Let's go sailing on one of my two catamarans! I now own a Gemini 105MC, named Skyliner II and the flagship of the fleet is a Fountain-Pajot, named Neko. Skyliner is 34 feet long and 14 feet wide, whereas Neko is 37 feet long and 20 feet wide. I will be taking Neko on extended sailing excursions in the future via my other Meetup group, Neko Sailing, which is also free to join,
I'm always looking for fellow sailors and crew to take them out for a good time on the water. Whether we cruise around the bay or head out to the ocean, it will be fun and exciting. Skyliner has a hammock over the stern so you can sit comfortably while the water rushes by beneath you. Neko has a large, trampoline on the foredeck and you can also watch the water rushing by as well. Also, if you are tired of walking, standing or sitting at a 30 degree or more angle like most monohull sailboats you can forget about that that since both of my boats only heel less than 5 degrees while underway because of the catamaran hull designs. That also means that if you are prone to getting seasick, you can throw away your Dramamine pills. Did I mention that a catamaran doesn't have a 4,000+ lb. lead keel to lug around like all monohulls do so they are also very fast. Skyliner's current top speed was 8.65 knots as compared to the max hull speed of monohulls which is around 6 knots. I've had Neko at over 10 knots too. As a very dear friend of mine used to say, "Once you go cat, you can never go back". That was certainly true for me! The bottom line is that it is very easy to pour the skipper a drink and not spill a drop. Ha!
Here's the meetup rules and guidelines so everyone can have an enjoyable experience.
1. If you RSVP Yes to an event, please make every effort to go to the event.
2. If you find that you are not able to go to the event, go back onto the website and change your RSVP to No, as soon as you know you can't go.
3. If you RSVP for an event and the event is full, you will be placed on a wait list. If you really want to go to an event, keep your schedule flexible and be available to go, even up until the last minute.
4. If you are on the waitlist and do end up making other plans, go onto the site and change your RSVP to No and let the next person that is willing to wait move up instead.
5. If the event is open to you and a guest, you are responsible for that guest. If the guest cancels, go onto the RSVP GO list and change your RSVP to remove your guest so the next person on the wait list can move onto the GO list. However, CCS generally does not permit guests or +1's so that members of the group can enjoy the events without non-members taking available slots. And it also helps me to know that everyone in the boat has read the rules beforehand and there's no surprises when they step aboard. Most guests don't have a clue and will Vail out on you at the last minute but if you have a guest that enjoys and wants to sail on a regular basis, just have them join the group! It's free, afterall.
6. After an event is concluded, don’t just pack up your stuff and leave. It is common courtesy to offer to help clean up, take out the trash, put things away as well as securing the boat after a sail, including washing down the boat, if possible. The most important thing is to not leave any of your personal belongings behind on the boats. Any items leftover and unclaimed after 30 days will be donated to Father Joe's Village.
7. If you RSVP Yes for an event and do not show up for the event and especially if you do not call or message me in advance, YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE GROUP.
8. Please note that you will be asked to sign a Release of Liability waiver in order to participate in these sails.
9. All sails are free but a donation jar will be available should you wish to contribute to it.