLOW CMCS MEMBERS! Aspiring Chefs  -  There will be 3 categories in…

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Winter Series Regatta #1

January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gulf of Mexico in Vicinity of “SC” Lighted Mark, In the vicinity of the SC Lighted Mark
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
Free

The plan here is to take advantage of the exceptional sailing weather in the height of "Season" and run a weekly beer can series.  For people familiar with sailboat racing, other sailing clubs will have an evening series, or a Sunday series, where they run weekly races for 5 to 8 weeks in a row. 2018 was our inaugural scheduling of just such a series with five weekly races. This series will be known as the “CMCS Winter Series”, and…

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February 2019

Winter Series Regatta #2

February 2, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gulf of Mexico in Vicinity of “SC” Lighted Mark, In the vicinity of the SC Lighted Mark
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
Free

Winter Series Regatta #2 will consist of up to three buoy races. This regatta will take place off of Ft. Myers Beach in the Gulf of Mexico. The starting area will be in the vicinity of Marker 2, entrance to San Carlos Bay. The race format will be up to three buoy races. Plan on a skipper/crew party after the race (time and location to be announced). Entries and payments will be handled through SWFLSAIL.COM.

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Winter Series Regatta #3

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gulf of Mexico in Vicinity of “SC” Lighted Mark, In the vicinity of the SC Lighted Mark
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States

Winter Series Regatta #3 - better known as the "CMCS Commodore's Cup" - will consist of up to three buoy races. This regatta will take place off of Ft. Myers Beach in the Gulf of Mexico. The starting area will be in the vicinity of Marker 2, entrance to San Carlos Bay. The race format will be up to three buoy races. Plan on a skipper/crew party after the race (time and location to be announced). Entries and payments will be handled…

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February Board Meeting

February 12, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Waterstone Financial’s Office, 12597 New Brittany Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33907
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Board members are required at this meeting, unless excused in advance. Any member of the society is always welcome to attend.  

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EPOL Cruise

February 15, 2019 - February 17, 2019
Legacy Harbour Marina, 2044 West First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States

If you're coming by land, go to EPOL + Oysters + Chicken Fest EDISON PARADE OF LIGHTS (EPOL) Cruise Leader: To Be Determined This cruise has been a CMCS tradition for many years.  We gather at Legacy Marina in downtown Fort Myers to celebrate our famous winter resident Thomas Alva Edison’s birthday.  The Marina is located near his winter home.  Arrive on Friday for Happy Hour.   There will be plenty more fun on Saturday: an Oyster Feast in the afternoon…

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EPOL + Oysters + Chicken Fest

February 15, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - February 17, 2019 @ 9:30 PM
Legacy Harbour Marina, 2044 West First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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CMCS has filled up all the remaining slips at Legacy Harbour Marina! BUT - there is plenty of room for "Land Cruisers" to come down for our Oyster Feast + Chicken. The fun starts at noon. Bring you a bag chair, your beverage of choice, and your appetites. REMEMBER! The Edison Festival of Lights Grand Parade takes place at 7:00 PM. This is known as Fort Myers' biggest event of the year. Finally, finish the day back at Legacy Harbour…

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Winter Series Regatta #4

February 16, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gulf of Mexico in Vicinity of “SC” Lighted Mark, In the vicinity of the SC Lighted Mark
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
Free

Winter Series Regatta #4 will consist of up to three buoy races. This regatta will take place off of Ft. Myers Beach in the Gulf of Mexico. The starting area will be in the vicinity of Marker 2, entrance to San Carlos Bay. The race format will be up to three buoy races. Plan on a skipper/crew party after the race (time and location to be announced). Entries and payments will be handled through SWFLSAIL.COM.

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February Membership Meeting

February 19, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
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Free

Member Appreciation Night!!! Plan to come at 1830 (6:30 PM). During the social hour (6:30-7:30) we invite everyone to familiarize themselves with what each of the committees does during the year.  Committee Chairpersons will each have a table set up with information.  Come meet some new people, have all of your questions answered, and volunteer to join a committee to help make the club successful and fun! Light snacks will be served. This event is Free. Finally - a brief…

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Winter Series Regatta #5

February 23, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Gulf of Mexico in Vicinity of “SC” Lighted Mark, In the vicinity of the SC Lighted Mark
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
Free

Winter Series Regatta #5 will consist of up to three buoy races. This regatta will take place off of Ft. Myers Beach in the Gulf of Mexico. The starting area will be in the vicinity of Marker 2, entrance to San Carlos Bay. The race format will be up to three buoy races. Plan on a skipper/crew party after the race (time and location to be announced). Entries and payments will be handled through SWFLSAIL.COM.

