Updates from our 2022 programs
General Membership Meeting: May 22 2022 at 18:00 (6pm)
In person at the Cal Sailing Club Club House
This is a voting meeting (but no contested positions so far)
There will be officer reports followed by food. Wanna see the Treasurer's report? Then click here.
Open House is back! Ever wonder about those dazzling sails buzzing around on the Bay? The Cal Sailing Club monthly Open House/Introductory Sail gives you a chance to find out! Check it out here.
- How do I start sailing at the Cal Sailing Club? Read our lesson flow.
- Looking to get the Novice or Junior rating? Check the guide on getting these ratings. Senior testers who can help, please see this anouncement on how to enroll.
- Checklist for taking a dinghy on the water.
- Dinghy Junior Fast Tracks: These start in early May, and there will be five of them this summer. This is a week of intensive dinghy instruction designed to move you toward a Junior rating. They run Monday through Friday from around 5pm to sunset with refreshments afterwards. If you are interested to participate as a Student, Instructor, Cook, Kitchen Volunteer, Tester, or Coordinator, email Mike Jones. Students will need to complete the Junior Skipper Written Test and the Rigging Test before being accepted. We need coordinators, and it qualifies as a Senior Project. 2022 Fast Track weeks:
- May 2
- May 23
- June 13
- July 18
- August 15
- Advanced Dinghy Lessons Start May 9: We will be offering Advanced Dinghy lessons every Monday beginning May 9, except for Fast Track weeks and weeks with holidays. These are workshops on advanced dinghy skills, including skills you'll need to pass a Senior Dinghy practical test. Details are here. Sessions will be announced each week.
- How do I start windsurfing at the Cal Sailing Club? Novice lessons start on April 16 and will be held every Saturday and Sunday (subject to tides).
- How do I report damage or make other requests? Use this link to contact our Windsurfing team (you must be logged in to use this link).
- Will Spargur, former Rear Commodore for Windsurf Instruction, has produced a set of videos on learning windsurfing.
- New Tutorial on Windsurf Board Repair.
- Detailed description of the windsurfing rating requirements is available. We have also started something to help you get your Senior rating.
- Revised Keelboat Basic Instruction Program: We have been working on revisions to the way we teach the basics of keelboats, and we are rolling these changes out not. They are described here. Send questions or comments to the Rear Commodore (Sailing).
- Berkeley Reef. Sheldon Coad took these photos with the help of Bobby Arthurs, and the club skiff. They circled the Reef and took photos in several directions. Pretty impressive when you see it, and pretty dangerous when you can't.
- Consult the new manual on keelboat outboard motors.
Kayak and SUPs
A limited number of sit-on-top kayaks and stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) are now available for member use. No rating is required, but Day Leader approval is. This is a lower-wind activity, so the Day Leader may restrict use to the Novice Area or not allow it at all.
Want to get a rating/sign-off but don't know who can do it?
Access details on who can sign off on which ratings/tests/check-outs (e.g., the Day Leader can sign off on Novice Windsurfer written and self-rescue). If you are logged-in to the website, you will be able to see a list of members who have the qualification needed (e.g., a list of those signed-off on the Laser who can then sign-off others). This link is also visible when you look at your White Card on the website.