Welcome Aboard! Sailing isn't all about hoisting sails and grinding winches. It can also be about hoisting a cocktail and meeting people that share your passion for sailing.
Other groups can focus on making sailing opportunities. We will focus on creating opportunities for meeting other sailors. Sailboat ownership is optional but a great attitude is mandatory.
We will have quarterly meet and greet cocktail parties and other meetups. These events are a way for skippers, crew, and potential new sailors to get acquainted.
Let's see where the winds take us...You should join us if you're looking to meet other sailors interested in day sailing, coastal cruising, and/or long distance cruising.
WARNING: No vetting or background checks of any kind, of any member of this group has ever taken place. As the interim organizer of this group, I take no responsibility for your safety. Skippers YOU must vette who YOU are allowing on your vessel. Potential crew members YOU must vette the skipper YOU choose to sail with and/or spend time with. I cannot recommend any of the skippers in this group other than myself. I have not met any of them yet. At the one meet up with this group that I attended, I was the only skipper in attendance. Members you are responsible for your own safety. Skippers, you are responsible for your own liability protection and safety. Tampa Bay Sailing Singles does not conduct sailing activities. If you choose to go sailing with a skipper who is a member of this group, that is between you and the skipper. If you wish to go sailing with me aboard my sailboat, you must join the Meetup group for the crew of my sailboat (Sailing Crew for the S/V Raven) Here is the link to my group's meetup page:
NOTE: Since Tampa Bay Sailing Singles is about making friends and potentially spending time on a private boat together, our policy requires that members use their real names as their meetup name and use clearly-recognizable, close-up actual photos of themselves as their group profile photo.