Always wanted to sail, but don't know how to get started? Are you interested in either cruising or racing? A boat-owning skipper looking for crew, or crew looking for a sweet ride? Need someone to help get your boat ready? Want to learn Zen and the Art of Boat Maintenance for free? How about having a boat to sail this summer for much less that you would think, with virtually none of the grief? Just want to hang at a cool Yacht Club and meet new people?
City Island Yacht Club... a picturesque, waterfront, private club has allowed me to open it's doors for a limited number of Meetups to non members. It helps to be the Rear Commodore! This is our first big event of the season - where you get to connect with many skippers and crew on a face to face basis. No wallflowers here as everyone gets to work the room, table by table, to talk to skippers and exchange numbers for racing, cruising, you name it.
We attract people with all levels of experience from the curious to circumnavigators. Many have caught their first sail through this event, many are now cruising or on race teams... and a number have found their "sailmate". Let's get this 2013 season started! The restaurant and pub will be available. Details and menu will follow. We can only accommodate 120 people (last year was filled) so I am opening it to my members first. I will then have it posted on other sailing sites and in print. Single groups with an adventure theme from the greater New York area have also been invited. A waiting list will be updated weekly. There will be 50/50 raffle and sunset sails & cruises offered at event too. Rebuild CIYC at www.ciycfundraiser.com
Did I mention there's no admission?
Please RSVP on the Greater New York Sailing Group website.
*Organizers from other sail related groups and interests, that would like to present must contact me first. Priority will be given to those that cross promote events. Contact me for details. Feel free to post this event, but please have people RSVP at www.sailing.meetup.com/68