On June 21 the monthly meeting was catered by Porky’s at the Isles of Capri Community Center and the evening’s speakers described the delivery of a sailing race boat from Bermuda back to its home port in Massachusetts. The next day was to be the beginning of a cruise to Naples Bay and the City Dock, but there was heavy rain and too much wind. Still a few stalwart sailors navigated their cars up to “TheBoat House” restaurant and enjoyed dinner as had been planned as part of the weekend cruise. A few weeks ago they ran their engines (no wind) and paraded a number of patriotically decorated boats down past Marco’s beaches for the 4th of July. Later that day all the paraders enjoyed a cookout at the home of Rear Commodore John Weston.
Coming up next will be a cookout at Gene Sarazen Park on Saturday, August 18.
SAMI meets on the third Thursday of each month for socializing and planning of sailing events. SAMI organizes cruises to not-so- distant destinations and also hosts races both formal and less formal. Boat ownership not necessary. For information, call Sandy Dumas at 389-2677 or visit www.samisailor.org.