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We strive to meet this commitment through many diverse venues. We offer a comprehensive juniors program, teaching basic to advanced sailing skills, a flexible corinthian program that can expose  young adults to any variety of sailing they're interest and skill desire, and regular community seminars and classes, designed to fit the needs of the beginner and salty-seaman alike.

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Education Articles & Updates

Marine Mammals of Monterey Bay presented by Dorris Welch

Marine Mammals of Monterey Bay presented by Dorris Welch

February 8, 2018

Marine biologist and naturalist Dorris Welch, co-owner of Sanctuary Cruises Whale Watching, dove into the natural history and adaptations of the marine mammals that frequent Monterey Bay, and discussed her encounters with the marine giants she has had in her eight years of leading whale watch tours on the bay and her prior research experiences … Read More

Knotts for Sailing presented by Doug Mahone

Knotts for Sailing presented by Doug Mahone

February 1, 2018

Those who were “knot” confident they could easily tie the right knot for common boating situations filled the clubhouse Wednesday, learning the basics, including stopper knots, cleat hitches, bowlines, clove hitches, reef knots, half hitches, rolling hitches, and a few others. Everyone enjoyed hands-on practice, building their muscle memory and, of course, showing off tips … Read More

Santa Cruz Wind presented by Scott Smith

Santa Cruz Wind presented by Scott Smith

January 11, 2018

In case you missed it… Scott presented on the general themes of what makes wind work and applied the concepts to the localities of San Francisco and Santa Cruz. Major takeaways included the differentiation between the synoptic wind (the wind caused by macro weather patterns) and the local wind (caused by micro weather patterns). A … Read More

Parts Of A Motor

Parts Of A Motor

November 28, 2017

APSTPlease select from the menu aboveAnti-Ventilation PlateA structure build into the vertical shaft of an outboard motor to prevent surface air from being sucked into the negative pressure side of the propeller blades. Ventilation can also come from exhaust gases being introduced into the blades of the prop.PowerheadThe motive force of a propulsion system. On … Read More

Parts of a Sail

Parts of a Sail

November 28, 2017

Genoa jib Head Reinforcement Luff Leech Anti-UV covering Head foil attachment Panel(s) Telltales Reinforcement Tack Leech control Clew Foot control Foot Furling marks Gaff mainsail Luff Foot Leech Head Throat Tack Clew Peak Throat cringle Reefing cringle Tack cringle Clew cringle Reefing cringle Peak cringle Reinforcing tape Bolt rope Batten pocket Panels Reef line Reefing … Read More

Parts of A Sailboat

Parts of A Sailboat

November 28, 2017

1 – Mainsail; 2 – Staysail / Jib; 3 – Spinnaker; 4 – Hull; 5 – Keel; 6 – Rudder; 7 – Skeg; 8 – Spar/Mast; 9 – Spreader; 10 – Shroud; 11 – Sheet; 12 – Boom; 14 – Spinnaker Pole; 15 – Backstay; 16 – Forestay; 17 – Boom Vang; BFHJKMRSTPlease select from the menu aboveBackstayA backstay runs from the mast to the rear quarter, counteracting the … Read More

Rules

Rules

March 8, 2017

Presentation Date: 2017-03-08 Presentation Topic: Rules Presentation Synopsis: Presenters: Mike Gross & Chris Hofmann Presenter Biography:

“Who’s at Risk?” an approach to accident statistics

March 1, 2017

Presented by Chuck Hawley Veteran sailor and club member, Staff Commodore Chuck Hawley is also a safety expert.  When not sailing, he can be seen volunteering his time around the club to teach juniors, corinthians, and regular members alike in the ways of good, safe boat handling and preparedness.   

The Offshore 42, A New Cruiser Ready to Cross Oceans

The Offshore 42, A New Cruiser Ready to Cross Oceans

February 22, 2017

Presented by Kip Wanaselja & Erik De Jong In order to make ocean passages more enjoyable, a boat needs to be comfortable, strong, forgiving, fast and low maintenance. Erik De Jong has many offshore sailing miles under his belt, and knows firsthand the characteristics that make a sailboat handle well at sea. First having begun … Read More

Wine Tasting (2/15)

February 15, 2017

Date: 2/15 Event: WINE TASTING w/ Jack Gordon Description: Bring $2, a bottle of wine, and 2-4oz tasting glasses (tasting glasses available at the event)

Beer Tasting

Beer Tasting

February 10, 2017

We had a fun IPA beer tasting at the Club on Wednesday Feb 8. There were 32 people attending, and 35 bottles of beer were brought for a blinded tasting using the same format that Jack Gordon’s group uses for the wine tastings at the Club. The winning IPA was Bear Republic Racer 5 brought … Read More