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SLTWYC - South Lake Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club


Hello all club members and racers!

I'm excited to announce that our 2021 race season will be beginning soon!

The Beer Can marks have been dropped in courtesy of Russ and Richard, and we're set for the first Beer Can on May 12th! I expect to see all boats out there including dinghies, life rafts, and driftwood, If you can fashion a sail to it, it's race worthy!

We're going to try something different this year, and introduce a new element to the beer can races called the "Sail Missions". For the months of June, July, and August, we will be holding an award ceremony and party for the crew that wins the most Beer Cans per month!
Being a space nerd, I've named the monthly series accordingly -

June - Mercury Series
July - Gemini Series
August - Apollo Series

There will be no fees or sign-ups for this, and beer cans will be for everyone to enjoy as usual.

For the Weekend and Tahoe Cup races, the first race will be the Around the Pins race on June 13th. The full schedule will be posted soon.

This will be my first year as Rear Commodore and I'm excited for what I'm going to bring to the table. If anyone has any complaints or criticisms, I'm open to hearing them, and have attached a complaint box to a rock and dropped it into the middle of the lake.

Happy Sailing!

Sam Corso
Rear Commodore SLTWYC



The Crew List

How does the crew list work?

You start by filling out the crew list form. The form contains your contact information, your preferences in sailing and any qualifications that you may have. By the way, we encourage beginners to submit their names to the crew list. Many skippers prefer training someone new rather than trying to get rid of "bad" habits of "experienced" crew. We also encourage skippers to try out new crew members. Like most sports we like to get new people involved. The skippers meetings take place day of the race at our Club House. This may present a potential crew member with the opportunity to get on a boat.

The Racing Crew List

When filling out your experience try not to oversell yourself because it will be come apparent soon after you start what your real qualifications are. This is the most active crew list and it can get you on a boat quickly. We encourage novices to post. You would be surprised how many skippers would prefer an enthusiastic novice over someone with experience.

The Cruising Crew List

If you are looking to sail and meet some new friends, this is the list for you. Experience is less important than for racing and it's a good way to get your feet wet, so to speak. When a skipper contacts you to go sailing, it's a good idea to ask him about his experience. You don't want to go out as a novice with a novice skipper. Skippers appreciate it if you volunteer to bring food or drink along for the sail.

Signup to crew or find crew on our Crew List page.


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SLTWYC Clubhouse

Tahoe Keys Boulevard 589, Suite E2
South Lake Tahoe, California

The clubhouse is only open for events, so please see the Events calendar for more information. 

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