Fort Myers Sailing Club


The Fort Myers Sailing Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month at the French Connection Cafe, 2282 First Street, Downtown Fort Myers.  Meetings begin at 7:30 PM.  Guests are always welcome!  Food and beverages are available for purchase.

The Fort Myers Sailing Club sponsors numerous events throughout the year.  The club sponsors cruises as well as racing. 

Cruises are usually informally planned with a designated cruise leader.  Southwest Florida offers almost endless opportunities for local cruising from the Keys to Sarasota.  Join our experienced cruisers or lead a cruise yourself!

Races are held in the Caloosahatchee River between the US 41 and Mid-Point Bridges every month from October through May.  Races are non-spinnaker using a PHRF-style local handicapping system.  Races are open to member and non-members for a small annual entry fee.  Further racing information and a calendar of races are available her(click on link) as well on this website.

The Fort Myers Sailing Club publishes a monthly newsletter titled The Sloop Poop - Scoop.  The newsletter is generally mailed to the all members and published on this website.

Please feel free to browse our website.  If you have any questions or would like to join our organization, you may download a membership application by clicking on this link or at the bottom of the  Contact Us page you may also find another link.

About Us
The Fort Myers Sailing Club (FMSC) was formed in the mid-1950's by a group of local downtown businessmen who founded the club with the idea of promoting youth sailing in the area as well as bringing people from all walks of life together to share in their common interest of sailing. Even some fifty years later, Fort Myers Sailing Club members are still devoted to the concept upon which the club's forefathers founded it, with the most important one being: keeping the sport of sailing alive in our community.

Today, the Fort Myers Sailing Club membership roster is comprised of some of the most active and experienced sailors in Southwest Florida. The club's activities span the entire calendar year with a one-day-a-month racing program over the course of six to eight months, as well as several cruises taking the cruisers to destinations from the Florida Keys to Sarasota and beyond.

The Sloop Poop - Scoop is the official newsletter of the FMSC.  The Sloop Poop - Scoop provides members with news of the monthly meeting proceedings, upcoming race and cruise information, race results and articles on recent cruises and other information which might be of value to the members. Members are encouraged to submit articles and photos on anything related to the clubs activities or mission to our Webmistress Shari at:

Throughout the years, FMSC has brought together numerous people who share in the enjoyment of the sport of sailing. Through a variety of activities such as social events, racing regattas, and cruises, members and guests keep the club alive and active.

Come join us to find out all the fun you've been missing!

Club Officers for 2015
Commodore:                Walter Smith                                                                               Board of Directors:
Vice Commodore:       Arnie Pfald
Secretary:                     Bill Scarpitta                                                                                Bruce Schvenski           
Treasurer:                     Paul McDill                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                       Morgan O'Shaughnessy

                                                                                                                                               Joe Martinez
Cruise Director:      Bruce Schvenski
                                                                                                                                              Rick Lancaster