Hello intrepid sailors! We are a motley crew of Salty Sea Dogs of all ages and walks of life. Our core group members who sail out of Anna Maria Island (AMI) want to spend as much time as possible working on sailing skills, but not necessarily racing. We love to be on the water, but don't have our own boats. The majority of our sail events are organized through charters with whom our group has an ongoing relationship. If you have your own boat and would be willing to host a few people for a day sail please reach out to organizers, Cindi and Jay.
Brand new to sailing – no worries: The charter captains are always willing to answer questions and allow those who wish to have a chance at the helm. Additionally, one of our members is an instructor and gives private lessons. Reach out if you're interested in lessons, we can get you in contact. For listed events, all that is needed is just bring a positive attitude, your sense of adventure and be in good enough physical shape to climb aboard and heave ho.
When you RSVP to an event, a spot is being reserved for you. Our expectation is that you will change your RSVP if you cannot attend. A "no call, no show" or last minute cancellation prevents others who may be waitlisted from going. Members can be removed from the group for this.
Finally, please note that this Meetup group is FREE to members! The cost associated with running a Meetup is paid by the meetup organizer. "Chip in" donations are always graciously accepted!
If you have any questions, concerns, ideas for future Meetup events, please message the organizer.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain