How to Become a Windlass


Print our membership application  Windlasses Membership Application 2016-17

The new member coffee will be held on Thursday, August 25 at 9:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Dunedin.

The Clearwater Community Sailing Center is offering a prospective new member “how to sail” course for two days for only $35 (regularly $125). It is to be held on Saturday and Sunday mornings, August 20 & 21, from 9:00-12:00. The combined two days costs only $35.

This is only for prospective new members and they can register by calling Paula Dulin at 727/215-3975


Windlasses is open to female sailors who would like to improve their sailing skills through racing. For your safety and our insurance purposes, in order to be accepted into our Orientation Program, you must be able to do the following:


1. Sail a basic course which includes sailing into the wind, tacking and jibing.

2. Upright a capsized pram

3. Swim from the capsized pram to the safety boat, climb up the ladder on the back of the boat and get into the safety boat.


Windlasses season begins the first Thursday after school starts and ends the Thursday before it ends. Orientation for new member candidates is the first 6 weeks of our season. Successful passing of our Orientation Program is required in order to become a member. Those who do not pass will be given a refund of their annual dues.

For further information, email


Some opportunities to learn to sail in our area include (alphabetically)

Boca Ciega Yacht Club in Gulfport,

City of Dunedin, 727-812-4531,

City of Safety Harbor, 727-724-1572,

Clearwater Community Sailing Center, 727-517-7776,

Some exceptions to these guidelines do exist. Please contact us.