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March 2021

Where the Wind Blows Cruise

March 5 - March 7
Somewhere Yet Unknown FL United States

So often, we have a destination, and the wind is in our face!  This time, we will chose a place based on wind forecast.  We can decide by March 3, so we know what to bring.  Games abound!  Even if we have to play trivia on VHF channel 72!  We'll have fun!  Please use the form below to sign up.

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March Board Meeting

March 9 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
A Virtual Meeting on Zoom FL United States

Board members are required at this meeting, unless excused in advance. Any member of the society is always welcome to attend. We are currently holding Zoom meetings. If you are not a board member, and would like to attend, please contact one of our board members. Their contact contact information is in our Member Roster, which you can find in the "For Society Members Only" section of our website (you will need to use your CMCS Username and Password).  

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March Membership Meeting

March 21 @ 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Jaycee Park, 4125 SE 20th Place
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
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Free

Be sure to bring your own beverages, a chair, and your Covid mask. Plan to come at 2:30 PM to socialize, meeting starts at 3:00 PM at Cape Coral’s Jaycee Park, (there's a handy Google Map button shown below, plus a link which can add this event to your electronic calendar). If possible, bring a friend that may be interested in CMCS. NOTE: this meeting has been moved outdoors, and to the Sunday after our normal normal meeting day. 

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Key West & Dry Tortugas Cruise

March 24 - March 31
Dry Tortugas Islands FL United States

Traveling as a group is fun and comfortable!  We hope to travel overnight and arrive with the morning sun.  Two nights at Key West Bight Marina, or drop anchor and dinghy in for $7.15/ day.  We can go to Mallory Square for sunset  and enjoy all the antics of Key West.  Photo Bomb Treasure Hunt contest with rare and expensive prizes! Sail west to the Dry Tortugas on March 27 for 2 nights.  Explore the fort.  Outstanding snorkeling both here…

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April 2021

Easter at Burnt Store Marina Cruise

April 2 - April 4
Burnt Store Marina, 3192 Matecumbe Key Rd
Punta Gorda, FL 33955 United States
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Free

Our Cruise Leaders: Diane Fowler If you're new to Pelican Bay - click for --> Pelican Bay Chart. Entry into Pelican Bay is not particularly difficult but caution is advised. Don’t cut corners unless you’re familiar with the anchorage! If this is your first time, talk to one of the club’s many “regulars” for advice and assistance. We will monitor VHF 72. Click on this Thumbnail for Burnt Store Marina's Website - - - Detailed Itinerary On Thursday evening plan…

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The Big Cruise North

April 11 - April 20

Cruise Leaders: TBD Anchor close by Sunday night/ maybe Picnic Island or Merwyn Key.  Hoping to stop at The Crows Nest, Venice;  Marina Jacks, Sarasota; Twin Dolphin Marina, Bradenton, and go up to St. Pete City docks.  Plenty of time for games, happy hours, and helping each other repair boats!  ha ha.  Group travel is great for helping others solve their boat woes. Historic Vinoy Park has Art Festival scheduled for that weekend.

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April Board Meeting

April 13 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
A Virtual Meeting on Zoom FL United States

Board members are required at this meeting, unless excused in advance. Any member of the society is always welcome to attend. We are currently holding Zoom meetings. If you are not a board member, and would like to attend, please contact one of our board members. Their contact contact information is in our Member Roster, which you can find in the "For Society Members Only" section of our website (you will need to use your CMCS Username and Password).  

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April PIZZA Night & Membership Meeting

April 18 @ 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Jaycee Park, 4125 SE 20th Place
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
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Free

Grill Night has been put on hold until we can get more grill space. So, the April 18th Membership Meeting is now Pizza Day at Jaycee Park, in Cape Coral. NOTE: The date has been switched to April 18th  Social time is 2:30 PM  Meeting time is 3:00 PM We 're looking for a few people to collect money an serve pizza slices. Massks and gloves will be required. This is a great (and easy) way for new members to get involved and meet…

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May 2021

May Board Meeting

May 11 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
A Virtual Meeting on Zoom FL United States

Board members are required at this meeting, unless excused in advance. Any member of the society is always welcome to attend. We are currently holding Zoom meetings. If you are not a board member, and would like to attend, please contact one of our board members. Their contact contact information is in our Member Roster, which you can find in the "For Society Members Only" section of our website (you will need to use your CMCS Username and Password).

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Bloody Mary Cruise & Brunch

May 14 - May 16
Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina, 275 Estero Boulevard
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
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$5.00

Our Cruise Leaders are Carol & Jason Pim (if they volunteer again) In the past we have traveled to the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina. This Event is both a cruise and an after-race social activity, held in conjunction with Saturday's Jerry Pim Memorial Night Race. This is the third year for this "Cruise + Race". The cruisers will meet for 2-nights at Pink Shell Marina on Fort Myers Beach. This marina is part of a lovely hotel resort…

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Jerry Pim Memorial Estebel Night Race

May 15 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 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
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Free

This is a FREE Race! NOTICE OF RACE (Please pass this along to any sailors you know in the SW Florida area.) Except it is a really special race.  It’s a gathering of like minded souls, while being totally compliant with doing the right thing for Covid19 social separation. When:  Saturday, May 15 at 2:00 pm – NO AFTER PARTY Where:  a course set up around the markers out in from of San Carlos pass and Fort Myers beach –…

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May Membership Meeting

May 18 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
A Virtual Meeting on Zoom FL United States
Free

