SECTION B - News-y & Cruise-y Items




This new marina (formerly reached through Madeira Bay Marina) has its own new phone number: 713.374.5833. You may want to jot that down on Chart 20, page 111 in the current (2016/17) print edition.

The marina is next to the new Marriott Hotel and dockage customers are invited to enjoy the Marriott's facilities.  Dockmaster is Nick Ortiz. The street address is 601 American Legion Drive, north of Welch Causeway and the Tom Stuart Bridge.




Here's an early list of some shows scheduled here in our Fair State, by dates ...

10/15-16  Naples

11/3-7  Fort Lauderdale Intl. Boat Show

12/2-4 Cape Coral Outdoor Expo & Boat Show





Oyster Roast November 4

Love oysters? Don't miss the 12th annual Downtown Oyster Roast on November 6st,  6:00 to 9:00 pm in  Apalachicola. This enchanting event, sponsored by the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, will feature roasted oysters, oysters on the half shell, creamy artichoke, oyster and thyme soup, fresh local shrimp and more. Dine under the stars next to the Apalachicola River.  Details here.

Florida Seafood Festival November 4-5

The 52st Annual Florida Seafood Festival kicks off in Apalachicola November 4-6. Heralded as the State’s oldest maritime event, this annual fall classic is a celebration of the Franklin County commercial seafood industry. The Florida Seafood Festival promises to feature delicious seafood, arts and crafts exhibits, seafood related events and musical entertainment including recording artist Rodney Atkins. For more information, click here.


6th Annual Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum USO Dance/Silent Auction & Golf Tournament to be held November 11-12, 2016

A two-day salute to America’s Veterans and our First Responders at St. Joseph Bay Golf Club.

As part of a full weekend event, a USO style dance and Silent Auction will be held Friday, November 11 at 6pm (ET) with hamburgers & hotdogs, and a beer or wine, for a $20.00 entry fee.  A cash bar for spirits will also be available and live music by “Crossroads Band”.  The Silent Auction will include area hotel and vacation stays, and a half day Fishing Excursion.

A benefit golf tournament will then be held Saturday, November 12, 2016 with proceeds to support the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum and the ST. Joseph Bay Golf Club.  The club is open to the public and the tournament will be a 4-player, scramble format, kicking off at 11:30am (ET) with a short ceremony to honor America’s Veterans and First Responders, and golf at 12:00 noon (ET), shotgun start.  Music, a meal and awards ceremony will follow.  Cash prizes for the tournament will include $400 to the first place team, $350 for second place, and $200 for third place (depending on number of participants). A Hole-In-One Challenge will offer a $10,000 cash prize.

The Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum has been honored by Smithsonian Magazine for eleven straight years and is dedicated to preserving the memories of the amphibious soldiers who trained at the camp, which is located in Carrabelle, FL.  The museum houses over 7,000 square feet of artifacts, vehicles, photos, memorabilia and memories of the soldiers, sailors, and other military, as well as civilian personnel who trained at the camp during the WWII years.

Hole sponsorships are available and tournament registration information can be found at , or by calling 850-227-1751.  A special “Honoring/Memorial” sponsorship is also available for those who wish to name their special loved ones who served in the military, or a first responder.


Festival of Trees Exhibition & Silent Auction November 21 - November 26 

Champagne and Dessert Preview Cocktail Party
Monday, November 21 7-9:00 pm
Historical Society Members (membership can be purchased at the door for a donation of $10)

Festival of Trees Exhibition & Silent Auction November 21 - November 26
Tuesday 11/22 & Wednesday 11/23: Noon - 5 pm
Thursday 11/24: Closed for Thanksgiving
Friday 11/25: Holiday Open House 1 - 8 pm featuring costumed Docent tours, mulled wine, candy canes in addition to the festival of trees.
Saturday 11/26: Noon - 5 PM. Silent auction closes at 4 PM.
Bidders may secure their bids with a "Buy It Now" option at any time.

The Raney House will remain decorated throughout the holiday season until New Year's Day.


Lodging Partners Launch Fall Deals

Fall brings out crisp breezes and invigorating new deals along the coast. Come for a weekend bed and breakfast getaway or enjoy the beach at fall values. Check out all the specials here.






THE WOMEN ON WATER REGATTA Saturday, November 5, 2016

Women’s Sailing Series #4 of 4
The Rudder Club of Jacksonville, Inc.
8533 Malaga Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32244 (904) 264-4094


The Regatta will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing (RSS) and the rules of First Coast Sailing Association (FCSA).
These may be altered by the Sailing Instructions.

