We play every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8 am on the tennis courts. Come out and have some fun with this lively group! Beginners welcome. Paddles are available. Let Bobbie know if you'd like an introduction.
Our tennis players meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 am on (you guessed it) the tennis courts. Players of all abilities are encouraged to join us for great exercise and friendly competition. Tony is the contact person.
There's a fun group playing but we're always looking for more to join in the action. Our regularly scheduled games are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4 pm. It's easy to play. Barry can answer your questions.
We meet in the Clubhouse on Wednesdays at 1 pm, and hope to win a few games before heading home at around 4:00. Mahjongg is fun and we all have a good time. Give Rose a call, or come on over if you would like to learn how to play. We will be happy to teach you.
Every Thursday a group of bridge aficionados meets at 1 pm to play bridge in our Clubhouse. Give Maureen a call if you would be interested in joining this group. It would be great to have another table of players.
Check out the books that we'll be discussing in 2019. We hope you'll join us in the Clubhouse on the first Tuesday of each month at 11 am. Give Binnie a call if you have a question. Happy Reading!
Jan Meeting to decide new books
Feb The Girl with Seven Names
Mar Never Caught
We meet in the Clubhouse at 4 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Books discussed so far have been Barbara Tuchman's The Zimmerman Telegram and Nathanial Philbrick's Bunker Hill. All interested residents are invited to attend. Ask Warren or Will if you need more information.
Bright and early at 7:30 am every Friday morning, a group of TBYC men meet in the parking lot of Building B and set up a car pool to a local restaurant for breakfast. They leave by 7:45. Bring your appetite if you'd like to join them.
Both of these exercise groups meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. The former meets at 9:30 am in the Clubhouse and the latter at 10:30 am in the pool. Lots of laughter and gossip is shared between the grunts and groans!
The Cruising Squad organizes monthly outings to local destinations designed to enhance our boating pleasure. Participants are encouraged to bring their non-boating friends and neighbors along. Upcoming events will be posted on the CALENDAR as well as on your building bulletin board. Give Jim a call for more details.
Join us for cocktails in the Clubhouse on Tuesday evenings at 5:30. Everyone brings their own drink and an appetizer to share. Let us know if you're a newcomer so we can introduce you around, it's a great way to get acquainted with your new neighbors.
Tarpon Bay Yacht Club Raft-up
1. Kitching Cove
2. Club Med area
3. Five Fingers – inside
4. Five Fingers – outside
5. Mud Creek
6. Veterans Park (tie up at restaurant)
7. Prima Vista Picnic – dock
8. White City Picnic – dock
9. Sailor's Return Restaurant
10. Bessey Creek
11. Bessey Point Creek
13. In front of St. Lucie Locks
14. In back of St. Lucie Locks – dock at picnic area
15. Indian Town dock
16. The Deck Restaurant
17. Stuart City Docks – Pelican Cafe
18. Wahoos Restaurant
19. Hoggs Cove
20. Hooker Cove - air show
21. Hell Gate – air show
22. Willoughby Creek
23. Shrimpers Restaurant
24. Manatee Pocket
25. Peck Lake Docks – beach picnic
26. Peck Lake anchorage – beach picnic
27. Spoil Island – Indian R. north of inlet – picnic
28. Shrimp & Dolphin House Restaurant
29. Mulligan's Restaurant in Stuart
30. Blessing of the Fleet
Upcoming TBYC Cruising Squadron events could involve picnicking or partying at one of the local islands or beaches. The August/September 2014 Boat US Magazine provides guidance that can come in handy when you don’t want to run your boat up onto the sand, but keep it anchored off the beach and accessible. You may already have your own technique but here are some useful steps to beach anchoring success.
Step 1: Watching your depth sounder, approach the beach bow first. Remove your anchor from the bow locker and take it to the stern, making sure you pass the rode outside the stanchions and under the bow rail before heading to the back of the boat. Keep the other end of the rode attached to the boat.
Step 2: You’ll want to set your anchor with enough scope to hold but not so much that the boat swings into very shallow water. It may take a few tries to find a sweet spot at any particular beach.
Step 3: When off the beach and with the engine in neutral, have a crew member lower the anchor over the side at the stern. When it has touched bottom, motor very slowly toward the beach as your crew member pays out the anchor rode, carefully keeping it away from the prop.
Tarpon Bay Yacht Club Raft-up
Many of our on-the-water events involve going to an anchorage and forming a raft. That is, when an anchored boat receives other boats that come alongside and tie-off.
Here are some guidelines to follow to allow for the orderly formation of a raft:
1. Usually the first boat into an anchorage drops their hook and becomes the anchor boat. It's best to find a place away from wind and wakes to reduce the amount of rocking the raft will experience.
2. Other boats arriving at the raft should look to the anchor boat for instructions about where to tie off.
3. Once an arriving boat knows the tie-off side, fenders should be set. Several fenders may be necessary and the larger the fenders the better.
4. Arriving boats should have their dock lines at the ready.
5. Once ready, arriving boats should approach the anchor boat slowly from the stern and be ready to hand their dock lines to people on the anchor boat.
6. It's usually a good idea to set a spring line to control fore and aft movement once tied off.
7. If the raft is large enough or if large boats come in to raft, additional anchors may be dropped to ensure the raft doesn't drag.
8. It's a good idea to take a bearing on an object ashore and check it occasionally to judge whether the raft is dragging.
9. Enjoy the raft!