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January 2021

Learn About Night Sailing

January 30 @ 5:00 PM - February 1 @ 10:00 AM
Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina, 275 Estero Boulevard
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
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Learn more about NIGHT SAILING with this warm-up cruise just off Fort Myers Beach! January 30th, Saturday night Meet up around marker #4, south of Sanibel Bridge/ just west of Ma- tanza's Pass at 5 pm. Sail/ motor awhile and enjoy a spectacular sunset. Then, sail in the dark under an almost-full moon. Spend the night at nearby Pink Shell Marina, or drop anchor by Bunche Beach We'll all be chatting on VHF channel 72. Let me know your preference! We…

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February 2021

Valentine’s Day Cruise

February 12 - February 14
Lashley Park Punta Gorda, FL United States + Google Map

Romance at Lashley Park, Punta Gorda.  Enjoy the captain's lounge with book exchange, comfy chairs with TV.  FREE bicycles take us along a waterfront path to Lashley Marina.  Mooring balls $13 and 300' free dinghy dock is an option. Mooring balls for boats with masts 45' or less.  Famous Florida sunset from the pavilion with happy hour.  Of course, the shops, restaurants, and Brewhouse are favorites, too. Maybe Newlywed Game?   Maybe treasure hunt?   ... come and find out! 

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Pelican Bay Cruise

February 19 - February 21
Cayo Costa State Park, Captiva
Captiva, FL 33924 United States
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Free

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 out what treasures have washed up on the beach, go for a hike in the state park, or just lounge on…

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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: TBD 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 to…

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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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May 2021

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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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

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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August 2021

‘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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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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October 2021

Summerset Regatta

October 1 - October 3
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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Click on the Artwork to goto the Summerset Website This is the largest racing event for CMCS and the cruising fleet is there to cheer on the racers! Mooring in Matazas Pass area and limited dockage available as racers get first options there. Enjoy all the festivities of the Regatta including pre-race Skippers meeting, 1st day race beer fest, and Awards Dinner on Sunday evening. Share in the experience of the racers without “shedding blood and sweat” on the water.…

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Halloween Cruise

October 29 - October 31
South Seas Resort Marina, 5400 Plantation Road
Captiva, FL 33924 United States
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Free

Cruise Leaders: T.B.D. We’re headed back to South Seas resort for a “Spooktacular” event with costumes, prizes, food and fun.  Arrive on Friday and we’ll have Happy Hour by the water.  ATTENTION: A new addition from Kim Brown: Trust Me is reviving rum punch Friday just for CMCS.  You may have heard the Marina stopped their tradition of Rum Punch on Friday. So we will co-opt the tradition and make it ours. Hopefully, you just  ‘sailed the tradition’- now you…

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November 2021

Rum and Reading Cruise

November 12 - November 14
Woody’s Waterside, 3051 Stringfellow Rd
St. James City, FL 33956 United States
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Free

RUM and READING CANCELLED!  There is NO cruise November 13-15 Woody’s has been sold and the new owners are closing it to remodel a bit.  New Bathrooms? I hope so....  In any event they will not be ready until December.  Bob and Nancy have had to cancel the shindig and are looking to relaunch in March next year.  If you were looking to get a book for Christmas, just contact them directly or your local independent bookseller. CMCS is doubling…

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Thanksgiving Cruise

November 24 - November 28
Cayo Costa State Park, Captiva
Captiva, FL 33924 United States
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$25

Cruise Leader: To Be Determined Meet us at Pelican Bay to celebrate Turkey Day!  We’ll spend a relaxing few days at this beautiful anchorage and head to Cabbage Key via dinghy on Thanksgiving Day for a fabulous turkey dinner with all the trimmings.  No muss, no fuss just great food and great company. Arrangements have been made for a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday for 2:00 PM at Cabbage Key. Dinner costs $??. Remember, there's only one check, so you will want to bring…

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December 2021

New Years Eve Party Cruise

December 31, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Burnt Store Marina, 3192 Matecumbe Key Rd
Punta Gorda, FL 33955 United States
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If you have any interest in acting as the Cruise Leader, please give Diane Fowler a call (see contact information below).   - - - - - -    

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