Race for Newbies at the Sausalito Yacht Club on Saturday

  • April 19, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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If you have ever wanted to learn more about Club Racing this is your chance.  You will learn about the Notice of Race, Sailing Instruction, Division Splits, Starting Sequences and Race Strategy and Tactics.

Crew can board at the Guest Dock at the Sausalito Yacht Club in downtown Sausalito (next to the Ferry Landing).

Willin' is ready to race with a slick new bottom and brand new sails.

I will have a couple of my regular crew on board, but would like to bring a couple of newbies along for the ride.

This is fun race with a party at the Sausalito Yacht Club after the finish.

You are welcome to join me taking the boat from Alameda to Sausalito and back again, or you can board the boat in Saulsalito.

This is an all day event, so get a good night's rest, eat breakfast before you come, and bring a snack to tide you over until dinner.

The first gun is at noon and you should plan on being on the boat by 1000 hours.

I have ginger ale and bottled water on board.

Willin' is a big, modern, safe, well-equipped, well-maintained yacht with full electronics and instrumentation.

There will be a half-hour orientation to get you familiar with the boat and safety procedures prior to our departure.

It is especially important that you answer the questions when you register so that I have your contact information and your experience level.  I will choose some "experienced" and some "newbie" crew for this event.

OK, let's go sailing and have some fun.

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  • Barbara D.

    What a beautiful day with beautiful people. And a captain who made it sAfe and exciting. And we finished the race. Thanks mark.

    1 · April 21

  • Donna F.

    Thank you Mark for great day of sailing!! My 1st sailing & racing experience and now addicted. Fabulous crew, enjoyed meeting everyone. Hope to meet up again soon

    April 21

  • Nick B.

    Fun race, nice to meet you all. For those who didnt hear we can 2nd to last but relegated to last by Shelly, time difference for the smaller boat I think. Drat. Must try again!

    1 · April 20

  • Jim E.

    Not able to go this time, how often do you do this?

    April 15

    • Donna F.

      Hi Mark?

      April 18

    • Donna F.

      If anyone cancels at the last minute tomorrow, I have a friend who is a very experienced at sailing, was the America's Cup Marshall, he can is dropping me in Sausalito and can join us. Just a thought.

      April 18

  • Rachel

    Hi Mark, any chance the waitlist people could meet you all at the Sausalito Yacht club after for the party?

    April 18

    • Rachel

      Gotcha. Thanks Mark!

      April 18

  • Barbara

    Will anyone be driving from the East Bay that might be able to give me a ride? I am happy to chip in for gas and tolls. Thanks!

    April 17

    • Barbara

      Hey Nick, looks like I lost my spot on this one, so I won't need a ride after all. Thanks so much for the offer anyway!

      April 17

    • Nick B.

      Sorry to hear that. Next time!

      April 18

  • Bill

    Hi Mark, do you know of any other boats that need crew for the regatta?

    April 17

  • Kimberly

    See you at the Sausalito Yacht club at 10 am.
    Looking forward to it!

    April 16

  • Donna F.

    I'm excited, my first time! Thank you.

    April 15

    • Donna F.

      I would prefer to join you in Sausalito but I need to hear your orientation.

      April 15

    • Donna F.

      Thanks Mark. See you in Sausalito!

      April 16

  • Nick B.

    Hi Mark, looking forward to my first race! I'll be joining in Sausalito.

    April 16

  • Kimberly

    Hi Mark,
    I am looking for the questions you requested I answer.... where do I find them? thanks!

    April 15

  • Kimberly

    Will answer questions later this eve when I arrive home. Thank you so much!

    April 15

  • Kimberly

    I would love to join if possible!

    April 15

  • Brian

    Hey, cool, I've been looking for something like this. I'm in Oakland so let me know specifics on boarding at Oakland. :)

    April 15

    • Brian

      Mark, I updated sign on questions but I'll have to send you my contact later tonight. Can't do at work or on my phone.

      April 15

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