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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


Women’s Sailing 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

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

We have 60+ women on our email list and are a very friendly, welcoming group. 
Most of our programs are planned and facilitated by our members. 
Women’s Sailing does not have fees or a budget.  We sponsor our own activities. 
And like a good sailor, we are resourceful, knowledgeable, fun, and creative! 
Come join us.

Coordinator:   Lesa Dailey        
home:  (941) 776-0059     
cell:  (941) 713-5311

Usual meeting dates:  1st Saturdays 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

February 3rd program:
"Best Cruising and Sailing Experiences"
Discussion led by Francine Webb

Francine will share the nail biting moments along with the memorable experiences she enjoyed along the cruise she calls “The Odyssey... a.k.a. “Deliverance” – the inside half of the Great Loop.  Starting in Windsor, Ontario going through the St. Clair River into Lake Huron, then Lake Michigan to Chicago where we took the mast down.  From there, the river system i.e. Chicago River to Illinois River, into the Mississippi, then the Ohio River, Lake Kentucky and into the Tenn-Tom Waterway System until we got to Mobile, where the mast went back up again before heading along the I.C.W. to Apalachicola, then the Gulf of Mexico and finally, home to Tampa Bay.  The trip took us exactly 2 months, with many interesting stops along the way.

Women's Sailing
Program Calendar for 2018


Jan. 6       Presentation by Linda Schwartz of
                  Florida Women's Sailing Association


Feb. 3      "Best Cruising and Sailing Experiences"
                  Discussion led by Francine Webb

March 3  "Meals for Cruising/ Foods"
                  Discussion led by Sally Marcinek


April 7  


May 5   


June 2  


July 7    


August 4              


September 8


October 6           


November 3       " Share & Tell:  New Products and
                            and Favorite Gadgets"

                               Facilitated by: Becky DeVillier 
                                                  and Sally Marcinek


December 1        Annual Christmas Party. 

                              Hosted by:  ________________


NEED FACILITATORS for the programs below. 

Then we can plug them into dates convenient for the facilitator.

1.       Sail Repair/Sewing

2.       Storage Tips / Galley Management

3.       Tips and Tricks for Sailors/for Cruising/Laundry

4.       Knots/Line Uses/Repair & Splicing

5.       Speaking “Boat” – Learning and Speaking Correct Terminology

6.       Weather

7.       GPS/GPS Navigation

8.       Docking