The Fort Myers Sailing Club (FMSC) was formed in the mid-1950's by a group of local downtown businessmen who founded the club with the idea of promoting youth sailing in the area as well as bringing people from all walks of life together to share in their common interest of sailing. Even some fifty years later, Fort Myers Sailing Club members are still devoted to the concept upon which the club's forefathers founded it, with the most important one being: keeping the sport of sailing alive in our community.

Today, the Fort Myers Sailing Club membership roster is comprised of some of the most active and experienced sailors in Southwest Florida. The club's activities span the entire calendar year with a one-day-a-month racing program over the course of six to eight months, as well as several cruises taking the cruisers to destinations from the Florida Keys to Sarasota and beyond. Along with several Moonlit Nit raft offs throughout the season..‚Äč

The Sloop Poop - Scoop is the official newsletter of the FMSC.  The Sloop Poop - Scoop provides members with news of the monthly meeting proceedings, upcoming race and cruise information, race results and articles on recent cruises and other information which might be of value to the members. Members are encouraged to submit articles and photos on anything related to the clubs activities or mission to our Webmistress Shari at: or call Paul McDill @ 239-489-0403.

Throughout the years, FMSC has brought together numerous people who share the enjoyment in the sport of sailing. Through a variety of activities such as social events, racing regattas, and cruises, members and guests keep the club alive and active. 

Come out and join us!  Find out for yourself all the fun you've been missing! Arrrrghhhh


The Fort Myers Sailing Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month at the Cantina Sol (Marina Town Plaza) located just over the US 41 Bridge west of 41, Meetings begin at 7:30 PM.  Guests are always welcome!  Food and beverages are available for purchase.

The Fort Myers Sailing Club sponsors numerous events throughout the year.  The club sponsors cruises as well as racing. 

Cruises are usually informally planned with a designated cruise leader.  Southwest Florida offers almost endless opportunities for local cruising from the Keys to Sarasota.  Join our experienced cruisers or lead a cruise yourself!

Races are held in the Caloosahatchee River between the US 41 and Mid-Point Bridges every month from October through May.  Races are non-spinnaker using a PHRF-style local handicapping system.  Races are open to member and non-members for a small annual entry fee.  Further racing information and a calendar of races are available here(click on link) as well on this website.

The Fort Myers Sailing Club publishes a monthly newsletter titled Sloop Poop - Scoop.  The newsletter is generally mailed to the all members and published on this website.

Please feel free to browse our website.  If you have any questions or would like to join our organization, you may download a membership application by clicking on this link or at the bottom of the  Contact Us page you may also find another link.

About Us

Club Officers for 2017


  • Walter Smith

Vice Commodore:       

  • Bob Lee


  • Bill Scarpitta


  • Paul McDill

Cruise Director:      

  • Brent McDill 

Committee Boat:    

  • Dan Lancaster

Board of Directors:

  • Tim Parker
  • Joe Martinez
  • Dan Lancaster