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Women's Sailing group had a great meeting on Saturday, January 2nd.

 Thanks to all for helping plan out some exciting programs and activities for 2016.


Below are the minutes from the 1/2/2016 meeting, the 2016 Women's Sailing Calendar so far, and an article on provisioning.


Hope to see you all at the next meeting on Saturday, February 6 at 10am at the TSS clubhouse.


Best regards,

Lesa Dailey

home:  941-776-0059

Cell:  941-713-5311


January 2016 Minutes


TSS Women’s Sailing Calendar for 2016

(Meetings are the first Saturday of each month at 10am on TSS back porch, unless changed due to a program or an activity.)  

January 2
- Plan 2016 Programs
Planned out some programs for 2016 and discussed Provisioning. Julie gave copies of her “Galley Stores” handout.

February 6 - Boat Tours & Knots

Shannon, Sally and Becky, & Lyda volunteered to let us tour their boats. Knots will be demonstrated and practiced on board, where you can see the application. Some knots to practice might be: Bowline, Clove hitch, Reef or square, Half hitch, Cleat – securing a line between a boat cleat to a dock cleat, Stopper or figure 8. Good video to watch: http://www.apparent-wind.com/knots/

March 5 – Cruising in the Bahamas

Becky, Julie and Sally will discuss Cruising in the Bahamas.

April 2 – Bridges & Battery Saving Techniques
Becky & Julie will discuss bridge etiquette, waterway guide, bridge hours and schedules, right of way, etc. Becky will discuss important battery saving tips. (We can discuss the opportunity to go out on boats at some point to experience going under the Tierra Verde Bridge.)  

May 7 - Chart Reading
Shannon will use a local chart to discuss reading and interpreting a chart, emphasizing important markings. Note: The new version of Chart #1 can be found online. http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/chart1/ChartNo1.pdf

June 4

July 2

August 6

September 3

October 1 – Take Boats Out
Get volunteers to take the ladies out for a sail to practice what we’ve learned and have some fun! Lyda has volunteered to take her boat out.  

November 5    

December 3 – Annual Women’s Christmas Party


The Art of Provisioning (Article from Good Old Boat Jan/Feb 2016)


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