ECSA Sailors enjoying a fun day on the Indian River        Winner of 2023 ECSA Photo Contest


“The ECSA shall organize and coordinate sailing activities of its members for their mutual benefit. It shall assist and complement established yacht clubs by actively encouraging and coordinating sail-cruiser participation in open yacht club events and by organizing local and distance cruises and racing for sailing craft. Its members shall actively encourage the highest standards of yachting safety, integrity, courtesy and camaraderie.”

Please join us for our monthly meetings, the Second Wednesday of every month (except January, when we have our Annual Banquet) at 7:00 p.m., at the Satellite Beach City Hall:

565 Cassia Blvd, Satellite Beach, Florida, 32937

or on your chartplotter: 28° 10.30' N,  80° 36.28' W

Exception: March meeting will be at the David R. Schecter Center, 1089 South Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach, FL, one mile north of City Hall.

How to Join ECSA or Renew your existing membership ?

Glad you asked!  Three ways - online, by mail, or by mobile app:

Or click "Club" → "Join us" at the top of the page (or, on a mobile device, select "Club" → "Join us" from the drop-down menu  in the upper left corner ).

Coming up :

Next Meeting:

Our next regular meeting will be Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.

Come join us for a discussion of our past and upcoming cruises and fine refreshments, followed by a guest speaker.

The presenter this month will be our commodore, Joe Cloidt, on the topic "Lithium Batteries: An Enlightening Experience". Mr. Cloidt will explain the differences between various battery technologies, the pros and cons of each, impacts on your boat's battery charging system, and his own enlightening experience converting from lead-acid to lithium iron phosphate batteries.

Also, pick up your 2024 ECSA Directory!

This month we will be meeting at the David R. Schecter Center, 1089 South Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach, FL, one mile north of City Hall.

Click "Meetings" in the main menu for more information.

- And some fun cruises - Florida-style.  Upcoming events are listed at the bottom of this page  .

For more information on these and all upcoming events, click "Events" at the top of the page (or, on a mobile device, select "Events" from the drop-down menu  in the upper left corner ).

Members-only features :

Some pages on our web site under the "Club" menu can be accessed only by members who are logged in: Presentations at monthly meetings, Lend-a-Hand (tools and services), Annual Directory, and Club Guides (information on how to plan cruises).  If you are a member, please log in and see the additional features of our web site that are members-only benefits.  If you need help logging in, please e-mail your webmaster:

Where to find us:

Facebook (Group)  
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New items of interest:

  • Classified ads: New on the "Club → Classifieds" page are Various items, such as books, magazines, Windex, etc.)  ads for several sailboats, a pair of AGM Batteries, a nautical-themed blanket, strands of double-braid line, a free (!) inflatable dinghy, and an offer to share a 28-foot sailboat.

  • St Lucie Railroad Bridge *update*: The St. Lucie railroad bridge is now open on a limited schedule.  Click here for more information.

  • Cruising Checklist: Member Simon Koumjian has compiled a list of everything a sailor needs to make a trip to the Bahamas, or perhaps even longer.  Check it out on the "Club → Lend-a-Hand" page.

  • Advertise with us: If you have a business and would like to advertise in our monthly newsletter, we would warmly welcome you!  Just go to "Club → Advertise with us" for all the information you need.  Membership is not required, so feel free to sign up.

  • Southwinds Magazine: Secretary Joe Cloidt wrote a fine article on the history of the ECSA, submitted it to Southwinds magazine, and they put it on their web site.  Good job, Joe!  Here is the link:

Check out our other ECSA Web Site features:

  • Weather: We sailors can't check the weather forecasts too often, especially here in east central Florida during hurricane season! Click "Local → Weather" in the main menu for updated links for current conditions and forecasts to help plan your next cruise.

  • Members Helping Members: Check out "Club → Lend-a-Hand" in the Main Menu, where members can share tools, skills, and information they may have, but that the typical sailor may need only occasionally.  Also, our "Club → Presentations" page has the slides from some of our past presentations at meetings, in case you missed them.  Members helping members -- that is what ECSA does best!

  • Ship's Store online: Please log in and click on "Shop" in the Main Menu to see all the wonderful items available.  We have shirts, hats, helpful gadgets for your boat, and more!

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