Welcome to the Venice Sailing Squadron. We are an active sailing organization located in Southwest Florida established in 1973. We sponsor cruises, races, and hold social events in and around the Venice, Florida area. We are part of the local community and work to promote sailing, seamanship and comradery among sailors.
You do not need a boat to sail as a member of the sailing squadron. Although, we welcome any new entries into our fleets, many skippers need crew and are willing to train and or take or experienced sailors. If you own a boat and want to learn to race, the VSS ranks are filled with many veteran sailors looking for the opportunity to practice their passion on the water.
The events season runs from September till May. Visit the VSS EVENTS page for a full listing.
The activities of the VSS and it's members are well documented. Photos and videos from the latest boat races and club social events are available on the MEDIA PAGE. If you see the fleet offshore or have some group photos and want to share, we are always happy to publicly post them.
Latest Photos from the VSS Media Galleries :
The VSS is a member of the Sarasota Bay Yachting Association and run races in accordance to the association guidelines. The VSS RACING PAGE is updated with the latest results, standings in both the VSS and overall in the SBYA and general need to know information for racing with the VSS.
The VSS Racing Journal provides a colorful, thoughtful analysis and commentary of the VSS races.
We appreciate the support we receive from local business. We are grateful for their continued assistance in helping the Venice Sailing Squadron fulfil it's mission of fostering sailing in the community on Florida's Gulf coast.