Burnt Store Isles Boat Club
Punta Gorda Florida

Volunteer for your Boat Club Board of Governors

The Chairman of this year's Nominating Committee, Pete Worthington, is asking members to volunteer to serve the Club as a member of the Board of Governors. The open positions and general responsibilities are listed below.

  • Vice Commodore: Boater education and safety

  • Rear Commodore: Membership

  • Secretary: Club communications and records

  • IT Director: Web site maintenance

The Board meets formally four times a year to conduct routine business. Otherwise, the majority of Board actions, e.g., voting on new member applications, are done by e-mail.

Anyone interested in one of the positions listed above should contact Pete at 941-637-1652 or Ron Levis at 941-637-9596. 

Please consider helping set the course for the Club in 2019. 

Your Club NEEDS YOU!!!!!

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.

Next Waypoints

BSIBC Halloween at Palm Harbour is Back!

When: Tuesday Oct. 30 & Wednesday Oct.31  
Where: Aqua Marina Palm Harbour, Cape Haze

What: 4 Great Options for a Spook-tacular time.

1) Boaters cruise up & stay for two nights at the marina, dinner at Rum Bay on Tuesday, lunch at Leverocks and a Pot Luck BBQ on Wed. Bring what you want to grill and a favorite dish to share.

2) Boaters cruise up just for lunch at Leverock's on Wed. Oct. 31st.

3) Land yacht up & stay a night or two in a marina condo, dinner at Rum Bay on Tuesday, lunch at Leverock's and a Pot Luck BBQ on Wed. Bring what you want to grill and a favorite dish to share.

4) Land yacht up just for lunch at Leverock's on Oct. 31st.

Contact: Bill & Steph Courtney, 281-455-1531 or wlcstc@gmail.com


* Monday, Oct. 22: FINAL Deadline for Overnight or Lunch Slip reservations

* Wednesday, Oct. 24: LAST DAY to RSVP for lunch at Leverock's 

* Thursday, Oct. 25: 10 am Skipper's meeting at Bill & Steph Courtney's, 512 La Caruna Court



Saturday, October 20, 2018
Twin Isles Country Club, 301 Madrid Boulevard

Social Hour: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Cash or Credit Card
Dinner: 6:00 PM
Entertainment: The Sensations

Deadline is Monday, October 15th, 2018. Guests wanting to sit together please bring checks together.

Click HERE for all the details


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.

Fishing Club


At the Alligator Creek location of the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center; 10941 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda.

Small Watercraft Storage 

City Code currently allows for small watercraft to be stored entirely on a dock; however, it does not permit storage racks. Based on feedback from residents, City Council approved an ordinance change that will allow for the placement of up to two storage racks on a dock of 80 feet or less in length, and an unlimited number of racks on those docks over 80 feet. There will be a maximum of two small watercraft stored on each rack, which may be affixed to the dock structure but cannot be secured to the seawall or seawall cap in any manner. The second reading of the ordinance will be at the October 3 Council meeting.

Seawall Replacement

The current seawall replacement sequence information can be found on the City's website at http://ci.punta-gorda.fl.us/government/public-works/storm-related-seawall-failures


Officer Joe Trufan

Welcome Officer Joe Trufan to The Punta Gorda Marine Unit Program.  Officer Trufan is taking the place of Officer John Kennedy who has accepted another position within the Punta Gorda Police Department.  We thank officer Kennedy for many years of dedicated service to the boating community and the City of Punta Gorda and look forward to working with Officer Trufan.

Securing Your Boat Before Big Storms

As I write this, there are 4 weather systems active in the Atlantic Ocean right now, so boat preparations in the advent of a tropical storm or hurricane does come to mind; I’m sure that enters your thoughts also.  Our boats are either docked in the water, on a lift, “dry” stored or in a slip in a marina and there are challenges in securing your boat in any of these stowage methods, so what do you do?

As I have gone thru several severe weather events over the years I thought I should discuss a few of the things I have learned, both good and bad.

For the rest of the article go to the Safe Boating page.

Weather station for Peace River Marker 4

The Weather Station is up and running!!!

To access the information go to The Punta Gorda Boaters Alliance web page (boat2puntagorda.org) and click on the "Current Wx" tab and follow the directions. The weather (wind speed, direction, humidity, gusts, rain, etc.) is updated every 15 minutes. This is the ONLY on-the-water weather station on Charlotte Harbor.


Please Sound your HORN when entering and exiting the BSI rim canal via the 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"


Ron Levis

Commodore – 2018            

Click to read "member benefits"

Free One Year Trial Membership for New Residents

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

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

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