Teach Dinghy Lessons weekdays and earn double work hours
We need more instructors on Mondays and Thursdays for dinghy lessons. Come out and teach, and log double the hours that you teach. Lessons are from 1pm on, so come out and help our newer members learn how to sail.
Last Fast Track for 2019 Finished August 9
There were 7 new Juniors, 2 new Novices, and 13 sailors who sailed much better at the end of the week than they did at the beginning.
We had a fantastic Fast Track program this season. Thanks to the organizers, cooks, helpers, instructors, testers, and of course students.
Fast Track will resume next season in May.
New to Cal Sailing?
Come to a new member party and meet the gang!
Last New Member Party of the Season, Sunday, August 25, 3-5pm
Note that the party scheduled for Saturday, August 10, has been cancelled
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)
Photos from Women's Dinghy Capsize Clinic
This was held on July 7, and you can see the photos here. Check out our Calendar for more workshops this season.
New Video on Capsize Recovery
This video is the middle and last part of a series on capsize recovery. It is also in our video library under Lessons->Sailing->Videos.
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.
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.