SECTION B - News-y & Cruise-y
News, Changes and Corrections for CHARTS in print edition:
REPEATING IN AUGUST: SUNSET HARBOUR YACHT CLUB SELLING MEMBERSHIPS & BOAT SLIPS
The Sunset Harbour YC, the only private yacht club in South Beach, is selling Yacht Slip Memberships and having a Summer Leasing Special for June - September. They're featuring Summer Discounts on both ... Visit www.sunsetharbouryc.com or call 305-398-6800 for all the info.
MARQUARDT'S MEXICO BEACH MARINA HAS NEW NAME, NEW OWNER
The new owner of the former Marquardt's Marina has a new name for it: Mexico Beach Marina. Phone is the same as on Chart 22.
That's not to be confused with the long-time City of Mexico Beach's marina which remains in place, similarly named. The City Harbormaster's phone number is also on Chart 22.
OUTBOARD FISHING TOURNAMENTS
MarineMax's new tournament for outboards-only began with four Florida tournaments during July; the one remaining takes place in Gulf Shores Alabama on August 13.
For more information visit www.marinemaxoutboardseries.com or call 727-531-8150.
REPEATING IN AUGUST: FORT PIERCE CITY MARINA ANNOUNCES LOWERED SUMMER RATES
Reduced Summer Rates for dockage go into effect on June 1 through September 30. Free WiFi remains, as does the on-site every Saturday morning Farmer's Market from 8 'til noon. The Jazz Society's Arts & Crafts Market is immediately to the west ... same time every Saturday.
Other downtown attractions right in the neighborhood include the Historical Sunrise Theatre, shops, restaurants and museums.
Marina phones are 772-464-1245 and 800-619-1780; they monitor Channel 16.
HISTORY OF DIVING MUSEUM
The not-for-profit museum, located at MM 83 Bayside in Islamorada (Phone: 305-664-9737) is open daily, 10AM-5PM and schedules the following: Sea Hunt, the original TV Series with Lloyd Bridges is shown every Saturday between 3 and 5 PM and a Comprehensive safe boating course under the instruction of a USCG Master Captain is presented FREE to Monroe County Students on the first Sunday of every month. (Donations are appreciated from all others.) Classes are scheduled from 10:30AM-12:30PM and prospective students should register by phone at 305-664-9737.
August 17- Museum co-founder Dr. Sally Bauer will present a free program: Bells to Brass: The Development of the Diving Helmet at 7 PM.
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION TIME
September 3rd is the 6th Anniversary of the Museum. Celebration plans include free admission to the first 200 people, family activities, a silent auction, special guided tours and more.
REPEATING IN AUGUST: Through September 5, Labor Day weekend, active military personnel and up to 5 members of each family are offered free admission as part of the Museum's participation in the Blue Star Museums program. Check this out HERE.
Immerse Yourself! programs remain free of charge thanks to support provided by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council.
Visit the Museum's site at www.divingmuseum.org.
ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER
REPEATING IN AUGUST: The Vero Beach ELC web site is www.DiscoverELC.org. Their schedule of events is listed on the site. They offer several guided trips by boat if you choose to drive over.
NEW SAILING/POWERBOATING COMBINATION IN ST. PETE BUSINESS
Johnson Sails, Inc., long-known as JSI, is rebranding its retail store with the name Island Nautical. The St. Petersburg company traditionally catered to the local sailboat industry and sailors, but the newly-named store will offer services and equipment for powerboaters as well. (The manufacturing side of the business will retain the JSI name.)
Location is 2233 3rd Ave., South; phone is 727-577-3220.
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA YACHTS has added a 50-foot Wright Power Cat to its charter fleet. Albino Wino is docked with 11 other power cruisers in the fleet at Marinatown Marina in North Fort Myers. The company's sailing charter fleet is based at Burnt Store Marina in Punta Gorda.
For more about this long-time Barb and Vic Hansen-owned company visit
www.swfyachts.com, www.flsailandcruiseschool.com, www.swfyachtsales.com.
Office and mailing address: 3444 Marinatown Lane, NW, N. Fort Myers, FL 33903. Phones: 800-262-7939 or 239-656-1339. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
REPEATING IN AUGUST: Atlantis (the resort on Paradise Island) has announced their kids' Summer Fantasy Camps are continuing as scheduled through August.
See details at www.atlantis.com where you can also learn about special room and airfare rates for booking by August 31.
REPEATING IN AUGUST: LADIES, LET'S GO FISHING
The well-known "teaching ladies to fish" group, a/k/a/ "the no yelling school of fishing" has a seminar scheduled for November 11-13 in Islamorada. Contacts: www.ladiesletsgofishing.com or 954-475-9068.
BOAT SHOWS & NAUTICAL FLEA MARKETS
So far, only one "fall boat show" announcement has come in (we're holding that for September ...).
The Florida Marine Flea Market & Seafood Festival is set for September 16-18 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.
An auction/boat preview will be held on September 17 and the sale starts at 11 AM the following day. You can get more information or pre register for selling or buying a boat by visiting flnauticalfleamarket.com or calling 561-844-0440.
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