PLEASE READ ALL THE NEW INFORMATION BELOW:
Everyone must sign up and people on the waitlist will be moved to “going” as boats are made available. We will try to incorporate new people to experience sailing. City Island Yacht Club members are given priority as we use their facilities. We anticipate 20 spots.
This site will be updated at noon and 3 pm for a cancellation. We might even cancel at 6 pm on the dock. If sailing is called off up at 6 pm on the dock, the ASA instructors will have a sailing lesson, and we can still have the social hour. Please check back on the day of the sail.
You and guests must RSVP to sail! All passengers will be asked to wear a life jacket and sign a liability waiver.
An RSVP does NOT guarantee that you will sail.
Walk-ins will not likely sail.
We meet apres-sailing to socialize on the dock with snacks & refreshments. It is expected that you will join us after the sail. Please bring finger food only. Wine, cheese, hummus, veggies, soft drinks, seltzer, beer. a drink or appetizer to share at the social time after the sail.
**Please tell us what you plan to bring when you RSVP.**
This is NOT for people looking for a free harbor cruise. Skippers are looking for new friends, cruising and racing crew, and to introduce new people to the sport. The Club is looking for those interested in ASA instruction, Club membership, and the Club Boat Timeshare program.
Members that RSVP "yes" , and do not cancel their RSVP or do not show up, will be listed as "no shows" and removed from future sailings.
Preference will be given to those that have made connections with skippers through weekly socializing.
No experience is necessary. The number of spots depends on the number of skippers participating. Participating boats are primarily private vessels with three CIYC Club Boats, and the Skippers are looking forward to meeting new people, and finding new crew to sail with.
Skippers have the final say for their craft. You must be on the dock at 6 PM SHARP!
This will be an interactive sail so you will be required to assist in sailing the vessel. All will be required to wear a Personal Flotation Device /lifejacket provided by the Skipper. Skippers will review safety procedures at the mooring. All sailors must sign a waiver and be able to zip up a life jacket. No alcohol is allowed on the boats and we ask that you do not drink beforehand.
Just to be clear, we do not want to exclude anyone from the sport of sailing, but we must remind all, it is a sport! One which requires a high level of physical fitness to be part of a crew hoisting and dousing sails, trimming a main, trimming a headsail and helming. Crew must be able to cross the cabin top under the boom during tacks and gybes, sit on the rail and be able to move around a boat nimbly in breeze and choppy seas. Skippers participating in Monday night sailing are offering their vessels for training crew and cannot take on the liability of anyone who is not 100% physically fit and cannot move nimbly around a boat.
Skippers and the Meetup organizers reserve the right to deny boarding to anyone they feel is not capable of the requirements for a safe sail.
People can post on Meetup to ride share to and from the Club.
Boat shoes/sneakers with non-marking (no black soles) soles are a must. No sandals or flip flops.
Please bring a bottle of water, no glass, sunglasses, windbreaker, dressing in layers.