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Tampa Sailing


Est. 1964

TSS Cruising

The purpose of the cruising fleet is to promote cruising activities sailing Tampa Bay, Florida, and beyond for TSS members.

Cruising Fleet Captain:  Maria Verstraete 727-656-4912

Cruising Schedule 2023 - 2024

Most marina's in Florida now use the Dockwa app to register and reserve slips and/or mooring balls.
Sign-up and create an account with Dockwa.  You can do this via your smartphone or a computer. 
Link to Dockwa here.

Moonlight Sailing:

Come and Join us sailing under the moonlight, the dates were selected to have the best
Moon Rise time and Tide for that Moon cycle.
Weather permitting we will meet on that Friday around 7:00 pm and go Sailing!

Moonlight Sailing Calendar:

Month Date Moon Rise Time
September 9/29/2023 7:40 PM
October 10/27/2023 6:09 PM
November 11/24/2023 3:40 PM
December 12/26/2023 5:20 PM
January 1/26/2024 7:02 PM
February 2/24/2024 6:44 PM
March 3/22/2024 5:39 PM
April 4/19/2024 4:26 PM

Upcoming Cruising Events:

Date Start Cruise Name and Destination Duration Cruise Description Sponsor
10/28/2023 FALL CRUISE  2 days Sail to Fantasy Island Saturday morning
Beach bonfire at sunset
Sail back on Sunday
Joe and Maria Verstraete
11/18/2023 GOING SOUTH CRUISE 7 DAYS Venice, Cayo Costa, Gasparilla Island, Sanibel and Fort Myers Joe and Maria Verstraete
12/22/2023 FLORIDA KEYS 10 DAYS Spend the holidays away from Home! TBD
2/24/2023 THE DREW CRUISE! 2 DAYS Legendary Drew Cruise is back! Come sail to 4th Island on a full moon!

Spend the night at anchor and Sail back on Sunday
Drew Barrett
5/24/2024 FLORIDA KEYS
12 DAYS More Details to come Joe and Maria Verstraete


Protocol/Procedures for Cruising:

Please sign up for cruising events on the TSS website if you plan on attending!

1. Login to the TSS website (
2. Click on the Event Calendar tab.     Link here:   Events/Calendar
Scroll to the date of the event, then click on the event you wish to attend.
When the event is displayed, click on the Register Now or Sign-up Now button. 

Member attendance counts towards compliance!

The TSS website is the official record for attendance and communication of cruising events. 

The Cruising Fleet Captain is responsible for TSS cruising and the cruising schedule and will assign
a Host to each cruising event.  The event host will setup planning of the cruise, working with
dockmasters, restaurants accommodation, etc.  

Please contact the Cruising Fleet Captain and/or Host if you plan to cruise, whether by boat or land,
and if you have guests attending.  Please respect the time and work it takes in planning a cruise.
The Cruising Fleet Captain and Host, unless otherwise noted, are the folks that communicates with
the Dockmaster of event marina's. That is what the dockmaster's prefer.

Cruising Log and Participation:

Cruise Date Boat Name Owner Note
Terra Ceia Cruise 2/18/2023 Moko Kai Deb Doyle Sponsor
Terra Ceia Cruise 2/18/2023 FlagShip Michael Cronin Participant
Terra Ceia Cruise 2/18/2023 Manava Dave and Francine Webb Participant
Moonlinght Sailing 3/10/2023 In Quest Andrew Barret Participant
Moonlinght Sailing 3/10/2023 Gasconade Lyda Participant
Brew Cruise 3/10/2023 Panacea Tom and Lesa Dayley Sponsor
Brew Cruise 3/10/2023 Lagniappe Ed and Shannon Boudreaux Participant
Moonlinght Sailing 4/7/2023 FlagShip Michael Cronin Participant
Moonlinght Sailing 4/7/2023 Gasconade Lyda Participant
TSS Spring Long Cruise 4/22/2023 Lagniappe Ed and Shannon Boudreaux Sponsor
TSS Spring Long Cruise 4/22/2023
Panacea Tom and Lesa Dayley Participant
Moonlinght Sailing
May 2023 Gasconade Lyda Participant
Moonlinght Sailing June 2023 Gasconade Lyda Participant
Moonlinght Sailing 7/7/2023 Gasconade Lyda Participant
Ana Maria and Egmont Key 7/16/2023 Kangas Joe and Maria Verstraete Sponsor
Ana Maria and Egmont Key 7/16/2023 Panacea Tom and Lesa Dayley Participant
Moonlinght Sailing 8/4/2023 Karen Ann Thomas Conaty Participant
Moonlinght Sailing 8/4/2023 Gasconade Lyda Participant