Test your sailing skills every other Wednesday evening starting June 12th, 2019. SCSS will host (and provide boats) for an evening small boat racing series. This series is open to any sailor who has taken past classes at SCSS or can pass a basic sailing skills test. This race series is all about improving your sailing skills in a fun, low pressure, race environment.
Never raced before? Don’t let that hold you back. Our instructors will go over the basic rules of the road and starting sequence. The number one goal of this program is to give you the opportunity to improve your sailing skills in a structured, non competitive, environment.
The Club 420 is an Olympic class sailboat. This boat is also used in college and high school racing across the country. Club 420 can be used as a challenging race boat or a just learning beginner boat. This fast responsive boat can be sailed with jib and main and has the option of spinnaker and trapeze. To learn more about the Club 420 visit https://club420.org/.
There are two ways to be eligible for the Wednesday night race series.
- If you are new to the sport of sailing, enroll in one of our Club 420 sailing classes. The first session is May 27th, 31st, and June 6th, 7th. In this four-day twelve-hour course, we will cover the basics of sailing a Club 420 sailboat.
- If you have sailing experience, you are welcome to schedule a basic sailing evaluation with one of our instructors. This evaluation is a pass/fail test of your sailing abilities. You can find the evaluation form in the handbook.
The skipper (driver) of the boat is the person who needs to pass the eligibility requirements. Crew positions are open to any person who is in a boat with an eligible skipper. Crewing is a great way to be introduced to the sport of sailing.
- Personal Flotation Devices (PFD’s) Type III must be properly secured and worn at all times when on or near the water. PFD’s must be provided by participants.
- All participants s must be capable of swimming at least 75 yards.
- No alcoholic beverages are allowed on SCSS boats. Use of alcohol before or during utilization of SCSS boats will not be tolerated and will result in a suspension of sailing privileges. Smoking is prohibited on the boats and in or around the boathouse.
- Skippers must report ALL accidents, injuries and collisions to the lead instructor. Failure to report any incidents may result in suspension of privileges. Staff must complete an Incident Report for documentation purposes. If you are involved in ANY type of collision with a boat, wall or other obstruction, you must report it to the lead instructor – no matter how insignificant you believe it was.
- SCSS reserves the right to cancel the evening race at any time if wind speeds or gusts exceed 18 mph.
- If a race canceled due to weather there will be a makeup race the following Wednesday. SCSS will make every effort to host six races throughout the summer.
Dates and Times:
UPDATE: Due to popular demand, Wednesday Night Racing is happening EVERY WEDNESDAY! We’ll keep it running as long as interest is high!
Participants are welcome to arrive and start setting up their boats at 5pm. The first race will begin at 6pm.
Single races will be $30 per boat (skipper and crew). This fee gives you access to the boats, a skills evaluation, and on the water race committee.
Please fill out this form and tell us a bit about your experience with the Club 420. Once approved, an instructor will send you information about how to register and pay.