Originally Posted by Arlee2.0
I appreciate the sailing club tip! It wouldn't have occurred to me that they'd be interested in teaching a complete newb...;-)
And yes, that's me in the pic... I wouldn't have an issue with finding the next great love of my life on the high seas but I'm not interested in a "cruising couch" scenario. Not into quid pro quo or F'ing my way onto a boat.
Many sailing clubs double as ASA
schools. And usually beginners' courses are not that expensive, if anything boat connected can be labeled "not that expensive". And classes
normally include time on the water
. While myself I started out on a 39' (long story why) I would've loved to start as most people do - learning
on small sailboats, moving up to solings, then to J24/27/29s etc. And you may find your s/o during such course or two.
I know several couples who met at sailing clubs and few kids
later are still together and still sailing together.
Here in MA there are a few clubs which are worth joining just for the active social life alone - Wed/Sat races followed by post race
parties - free beer
, wine and BBQ. Basic memberships start at about $700 with trial ones at around $500. And 2 people can split a membership
making it dirt cheap
. Not to mention that the post-race free beer
and wine parties alone are worth the price
of that membership
Enjoy the use of our Solings and Sonars, according to your membership plan.
Prerequisite: Learn to Sail or equivalent experience and checkout.
7-Day Access - $1275
Use of the Daysailing fleet for the whole season from 9:00am to sunset.
Weekends - $1170
Sail on weekends only.
Weekdays - $1035
Access limited to weekdays from 9:00am to sunset.
Weekdays 9-5 - $695
Monday through Friday access from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Mini - $510
Thirty consecutive days of access to the daysailing fleet including weekends.
A shared membership is ideal for a group of 2 or 3 people who usually sail together, but who each want the benefits of membership. Once you have purchased a full year Daysailing membership, up to two friends may join under the same plan for just 50% of the full membership fee per person. A shared Membership may reserve and use only one boat at a time. Call the office to add shares to your membership.