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SLTWYC - South Lake Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club

Hello fellow SLTWYC members. The following from YRA sums up what could be the sailing season for us here in South Tahoe. 
We're all missing racing- the thrill of competition, the camaraderie with our crew, the fresh salt air and the sheer joy of being outside doing something we love, especially as this fabulous spring weather arrives. The YRA has been working behind the scenes with Bay Area yacht clubs and the Coast Guard to ensure that racing can resume as soon as possible, and as safely as possible, once USCG permits are active again. We've kept communications open with the Coast Guard and are working with Bay Area race organizers to develop guidelines that we can all follow which will ensure the intent of state and county health orders are followed, and racers and race committees stay safe, while running organized races. Once the current SIP orders are lifted we will be ahead of the game and ready to get some form of racing started again.
We know that some unofficial races have been proposed, and want to just put out a quick reminder that any marine event with 10 or more participants should have a USCG permit. We are working diligently on a coordinated plan that will get everyone out racing as soon as possible and unpermitted events may be counterproductive to our efforts.
It's a lovely time of year to go sailing, and getting outside for some outdoor activity is never a bad thing, so when you head out sailing be sure you are practicing social distancing protocols, staying safe, and keeping the intent of the current SIP orders in mind
SDK Steve Katzman


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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