Greetings Sailing Singles:
Welcome to the February Mainsheet! We thank all who have sent positive comments. This month features photos from recent events, and updates on our Social and Sailing programs. Scroll down to read all about them.
WHERE WE MEET: It’s always surprising to me how many former members — some of whom we haven’t seen for years — still come to our Thursday socials. But they do because for 29 years running, our socials consistently offer a good time.
General Meeting: First Thursday each month at Stingers Pizza
1201 S Ocean Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
All other Thursdays: Flip Flops Dockside Eatery
3051 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
As a reminder, the meeting locations and times are posted on our Calendar.
MAKING NEW TRADITIONS: Just like any group of people, we have developed traditions, especially around our Change of Command in January and the holiday party in December. With St. Patricks Day around the corner our March events are Irish themed… Our next sail is the Kiss Me I’m Irish Sail and Raft Up and our next social event is the Feeling Lucky party. And of course we have many other scheduled sails, social and educational events throughout the year. Although we are a sailing club, we realize that you enjoy other activities and we list these non-club sponsored events in Around Town. Maybe you will meet other members who share your interests. I know I have! If you have a sailing/boating related event you’d like to share, please let me know at newsletterdirSSSF@sailingsingles.org
In From The Helm, Commodore Kelly reminds us about our responsibilities as crew members when we step onto a boat.
It’s those props again! First the props hit the turtles, then the coconuts hit the props! Read one captain’s experience of how he solved the problem when a coconut hit the prop of his sailboat. And in All Things Marine we report on how well the Manatees are doing.
Finally we have a short announcement about the Pink Book.
We welcome your constructive feedback and suggestions for ways we can improve the site. As well, we encourage you to submit for consideration any articles relating to sailing or topics that may be of interest to our fellow members. And email us photos you have taken at our events. Deadline 20th of each month.