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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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Women's Sailing

“Dedicated to promoting camaraderie and enriched sailing experiences by inspiring and
promoting the sport of sailing through seminars and nautical activities”


Coordinator:   Dawn Daly             
Cell:  (813) 417-4309

Meeting day:  Usually the 1st Saturday of each month   

Usual time:      10:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Usual location:  TSS Clubhouse

Ahoy Fellow Sailors,

 As we are still following social distancing, we are limited to the activities that we can do.  Until further notice, all face to face meetings are cancelled until the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided.   We are diligently working on an effective way of communication to reach all of you  as well as 
a way to have virtual meetings.

In order to achieve this, we would like anyone interested in participating in Women's Sailing to please send and email to and provide the following information;

Email address
Skill Level
What type of activities would you like to see the club do

Please have this completed by August 18th, 2020.

Once we have received your information and input , we will send out a survey which will enable us to better plan our activities.

We are looking forward to hearing from you all!
Thank you,

Dawn Daly (813) 417-4309
Roxann Lavelle (727) 798-6456

Jeanine Rendas  (813) 335-9300



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

No meeting due to the Corona Virus.
Please stay safe and use good judgement when going out.



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


There will not be a meeting this month. Please join us on a new and exciting adventure next month!

August 1 - September


As with the club, 

all face to face meetings are cancelled 

until theCOVID-19 pandemic has subsided.

Virtual meetings will begin once we complete the sign-up process.




October 3
Yoga 9:15-9:45



October 31-Kayak


Annual Kayak Event:


November 7



December 12

Annual Christmas Brunch-hosted by Francine Webb