Membership costs just $99 for 3 months ($89 for students and seniors) plus 2 hours volunteer work and there are no charges for lessons, equipment use, cruises, or other club activities. Choose About CSC for more information, to join, See plans and pricing.
Once you've signed up, you'll need your Membership # from your invoice or confirmation email. If you forget that, check with the dayleader (they have the list of current members) or better yet, login again with your username and password and go to Account Info .
Welcome aboard! Welcome to CSC!
A dinghy sailing program for CSC members to advance to their Junnior Skipper Rating
Want to join?
- Have your pre-requisites done:
- Written Test
- Rigging Test
- 2 extra volunteer hours (for a total of 4 signed off on your white card)
- Recommended: 5+ previous lessons, comfortable handling main sheet and tiller while hiking
- Please pay attention to the pre-requisites, especially the last one
- Agree to stay throughout the Fast Track week (5 days, lessons Mon-Thurs, tests Thurs-Fri) and teach to the other students after passing the Junior test
- Agree to help at least one night with food duties and bring $20 for beverages
Sign up as a student: Email Daniel, the coordinator
Juniors/Seniors - Want to help? Want food and service hours?
Instructors (juniors and up) needed Mon - Thurs
Testers (seniors and up) needed Wed - Fri
Sign up as a teacher: Email Daniel, the coordinator
If you don't have e-mail, ask the Day Leader to contact Lonnie.
Volunteer hours, food, and fun available!
We've been doing this for several years, but it's different this year. This year's camp is Thursday, July 26, through Sunda7, July 29. It is 4 days, and the club discount is $375 each. The location is the Rio Vista Delta, about an hour from the club. More detailed information on the instruction is here. Andy is one of the best windsurfing instructors in the world and teaches at all levels.
You will be able to camp. There may not be water on site, but town is 10-15 minutes away.
This year will be more limited than in the past, with a hard limit of 10 people. We may be able to setup a second session from August 2-5.
Payment in advance will be required. You're interested, contact Peter Naulls, and he will supply more details.
Courtesy Min Lee (his Senior Project).
We've already had several, both keelboat and dinghy. Here's a photo from the recent dinghy cruise to Richmond Marina Bay.
Don't miss out on Club cruises. There will be a lot this year, as a number of Seniors are going for their Cruise Skipper rating, which requires, well, doing cruises. If you're logged into the website, you can go to Activities->Cruising->Cruise List to see what's scheduled. Better is to be on the Cal Sailing Announce email list, where they are announced (see here for how to subscribe).
This is a great Club benefit, sailing to interesting places on the Bay. Go out and do it!
Windsurf Lessons Now on Summer Schedule
Basic lessons on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 1 pm and on Sundays 11 am to 2pm. More info here. We're getting into the windy season, so come out and learn.
Advanced Dinghy will start of Monday, May 7, and will be held on every Monday evening from then until the end of August, except for US holidays and Fast Track weeks. These classes are intended for Junior Skippers working on their Senior rating. They will cover the required skills and much more. Here are the classes for June:
We will be offering five Junior Skipper Fast Tracks this year. These are 5 day (Monday through Friday) intensive dinghy lessons, 1 on 2, from around 5pm to sunset. They are designed to move you closer to your Junior Skipper rating (which you may even get that week, but even if you don't, you'll be a much better sailor at the end of the week). Details will be announced within a few weeks of the start of each. Participants should have all Junior requirements completed except for the on-the-water test.
These are the dates:
During Open Houses we offer FREE introductory sails 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 promptly at 1 pm when the signups start. 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 2018 Open House Schedule is below:
Until now, you had to take your Junior Dinghy Skipper and Junior Windsurfer Written at the Clubhouse. No longer. It's now available on-line. You can take it on the Clubhouse computer or at home. You can also go through the test to prepare yourself before taking it.
You need to be logged in to look at or take the test.
To look at the Junior Skipper Test (you must be logged in):
Go to Ratings->Written Test->Junior Skipper Sailboat->Read Test
To take the test:
Go to Ratings->Written Test->Junior Skipper Sailboat->Take Test
To look at the Junior Wiindsurfer Test (you must be logged in):
Go to Ratings->Written Test->Junior Windsufert->Read Test
To take the test:
Go to Ratings->Written Test->Junior Windsufer->Take Test
Both are closed book, so please honor that and don't look up the answers while you're taking the
test, but feel free to go through the exam ahead of time.
If you pass, that will be recorded automatically, and you will get an email of the results.
If you don't pass, you won't be told what you missed, and you'll have to wait a day to take the test again.
Note that you must take the test online, at the Clubhouse or elsewhere. You can no longer take
it on paper. This gives the Day Leader more time to monitor the South Sailing Basin.
The Novice Windwurfer and Racing Skipper tests have been available online for some time.