Burnt Store Isles Boat Club
Punta Gorda Florida


BSIBC began in 1989 with 52 Charter Members, as a boating club for residents of Burnt Store Isles, in Punta Gorda, FL.  BSIBC promotes safe boating, furthering our boating and marine education, supporting our law enforcement agencies, protecting our marine environment and enjoying good fellowship among the boating and non-boating members of Burnt Store Isles, Fl.


I AM SORRY BUT DUE TO AN ERROR BY OUR WEBSITE HOSTING ALL THE EVENTS WERE DELETED FROM OUR CALENDAR. WHILE I WORK TO REPOST ALL THE EVENTS,  PLEASE REFER TO THE SPECIFIC EVENT FLYERS LISTED BELOW OR CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE SUMMARY OF OUR 2017 EVENTS.


Bill Courtney

IT Director

Hazards to Navigation

 

1. MARKERS MISSING AT THE ENTRANCE TO ALLIGATOR CREEK

It has been reported that Hurricane Irma destroyed 4 or 5 markers at the entrance to Alligator Creek. Please use extra caution in the area. It has also been reported that water is about 1 foot deep near marker 13 and 14 and that several boats have gone aground. 


2. Relocation of Stump Pass Buoys:  Click here for a chart updating the relocations of the buoys  in Stump Pass and other navigation signs added by the County.  This relocation of buoys took place on Monday June 12.  This updated chart replaces the one posted on the boat club website last week.

3. Okeechobee Waterway Low Water and Dismal Swamp Canal Remains Closed. Click here for details.


4. Peace River Daybeacon 21 (LLNR 21180) is destroyed. Wreckage is marked with a TRLB (temporarily replaced by lighted buoy) WR21 with Fl Q G, 4M characteristics in position 26-57-55.591N/081-59-47.375W. Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area.


5. Peace River R4 Fl R 2.5S is damaged. The day placards are missing. The light is missing. This represents a hazard to navigation during periods of low or no visibility. This marker is light list number 20675. The verified position of 26 56 20.997N 082 03 54.400W is a slight discrepancy from the light list position. The information was verified by PRSPS Co-op charting on March 29, 2017 at 17:30 hours.

 

6. Day Beacon #53 in Pine Island Sound is destroyed with wreckage barely visible above the water. GPS coordinates 26-38.117N by 082-12.728W.

 

7. Lemon Bay Channel Day Beacon 9A has been destroyed. This is nearly opposite the entrance to Rum Bay Restaurant.

Next Waypoints

 GREAT UPCOMING EVENTS
Nov. 3: BSIA/BSIBC Monthly Mixer
2 FOR 1 Happy Hour drink pricing now in effect! 
Meet your boat club friends at Twin Isles Country Club from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and stay for dinner if you like. See the flyer for all the particulars.

Nov. 14th: Fishing Club

The next meeting is Tuesday, Nov 14th at 9:00 a.m. at CHEC.


Oct. 14th: BSI Canal Clean-up
Originally set for Saturday, Sept. 16, the BSI canal clean-up has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 14. If you haven't done so already, please contact Bill Courtney at wlcstc@gmail.com if you can spare an hour or two to help clean up our canals. Skippers with small boats as well as crew are needed. There will be a brief meeting at 9 am on the 14th at the Courtney's home, 512 La Caruna Court, to pass out supplies, canal assignments and to sign waver forms. 

 

Oct 20-22: Fall Weekend Cruise to Palm Island Marina
The weekend cruise has been cancelled for lack of boats BUT the Saturday lunch at Leverock;s is still ON. See below. 


Oct. 21: Day Cruise by Boat or Car to Leverock's for Lunch

Join the BSIBC boaters for lunch. RSVP by Monday, Oct. 16! See the FLYER for the details.


Oct, 28: Fleet Captain's Dance - Honoring Dennis Waryjas
Saturday, Oct. 28th
Isles Yacht Club
5 - 6 pm: Social - Cash or Debit Card Only
6 - 9 pm: Dinner and dancing
See the flyer for menu and reservation information. 

Free One Year Trial Membership for New Residents


Membership in the Burnt Store Isles Boat Club for 2017 and 2018 is FREE for new residents of Burnt Store Isles who move in by Dec. 31, 2017. At the end of 2018 a renewal notice will be sent for annual dues in effect at the time (currently $28) plus a one-time $20 charge for name tag(s) and directory ($15 for singles).


Please click HERE to download the membership form and information sheet. Return the completed form to BSIBC Membership Chair, PO Box 510203, Punta Gorda, FL 33951. Or, bring the form to the monthly mixer held the first Friday of every month at the Twin Isles Country Club.

Please Sound your HORN when entering and exiting the water entryway (old lock)

It's the law

Welcome to the Burnt Store Isles Boat Club web site.  We are a group of people that reside in Burnt Store Isles and share common interests in boating and social events.  While our primary focus is boating, both cruising and fishing, we do have many social events.  We provide information for our members that relate to our waterways and provide information from other boating related entities.  Take the time to surf our website.  There is a vast amount of information available that is updated regularly.

 You do not have to own a boat to belong to the Club.  We encourage those without boats to join those that do for many of our cruises.  For those that fish, we have within the Boat Club, a Fishing Club.  They hold regular meetings and frequently bring in speakers.  We are a very friendly group of people that enjoy boating and getting together.

If you are a member of this community, please consider joining our great organization.  We live in one of the nicest estuaries in the country that boasts great boating and fishing, to say nothing of our proximity to the Gulf Islands and the Gulf of Mexico.  Click to read "member benefits"

Cheers,


Ron Levis

Commodore – 2017           

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Click to read "member benefits"

Free One Year Trial Membership for New Residents

Membership in the Burnt Store Isles Boat Club for 2017 and 2018 is FREE for new residents of Burnt Store Isles who move in by Dec. 31, 2017.

Please click HERE to download the membership form and information sheet.


New Membership Application
(Existing residents of BSI)
 
  (current BSIBC Members)