Next Junior Fast Track June 3-7
Fast Track is dinghy sailing program for CSC members to advance toward their Junior Skipper Rating. 5 pm to sunset, intensive (1 on 2) instruction.
The next one is the week of June 3. Aside from instruction, there's a dinner afterwards and a party on Friday. You need to commit to all 5 days - if you make Junior during the week, you should come back and teach others. You should have your Novice rating by dock time on Sunday, June 2. Non-novices can sign up, if all Junior requirements except the on-the-water test are completed by June 2 (written test, rigging test, and 4 volunteer hours). Priority will be given to rated Novices.
We'll need instructors, testers, cooks, and kitchen help (think lots of volunteer hours).
To sign up as a student, instructor, tester, cook, or kitchen help, email Heather.
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.
Bring a friend to sail and stay for the party!
General Membership Meeting Sunday May 19
6 PM in the CSC yard after the open house.
Get out on the water in the afternoon and join us for dinner and officer reports in the evening.
This is a voting GMM!
The Treasurer's report on income and spending last fiscal year (5/1/18 - 4/30/19) is here.
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
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).
New Windsurfing Links
A windsurfer in St Petersburg, FL, passed these on to us. Check them out here.