Thursday Racing is Back!
With the time change, we have enough daylight to resume our summer racing program on Thursday evenings. Open to all Club members as crew, skippers must be Juniors (but we'll give crew members a turn occasionally). Show up at 4 or 5 to drop boats, and we'll race until sunset. Tides may affect this on certain days, so watch the Announce List.
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
A New Way to Earn Volunteer Hours - Refer a Friend
There are lots of ways to earn volunteer hours at the Club, and here's a new one – refer a friend. If you refer someone who becomes a member, you'll get 2 volunteer hours, which is what you need to renew your quarterly membership. Just tell your friend to enter your name in the "Referred By" field when they sign up. You'll get credited with the hours within a week or so after they sign up and get a subscription.
Good deal all around – good for your friend, good for you, good for the Club.
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
Reminder to Members - Membership Dues Increased January 1, 2019
As voted by the membership in the May 2018 GMM, dues increased as of January 1, 2019 to cover increased costs. These are the dues and fees effective on New Years Day:
- Quarterly Membership - $120 ($99 for students or seniors)
- Annual Membership - $375
- Quarterly Family Membership - $175
- Windsurf Locker Rental - $400 for regular size windsurf locker, $600 for 1.5 size locker
Volunteeer hour requirements remain unchanged, including the number of hours for a free quarterly membership (10 in addition to your minimum volunteer hours, which depends on your rating - 2 for Junior and below, 10 for Senior and above).
We are also establishing annual memberships based on volunteer hours (30 hours in addition to your minimum volunteer hours).
Windsurfing Lessons Over for the Season
We're in the light wind season, so it's pretty hard to learn it now. Check back at the end of March.
New Windsurfing Links
A windsurfer in St Petersburg, FL, passed these on to us. Check them out here.