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  • Sea Star Base

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    Galveston Sea Star Base

    July 29-30

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    Head offshore for the

    Perseid Meteor Shower

    August 12

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  • Freeport Triangle

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    Sharpen Your Skills

    August 25-27

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EDUCATION

Monthly Meeting  Friday, July 21 Elks Lodge.  Drinks/dinner begins at 6:00, program 7:30. TMCA member Nancy Welch will speak about participating in the 2016 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers on a 37 ft sailboat with an all female crew

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SOCIAL
Friday, August 4 - Life Aquatic Dock Party - Waterford Harbor Marina. 7:00
 
Saturday, August 19 - A Summer Party in a tropical paradise
 
 

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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First cruise to Galveston's SeaStar Base
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Head out 7-10 miles offshore to view this amazing meteor shower
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Head over to the swimming hole by boat, dinghy, kayak, SUP for an afternoon of fun
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Sharpen your navigation and offshore skills
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Grab your hula skirts, coconut bras, and parrot head hats for a Parrot Head Tailgating Party. Registration opens Thursday, July 27, 6:00 pm
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The premier cruise of the year. Up the Houston Ship Channel into Downtown Houston. Registration opens Tuesday, 25 July, 6:00

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Upcoming Events

Sat Jul 29 @12:00AM
Hotter Than July Cruise to Sea Star Base - Galveston
Fri Aug 04 @12:00AM
Life Aquatic Dock Party
Mon Aug 07 @12:00AM
Full Moon
Fri Aug 11 @12:00AM
Perseids Meteor Shower Cruise
Wed Aug 16 @12:00AM
Natl Rum Day Dock Party

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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Is it July already, where did the first half of the year go?

We had a water pump replaced on our port engine, and now it’s running great.  I did an oil change on each engine, so now we’re ready for the summer season.   I’ll replace our fuel filters this week.  We also changed out our chart plotter screen, and we’re really pleased with the results.

We just had our boat waxed, and it looks great, now I just need to do a better job of washing it every week or so. 

We just got back from Harborwalk Marina for our July 4th celebration.  We had a great trip up and back, and love cruising along the Galveston waterfront, seeing dolphins, the Elissa, the commercial traffic, and all of the other sights and sounds.  Dr Ron did a great job planning this awesome trip.  We had every slip on the “A” dock full, and boats spread to other docks.  The hat and boat decorating was fun, and a highlight was the grog contest.  We entered ours, but I have to admit, that the creative members of our club came up with some absolutely great offerings.  Of course we sampled them all…..a few times.  As usual, a great time was had by all. 

We enjoyed the dock parties, and other June events, and are looking forward to TMCA’s version of summer fun.  Be sure and keep track of the activities on our web site, and sign up. 

Keep track of TMCA events several ways, weekly updates, monthly newsletter, and on this website.  If you would like to join the TMCA Yahoo Group, go to https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/tmcamariners/info.

Another way to share stories, pictures, and videos is on our Facebook group.

Go to our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/TMCAgroup, we broadcast our general meetings live in our Facebook group.  Our next general meeting is Friday, July 21st, 6pm at the Elks lodge in Kemah.

Remember, our goal is to provide a way for us to all go out and use our boats, learn from each other, and have a great time along the way.  I’m amazed at the fun and intelligent folks that we get to hang out with.  We have such a good time, and are learning new stuff every day.

Our organization and activities are all managed via volunteers.  We always need help, and volunteering is a great way to get involved and meet new people.

I’d also like to remind you that while we are a boating club, you don’t have to own a boat to be a member, and you can drive to most of our events.  If you want to be around a bunch of like-minded boaters, who use their boats, come to some our events and meetings -  I’m sure you’ll have a good time.

Let’s go boating, and we’ll see you on the water.

Charles Parette
2017 Commodore
m/v Andiamo

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