Social Sails

April 2021 Social Sailing Remains on hold

The club hopes that limited social sailing can restart when the pandemic is clearly under control and when most people have been vaccinated. The Management Committee continues to monitor advice from health authorities and will post plans as soon as they are available …. stay posted.

191010 Jan’s 100th sail of the summer…

Jan Luthe has participated in almost every social sail and a good number of private sails as well. He has been out, mostly in his boat Catchup one hundred times this year.

190712 Catchup social sailing 2

Allegro during 2017 social sail. Photo by Brian Stepaniak


At the start of the 2020 season, social sails  are at:

  • 10:00 on Wednesdays and Saturdays,

  •  18:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Subsequently times may be adjusted to suit members’ preferences. Changes will be notified by email and on this website.

We meet at the first marina gate on the boardwalk fifteen minutes before sailing time. Boat rentals are limited at social sailing times so that there are two boats available for social sails.

September 12, 2019 Impromptu Social Sail – Some photos

190912 Joel on Blaze
190912 Blaze headed home
Blaze coming home
190912 Artemis
Artemis from Blaze

190912 Bob on Artemis190912 Catchup and Blaze chasing down Artemis

Blaze on 190708 social sail below. Photo by Arley Roberts.


Below is video clip of Allegro during social sail.

Skipper volunteer’s decisions with respect to social sails are final including go/no-go and sail foreshortening decisions. All members must wear a PFD during social sails. Skipper volunteers indicate their commitment to skipper a social sail by entering their name on the BSSC calendar. Skipper assignment will be on a first come first assigned basis. Skippers are encouraged to volunteer whenever their priorities permit.

Social sails are open to all members and guests. Each member, guest and the skipper volunteer will pay $10 for a social sail, which is usually about two hours long. Payment is in cash prior to casting off and there are no refunds. If there are insufficient places for all members and guests, members will be given priority.

In consideration of other members and to avert fire risk on board, smoking or other sorts of flame are not permitted on club boats. Similarly, in consideration of other members, children under 13 and pets cannot be taken on a social sail. Youth under 18 should be accompanied by an adult. Families are welcome to take pets and younger children on board when they have rented a boat.