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cruising Events - Day Outings and overnight cruises

Upcoming Cruising Events

    • 06/15/2024
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Compac Island in St. Joseph Sound

    DETAILS BELOW ARE PRELIMINARY AND WILL BE UPDATED PRIOR TO THE START OF REGISTRATION!

    The Island Party Returns!

    The Famous DBC Island Party returns to the club calendar this year.  This is THE party you can not miss. The club is providing Captain Dave Becker's famous Popeye's Punch. It will be a fabulous time on Compac Island directly across the ICW from the Clubhouse.

    REGISTRATION:

    Please register for the event by clicking on the Blue Register Button so that we have an approximate headcount. Registration will close on June 10.

    WHERE IS COMPAC ISLAND?: 

    Compac Island is one of the two spoil islands across the ICW from the clubhouse.

    HOW TO GET THERE: 

    Come by boat, kayak, or paddle board.  Editors note:  Swimming to Compac Island is NOT recommended!  :-)

    TIDE NOTE:  High Tide will be at 7:27 AM and Low Tide at 2:13 OM on Saturday.

    CONTESTS AND GAMES: 

    • Egg Toss
    • Corn Hole

    WHAT TO BRING: 

    • Bring a Dish to Share
    • Everything you need for the day - beach chairs, suncreen, etc.


    QUESTIONS:

    If you have questions, please email or text Vice Commodore Craig Polito.  Craig's cell number and email address can be found in our online directory. 

    • 08/17/2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Palm Pavilion on Clearwater Beach

    DETAILS BELOW ARE PRELIMINARY AND WILL BE UPDATED PRIOR TO THE START OF REGISTRATION!


    Hear ye, hear ye!

    Come one, come all and enjoy  members, old and new, on the beach. There is always music on a Saturday.

     

    Take the Ferry from the Dunedin Marina, bring your own boat to the City Docks near the Palm Pavilion, or drive over…whatever works for you!


    The Clearwater Ferry can be booked on their website here. There are free day docks at the nearby Clearwater Beach Library and a good anchorage just off the day docks in Mandalay Channel.


    Please register before August 18th so I know how many people will be attending. 


    Dinner to follow.

    Stay for sunset..

    NOTE:  This is a members only event.


    • 11/29/2024
    • 11:00 AM
    • Caladesi Marina
    • 40

     Commodore's Caladesi Thanksgiving Weekend Cruise

    DETAILS BELOW ARE PRELIMINARY AND WILL BE UPDATED PRIOR TO THE START OF REGISTRATION!

    Caladesi Sunset 2013

    The Commodore's Caladesi Thanksgiving Weekend Cruise returns to the club calendar again this year! This "cruise" is accessible by everyone whether you have a boat or not.

    REGISTRATION:

    Please register for the event by clicking on the Blue Register Button so that we have an approximate headcount. 
    NOTE: Registration is limited to the first 40 registrants. Members may Join the Wait List after the registration limit is reached for spots that may become available should anyone cancel their reservation.

    WHAT'S HAPPENING:  

    • This event is being held earlier in the afternoon than in previous years to allow those folks who need to use the ferry to get to the Island, enjoy the event, and to have sufficient time to catch the last ferry back to Honeymoon. This also allows the day cruisers to have sufficient time to return to their home port safely in day light.

    • We will be at one of the 2 Pavilions across from docks. Look for the DBC burgee.

    • Starting around 1:30pm, we will gather and light the grill. Food servings should start some time around 2:00pm. 

    • The “bonfire” will get started at dark for the folks staying over night. 

    • Don’t forget to enjoy some beach time while on the Island. 

    • The Commodore will be cooking and serving hamburgers, hot dogs, possibly sausages, chips, cookies, and maybe another side, no turkey or ham. 

    • Sodas and water will be available. 

    • Be advised that alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the Island. 

    WHAT TO BRING:  

    • If you have some games that are easy to transport, feel free to bring them
    • For those staying over night, please bring fire wood for the “bonfire” along with your choice of sweets to roast over the “bonfire”. 
    • Don’t forget your folding chairs.

