Orange Bowl Regatta starts this Wednesday, and The Transient Blues Band Plays this Friday


Holiday Schedule:
In oservance of the upcoming Holidays
The Grove’s Nest will be
Closed on December 25th, 2012
as well as January 1st, 2013

Broadly Boats News

Nighthawk News

Firetrench Directory

CGSC Open Orange Bowl Regatta
December 27, 28, 29, 30
Another year of the CGSC Open Orange Bowl Regatta, currently with 57 entries from 8 countries in the following Classes: 29er, I420, and Lasers, including a Laser Masters Division.

Lots of evening activities planned post racing too. While the CRYC Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta takes place up the street, we will have a good group to enjoy their stay here, or join their kids at CRYC as well during Christmas Week.

For more info, Please go to the Regatta Network website:

Groves Nest Happenings
This Week
Live Music Fridays

The Transient Blues Band
Friday, Dec. 27th @ 1900 HRS


Happy Hour Drink Specials
Tuesday – Friday 4:00pm to 6:00pm
2 for 1 Well Drinks
(Vodka, Gin, Rum and Bourbon)
2 for 1 House Cabernet or Chardonnay
20oz Draft Beers for the Price of 14oz

***Chef Richie is working on Some New and Exciting Menu Items to Roll Out the Second Week of January 2013, more details in the following weeks***

New Year’s Eve at the CGSC!
Get ready for another year-end bash!
champagne glass Dinner, dancing, good friends, great food. We MUST be talking about New Year’s at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club!

The band: Iko Iko!
The theme: Titanic!
The price: $50 for dinner and dancing. $25 for dancing alone.

Mark your calendars, dust off your life vests, and make reservations now! The easiest way is to go to the website. We have a special page, and will bill your account for the tickets.

A warm “Thank You!” from your new Manager

I personally want to thank all the Members & Staff of the CGSC for making me feel so welcome this past week. We have an amazing group of people here, and I look forward to great things in 2013 and beyond.

May I also extend best wishes for all the members & their families, and hope you have a safe and happy New Year.

Adam Young
Safety on the High Seas:
Lessons learned by Phil and Nell Kellett from sailing the world
Wed., Jan 9, 1930 HRS
high seas

The law of averages doesn’t lie. It’s not always going to be smooth sailing, no matter where you are.

So, if you want to hear tales of folks who’ve dealt with almost everything from storms to stabbings, come listen to Dr. Phil and Captain Nell Kellett as part of our speakers series on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

They’ll cover incidents that have occurred over the last 5 years and 20,000 miles of cruising on the SV Moon Dancer, a 1984 Tayana 55 with a cutter rig. They’ve sailed from the Caribbean to Nova Scotia, back to Trinidad, twice around Caribbean and to the Chesapeake Bay where they anchored in Hurricane Sandy. They’ll soon head back to the Caribbean, then through the Canal and across the Pacific to Australia.

Along the way, either they or friends also have encountered robberies at gunpoint, murders, medical evacuations and attempted boat invasions. They’ll discuss how they stay safe and also handle boat safety at sea including storms, big ship interactions with their own protocols for the use of radar, AIS, visual tracking and negotiating passing on the radio.

For great advice from the front lines, please join us Jan. 9th at 7:30 pm.

Meet John Craig
Principal Race Officer of the AC 2013
January 29, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – Upstairs Rm.

America’s Cup – San FranciscoJohn Craig – America’s Cup PRO
John Craig has come to the CGSC every January for many years to be the PRO for the Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta Windsurfers circle, which CGSC runs every year. John was hired by the America’s Cup in 2011 to become their Principal Race Officer for the 2012/2013 America’s Cup Series. He comes back this January during a break of AC racing to run our the newly renamed, ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by US Sailing event once again. We welcome John back, and we are fortunate that he has agreed to speak to our members about the behind-the-
America’s Cup Logo
scenes activities and where the competition stands at this mid-point in the AC Regatta Series. There are many stories to tell of these new and exciting boats and teams on the 45′ and 72′ Catamarans flying high and FAST! Who’s in the game, and who’s out? Come join us and listen in to some of the exciting stories John will share with us.

Prime Rib Wednesdays
Slow Roasted and Hand Carved


* 10 ounce Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Aus Jus
* Loaded Baked Potato
* Steamed Broccoli



Groves Nest Ala Carte Menu Also Available!
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If you were following the CGSC on Facebook, you would have…

* Caught this photo from the Racing 101 seminar
* Known Daniella is up for Miaim’s Best Bartender
* Gotten early word about the Halloween Howler Regatta
* Learned about the revamped BBYRA skipper meetings/parties

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