CSC instruction manuals, official documents, and reports
Club Operating Rules
These rules cover ratings, sailing areas, and general operations. This is the bible for how the Club runs.
This basic handbook has all the information a CSC member needs to learn everything from sailing terminology to performing your first jibe.
Step up to nimbleness on this great two person dinghy.
An introduction to the theory and practice of rudderless sailing, a required senior skill.
Detailed steps on how to sail a dinghy rudderless.
What you need to know as a new Junior Dinghy Sailor. Includes references on teaching, Open House skippering, and how to go even higher in the rating system.
How you should put a dinghy away when you're done sailing to make it easier for the next sailor.
This is the second edition of our new manual for the club's keelboats, and it's a must-read for everyone who enjoys our Commanders, Merits, and Capri.
A supplement to the Keelboat Manual.
A tutorial on how to use Digital Selective Calling on the VHF radios in the club's keelboats.
You might need a copy of these documents to dock at a local marina.
CA Boat Registration
Club Insurance Documents
This handbook gives new members all the information they need including windsurfing terminology, club rules, and basic technique.
Windsurf Ratings Novice, Jr, J+, and Sr explained.
The 10-Step Guide to Windsurfing by Bill Prinzmetal
An online 10-step guide to windsurfing -- with four bonus steps!! -- by long time CSC member Bill Prinzmetal.
How to have an uplifting experience on that windsurf board, and avoid having to uphaul a big sail in big wind with big waves
Some useful links:
NB Windsurfing has a great guide to the top mistakes a windsurfer could make
Although its a bit dated, the Boards has a great guide to buying a new board, which was pretty useful.
Kite & Windsurfing has a great guide on places to go windsurfing.
Written Test for Advanced Ratings
This is a sample Senior/Cruise test Paul Kamen developed some time ago. It's a good study guide for both of the written tests. Note that there are both Senior and Cruise questions in the sample (and no indication of which is which). Also the actual Senior test has a completely different format (it's not multiple choice, but essay). Same thing for the Cruise written.
Other Instruction Manuals
Key points for skiffery, with an online quiz (log in, go to Ratings, Written Tests) for dayleader rating.
Day Leader's Manual
The bible for Day Leaders and Volunteer Day Leaders.
How to fix that ding, and in the process learn never to bang the dock or step on a board.
A handy dandy little document about the club's motors, current as of April 2009, covering their use and care, extending to both the skiff motors (2 whalers, one sketchmobile) and the keelboat motors (on 2 Commanders, Pomodoro, and Meritorious).
These cover officer duties, elections, and other official club procedures
Purpose of the club and other fundamental structure.
Both these forms are required for youth memberships, the liability release is required for Open House introductory sail participants who are less than 18 years old.
Agreement to rent, from 2015 through 2020.
Like all IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit corporations, Cal Sailing Club sends in an informational return to the IRS and the State of California each year.
Forms & Misc.
Donation Receipt for everyone who wants to donate a million bucks or a house on the hill to the club. Sorry, we can't accept your sailing or windsurfing gear without seeing it first and then voting on it. If you have recent (last 5 years) windsurf gear, contact the Second Vice Commodore. If you want to donate your prized dinghy, send an invite to the First Vice Commodore. And if you're thinking we could use your well-loved keelboat, shout out to the Third Vice Commodore. But we're always grateful for cash donations or residences in prime locations, just contact the moneybags who'll be glad to send over an armored car, it sure beats carting donated 1990's windsurf gear to the dump or cutting up delaminated keelboats!
Cruise Report Form for Cruising Skippers before and after a cruise.
The club rents Windsurf Lockers on the club premises. This is a map of the lockers:
How the webcams work and how to trouble'shoot them.