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Yes. Members who are American Sailing Association certified instructors contribute their time to train and then to check-out new members as Skippers. The Club emphasizes safety in all boat activities.
All you need to do is learn to operate our daysailers, be checked out, and you're a qualified Skipper. Move-ups to the cruising boats can be accelerated, provided you have been checked out on each Club boat as you progress.
Base membership is $120 per Quarter, and covers day-sailers for qualified Skippers; $240 per Quarter on medium-level cruise boats (26 to 30 feet), and $360 Quarterly on the large-level boats (over 30 feet). Due on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1. A refundable security bond is required for each level.
Because everyone who joins is expected to volunteer to serve! This is the secret of our more than four decades of successful low-cost operation. The Commodore, Board Members, Boat Chiefs, Cruise Chairman, Sailing Instructors, Editor - ALL VOLUNTEER. If new members have previous sailing club experience, or boating talents, we all will benefit.
Fairwind members have use of the following boats:
See our Fleet Information page for more details.
All boats are in the water, ready to sail. They are located in Dock G1400, Marina del Rey and at Peninsula Yacht Marina in Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard.
Men and women, from age 20 and up, some single, some married, some with children. Some experienced sailors, some new to sailing.
Marina Del Rey usually meets on the first Saturday of every month and Channel Islands Harbor, on the third Sunday of each month. These are the best times to meet members of the Club and you will probably be invited to sail in the afternoon. But these dates sometimes get changed, especially for Holidays e.g. the July 4 weekend.
Reservations are made on-line through our website. A reservation guarantees you sailing time - even during the warm summer months.
As a crewperson, go as soon as you join. The Club has cruises each year to Avalon and the Isthmus; to Long Beach, and brunch and dinner cruises to King Harbor. To cruise as a Skipper, you must learn the boat; be checked-out; and have completed American Sailing Association courses.
Yes, boats are there for you to sail almost any time. However, as you improve and progress through the Club, you are expected to volunteer - TO RETURN THE HELP given to you by fellow Club members. You learn, you offer to teach and you serve newer members.
Each boat has a volunteer member assigned as Boat Chief. Major work is contracted, minor work is done by members working with the Boat Chief on Saturday work days or at other times.
There is none - except that each member is expected to contribute time and help to the Club in what ever way he or she can. Members serve as officers, as newsletter editor, as sailing instructors, as cruise chairperson, or by helping with boat maintenance.
Yes, for both hull damage and liability. There is, however, a deductible amount - very similar to one's automobile insurance.
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