Since 1985, the Manatee Sailing Association has been attracting sailing enthusiasts of all levels. We are a community of sailors, some with boats, and some without, who share a common love for sailing. We don’t have an official home base, but most of our members live near Florida’s Western central waters.
Our number one goal is to promote safe sailboat handling through shared experiences and education whether cruising or racing, And of course, to foster the friendship that naturally occurs in our sailing community.
We meet monthly and generally sponsor a cruise in local waters each month. We also have longer cruises of a week or more. Annually, we join with fellow sailors in chartering sailboats in the seven seas.
We usually gather at a local establishment on the last Friday of the month for a Don't Worry Be Happy - TGIF. Where we share food, drinks and sea tales with our fellow sailors.
MSA is a non-profit organization.
Commodore Marino Garci Vice Commodore tom Briggle Cruising Captains Rick & Adelia Jackerson Racing Captain John Castellana Secretary Claude Salomon Social Secretary Gail Gordon Treasurer Linda Briggle Membership Diana Jorgensen Past Commodore Mike spellacy