Monthly Meetings and Social Events

In addition to cruising and raft-up events scheduled throughout the season, SAMI members and guests meet from November through May at 6:00pm on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Isles of Capri Community Center in Naples, FL. 

 

October 6, 2022 -  Welcome back dinner at Marco Island's Italian Deli Restaurant* at  6pm. Members and guests are welcome to enjoy drinks and a casual dinner with fellow sailing enthusiasts. Separate checks will be issued.

Please RVSP by September 29  via text message or voicemail to: Robin Singer at (419) 376-1387

* Italian Deli is located at 902 Park Avenue, Marco Island, Fl 34145. Phone: (239) 394-9493.

 

November 10, 2022  - Club meeting at Naples' Isles of Capri Community Center (CCI)* at 6:00pm. Members and guests are welcome to enjoy a pot-luck dinner with fellow sailing enthusiasts. Bring your own beverage "BYOB" and feel free to provide a dish to share with others. A $5.00 donation is required at the door.

* 338 Capri Blvd, Naples, FL 34113.

Cruising & Raft-up Events

 

November 26, 2022 - Join the first  on-the-water event of the season by rafting-up with fellow cruisers in Smokehouse Bay, Marco Island, FL (coordinates: 25.9185959°, -81.7147766°). Share lunch or snacks with fellow cruisers and stay the night on-the-hook. Details on a drive-to event will be communicated closer to the date. Note: Dinghy transportation will not be available for drive-to participants.

For registration and additional details click this link and you will be redirected to the Gulf Coast Sailing Club website.

 

January 14 - 16, 2023 - Join our first  cruising event of 2023... destination Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina, Ft. Myers Beach, FL. Cruise to the marina and enjoy all of the resort amenities or drive to the resort to participate in social activities with other club members. Join us for a Saturday evening barbecue at the marina and/or a Sunday lunch at a local restaurant. The MLK Day holiday weekend is popular with cruisers, so REGISTER with the marina ASAP to insure your  SLIP!!! Call DOCKMASTER DAVE or CRAIG at (239) 463-8620 to make a reservation. Slips have been set aside for SAMI and GCSC, so mention SAMI's Rear Commodore Rick Reed to reserve a slip at the group rate.

This event is open to ALL Southwest Florida sailing clubs !  RSVP is required for this event.

For registration and additional details click this link and you will be redirected to the Gulf Coast Sailing Club website.

 

February 17 - 20, 2023 - Cruise to Panther Key, a small uninhabited island with a sandy beach located about 25 nm South of Marco Island (coordinates: 25.8595453°, -81.5434167°). It is one of our most popular cruises. We will kick off President's Day holiday weekend with a  Skipper's Dinner on Friday night, then cruise to Panther Key on Saturday for a weekend of bonfires on the beach and other fun activities.

This event is open to ALL Southwest Florida sailing clubs !  RSVP is required for this event.

For registration and additional details click this link and you will be redirected to the Gulf Coast Sailing Club website.

March 24 - 27, 2023 - Cruise to the Marlin Bay Resort & Marina, Marathon, FL. Enjoy the beautiful sunsets, barbecues, and local restaurants. Reserve a slip prior to the scheduled cruise and experience the Marathon Seafood Festival, March 11-12. After our club cruising event, join others who choose to extend their travel by cruising to Key West, Dry Tortugas, Bahamas, and beyond. Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the date!

This event is open to ALL Southwest Florida sailing clubs !  RSVP is required for this event.

For registration and additional details click this link and you will be redirected to the Gulf Coast Sailing Club website.

April 21 - 24, 2023 - Join the last cruising event of the season! Cruise to Cayo Costa just 4 nm West of Pine Island (coordinates: 26.685789, -82.245381). Cayo Costa, a State Park, is an island with a rich history of old Florida near the entrance to Charlotte Harbor. This event is open to ALL Southwest Florida sailing clubs !  RSVP is required for this event.

For registration and additional details click this link and you will be redirected to the Gulf Coast Sailing Club website.

 

Join SAMI and mark your calendars for the
2022 - 2023 Season !

About Us

The Sailing Association of Marco Island, known as SAMI, was established in the Southwest Florida sailing community in September of 1969. For over 50 years SAMI's mission has been to encourage the sport of sailing; promote the science of navigation and seamanship; practice safety at sea; and to perpetuate good fellowship among sailing enthusiasts.

Cruising and More

SAMI is open to anyone who loves sailing, regardless of skill level, and is not limited to boat owners. Our Sailing Club is both owned and operated by it's own members. Membership allows members unlimited access to our social events, cruises and regattas.