Texas Mariners Cruising Association

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  • Chilly Chili Cruise

     Grab Your Best Chili Recipe

    November 11-13

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  • Beaujolais Cruise

    It's Almost Here!

    November 18-19

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  • French Picnic

    Head to Double Bayou for Zee French Picnic

    November 23-26

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  • Commodore's Ball

    Reserve your place!

    December 16

    Lakewood Yacht Club

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EDUCATION

Planning Meeting, Saturday, January 13, Come help us plan another exciting event of cruises and social events!

Monthly Meeting  Friday, January 19, Elks Lodge.  Drinks/dinner begins at 6:00, program 7:30. 

 

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SOCIAL

 
Saturday, December 16 - Commodore's Ball!! - The BIG event of the year!
 
 

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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It's almost here! Head to Laguna Harbor for the Beaujolais opening November 18-19
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Head over to Double Bayou Thanksgiving weekend for the BIG French Picnic November 25
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It's a good old fashioned Christmas celebration at Oak Island. Come enjoy the fun December 2-3
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Bring in the New Year at Moody Gardens. Enjoy Festival of Lights and Holiday on Ice. Registration opens Thursday, November 16, 6:00 pm

COMMODORE'S MESSAGE

2017 Charles Parette reduced

2017 has been a great year for TMCA, and now we’ve elected new officers to take us forward into 2018.  I’m looking forward to working with next year’s officers and board to keep this club great.

The TMCA officers for 2018 are hard-working, dedicated, and fun.

Commodore: Larry Friemel

Vice Commodore: Jeff Kaspic

Rear Commodore: Dee Latiolais

                       Cruise Captain: Bryan Austin

                       Secretary: Dawn Gibler

                       Treasurer: Cookie Johnson

It has been a pleasure to serve as your Commodore this year.  The club is financially sound, and the books are in order.  Thanks to our many, many volunteers, who hosted a dock parties, led cruises, arranged special events, taught a class, volunteered (or were voluntold) for an event, or attended one of our many events with your smiles, stories, and laughter, you are the reason I and so many others love this club!

We replaced our zinc’s, had the bottom cleaned, and had our props checked after touching bottom on the way in to Beason Marina.  The generator stopped working, and after a quick check, the impeller needed replacing.  I popped in another, and now everything is in working order (for now).

Plans are completed for our annual Commodore’s Ball.  I hope you will plan to join Linda and me at the 2017 Commodore's Ball on Saturday, Dec. 16th, at Lakewood Yacht Club.  After awards and recognition there will be plenty of time to dine, party and dance.

Keep an eye on the calendar, as there are still plenty of cruises, dock parties, and events coming up, as well as the TMCA planning meeting January 13.

December is a time to give thanks for all the TMCA friendships we have made and enjoy. We’ve had lots of opportunities this year to fire up the engines or hoist the sails with friends and family and travel somewhere for a welcome change of scenery. We've had some terrific parties, ate great food, and listened to wonderful music.

Thanks again, to all who participate in our calendar of activities. More thanks to those who volunteer to lead activities. And great big thanks to our officers and committee chairs who really are the engines of the Texas Mariners Cruising Association.

Linda and I wish you a happy holiday season, and hope you surround yourself with family and friends.  We wish you peace, hope, and smooth waters.

Charles Parette
2017 Commodore
m/v Andiamo

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Upcoming Events

Fri Dec 29 @12:00AM
New Year's Cruise Moody Gardens
Fri Dec 29 @12:00AM
New Years to Pelican Rest
Mon Jan 01 @12:00AM
Full Moon (Super Full Moon)
Sat Jan 13 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
2018 Planning Meeting

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. 

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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.