Spring has sprung, the temperature is rising, the days are longer and it’s prime time to Go Cruising. Over the winter our group has enjoyed several delicious pot luck dinners with educational presentations by our members and guests. Now it's time to set sail - everyone is on their own schedule - so we've decided to forgo formal meetings for a time. Instead we encourage any SSS member who is interested in cruising, to drop by the club any Friday evening for some good cheer and sailor to sailor education on any topic related to cruising, you’d like to discuss. Last Friday we had a lively discussion about electrical needs, batteries, chargers, solar panels and refrigeration amongst the 25 folks who came by. Next week's topic? Whatever anyone would like to discuss. Help someone who knows a little less then you do and learn from someone who knows more. Bring a snack – we're always hungry- and help us to carry on the spirit of goodwill and camaraderie; the foundation our club was built upon!
We will be planning some "group cruises" later in the year but since most of us already have plans for this "prime time" for cruising, we have asked our members who wish to share their cruising plans, to post their plans and contact info for others who might be interested.
We have a Passage Makers newsletter to help our members share information with each other. Click here if you want to subscribe to these newsletters and provide your name and email address and we'll add you to the list.
You can submit information on destinations, if you need crew or want to crew. We'd like posts on good anchorages or marinas along the gulf coast or Bahamas, local knowledge, or any other news which would be helpful to travelling sailors. Send your info and/or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club website also has information on cruising activities.
The cruising books are great but nothing like talking with someone who has been there. So if you've been there and want to share or you’re just dreaming of going, welcome to the Passage Makers.