New Video on RS Venture Capsize Recovery
This video will be part of a series on capsize recovery. It is also in our video library under Lessons->Sailing->Videos.
Third Junior Sailing Fast Track June 24-28
The third Fast Track of the 2019 season is coming up - June 24-28 !
Fast track is a week of intensive sailing instruction with dinner afterwards each night, and a party on Friday! So, if you are working towards your junior rating, come to fast track! Already a junior/senior? Come to fast track and teach!
We need instructors Monday—Thursday & testers on Thursday & Friday. Like to cook? Come to fast track and make dinner! Like to eat dinner? Come to fast track and volunteer to help in the kitchen!
Students - please make sure you can commit to participate all 5 days and if you become junior earlier in the week agree to be an instructor for the rest of the week.
Email Mark Elgood to sign up* and get involved.
Who: CSC members actively pursuing Jnr rating (priority given to novices but anyone interested should apply!)
Pre-requirements (by Noon Sun 6/23): Active membership, Jnr written/rigging test, 4 available volunteer hours (2 fast track + 2 for junior)
When: 5-8pm every day June 24-28
Where: Cal Sailing Club
Money: $25 venmo or cash on Monday night
Sign-ups will be prioritized on first-come first served, with a waitlist as necessary. Accepted students will be confirmed no later than Monday morning, June 24,
New Video on Rudderless Sailing
This is a hugely important sailing skill, and not just on dinghies. When you master it, you will have more and more efficient and effective controls on the boat. Rama Hoetzlein and Andy Hacket produced a video on this. It is also in our video library under Lessons->Sailing->Videos.
New to Cal Sailing?
Come to a new member party and meet the gang!
New Member Parties
Summer Series 2019
Saturday May 18th 6-9 pm
Saturday June 15th 6-9 pm
Sunday July 14th 1-3 pm
Saturday August 10th 6-9 pm
All are welcome - new club members, potential members, or current members.
If you are a member, bring a friend or two to hang out and party. If you're a Junior, you can take them out sailing (not during Lessons time, though)
Advanced Dinghy Starts April 29
Advanced Dinghy lessons are back for the spring/summer on Monday evenings, April 29 through the end of August except for Fast Track weeks and holidays.
These lessons are intended for Juniors who would like to enhance their sailing skills (thinking of senior rating?). If you are a recently rated junior, it's a great opportunity to open new horizons for practice. And they are good review for Seniors, too.
If you are a novice or non-rated yet but close to taking your test and interested in any topic covered by this class, you are welcome to join for the dock talk. Depending on the people present, you may be able to get on a boat for the on-water practice, but if you're not close to Junior, you probably won't learn much. Lesson schedule is here.
No need to sign up, just show up.
We will rig the boats at 5PM, lessons will start at 6 with a dock talk followed by on-the-water practice and feedback around snacks after we put the boats away.
For more info, contact Tony.
Junior Sailing Fast Track Dates for 2019
Fast Track is a program of intensive instruction to help move you to your Junior rating. It's a full week of intensive instruction – 1 instructor for 2 students from about 5 or 5:30 pm to sunset, Monday through Friday, with testers available. These are the dates for this year. Details and pre-requisites will be announced as the dates approach:
- May 6-10
- June 3-7
- June 24-28
- July 8-12
- August 5-9
Open House Dates for 2019
During Open Houses we offer FREE introductory sailboat rides to the general public aboard our fleet of keelboats and dinghies. Children must be at least 5 years of age and accompanied by an adult. Each Open House runs from 1-4pm on the dates listed above. More detailed information is here.
Please try to arrive early as, depending on the conditions and the amount of people, the sign-up/rides may end before 4pm.Come on down and get out on the bay! Already a member? Come on down and help out! The 2019 Open House Schedule is below:
- Sunday, March 10
- Saturday, April 6- Coincides with the Berkeley Bay Festival!
- Sunday, May 19
- Sunday, June 16
- Sunday, July 21
- Sunday, August 18
- Sunday, September 15
- Sunday, October 20
- Sunday, November 17
New Windsurfing Links
A windsurfer in St Petersburg, FL, passed these on to us. Check them out here.