FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About the Sailing Club

Q?

“How do I get to go sailing as a club member?”

A.

Club J/24 sloops sail with a minimum of 3 members aboard, one of which must be a skipper member. Skipper members need crew and crew members need a skipper and the club puts the groups together. Every Wednesday the club sends out an email to all members which lists all club sailing times for the week.

Boats usually sail at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and at both 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekends. Simply reply to this email with your desired sailing time. The club then organizes groups of sailors and emails out the crew list. You then just meet your fellow club members at the dock at the specified time and off you go. It's that easy.

Q?

“How often can I go sailing?”

A.

Skipper members have unlimited boat reservation privileges. Crew members may have one sailing reservation on the books at a time. Once a crew member completes their reserved sailing session they can then make another reservation. Members can get out on the water whenever they choose. Some sail multiple times per week! The more you sail, the better the value.

Q?

“If I’m a crew member, will I be allowed to drive the boats?”

A.

Absolutely! Skippers are responsible for maneuvering the boats in & out of the marina but once you are out sailing, all members rotate positions during your cruise. This gives all crew members the opportunity to improve their helming skills every time they go sailing. ( Be advised that not all sailing clubs work this way.)

Q?

“Can I bring a guest sailing?”

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Yes in fact we love to turn guests on to the joys of sailing. The guest fee is $20 per guest / per sail but members can only bring the same person twice per season.

Q?

“Can I join the club after the season has already started?”

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New members who join after the season begins buy a one year membership from the day they join until the same day the following year. After that date we prorate their dues for the remainder of the second season for example – If you join on June 1, this year (a month after the season begins) you pay for a full years dues at that time and your dues is valid until June 1, next year. If on June 2 next year you then want to renew your membership for the remainder of the season your dues would be prorated at that time so you would only pay to sail from June 1 through the end of the season.