Club Matters

Fleet

The club’s fleet consists of:

  • Seventeen Albacores (small open dinghies).  Learn more about Albacores here. They are fast but forgiving, very suitable for teaching, and carry two or three sailors. These boats are very exciting in higher winds.
  • Four 21′ Sirius sailboats –  More relaxing and slower paced sailing. Can carry 4 when teaching and at other times up to 6 max.
  • A 15′ Aluminum safety/coaching boat (aka Elmer).

During the winter time, our Fleet Captain(s) head up work parties to go over the fleet. All maintenance work is performed by Club Members in order to keep costs down and ready our fleet for the next season.

Sailing Instruction

Sailing can be relaxing on a warm summer evening on the water, first in the boat with one or two mates, then after sailing enjoying a drink and a bite to eat with fellow members. Sailing can also be exciting for the more adventurous who enjoy the exhilaration of challenging stronger winds.

Beginning sailors receive instruction on an informal basis by the club’s more experienced sailors, at evenings starting at 6:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. There is an instructor (Skipper) in every boat with no more than two students (Crew). For large boat sailors we try to limit the total crew number on the boat to 4 (including the skipper).

On Albacores, a three level system of crew, first mate and skipper gives everyone an opportunity to sail at his own level. First Mates can practice their skills without direct skipper supervision. There is always a skipper nearby to assist if necessary. For large boats only two levels are available, crew and skipper.

Skippers have unlimited use of Albacores days, evenings and weekends, subject to races, social events and lesson schedules. The large boats are available for day trips and limited overnight trips by skippers who have qualified to use it on a reserved basis. All included in the membership.