2.1 All female crews are encouraged to register. Competitor’s requirements for mixed crew eligibility sailings are: at least
50% of those aboard shall be female and the boat must be helmed by a female from the preparatory signal until finish.
2.2 All boats must have a valid PHRF rating from FCSA. Boats not having a valid rating may obtain an uncontestable
temporary PHRF rating on a one-time basis, assigned by the Rudder Club in accordance with FCSA Rules.
2.3 Participating boats shall have their sail number on the mainsail and headsails with an LP exceeding 130%.
2.4 Eligible boats may enter by completing registration with the Rudder Club, which is the organizing authority.

3.1 Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker Performance Classes with all-female crew (100% female crew).
3.2 Cruiser Class (as defined by FCSA Rules) sailing with all-female crew or mixed crew (at least 50% female crew).

4.1 Friday, November 4: Complimentary docking at Rudder Club the night prior to the race.
4.2 Saturday, November 5: 10:00-11:45 a.m. Registration; 12:00 Competitors Meeting; 12:55 p.m. Warning Signal

5.1 Entry fee is $25. Mail checks payable to The Rudder Club and accompanied by an entry form (Standard Race Entry Form
available at Boats may also register between the hours of 10:00 thru 11:45 a.m. on the day of
the race.

6.1 Sailing Instructions will be available to be downloaded from the Rudder Club website or the First
Coast Sailing Association website Copies will also be available at the Rudder Club on the day of the race.

7.1 Course will be a single PHRF, Time on Distance race using government navigation marks and inflatable markers.

8.1 Classes will be scored using PHRF Time on Distance.
8.2 The Low Point scoring system of Appendix A will apply.
8.3 Each boat starting and finishing the race, and not thereafter retiring or being disqualified, will be scored points equal to
her corrected finishing place in class.
8.4 Results of this race will be forwarded to the First Coast Sailing Association for inclusion in the computation for Series scoring.

9.1 First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in classes with five or more boats. Fewer prizes may be awarded in
classes with fewer than five boats.


Contact: The Rudder Club
8533 Malaga Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32244




John Legend live




Contact Betty Bauman   954-475-9068

Link to high res photos

Chokoloskee/Everglades National Park Nov. 19-20.

Contact: LLGF, phone 954-475-9068, fax 954-474-7299, email: , website: , Facebook: 

About“Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!"

The Ladies, Let's Go Fishing Foundation (LLGF) is a national charitable 501C3 organization dedicated to attracting women and families to fishing while encouraging conservation and responsible angling. LLGF promotes networking among and emphasizes mentorships. Founded in 1997 by Betty Bauman, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, LLGF has over 8,000 graduates and is the largest organization in the world whose objective is to introduce women and families to fishing. Both Bauman and the University series - dubbed "The No-Yelling School of Fishing" - are known nationally in the fishing and marine industries. The organization has earned rave reviews from media including Inside Edition, The Early Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS, Good Morning America, Outdoor Life Network, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Southern Living and more.

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Clematis by Night 

Every Thursday from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on the Waterfront. N. and S. Clematis St. between Narcissus Ave. and Flagler Dr. and Narcissus Ave. between Banyan Blvd. and Clematis St. will be closed from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

More details click here.


West Palm Beach Antique and Flea Market 

Every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Narcissus Ave. between 2nd St. and Banyan Blvd. from 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For more information, click here.   


West Palm Beach GreenMarket 

Every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. N. and S. Clematis St. closed, Narcissus Ave. between Banyan Blvd. and Clematis St., and Lantana Ave. between Banyan Blvd. and N. Clematis St. will be closed from 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.


All Aboard Florida Construction Updates

click here for details.


Flagler Memorial Bridge Replacement Project Update 

click here for details.





Islamorada visitor information:  or 800-FAB-KEYS

Florida Keys fishing information:

Marathon visitor information:  or 1-800-262-7284

Key Largo visitor information:  or 800-822-1088

Florida Keys diving:



Geocaching – Take your Inner Geek Outdoors 

Planning to visit one of Franklin County’s state parks this fall? Make sure you bring your hiking shoes, your smart phone and a sense of adventure. The Bald Point State Park on Alligator Point and St. George Island State Park are participants in Operation Recreation GeoTour - a high-tech treasure hunt that requires players to use a smartphone or GPS device to find hidden treasures. The State Park GeoTour stretches from Pensacola to Key West and currently includes 64 state parks and state trails. Cachers can visit the GeoTours webpage to view each one of the 69 caches hidden within the parks and download the Official Tracking Sheet to begin the geocaching adventure.

In addition to the two state parks, other areas in Franklin County feature geocaching opportunities There are an estimated more 200+ geocache sites dotting the coast between Alligator Point and the western edge of Franklin County. Click here to learn more.
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