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Cruising

Welcome to the DIYC Cruising Fleet. Our cruises are open to everyone. If you are new to cruising it's a great way to pick up tips from the veterans. We cruise monthly to short, convenient weekend destinations and plan a couple of longer (10 day) cruises during the year. Come join us!


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May 2022

The Cruising Fleet enjoyed SPYC and downtown St Pete for the Easter Weekend. We welcomed new cruisers, the Lovell and Cichon families to our Cruising Fleet. Downtown St. Petersburg was lively all weekend.  The Saturday morning market had lots to offer, as usual.  Saturday night dinner at the SPYC was lovely with great conversation and laughter. After dinner, several stopped to hear the tunes and vocals of Tony playing the piano at SPYC. Several others ventured to find cigars and after-dinner drinks in the surrounding establishements. Sunday morning the Glass Easter Egg Hunt was a hit. Congratulations to cruiser Martha Bone who found not one, but two glass eggs. And to top it all off, the Easter Bunny stopped by the docks in the wee hours leaving everyone a surprise!

Join the fun in May/June starting with a race or rally (the rally allows several days to reach Ft Myers Beach and there are awards for Cruisers) to Ft Myers Beach with our Racing Fleet. The event culminates with a fabulous seafood feast party Saturday night May 28th. Afterward, the Cruising Fleet will continue to the Dry Tortugas, Marquesas Keys, Key West, and back to Tampa. You are welcome to follow along with us or do your own thing, whatever your schedule will allow. We’ll enjoy lots of adventure, snorkeling, swimming, sailing, exploring uninhabited islands, fun in Key West, and stopping at various marinas for more fun and relaxation on the way back to Tampa! Send an email for a tentative schedule of events.

If you are interested in joining the Cruising Fleet or being added to our email list, please send an email to CruisingFleet@DIYC.org or call Cary Collier Willis 941-822-7555. We look forward to having you join us in our many adventures to come!

April 2022

The Cruising Fleet enjoyed SPYC and downtown St Pete for the Easter Weekend. Downtown St. Petersburg was lively all weekend. The Saturday morning market had lots to offer, as usual. Our Saturday night dinner was lovely with great conversation and laughter. After dinner, several stopped to hear the tunes and vocals of Tony playing the piano at SPYC while others ventured to find cigars and after-dinner drinks. The Easter Bunny stopped by the docks in the wee hours leaving everyone a surprise! Sunday morning the Glass Easter Egg Hunt was a hit!  Cruiser Martha Bone found not one, but two glass eggs!

Join the fun in May/June starting with a race or rally (the rally allows several days to reach Ft Myers Beach and there are awards for Cruisers) to Ft Myers Beach with our Racing Fleet. End the fun with a fabulous seafood feast party Saturday night May 28th.  Afterward, the Cruising Fleet will continue to the Dry Tortugas, Marquesas Keys, Key West, and back to Tampa. You are welcome to follow along with us or do your own thing, whatever your schedule will allow. We’ll enjoy lots of adventure, snorkeling, swimming, sailing, exploring uninhabited islands, fun in Key West, and stopping at various marinas for more fun and relaxation on the way back to Tampa! Send an email for a tentative schedule of events.

If you are interested in joining the Cruising Fleet or being added to our email list, please send an email to CruisingFleet@DIYC.org or call Cary Collier Willis 941-822-7555. We look forward to having you join us in our many adventures to come!

March 2022

Get ready for island fun in March with a luau hosted by Joel and Mayrelis Hutson at Fantasy Island! They have tiki torches and everything for a weekend of festivities. Join us, you’ll feel like you’re with friends on a remote island oasis for dinner and a Luau! Don’t forget your hula skirt and favorite floral shirt! If you don’t have a dinghy, others are always happy to help! For more info, reach out to Joel or Mayrelis. We look forward to seeing you there!

Joel 813-777-9044 or May 813-239-6496

joelhutson1@gmail.com     mayrelishutson@gmail.com

February 2022

The Cruising Fleet had a great time with some new members to the Cruising Fleet at Sarasota Yacht Club on February 4-6th. Everyone enjoyed meeting John and Robin Hanson and Steve Lancaster. The weather was tough getting into Sarasota Bay, but many enjoyed a pleasant weekend with great fun at an impromptu docktail party hosted by the Rabbitt’s. Dinner Saturday evening was full of laughter. Many, including the wait staff, wanted to crash the wedding in the next dining room, as we could hear their music most of the evening during our dinner! It added a festive tone for sure and our Cruising Fleet did not disappoint having hysterical discussions about the possibilities! What a fun dinner!

January 2022

The Cruising Fleet enjoyed our visit to Bradenton Yacht Club from Jan 7-9. Seven boats participated, and twenty-four people attended dinner Saturday evening. BYC was very accommodating, did an excellent job with dinner and anything we needed. We enjoyed the heated pool, using the bikes at BYC to explore nearby Emerson Point Preserve, time socializing on boats, and the new outdoor lounge areas with propane firepits.

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December 2021

The Dec Cruising Fleet dinner, Bonfire, and Secret Santa were well received. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner together in the clubhouse prior to adjourning to the fire pits on the point Larry Willis and Antony Dalton was so kind to get started and set up. Everyone had a blast with the eggnog and roasting marshmallows by the fire. Jim and Elizabeth Traun brought wonderful Christmas music for the background…The weather was absolutely perfect, just cool enough the fire was enjoyable, not much of a breeze, and the Christmas music really gave the entire evening an old-time holiday feeling. It was magical!

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Have an idea for a cruising event? Want more information on the Cruising fleet? Please email the Cruising fleet captain at cruisingfleet@diyc.org or contact the club office at 813-251-1158.

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