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Slips are still available.  Boats may register online.  You will receive an email with slip assignment, and pick up your registration packet at Spring Fling.  All other online ordering is closed.

 

See you at Spring Fling!!!!!!

 

Plans are now underway for the Fourth Annual TMCA Spring Fling, May 16-18, 2014.  This year our destination is Pleasure Island Marina on Pleasure Island, Port Arthur, Texas.

Have you ever wanted to navigate the ICW?  Try some offshore boating?  This will be an excellent opportunity to sharpen your boating skills, with the comfort of 70+ boats headed the same way.  You'll have the opportunity to reach Spring Fling via the Intercoastal Waterway or out in the Gulf.  Many boats will be headed over from the Clear Lake area, so join the flotilla!

Spring Fling offers something for everyone:

  • Fun sailboat race from Galveston to Port Arthur:  Maybe or Knot
  • Cruise over to Port Arthur via the ICW or offshore
  • Educational seminars
  • Dock Parties
  • Poker Dock Walk
  • Exhibits and Shopping
  • Complimentary boat safety inspection
  • Professional diver performing underwater boat inspections
  • Flare Shoot Off
  • Catered meals and food trucks
  • Friday night party featuring Hotline
  • Saturday night party featuring Kelly McGuire
  • Meet fellow boaters from the Clear Lake and surrounding areas

 

This is also the GRAND OPENING of the Pleasure Island MarinaPleasure Island suffered damage during Hurricane Ike.  It's been rebuilt and offers:

  • Beautiful 40' floating docks with power and water.   
  • Commercial diesel fuel available self serve 24/7. 
  • A pump out facility
  • Remodeled facility which will house the eductional seminars
  • Ample shower and restroom facilities. 

PAYC, the Pleasure Island Commission, and the Port Arthur Convention and Visitors Bureau or so excited to be the location of the 4th Annual Spring Fling, they'll be hosting their Grand Opening Ceremony of the marina on Saturday.

 

Don't want to bring your boat, but want to participate???  Come on down!!!  We are signing up land "yachter's" too!!!  You can register on the website  and purchase admittance wrist bands and dinner tickets.  There are blocks of motel rooms set aside for the occasion with Special rates for TMCA.   Check out the Hampton Inn - Port Arthur or the 3 Rivers Hotel - those are the hotels with the special block rates.  Be sure and tell them you are with TMCA to get the special rate.  We've also listed two RV parks which are close by.

 




2014 Spring Fling Steering Committee Chairs

Main Email: tmcaspringfling@gmail.com

Chair:                  Christopher Bown

Marketing/Boating Organization Liaison:  Kelly Hutchinson/Marylou Clark

Entertainment:   Gary Garnett

Trade Show:      Kay Waghorne, Linda Gerdes, Jan Odam, Nell Giallanza

Education:          Philip Kropf

Sponsors:           Gary Garnett

Financial:            Bob Nickelson

Food Service:     Neil Houser / Kathy Houser

Docking:              Norm Odam

Merchandise:      Susan Alexander

Site Logistics:      Christopher Bown

Volunteers:           Bron Lee

Cruise Captain:    Jerry Simoneaux


 


2014 Spring Fling Committee Members

Docking Committee Norm Odam, Josh Wallach, Ron Gerdes, Jerry Giallanza, Steve Lee,

Jim Lee, Barry Dupuy, Al Waghorne, Gary Garnett, Curtis Eddington, Charles Parette, Walter Bliss, Martin Clark, Don Fast

 

Hospitality Committee - Bron Lee, Marylou Clark, Kathy Houser, Debra Fast, Doris Lee, Kay Waghorne, Linda Gerdes, Jan Odam, Charles Parette, Linda Schoene