    Cruisers:  

    • Plan to stay at the Caladesi Marina overnight.  Traditionally our cruisers stay overnight on Friday night, and many stay overnight on Saturday night as well.  See the Caladesi website "Hours and Fees" link for slip availability.
    https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/caladesi-island-state-park

    Day-Cruisers:  

    • Bring your boat for the day. Dockage is first come, first served. Be aware that the "T" dock at the end of the C dock is not available. See the Caladesi website "Hours and Fees" link for slip availability.
    https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/caladesi-island-state-park

    No Boat? - No Problem!:  

    • Take the Ferry. The Caladesi Connection Ferry can be boarded at Honeymoon Island State Park. See the Caladesi Ferry website for fees and hours of operation.  https://caladesiferry.org/schedules-and-pricing/ 
    • Of course, you could ask a DBC member for a ride to/from the island for the day.

    Co-Hosts:  TBD

    • 12/07/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 40

    DETAILS BELOW ARE PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
    THEY WILL BE UPDATED PRIOR TO THE START OF REGISTRATION.

     

    IMPORTANT NOTES:

    • PARTICIPATION:  This event is open to all boaters (Members and Non-Members).  Registration is required to participate, as is your attendance at the Mandatory Skipper's Meeting on Thursday, December 5th. 
    • REGISTRATION:  
      • REGISTRATION STARTS:  November 1, 2024
      • REGISTRATION ENDS:  December 4, 2024 at Midnight
      • TO REGISTER:  Click on the blue "Register" button on this page. 
        NOTE:  The "Register" button will no longer appear once registration is closed.
    • MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS:  40 Boats
    • WAIT LIST:  One registration if full, additional applicants will be given an opportunity to be added to our waitlist. 
    • FEES:  There is no fee to register and participate.  However, there is a limited number of registrations available.  If you register, please plan to participate. 
    • STARTING LOCATION:  The parade will be staged on-water in the open area just south of Marker 1 Marina and along the ICW just south of the Dunedin Causeway Bridge.  
    • ROUTE:  The parade will follow the ICW South to the Dunedin/Clearwater border, turn North, and proceed into the City of Dunedin Marina.
    • ENDING LOCATION:  The parade will conclude at the City of Dunedin Marina.
    • START TIME:  The parade will leave from the basin at Marker 1 Marina starting at 6:00 PM.  
    • SKIPPER'S INSTRUCTIONS:  Skipper's Instructions for the parade will be provided within your registration confirmation email.
    • MANDATORY SKIPPER'S MEETING:  The Skipper's meeting for the parade will be at the Dunedin Boat Club Clubhouse on Thursday, December 5th at 6:30 PM.  The address is:  49 Marina Plaza, Dunedin, FL 34698 (West side of the Dunedin Marina).
    • REQUIRED ONBOARD EQUIPMENT:  In addition to the safety equipment required onboard by the USCG, each vessel must have a working VHF radio onboard.  The VHF radio can be either permanently installed on your vessel or a sufficiently charged handheld unit.  VHF radio transmissions will be the sole method used by the Parade Master to communicate will all participants during staging, while underway, and vessel entry into the Dunedin Marina.  During the Skipper’s Briefing, the Parade Master will provide all participants the VHF channel number to be used for communication during the boat parade.
    • JUDGING LOCATION:  The judging will be conducted as you pass through the channel coming into the City of Dunedin Marina.
    • WAIVER:  Skippers are required to read and agree to a waiver during registration.  Acceptance of the waiver is a requirement to participate in the Lighted Boat Parade.
    • NO POLITICAL DECORATIONS:  We ask that boat decorations DO NOT contain politically related messages.
    • NO ITEMS TO BE THROWN FROM BOATS:  To protect the environment, skippers, crew, and spectators, we ask that NO ITEMS be thrown from the boats (e.g. beads, candy, etc.)
    • NO SANTA COSTUMES:  So we don't confuse the kids nor take away from the "real" Santa, we ask that people DO NOT dress in Santa costumes, as the "real" Santa will be arriving on the last boat.
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