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COVID fatigue! Is that a thing? If so, I think I’ve got it. But, as ready as I am for this thing to be over, I think of the Stockdale Paradox:”You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality.” […]
I am happy to say that our club members have contributed 30 pounds of nonperishables food items as well as $250 to the Cape Coral Caring Center. If you are still collecting, we will still be picking up as the need is far greater than ever. No activities for the Ladies Bridge Club will be […]
We had an absolutely splendid day on the water yesterday. At one point someone noted on the radio that the gulf had turned to diamonds. It was the perfect wind, creating the perfect ripples, with the perfect afternoon sun glittering off the water. There were four sailors who competed in the singlehanded class – this […]
While you’re on your solitary retreat, you can always create! Ladies Bridge Club helped Rose Young construct the 4′ x 72′ hanging, “Currents of Destruction” to call attention to the rings of algae floating in our waters. Next stop is a “SAVE THE REEF” project in Ft. Myers for the summer of 2021. Before that […]
Given the current conditions with COVID-19, the CMCS Board has decided the following actions: We are cancelling the March CMCS Membership meeting of Mar17. Also, we are postponing the ShrimpFest Dinner which was scheduled for Sunday, March 22nd. President Trump has declared a national state of emergency in the matter and Gov Ron DeSantis has […]
A few of our stalwart cruisers enjoying themselves at Marlin Bay Resort in Marathon.
On Wednesday, March 4 we met Connie Langmann at Big Hickory Pass for a kayak tour of the water and mangrove tunnels. There is always something to learn when you get so close to nature. We talked about zooplankton, oyster spit, the mangroves role in the environment, brown pelicans, egrets, ibis, herons and so much […]
We got in four buoy races as the winds went from heavy to light on a cool sunny day on the Gulf. – – – – – –
Fantastic weather, fantastic racing, and a fantastic after-race party at Parrot Key, Fort Myers Beach.
Fort Myers Beach Cruiser’s Appreciation Day, Noon – 3pm, Saturday, April 18, 2020 The Town of Fort Myers Beach will again celebrate Cruiser’s Appreciation Day and the success of its 70 mooring ball field from Noon – 3pm on Saturday, April 18th. The mooring field is located on the Gulf of Mexico, near the western […]
Fort Myers, Florida – The sailing club with the unusual name – Caloosahatchee Marching & Chowder Society (CMCS) – began celebrating a milestone achievement on Saturday. Their annual Change of Watch Banquet was held January 11th at the Marina at Edison Ford with live entertainment from The Pitbull of the Blues band and kicked off […]
The Club’s Thanksgiving cruise is in the books. Cabbage Key fed 27 of us in fine fashion. The food was delicious. Weather couldn’t have been better. Warm days and cool nights. We shared snacks on the beach two evenings and one on Chase the Clouds. Plenty of time for beach walking and hanging out to […]
We had a great event for the third 2019 – 2020 Boat of the Year Event. The first race of the season is always Summerset, but then there was a race down in Naples in late October and then we (CMCS) host the Festival of the Islands. By the way – for anyone interested – […]
What a great weekend with fantastic weather and a terrific turnout for the 54th annual Summerset Regatta! 53 boats participated, either racing or cruising throughout the weekend of October 4-6. Hundreds of sailors celebrated together at the Friday Captain’s Party at Bonita Bill’s, the Saturday Cocktail Party at Nauti Parrot and the Sunday Awards Banquet […]
Here are the results from this weekend’s race. Thanks to all participants. We originally had 11 boats signed up but the wether was a little light on the wind component! But eventually the wind came around. I scored everyone in one class as this is a fun race and there was not enough boats […]
CHICAGO, Ill. (July 28, 2019) – The 2019 Independence Cup and U.S. Para Sailing Championship, hosted by the Judd Goldman Sailing Center and organized by the Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation came to a close Sunday afternoon after three days of exciting and closely contested racing under challenging conditions on Lake Michigan. All three winners […]
CMCS had five member boats out of the fleet of eleven that participated in the “Most Memorable Regatta” overnight race to Tampa Bay. Included in the fleet were “faster” boats including a Swan 53 and a Corsair trimaran, both of who beat Windy City on elapsed time, but Windy City won the whole race after […]
Ladies bridge club went to Mote Aquarium two times in the month of May. Both occasions were great and included water ski show. We will see you in the Fall when Ladies Bridge Club will do a water School tour.