Texas Mariners Cruising 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!
At the Helm
According to a recent article, Clear Lake is the third-largest pleasure boat basin in the nation and Texas ranks sixth in the U.S. for registered recreational boaters. I think any of us that take our boats out on a weekend can agree with that by the number of boats making their way through the channel out to the bay. There is no better way to enjoy the hot days of summer than being on the water, and in Texas, summer extends into September. We’re fortunate to be able to boat practically year ‘round, but you don’t have to own a boat to participate in TMCA activities.
TMCA BOATING GUIDELINES
These are guidelines, techniques and ideals the TMCA boating community should strive to implement. We are setting the standard for boating safety, knowledge and courtesy.
Fly your TMCA burgee or wear TMCA emblazoned TShirts, hats, jackets and more! We keep a small supply of items you can purchase online and pick up at the next meeting, or you can check them out at our monthly meetings. We'll carry most sizes in our "boatique". You must be logged in as a member to order online.
Another option is to order custom clothing and accessories thru Land’s End Business ( https://business.landsend.com/store/texasmariners/). They offer a wide selection of clothing options such as hats, shirts, and jackets as well as accessories like drink tumblers, bags/backpacks, umbrellas and other items. Select your item, color, and add the TMCA logo.
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.