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    Memorial Day Weekend at Moody Gardens

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    May 26-29

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    St Patrick's Day Cruise and Fish Fry 

    March 17-19

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EDUCATION

Monthly Meeting is held at the Elks Lodge.  Friday, April 21.  Drinks/dinner begin at 6:00, program 7:30

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SOCIAL
Saturday, April 15 - Funny Bunny Sock Hop at Moody Gardens
 
Saturday, April 22 -   - Tiki Bar Party
 
Friday, May 5 - Dock Party
 

WelcomeTMCA

SailBoat1013Texas Mariners Crusing Association is a nonprofit social club in the Clear Lake area of Houston, TX.   Our members have power boats, sailboats, or are "in between" boats.   Our activities include cruises of all types:  one day, weekend, or extended cruises.  They can be geared for power, sail, or both.  We also have small boat excursions or dinghy regattas.  And certainly no boating organization would be complete without social activities!   

These range from dock parties, themed parties or parties in conjunction with our cruises. We also offer great educational opportunities where you can sharpen your boating skills.  If you have a boat ~ or are thinking about a boat, if you're a novice boater ~ or experienced boater, TMCA is for you!  Come join us!  

Learn more and check out the benefits of Membership!

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Memorial Weekend Boating fun and cruise to PLEASURE ISLAND MARINA, Port Arthur   

For more information go to Spring Fling Info or if you are ready, just click here to Sign-Up!

 

UPCOMING CRUISES!
Come cruise with TMCA!  Check out all the details and join us.  Registration is OPEN!

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April 14-16 - Hunt Easter Eggs, fly kites, campfires - it will be a perfect weekend!
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Hop on down to Moody Gardens and celebrate Easter Weekend.
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Have your bike transported, then cruise down to Galveston Yacht Basin to cruise the island
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Enjoy Galveston Bay, head over to the Tiki Hut Party, then anchor out at Redfish Island
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Head out past the Galveston Jetty to ...somewhere....nowhere....
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May 6-7, a short cruise to Bayland Marina, all the more time for sangria!
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Feeling Groovy?? Then head to Spring Fling in Port Arthur
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May 26-29 - Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend and their Jazz Festival - Registration opens Thursday, April 13, 6:00

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Upcoming Events

Fri Apr 28 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Galveston Bike and Cruise
Fri Apr 28 @12:00PM - 12:00AM
Cruise to Nowhere
Fri May 05 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Dock Party
Sat May 06 @12:00AM
Sangria & Sunset Cruise Bayland
Wed May 10 @12:00AM
Full Moon

SEAMANSHIP

Our TMCA members share their "Sailing Tips"!  What to "Know Before You Go" or "How to Fight a Fire".  We have a "tip" for anything for a successful cruise.

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Yachting Clubs of America

YCOA

TMCA is a member of
Yachting Clubs of America. 
As a member of TMCA, you'll have the opportunity to take advantage of many reciprocal benefits of participating marinas and yacht clubs in the US including Alaska and Hawaii as well as the Virgin Islands.  Many offer docking and restaurant/lounge privileges.  TMCA Membership must be current.  Contact the TMCA Secretary for your YCA membership card. 

COMMODORE'S MESSAGE

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TMCA is such a fun club, and we have lots of activities for everyone, you don’t even need to own a boat to be a member. 

Keep an eye on the web site calendar, we have lots of events every month, some boating, some social.  Don’t forget, you can always drive to all of our events, if your boat isn’t ready.

This club is more like a family, everyone is so welcoming, just be ready to talk about boats. 

It’s funny, when you get fishermen together, they end up talking about what they caught recently, and what kind of rods, reels, and bait they were using.  When you get boaters together, they end up talking about maintenance, routes, radios, and boats in general.  If you have any interest in boating, this is the club for you.

The Kayak trip down Buffalo Bayou from the far side of Memorial Park to Downtown is always a treat.  Linda does a great job setting it up, and the views of Houston from the Bayou are something you’ll never forget.  Having a beverage and lunch at El Tiempo on Navigation is fun as well.   

The Mardi Gras cruise to Galveston Yacht Basin turned out great.  A wonderful boat ride, the afternoon docktails, the group breakfast, and participating in Mardi Gras at Fishtales was super fun.

I loved throwing beads, and watching the parade from the balcony.  I have to admit that my bead throwing arm was really sore the next day.  We had a fun ride down and back, and next time, we’ll take the west bay route.   Linda drove us out of the slip, thru the south boater cut, down to GYB, and backed right into our slip on D dock.  Our goal is for both of us to be able to run the boat from point to point, including navigation, AIS, and radio work.  If you’re not comfortable doing that yet, start small, and add skills each time you’re onboard.  That’s the only way to get better.

For our boat, it’s time to get the boat hauled to check our zinc’s, shafts, rudders, props, trimtabs, and inspect the bottom paint.

If you haven’t paid your dues for 2017, you need to log into the web site, and take care of that, remember, all club funds go toward the membership activities.

The SouthWest International Boat Show is April 6-9, at South Shore Harbour lots of boats to see, great speakers, and a fun party on Saturday night.  Come and visit at the TMCA booth.  We also need volunteers to man the booth and help with the Saturday night party.  The Boat Show is also looking for speakers.  Chris McMurray is coordinating all of the volunteers.  If you can donate a few hours of your time, please contact her cmc@pdq.net

Remember, our club needs lots of volunteers to make our events special, week after week.  Talk to an officer, or send us an email.  We Need You! 

Charles Parette
2017 Commodore
m/v Andiamo

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