Spring 2023 Victories

Congratulations to Kurt, Dan and Terry for their victories in two annual regattas this spring.

The 70th Annual Mount Dora Regatta

  • Terry scored third place in the Hobie Wave class.
  • Kurt and Dan scored first place in the Open Monohull class, sailing a VX One.

The 69th Annual Mug Race

  • Terry scored second place in the Monohull Spinnaker class, sailing a Buccaneer.
  • Kurt and Dan scored first place in the Monohull Spinnaker class, sailing a VX One.

Holiday Party 2018

The Sailing Club Annual Holiday Party
Join us for food, drinks and gifts to start the Holiday Season.
  • Food – Catered by Pig Floyds
  • Open Bar with Beer & Wine! (also Water and Iced Tea)
  • Optional – Bring a gift ($25) for the pirate gift exchange. Have it stolen and you get to steal another!
When: 6:00 pm Sunday December 2nd, 2018 
            RSVP by November 26th, 2018 to events@thesailingclub.us
Where: Enders Park, Enders St, Orlando, FL 32814
             There is both a lot and street parking
Cost: $ 20.00 Member $ 25.00 Guest
Payment:  Mail a check to our PO Box 
                 or bring to the club meeting on 11/26.
                 Payment must be received by 11/26 so that we can order enough food  
                 Hint:  You can use online billpay to send the check right now!
The Sailing Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 547823
Orlando, FL 32854

Tampa Sail – November 2018

On Friday November 2nd, three sailing vessels left St. Petersburg Florida with thirteen members of The Sailing Club aboard.  Comfortably Numb, a Catalina 350 took four.  Anchored in Hope, a Jeanneau 379, took five.  And Zeus, a Beneteau Oceanis 45, carried another four.  The forecast had a chance of thunderstorms rolling in at around 4pm.  The goal was to reach the anchor point at De Soto before the storm hit.  The wind was blowing a brisk 18 knots coming from the south, exactly the direction towards anchor.  With both Main and Jib reefed, it was some fantastic sailing, close hauled, several tacks and 6 knots of boat speed.  Around 2pm the VHF blasted a notification for incoming storms.  Comfortably Numb and Anchored in Hope were still north of the Skyway bridge.  Both decided to pull in their sails and motor.  Shortly after, the wind jumped to over 20 knots and the rain came pouring down.  This first band lasted about ten minutes.  Then each boat got a call from Zeus(the boat, not the lightning god).  They had reached anchor, but warned of the second band of storms making it’s way toward the bridge.  When the second band hit, Comfortably Numb had made it passed the bridge.  They turned head to wind with enough motor to keep steerage and waited it out for the next thirty minutes.  Anchored in Hope did the same from the north side of the bridge.  Max winds hit 30 knots according the the instruments on board.  Wave heights were hitting 7 feet.  Once the strong winds had passed and the rain slowed, both vessels made it safely to De Soto point for a nice dinner aboard the boat.  By sunset, the conditions were calm while the three sailing yachts rocked everyone to sleep.

Saturday continued to bring high winds and steep waves, but no rain.  Comfortably Numb stayed close to the Manatee river, sailing from reach to reach in 18 knots of wind.  Zeus and Anchored in Hope made their way to Eggmont Key, with some sailors making a land trip to the lighthouse.  The weather calmed down nicely in the evening.  Back at anchor opposite De Soto point, seven sailors took their dinghy ashore where they caught an Uber to a local restaurant for dinner.  Three of those seven thought they could walk the 1.9 miles faster than it would take for Uber to arrive.  While they turned out to be very wrong, it was a good brisk walk.

Sunday brought much calmer conditions.  Comfortably Numb got out early to try and catch what little wind was forecast for the day.  With 10 knots of wind, they made it to the north side of the bridge under sail before the wind dropped to 3 knots.  After a lot of patience and some drone flying, they motored back to Vinoy marina to complete the trip.  Zeus and Anchored in Hope got a later start, and motored most of the way back to the marina.


Announcing Community Sailing Day

If you’ve driven past Lake Baldwin on a Sunday afternoon, you’ve probably noticed the sailboats frequently on the water.  For the first time open to the general public, The Sailing Club is hosting a community sailing day on Sunday March 4th, 1pm – 4pm at Lake Baldwin Park.  This is a day where several of our experienced sailing instructors will be waiting to take you out for a quick introduction to sailing, free of charge.  You’ll get 20 – 30 minutes of sailing in a JY 15 or Hunter 140 sailboat.  The instructor will explain as much or as little about how the boat works as you’d like.  There will be limited life jackets for you, but you may want to bring your own if you have them.  Wear shoes and shorts that you don’t mind getting wet.  Trips will be first come first serve, but we’d love to know if you’re planning to come.  Email events@thesailingclub.us

The Sailing Club Annual Holiday Party

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Join us for fun and frolicking during the start of the Holiday Season.

  • Optional – Bring a gift ($10) for the pirate gift exchange. Have it stolen and you get to steal another!
  • Open Bar with Beer & Wine! (also Water and Iced Tea)
  • Appetizers – Muffuletta Spring Rolls and Cajun Kettle Wings
  • Bienville Salad with burgundy vinaigrette
  • Red Beans and Rice with grilled Cajun hot sausage, Andouille Sausage Jambalaya, and Etouffee Shrimp
  • Vegetarian option – Rice and Beans will be served separately
  • Dessert – Beignets, Bread Pudding topped with Brandy Sauce
  • Dress – Holiday dressy/Casual

When: 6:00 pm Sunday December 11, 2016 RSVP by December 5th, 2016

Where: Four Seasons Condo Community Room
200 St. Andrews Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32792

Cost: $ 20.00 Member $ 25.00 Guest

Please mail your check to:
The Sailing Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 547823
Orlando, FL 32854

Announcing Moonlight Sail 2016


October 15, 2016 @ 5:30 PM

Lake Fairview Marina

Enjoy a meal with your fellow sailors and then venture out for a moonlight sail around Lake Fairview

The Sailing Club and Lake Fairview Marina provide sailboats (Compact 16’s), 4 Rivers catering including BBQ meats, side dishes, desserts, and drinks

Members and guests need to provide a PFD(life jacket) and flashlight(no exceptions)

Members $ 10.00
Guest $ 12.00

RSVP by October 11th to events@thesailingclub.us. Please include the number of members and guests attending.