Boca Ciega Yacht Club

Rhumb Runner

Rhumb Runner Mission Statement

The mission of Rhumb Runners is to provide venues for the women of Boca Ciega Yacht Club who are interested in sailing, social activities, community involvement, fellowship, and fun.  Our commitment is to offer educational opportunities that will build confidence and foster independence while promoting the sport of sailing.  We welcome all women regardless of where their interests lie, both on and off the water.

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Rhumb Runners Practice Capsizing

We know that sunfish are easy to right but how many of us have actually tried it? Well, on February 2nd, a few Rhumb Runner's decided to try their hands at it!


Rhumb Runners Holiday Party at Crabby Bill's


Rhumb Runners Winter Race Series

A series of 6 causal fun race days starts January 29th, 2017, then, February 12, 26, March 12, 26 and April 9th.  Redemption Song is the RC boat and we'll have a safety boat on the water.  Competing RR's are eligible for awards.  It is our hope to get the RR members practicing so they'll be comfortable enough to participate in FWSA Inter clubs.  Friends are welcome to join us!  More info to follow.

Barb Meyer and Paula Shur
Rhumb Runner Sailing/Racing Co-Chairs

Sunday Sunfish Series

Let me just say that Paula was really disappointed that she didn't get to put her fashion show on today (10/30). She had brought all of the latest designs for keeping yourself warm and toasty during those winter months on the water.  ;-) There were so few of us today that we postponed Paula strutting her stuff down the runway so we'll plan for it again before the January race series.

Two of Annie Davidson's sail school students Kathy Longacre and and Marge Keller showed up which really turned out great.
We talked about what they needed, and it seemed they both just required tiller time to practice their developing skills, so I put them in Prams. They loved it as it gave them the opportunity to be at the helm and figure things out for themselves with just a little coaching. Once they were both comfortable they headed out to the Bay! Jim and Annie were them in the safety boat. So, that made it a good day, and these two women are ready to take Sunfish on. I truly hope they both join BCYC.

Melissa McCue went out in a pram for a while too, then Susan Starr took over and headed out to join Kathy and Marge. Melissa hopped on the safety boat to help Jim while Annie and Susan headed out in Annie's Snipe for an pleasant afternoon sail.  Paula and another Windlass new to Sunfish, Iwona Pralat got in a few practice races. The wind had laid down compared to yesterday making it a perfect sailing day.

As I mentioned last week, Paula and I will do our best to try and get in a Sunday Sail in but with the holidays approaching it may be tough to do. I want to thank everyone who participated in the classes and I hope you will consider taking on the Winter Race Series we have planned for you. It may be selfish on our part but we really want to see each of you succeed and learn to love small boat sailing/racing as much as we do.

In the Service of Rhumb Runners,
Barb Meyer and Paula Shur
Sailing/Racing Co-Chairs

FWSA Luncheon with Paige Railey

Paige Railey was our guest speaker. She was so inspiring!


2016 Women's Challenge Cup

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Crew Release Form - Captains must submit a completed form listing ALL crew members (forms may be turned in during Check-In)


Six RR's along with family and friends had the best time last evening. The closing date is May 8, and if you haven't yet seen Spam-a-lot, it is well worth it.  What a talented cast and creative set design!  I haven't laughed that hard in quite a while.

Rhumb Runner Activities - January 2016 Updates

Rhumb Runners "Girls on the Beach" has a new name "Sunfish Sundays." We are going back to monthly sailing on the Sunday following the club weekend.  Be at the beach to start rigging  by 11:00AM  If you would like to give the Vanguard prams a try and  we can work on rigging them too.

Bring a lunch to eat at your leisure, the plan is to be on the water by 1:00PM.  There will be a safety boat and a simple course set for those who would like to try their hand at racing. 

There is no pressure to race, but it is one of the best ways to learn how to sail a Sunfish.  We are there to support you, it's perfectly fine to just sail around the course.  All club women are welcome to join us!

Bring gloves and your PFD if you have them.  Contact Barb Meyer or Paula Shur for more information.

Sunfish Sunday dates: 1-24, 2-28, 3-27, 4-24, 5-29, 6-26, 7-24, 8-28, 9-25, 10-30, 11-27.  Please note dates are subject to change due to weather and club events.

Sail fast, live slow, and never be afraid to get your butt wet!

Paint Night BCYC

Pat Gallagher was in town and hosted a BYOB Paint Night at BCYC similar to the ones she hosts at her art center in Philadelphia (Pat designed our T-shirt logo). We had a great time!



Canoeing/Kayaking on the Rainbow River

Back in October, we visited the Rainbow River and had a blast cruising down the river in slow motion.  When do we go back?

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Latitude 27° 44' 21.0552'' N
Longitude 82° 41' 44.7252'' W
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