Today's Open/Close Times based on tide predictions

DateClub TimelineSunsetLow Tide
Fri Jan 27 Noon to 4:58 PM5:28 PM1.4 @ 10:45 AM

yellow means the Club may be closed, based on Day Leader's judgement. red means the Club will be closed. Note that current low tides are around 0.0 feet lower than predictions.

Day Leader's WhiteBoard


Unless whiteboard shows today's date, there is no Day Leader or they haven't signed in yet.

CSC Windsurfing Lesson for Novice

(try to teach this in 30 minutes to maximize retention [fewer words = stronger lesson])

o Obligation to learn and follow rules: designed to protect club and members
o Obligation to work: club cannot run on dues alone, and it can be fun and educational


o Dayleader
o Responsibility (to keep an eye out and support safety, not to act as a tow driver)
o Authority (to say when/if you can sail)
o Sailable weather/water
o Legible equipment log

o Sailing Areas
o Restaurant
o Third Dock
o Self-rescue (you are responsible to get yourself back to dock)

o Gear
o PFD & Wetsuit (PFD or FULL wetsuit and harness)
o Check Condition of your gear
o Carrying and Placement (mention the safety aspects, demonstrate later)


o Wind
o Neutral position (sail will show direction of wind)
o Neck and ears (you can feel it)
o Other craft (which way are they sailing; boat/board range difference)
o Wind Clock – No Go Zone (u r the center; wind is 12, no-go from 10-2)

o Stance
o Neutral (for up-hauling ONLY)
o 1st gear (for slow sailing; feel mast-base and centerboard knob w/your feet)

o Self Rescue
o 30 feet from boundaries and docks (begin s.r. if you cannot quickly turn)
o 40 feet from rocks (begin s.r. before you are 40’ from rocks)
o Boom on board (worth the effort to place it there)

o Turn
o Mast (toward nose or tail of board)
o Hands (away from body, wider than shoulders on boom)
o Feet (keep in by mast, 3 step turn or walk around mast)

o Self Rescue
o If you cannot rescue yourself, you need to quit for the day
o Boom on board
o Mast (not clew) toward wind
o Hold sail w/feet

o Dayleader Rescue
o Sit or stand on board, sail down, and wave your hands
o Be prepared to hook tow rope to board
o FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS of dayleader quickly

*This is all the more you need to teach for our beginner lesson; adding more will decrease the effectiveness of the lesson. Share this little bit, then get them out on the water to put this to use. Self Rescue is in here 3 times; that is on purpose.*