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***** Season 2011 - 2012 *****

Sylvia's 80th Birthday Celebration Photos!

View our 2012 Summer Schedule of Activities View Summer Schedule as a pdf. 
South Venice ICW
Pool Party at Sylvia's View other Summer Photos

Spring Series 2012 Awards     Click for Party Photos

SUNFISH (Front to back, far right)

1st place - Beth Anderson

2nd place - Lois Steketee

3rd place - Janet Molen



First Flight (Front to back, 2nd from left)

1st place - Wendy Murray

2nd place - Judy Collins 

3rd place - Miriam Staveley


Second Flight (Front to back, far left)

1st place- - Nancy Bradtmiller (not pictured)

2nd place - Carolyn Holmes

3rd place - Helen Gokbudak


IODs (Front to back, 2nd from right)

        1st place - Ann Carroll

2nd place - Judy Karr

 3rd place - Penny Washburn


Attendance Award, participated in every race day:

Wendy Murray and Miriam Staveley                       


Shipmate award:  Ann Carroll

Winter-Spring Race Series Winners
2nd Flight,    1st Flight,    IODs,   Sunfish

FWSA May 2012 Meeting
Rainbow Team Racers and Helpers
Bitter Ends 2012 Rainbow Team, Racers & Helpers at Sarasota

Home Interclub 3-21-12 with
Dinghy Dames and Salty Sisters

Collage of Home Interclub 3-21-12
2nd Annual Denis Hill Memorial
Regatta Held March 15, 2012

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          St. Patrick's Day GREEN!
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2011-2012 Fall-WInter Race Series Winners!

FWSA Five left to right:  Penny Washburn, Sylvia Turner, Nancy Marik, Mardi Skoegard, and Lynn Paul.

On our first "Good Weather" sailing day this year, Wednesday, the 18th, five represent Bitter Ends at FWSA Meeting! Proposed "Top Club" Award defeated! Spirit Award points modified to award points even though no opponent shows up! Bitter Ends show Rainbow T-shirt plan!

VWSS Captain Helen Gokbudak presented our $700 donation check to Susan Erhart (center) on behalf of Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) at our Annual Holiday Party.   View Party Photos!

Presented for the children at the center was a large sack filled with new stuffed animals collected over the past year by Garry DeLea at right. Also being donated was a hand knitted sweater made by Garry's wife and sailor Bettine (not pictured).

Venice Youth Boating Association (VYBA) holds Annual Jim Pique Regatta.
Bitter Ends serves lunch of Hot Dogs and Goodies.
Long time supporter and chief cook Sylvia Turner presents awards.
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Santa Sail
December 7, 2011

Home Interclub held Wednesday November 16th.  Four clubs competed, lower left photo:  Luffing Lassies (Sarasota), Mainsheet Mamas (Tampa), TI Tackers (Treasure Island), and Bitter Ends (Venice).
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Winners above, Front l-r in Prams: 1st PJ, MM; 2nd Judy, BE; 3rd Trish, TI and back r-l in Sunfish 1st Ursula, LL; 2nd Beth, BE; 3rd Linda, LL tied w/Gillian, LL (officially 4th)

Bitter Ends Fall Regatta

Held on October 26th for PRAMs and IODs
and held on November 2nd for SUNFISH.

Awards were presented on November 9th as follows:

  IOD PRAM Ann Carrol

PRAM Wendy Murray (4 years in a row winner)
SUNFISH Beth Anderson (also winner 1st year).

Halloween Sail, View more pics!

Bitter Ends in the 2011 Sun Fiesta Parade(Oct. 15th) theme "Wild Sea Animals"!

                    Learn to Sail 2011 Graduates!

  Graduates left to right, Class Organizer Judy Karr, far right!
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