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March 2019

Naples to Fort Myers Coastal Regatta

March 2, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Starts in Gulf of Mexico off Naples Pier, In the vicinity of the Naples Pier
Naples, FL United States

This is a Caloosahatchee Boat of the Year Event (CBOTY). This is a BOTY Event, and is the reverse of the offshore distance race in December.  This race starts in Naples and finishes in Fort Myers. Then ends in a big after party at Salty Sam's. Entries and payments will be handled through SWFLSAIL.COM.

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March Board Meeting

March 12, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Waterstone Financial’s Office, 12597 New Brittany Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Board members are required at this meeting, unless excused in advance. Any member of the society is always welcome to attend.

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Pelican Bay Cruise

March 15, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Pelican Bay at Cayo Costa State Park, Cayo Costa State Park FL United States
Free

Cruise Leader: To Be Determined This is a favorite anchorage for the Club during the most comfortable time of the year. Winter is over and we gather at a favorite anchorage here in Southwest Florida on the leeward side of Cayo Costa to celebrate.  It’s that time of year when it’s not too hot and not too cold and perfect for being on the hook!  There will be Happy Hours on the beach and dinghy exploration opportunities.  We can check…

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March Membership Meeting

March 19, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
Free

Social (BYOB) starts at 1830, short club meeting when the Commodore feels like it. The big event for tonight is a Nautical Flea Market! Bring any Nautical items you would like to sell. LBC will host the nautical flea market. No fee. For members only. Tables will be provided. Share a table if you wish. Please call Roseann Hoffman to confirm your table. 239 540-1911, h / 203 820-6028, cell    

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Rum and Reading Cruise

March 22, 2019 - March 24, 2019
York Island or thereabouts FL United States Minor Outlying Islands
Free

Cruise Leaders: To Be Determined This cruise celebrates CMCS founding member Bob Macomber’s newest book "Honoring the Enemy", the 14th tome featuring the inimitable Peter Wake. On Friday, we’ll anchor at York or Sanibel Bight depending on which way the wind is blowing.  We’ll have an official Rum tasting on Friday evening and on Saturday we’ll dinghy up to Woody’s Waterside for the big Book Bash featuring book signings and great live entertainment. York Island & Sanibel Bight Anchorages (click…

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Shrimp Fest Dinner

March 24, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States

All you can eat Shrimp Boil!!! For a measly $17.00 - All-You-Can-Eat shrimp dinner for those that RSVP in advance! This is one of our most popular events, so put it on your calendar now!  Dinner is in the Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom, and includes succulent, fresh shrimp and all of the accoutrements (chicken dinner can also be reserved). RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED by March 13th! So fill up your shopping cart, and pay via PayPal, below. If you do…

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April 2019

Points South Cruise to Panther Key

April 4, 2019 - April 9, 2019
Free

This cruise heads down to the Ten Thousand Islands, South of Marco Island.  The first night will be spent on the hook at Factory Bay at Marco Island or you can head directly to the Panther Key Anchorage in the Ten Thousand Islands. Happy hour will be at the beach the following day and we can plan our days in this beautiful spot.  Perhaps a picnic at White Horse Key or a dinghy cruise to a new sandy beach.  Maybe…

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April Board Meeting

April 9, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Waterstone Financial’s Office, 12597 New Brittany Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Board members are required at this meeting, unless excused in advance. Any member of the society is always welcome to attend.

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April Grill Night Meeting

April 16, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CCYC Pavilion, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
Free

LIBERTY ASHORE GRILL NIGHT & POTLUCK at Our Monthly Membership Meeting The Membership Meeting moves out to the Pavilion for a BBQ! Members bring their protein of choice and a side. CMCS's Liberty Ashore Team will provide: Hot grills, charcoal, grilling utensils Disposable plates, cups, napkins, and cutlery Condiments Grills will be fired up and ready for you to cook your protein portion of your meal from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. All attendees, please bring: The protein portion of your meal that you…

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Easter at Burnt Store Marina Cruise

April 18, 2019 - April 22, 2019
Burnt Store Marina
Free

Our Cruise Leaders: To Be Determined We’ll meet at Pelican Bay on Thursday evening to start this cruise and have happy hour at the beach. On Friday morning we’ll head to Burnt Store Marina for the weekend. There’s a tiki hut with grills for our use, a restaurant with live entertainment and a lovely pool directly across from the marina. We can have brunch Easter morning and you never know when the Easter Bunny may hop on by. More details to come later!

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