The following plans are, of course, subject to Covid-19 restrictions. Social (BYOB) starts at 6:30 PM, short club meeting when the Commodore feels like it. SPECIAL ACTIVITIES!!! Since CMCS is still encouraging "Social Distancing" due to the Corona-19 Pandemic, the club has scheduled a "Virtual Monthly Membership Meeting"! Carol Pim may be presenting some awards! All who raced  in the Jerry Pim Memorial Estebel Night Race should PLEASE attend. You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting. For instructions to join this…

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Danger Island Cruise

May 28 - May 31
Cayo Costa State Park, Captiva
Captiva, FL 33924 United States
Free

Cruise Leaders: To Be Determined CAUTION - You are about to enter the Mystical Waters of “DANGER ISLAND”, located on the Sand Spit at the entrance to Pelican Bay.   Activities will be planned for whatever "social distancing" will allow. If possible, we will have a happy hour on Friday night, Saturday games at 10 AM with happy hour in the evening followed by grilling and pot luck. These activities will happen on the spit. WATCH YOUR EMAIL for UPDATES:…

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June 2021

June Board Meeting

June 8 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
A Virtual Meeting on Zoom FL United States

Board members are required at this meeting, unless excused in advance. Any member of the society is always welcome to attend. We are currently holding Zoom meetings. If you are not a board member, and would like to attend, please contact one of our board members. Their contact contact information is in our Member Roster, which you can find in the "For Society Members Only" section of our website (you will need to use your CMCS Username and Password).

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June Membership Meeting

June 15 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
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Free

Social (BYOB) starts at 1830, short club meeting when the Commodore feels like it. BUT, watch for a possible change. SPECIAL ACTIVITY - if the pandemic allows us to safely meet - an Ice Cream Social!!!  

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Fisherman’s Village Cruise

June 17 - June 20
Fisherman’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950 United States
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Cruise Leaders: TBD AHOY MATES Plotting our course to the June 2021 Fisherman’s Village Cruise Come join us for a weekend cruise to Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda on beautiful Charlotte Harbor. It's assumed that whatever we do will likely have to follow social distancing guidelines since this will likely be the new normal. Thursday: Some members will meet in Pelican Bay and have Happy Hour at Dog Beach. Friday Morning: we’ll head to Fisherman’s Village for R&R at the marina.  There’s…

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July 2021

July Board Meeting

July 13 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
A Virtual Meeting on Zoom FL United States

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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July Membership Meeting

July 20 @ 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

Social (BYOB) starts at 1830, short club meeting at 1900 in the CCYC.    

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August 2021

August Board Meeting

August 10 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
A Virtual Meeting on Zoom FL United States

Board members are required at this meeting, unless excused in advance. Any member of the society is always welcome to attend. We are currently holding Zoom meetings. If you are not a board member, and would like to attend, please contact one of our board members. Their contact contact information is in our Member Roster, which you can find in the "For Society Members Only" section of our website (you will need to use your CMCS Username and Password).

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‘Tween Waters Parrothead Cruise

August 13 - August 15
T’ween Waters Marina, 15951 Captiva Drive
Captiva Island, 33924 United States
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Our Cruise Leaders: Jean and Gary Blessing Head out and meet CMCS at 'Tween Waters for the annual Buffett extravaganza.  We’ll have Parrothead Olympics and Boat Drinks of course.  'Tween Waters has a lovely pool and a beach right across the street for your enjoyment.  Who knows,  One year Jimmy Buffet may even show up. But until that happens we’ll rely on our member Parrotheads to set the vibe.  There is not much better cruising in the summertime than having…

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August Membership Meeting

August 17 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
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Free

Due to COVID-19 this meeting has been canceled! Social (BYOB) starts at 1830, short club meeting at 1900 in the CCYC.  

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September 2021

Kayusa Cruise

September 10 - September 12
South Seas Resort Marina, 5400 Plantation Road
Captiva, FL 33924 United States
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Free

Cruise Leader:  TBD This is a traditional cruise held in conjunction with the Kayusa Cup Race. South Seas Resort & Marina is one of southwest Florida's premier destinations. Join us at South Seas Resort on Captiva Island for two days of relaxation.  There are three resort pools, a golf course, and a beautiful white sandy beach.  Servers await you pool side and beach side.  Meet up at Sunset at the Beach to make a wish on a shell.  Take the trolley…

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Kayusa Cup Race

September 12 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
South Seas Resort Marina, 5400 Plantation Road
Captiva, FL 33924 United States
Free

This race is FREE!  It is a Caloosahatchee Boat of the Year Event. It is held in conjunction with the CMCS South Seas Resort Cruise. You can use the handy form below to register for the race. This is a coastal distance race. We typically start in the Gulf of Mexico, West of Redfish Pass. We will race along the Gulf side of Captiva Island and Sanibel Island, finishing at or about the San Carlos Light (SC Light). The objective of this course…

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September Board Meeting

September 14 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
A Virtual Meeting on Zoom FL United States
Free

Board members are required at this meeting, unless excused in advance. Any member of the society is always welcome to attend. We are currently holding Zoom meetings. If you are not a board member, and would like to attend, please contact one of our board members. Their contact contact information is in our Member Roster, which you can find in the "For Society Members Only" section of our website (you will need to use your CMCS Username and Password).

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September Membership Meeting

September 21 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL 33904 United States
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Free

Social (BYOB) starts at 6:30 PM, short club meeting around 7:30 PM in the Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom. Our September monthly membership meeting will feature the KICKOFF TO SUMMERSET! This year it will be optional for you to wear a Summerset t-shirt.! * Prize for the oldest Summerset T-Shirt * Prize for the most used (tattered/torn/paint stained) Summerset T-Shirt * A Summerset Trivia Contest with prizes * Photos of past Summersets * A Summerset Cake * Tropical music Also,…

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