All members are invited to come out to our Practise Nights held on Tuesdays during the season. Practise nights run from 6-9pm. A certified coach will be on hand to answer questions, set up marks, and provide informal coaching. This is a great way for members to practise some of the skills they have learned in the Club`s sailing school or for experienced sailors to meet new crew members.
Wednesday Nights feature organized races for youth and adults. All members have to do is show up and participate. The first warning signal for weekday racing is at 1845. Members wishing to participate should be at the club by 1800 and on the water by 1820. The race course is marked and the races are conducted following the current Racing Rules of Sailing. A powered race committee boat and/or a powered mark boat control racing. Because the Club caters to many different classes of boats, race results are handicapped using the Portsmouth system. For new sailors, racing is a great way of learning the finer points of sailing. If you have any questions there are many people around the club who can help you out with the answers. So come out and try your best! Remember, we all stated in the same boat!
Another very important weekly event is our Friday Cruise Nights. The formula of cruise night is the following:
- Head to the sailing club after work on Friday.
- Bring a picnic dinner or something for the BBQ.
- Head out for a sail around the lake to work up an appetite.
- Enjoy an evening meal with the company of whoever else is at the club.
Just to show everyone where a little Friday night sail can take you, the founder of Friday Cruise Nights, one of our clubs cruising champions, Ben Ho and his wife Eliza, have taken their cruising adventures to the Mediterranean Sea. You can follow Ben and Eliza’s travels on their blog Three Rivers Cruising.