Give EPA feedback on Marine Fuel by Aug 31

The battle to protect your boat’s engine is not over. Right now, the EPA is asking for public comments on the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation’s fuel supply for 2018, BoatUS is urging boaters to speak up by providing comments at The deadline is midnight August 31.

22 August 2017 | 3:41 pm
2016-2017 Photos added

1000+ photos were added to our website; 2017 4th of July, Marina Days, South Cruise. 2016 Memorial Day, Marina Days, Picture of Beer Race, Coastal Cleanup, North Cruise & more. Thanks to the Mudges! Go to the bottom of our website and click on the photos image or in the quick links side panel. 
If you need help on how to download a picture or an album, watch the help video

8 August 2017 | 7:05 am
PGSC Chili Cook-Off – Sept 13

Bring your favorite Chili in a crock pot to share. Those not competing are asked to bring a desert to share and contribute $3.00 per person at the door. Members can choose to participate in one of two ways: Enter your favorite Chili creation or Sign up to help with Set Up/Clean Up. More details >>

8 August 2017 | 5:48 am

PGSC Cruisers & Racers…. join in this fun race event! Check out the Notice of Race (NOR), Sailing Instructions (SI) and Download the registration form now. Click here >>

6 August 2017 | 9:49 am
2017 Fall Series Racing

Sept 17 the Fall Series starts. Go to the Racing page for the Registration, NOR & SI’s. If you want to crew for the Fall season, you must sign up again on the Crewing page. Any names added before June will be deleted. Forms >>

6 August 2017 | 9:48 am
ALERT: Dredging Burnt Store Marina channel

August 4 to mid-October, 2017 Burnt Store Marina will be dredging the entrance channel.  Project POC is Jaret Rodgers at: (941) 637-0083. Boaters should expect navigational delays and need to exercise caution in the vicinity of the work and may contact the company workers through channel 78 on the VHF radio .

5 August 2017 | 12:01 pm
ALERT: Boca Grande Swing Bridge closed for repairs in August

Gasparilla Island Bridge (vert clearance 22′) will be closed to navigation from 7 am on Mon, 8/7/17 through 7 am on Mon, 8/14/17.  For additional information, call Bridge Authority at 941-697-2271 (CG 7th District LNM 07182017)

5 August 2017 | 11:58 am
PGSC Fun Stat’s

As of July,  we have 337 members (185 memberships). The top 5 most common boats owned by members are as follows:  30 Catalina’s, 21 Hunter’s, 13 Beneteaus, 7 Island Packets & 7 Pearson’s.

16 July 2017 | 3:37 pm
Florida Bill Strengthens Derelict Vessel Fight

The results of an eight-year pilot program are in, and Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature have acted. “These are sound regulations supported by responsible boaters,” said BoatUS Manager of Government Affairs David Kennedy.  Read more at:

27 June 2017 | 4:38 pm
2017/18 Charlotte Harbor BOTY NOS

2017/2018 Notice of Series (NOS) is now available on the Racing page under the PGSC panel links. Details >>

30 May 2017 | 5:59 am
Memorial Day Thank you

Remember all those men and women that lost their life while serving in the armed forces to maintain our freedom and way of live. Thank you and your families for your sacrifices.

28 May 2017 | 6:00 am
Memorial Day Cruise - Signup

Go to the Cruising page ( and signup now. This is the most attended cruising event! Boats will arrive on Friday Pelican Bay and attend games and appetizers on the dog beach. Saturday will be a potluck in the pavilion across the island. 

12 May 2017 | 5:44 am
2016/2017 Charlotte Harbor  Boat Of The Year

Congratulations to the 1st place winners. Spinnaker: Paul Robbins - Soulshine Non Spinnaker: Gerald Poquette - Fancy Free Cruising: Edward Brauer - Euphoria. Details  >>

30 April 2017 | 5:27 am
SAVE THE DATE: BOTY Awards June 17th

WFPHRF General Meeting and BOTY Awards 6/17 will be held on Saturday, June 17th at the SPYC in St Petersburg. Trophies will be awarded based on the number of boats qualifying in each division…. more to follow

28 April 2017 | 1:19 pm
2017 Spring Series Cancelled

Due to the lack of registrations for 2017 Spring Series, the Spring Series is canceled. Thank you to the race committee and crew for volunteering.

15 April 2017 | 5:04 am
In Memorium: Joseph Gary Zebrook

The PGSC offers our sincerest condolences to the family of Gary who passed away Friday, March 31, 2017. At present there are no known services or funeral arrangements to announce.

10 April 2017 | 8:03 pm
ALERT: Peace River Light 4 Destroyed

Details at:

7 April 2017 | 1:34 pm
National Marina Day at Fishermen's Village Marina

Fisherman’s Village Marina is offering 2 free nights of docking on June 9th & 10th. Signup now by calling  941 575-3000.

7 April 2017 | 12:31 pm
2017 Winter Series Final  Results

1st Place winners are as follows: Green Big Boat: Still Crazy - Bob Knowles, YELLOW - Spinnaker: Soulshine - Paul Robbins, PURPLE - Non-Spin A: Adagio - David Atkinson, WHITE - Cruising: Euphoria - Ed Brauer. 
Congratulations to all on a great 2017 Winter series!  For the rest of the results, Go to the Racing Page and under the PGSC RACING panel, click on the 2017 Winter Series Race results button or click >>

6 April 2017 | 7:42 am
In Memorium - Jack Goodman

The PGSC offers our sincerest condolences to Nikki Goodman on the recent passing of her husband Jack, he will be missed by many on and off the water. At present there are no known services or funeral arrangements to announce.

28 March 2017 | 5:46 am