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Tampa Sailing Squadron is a private, member-owned sailing club located in Apollo Beach, Florida.
Members enjoy many activities such as club racing, regattas, cruising and many other social events.
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"Starry Sirens"
Women's Sailing


The women's sailing group, Starry Sirens, is open to all women at Tampa Sailing Squadron.  We share knowledge through monthly programs about all things sailing, enjoy and build comradery and friendships, and seek opportunities for sailing and crewing at the club. 

We meet monthly, usually on the first Saturday of each month, from 10am-12 noon.

We have several increasingly popular ANNUAL programs and activities:

·        “Share and Tell:  New Products and Favorite Gadgets”

·        Kayak Adventure – exploring the 2.5 mile Eco Trail in Apollo Beach
                                         or kayak at E.G. Simmons Conservation Park in Ruskin

·        Christmas party - member hosted, festive, fun activities and covered dish.

Women's Sailing now has access to 3 Sunfish sailing boats and a Mutineer for sailing enjoyment, education and racing.  If you are interested, please contact me to discuss.

We have 60+ women on our email list and are a very friendly, welcoming group. 
Most of our programs are planned and facilitated by club members. 
Come join us.

Coordinator:   Lesa Dailey             
cell:  (941) 713-5311

Meeting day:  Usually the 1st Saturday of each month   

Usual time:      10:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Usual location:  TSS Clubhouse
To be added to the email list, please email Lesa Dailey



Women’s Sailing Programs for 2020

Normal program time and location: 10am – 12 noon 
TSS Clubhouse

If yoga is offered before a meeting, the time will be 9:15-9:45.

January 4
Yoga 9:15-9:45

            Eckerd College "Search and Rescue" (ECSAR) is excited to come present to Tampa Sailing Squadron.  Justin Quick, Instructor for Training and Operations, will give a 30 min. presentation on who they are, what situations they are capable of handling, opportunities that they provide to their students, and how they are funded (including the summer camps and sailing classes they run).  Then he will turn the floor over to two of their students for Q&A.  During Q&A, Justin will also be happy to talk about programs beyond ECSAR such as their sailing classes.  

For more information on their sailing program and opportunities, please reach out to Renee Registrar, director of the program.  
You can email her at:

February 1
Yoga 9:15-9:45

Gasparilla Regatta Feb. 8

"New Gadgets and Favorite Products"
hosted by Becky DeVillier and Sally Marcinek 

Men are welcome to attend.
Bring a favorite gadget or new product to share with the group!

March 7
no yoga


Mutineer Mid-Winters

“Boat  Maneuvering, Docking, and Tying Up”
facilitated by Bill Cullen
Classroom and water excursion. "Nothing like the real thing!" 

Usually, docking is the most stressful part of sailing for all of us.  Come learn a few techniques to make it go smoother, and give you more control.  We will cover some of the topics in the classroom, and then we’ll take my boat out and practice a few of the maneuvers.  We will cover these subjects:  properly tying up your boat using the Pythagorean Theorem, in and out of a slip, springing off and on the dock in a breeze, using fenders properly, med mooring techniques, backing & maneuvering in tight quarters, picking up mooring ball and the best anchoring technique.

April 4
no yoga




May 9

  no yoga 





June 6
Yoga 9:15-9:45

Commodore’s Cup Regatta

"Virtual Key West Cruise"
facilitated by Julie Stocksdale, Sally Marcinek, and Becky DeVillier
We will present scenarios for navigating from Apollo Beach to Key West, discuss where to stop along the way and once you get there, and talk about how to prepare your boat and yourself for the voyage.            


July 11

Yoga 9:15-9:45 




August 1
Yoga 9:15-9:45




September 5
Yoga 9:15-9:45




October 3
Yoga 9:15-9:45



October 31-Kayak

Annual Kayak Event:  


November 7


December 12


Annual Christmas Brunch -  hosted by Francine Webb