Dinghy Yard Layout
We're trying to keep the dinghy yard orderly to make different boat types accessible and everyone's life easier. The new layout is here. Please follow this when putting dinghies away.
First 2019 Junior Fast Track May 6-10
A dinghy sailing program for CSC members to advance toward their Junior Skipper Rating. 5 pm to sunset, intensive (1 on 2) instruction.
Want to join?
- Have your pre-requisites done:
- You must have a Novice rating (i.e., have passed the Written, Rigging, and Novice On-The-Water tests)
- 2 extra volunteer hours (for a total of 4 signed off on your White Card)
- These pre-requisites must be completed by Club dock time on Sunday, May 5.
- Agree to stay throughout the Fasst Track week (5 days, lessons Mon-Thurs, tests Thurs-Fri) and teach the other students after passing the Junior test
- Agree to help at least one night with food duties and bring $25 for beverages
Sign up as a student by sending email to Daniel Boldi, the coordinator
Juniors/Seniors - Want to help? Wand food and volunteer hours?
Instructors (Junior and up) needed Mon-Thurs, testers (Seniors and up) needed Thurs-Fri. Send email to Daniel Boldi, the coordinator, if you can help.
If you don't have email, ask the Day Leader to contact Daniel.
Volunteer hours, food, and fun available!
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.
CSC Jelly Belly Jam Band
Music jam at the club. Come and join the jam, sing along, dance, whatever. Bring your favorite musical instrument of just grab one next to you. The more the merrier.
This will be every Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to dusk.
We need volunteers to set up and break down audio equipment (counts as volunteer hours).
There's a great video here. You can chat, ask questions, and make suggestions here.
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).
New Windsurfing Links
A windsurfer in St Petersburg, FL, passed these on to us. Check them out here.