Texas Mariners Cruising Association

     
  • Down Coast Cruise

    A down coast trip is in the making for June 18-26!  We may visit exotic ports such as Harborwalk, Bridge Harbor, Matagorda Harbor, Matagorda Club, Coasta Grande, Army Hole, Rockport, and Port A. Check out the details as they develop. 

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  • Cuba Regatta

    You don't want to miss this exciting cruise set for June 22nd thru the 30th.  Check the calendar for all the details and agenda.

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  • July 4th at Harborwalk

    We are all set for our Forth of July Harborwalk Cruise again this year. We have 15 slips available to us on "A" dock and 3 on other docks.  First 15 to sign-up will be on A dock so don't delay!

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  • Spring Fling

    Save the date!  May 26th to 30th

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  • Fajita Fiesta Party

    Join us July 23rd from 5:00 to 10:00 pm at Portofino Harbor Marina (Clubhouse & Pool Area)

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EDUCATION
Friday, June 15: TMCA Monthly Meeting is held at the Elks Lodge.  Our speaker this month will be Captain Carol Curtiss, Master-Chief Engineer, who will be discussing life and work on the water

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SOCIAL
Friday, July 8 - Dock Party at Kemah Boardwalk Marina

Friday, July 23 - Fajita Fiesta party at Portofino Harbor Marina featuring Hotline.  Discount tickets available until July 1

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!

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

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July 16 - Enjoy Galveston Yacht Club and the Artwalk (sailboat)
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Catfish Cruise
August 12-14 More details coming soon.
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Harborwalk Cruise
August 20-21 More details to follow.
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Labor Day Cruise
September 5-7 Labor Day at Moody Gardens! Karen Chappell is the social director for this cruise and will host the ever popular Nauti White Party.

COMMODORE'S MESSAGE

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"Just when you thought it couldn't get any better..." is a phrase I heard repeated many times over the past two months.  Our Spring Fling at the end of May in Port Arthur was a huge success attended by nearly 400 folks in over 120 boats.  We had 5 bands over 4 nights, catered meals, food trucks, vendors, hula parties, pirate parties, opti boat races, seminars, etc.  In spite of some rough weather at first, we all had a fantastic time.  

Right after Spring Fling, ten boats left Port Arthur heading to Key West for our next big adventure--sailing across the Florida Straits to Cuba.  We chartered six more boats in Key West and left for Marina Hemingway, just outside of Havana, on June 23.  What a wonderful, history-making experience.  For the first time in 60 years, the Cuban government allowed a group of pleasure boaters to sail into Havana harbor. As we waived at the crowd and they waived back, we saw a man with a trumpet playing the Star Spangled Banner. Gives me goosebumps even now.  The folks were friendly, welcoming, and helpful, and the history and architecture were astounding. On the way back, a pod of short-finned pilot whales played around our boat.  The experience from beginning to end was absolutely awe-inspiring.  

Meanwhile, back at our home-base in the Galveston Bay area, we had several cruises and parties at various locations and marinas.  There is always something fun going on at TMCA.  We have lots more planned in the months to come.  Check our our calendar and join us!  

If you have an idea for a cruise, party, or other event, I'd like to hear from you.  This is your club and you get to decide what we do.  My job is to make it happen.

Until next time, throw off those bowlines…catch the trade winds….

Explore! Dream! Discover!

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Jerry W. Simoneaux, Jr.
2016 Commodore
s/v Tradewind

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Upcoming Events

Mon Jul 25 @ 7:00AM - 07:00PM
Bridge Closure - Galveston Causeway Railroad Bridge
Sat Jul 30 @12:00AM
Wonderful One Day Up Clear Creek
Fri Aug 05 @ 7:00PM -
Dock Party- Waterford
Mon Aug 08 @ 7:00AM - 07:00PM
Bridge closure - Galveston Causeway Railroad Bridge
Fri Aug 12 @12:00AM
Catfish Cruise to Sea Scout Galveston

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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TMCA NEWS

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Weekly Update Email: Includes upcoming events within the next two weeks + Cruises & Parties!
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Monthly Newsletter: Check it out and read all the latest news, cruise reports and club updates.
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Check out our Facebook page as an additional source of information.
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Another resource for general boating questions, information and posting.