What we're about
*Before you hit the "Join" button, be sure to read the photo requirements and general information below.*
We are the original sailing Meetup group in the Bay Area, and the most active. You don't have to know how to sail to be part of the group. However, you do have to fulfill some basic requirements. Please be sure to do this or you may not be able to join or remain in the group. The information you need is at the links below, as well as repeated on the profile sign-up page. If you find it challenging to read the documentation and upload a compliant photo from a mobile device, you may want to wait to until you are in front of a larger screen before joining. Our documentation has not been optimized for viewing on mobile devices.
NBS Photo Requirements (https://www.meetup.com/sfbay-sailing/pages/23181991/NBS_Photo_Requirements)
NBS PHOTO REQUIREMENTS CHECKLIST (https://www.meetup.com/sfbay-sailing/pages/27454229/NBS_PHOTO_REQUIREMENTS_CHECKLIST)
GENERAL INFORMATION offered by Wendy (https://www.meetup.com/sfbay-sailing/pages/20733241/GENERAL_INFORMATION_offered_by_Wendy)
The purpose of this meetup group is to promote and share the passions of sailing. Anyone interested in sailing who has satisfied the requirements (compliant photo, completed profile) may join. We try to offer inexpensive sailing opportunities for everyone. All our events are free, unlike other groups, which charge people to sail. The only time we charge people is when the event is a charter-share and everyone "chips in" on the cost to charter the boat. We don't believe in using the Meetup platform to run a business or promote the commercial interests of others without benefit to our members.
People with boats often welcome guests aboard to help pull ropes and turn cranks, which is called "crewing."
And for those interested in racing or increasing their skill level, crewing for race boats is the best way to get a lot of fun, inexpensive, thrilling sailing with a dedicated crew.
Here is a great little example of some fast sailing and what one of our events is like: Click here (http://youtu.be/sZGAHo9X54E)
As explained in the mandatory reading at the links above, please note that members with 2 "No Show"s to events will be removed from the group, and some captains may exercise their prerogative to remove after the first no-show or last-minute cancel.
If you no-show to an actual sailing event, or prevent others from sailing because you changed your RSVP to no within 48 hours of a sailing event, you could be removed from the group.
Please update your RSVP in time so the boat owners and captains can plan accordingly. This is a courtesy to your fellow Meetup members to make planning easier and not waste limited seats on a boat.