HOW TO BECOME A WINDLASS

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 -  newmemberdirector.windlasses@gmail.com

2018 LEARN TO SAIL COURSE

Two Learn to Sail classes for Windlasses New Salts will be offered @ Clearwater Community Sailing Center, (CCSC)  located on Sand Key at 1001 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767.  See Map below.

Class 1 - August 15 + 16 from noon til 4pm

Class 2 - August 21 + 22 from noon til 4pm

To REGISTER FOR THE Windlass Learn to Sail course:

CALL CCSC :  727-517-7776 IN ADVANCE

The cost for a two day class = $35.00.

Class size is limited to 10 students.

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. 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.