Please use this event to pay for the SAYC member boat checkout fee. Once you have completed the checkout process, you will be a member of the SAYC Open Sailing program - you may take boats out, with guests, at your leisure, and you may also skipper in the WNR and DCS racing series.
SAYC member check out process is detailed below:
To become certified to use a SAYC sailing dinghy, an SAYC member has to satisfactorily complete an SAYC challenge test for that particular class of sailing dinghy. The five dinghy classes are: Optimist, 420, Laser and Hobie Getaway and Hobie Wave.
Challenge tests are part of an orientation and can be arranged with the SAYCSC Sailing Director and will take up to 2 hours. There is a one-time fee of $60 for the checkout, payable online.
Boats will be available as Sailing Director/SAYC Management/SAYC Authorized Volunteers are available.
When a member passes a challenge test for a class of boat, they will be given one of two ratings:
Level / Flag color code / Approved wind velocity range:
1) Intermediate / