Applications will be accepted for 2018 prospective members at our August 23rd Windlass General Membership Meeting / New Member Coffee.

Print our membership application 2018 - 2019 Membership Application

The New Member Coffee will be held on Thursday, August 23rd 2018, at 9:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church, 455 Scotland St., Dunedin, FL 34698. See map below.

Prospective new members (New Salts) may contact the New Member Director -


In 2017 The Clearwater Community Sailing Center ( CCSC) offered a two afternoon  “how to sail” course for prospective new members of Windlasses. It was held from 1:00 - 4:00 pm on Saturday August 19th and Sunday August 20th 2017. The cost for the combined two days was only $35. CCSC is located on Sand Key at 1001 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767.  See Map below. 

CALL IN ADVANCE TO REGISTER  727-517-7776 for the Windlass Learn to Sail course.

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  2018 - 2019 season begins with our New Member Coffee on August 23rd. New membership is only available once a year at the end of August and is followed by a 6 week orientation period. 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.