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Upcoming Cruising Events

    • 06/10/2023
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Compac Island

    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.


    Please register for the event by clicking on the Blue Register Button so that we have an approximate headcount. Registration will close on June 5.


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


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


    • Egg Toss
    • Corn Hole


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


    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. 

    • 06/17/2023
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The DBC Clubhouse will be the base of operations.


    This year's event will include both sailboats and paddlers!!

    • Sailboat Course will be North of the Clubhouse
    • Paddler Course will be South of the Clubhouse
    • NOTE:  At least 4 boats for each course must signup in order to go through the effort of running the race.


      • Get your water squirting devices and join the raucous crowd searching for the Captain's Laundry!
      • OPTIONAL:  Decorate your boat, dress like a pirate or feel free to simply put on your regular gear and come out and enjoy the tomfoolery of the day!
      • 30 minutes prior to the race there will be water fights until all are throughly soaked.
      • Once the race begins, one needs to keep an eye out for the Captain's Laundry.
      • There will be 7 items of his laundry on floats along the course.
      • The Winners:  Whoever completes their course and has the most laundry will be deemed the winner of that course!

    • Attendees:  DBC Members and Invited Guests (limited to 2 guests per adult member)

    • Participant Boat Types:  
      • Sailboats
      • Paddlers - Kayaks, Standup Paddleboards, or any vessel meant to be paddled

    • Tide:  High Tide +3.2 at 10:57 AM
    • The Event:  
      • Bring your squirt guns, water cannons etc. and prepare for battle. Keep your opponents from gathering the Captain's laundry which is scattered about the course.
      • 9:30 AM - Check-in
      • 10:00 AM - Water fights and bedlam
      • 10:30 AM - Races Begin
      • Post Race - Pot Luck Luncheon - BRING A DISH TO SHARE!

    • Awards:  Awards for best boat, race winners, and anything we think deserves an award!

    • Registration:  Online registration is required.  Members are expected to register by clicking on the blue "Register" button on this page. 
      NOTE:  Registration will close at midnight the day before the race.
      • Instructions and Waiver:  
        • ALL participants (Members and Guests) must sign the waiver prior to participating in the event. 
          NOTE:  If bringing guests, please have your guest sign a printed copy of the Waiver (link below) and return the signed copy to Carol Elwood prior to the event.
        • By registering online for the event, you are agreeing to all of the terms outlined in the Captain's Laundry Race Instructions and in the Captain's Laundry Race Waiver  
        • A copy of the WAIVER is located at the following link: 
          Captain's Laundry Race - WAIVER
        • A copy of the SAILBOAT instructions are located at the following link:
          Captain's Laundry Race - SAILBOAT Instructions
        • A copy of the PADDLEBOAT instructions are located at the following link:
          Captain's Laundry Race - PADDLEBOAT Instructions
        • The online registration form provides a checkbox where you will indicate you agree with these terms.
        • Should you have a problem registering online, please print and sign a copy of this form and bring it to the check-in on the morning of the race.
        • NOTE:  If multiple people on a family membership are registering, EACH member must register separately using the online registration form.  Guest of members must check-in and sign the waiver on the day of the event.

    • Host:  Carol Elwood

    • What to Bring:  Bring a dish to share for the awards party.  DBC will provide beer, wine, water, and sodas.

    • Protect Our Environment:  NO water balloons allowed (not even bio-degradable balloons, as they take 4 years to de-grade)
    Tide:  High Tide +3.2 at 10:57 AM
    • 08/19/2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Palm Pavilion on Clearwater Beach

    Details to be provided when available.

    • 11/24/2023
    • 11:00 AM
    • Caladesi Marina

    More details to be provided when available.

    Co-Hosts:  Harold and Lucindy Schomaker

    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.  There is usually a bonfire and cookout, and there have been a few occasions when we watched "Captain Ron".  It is always a fun day on Caladesi and a fun evening around the campfire.

    Non-cruisers:  Bring your boat for the day, catch a ride over/back with a friend, or take the Caladesi Ferry over/back for the day.

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