HOW TO BECOME A WINDLASS

Applications will be accepted for 2019 prospective members at our August 22nd Windlass General Membership Meeting / New Member Coffee.

Print our membership application Windlasses Membership Application

The New Member Coffee will be held on Thursday, August 22nd, 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 -  newmemberdirector.windlasses@gmail.com

2019 LEARN TO SAIL COURSE

Windlass learn to sail class was offered by Tangi

Aug. 8th and 15th  9am. to 1pm. at the Boat Club. $30 pp.

Wear clothes to get wet and dirty, close toed shoes and sunscreen.  Please bring plenty of water, it will be hot, a life jacket with attached whistle and pack a lunch. Plan to sign your windlass application and pay your windlass dues prior to the beginning of class.  Windlasses Membership Application

Class size was limited to 12.

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  2019 - 2020 season begins with our New Member Coffee on August 22nd. Please click on this link to see our schedule -  Windlasses Calendar

New membership is only available once a year at the end of August and is followed each Thursday for a 6 week orientation period.  The orientation includes on the water sailing and classroom presentations on racing rules, tactics, and related subjects.  Successful passing of our Orientation Program is required in order to become a member. Those who do not pass will be given a FULL refund of their annual dues.

For further information, email captain.windlasses@gmail.com

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

Boca Ciega Yacht Club in Gulfport, www.sailbcyc.org

City of Dunedin, 727-812-4531, www.dunedingov.com

City of Safety Harbor, 727-724-1572, www.cityofsafetyharbor.com

Clearwater Community Sailing Center, 727-517-7776, www.clearwatercommunitysailing.org

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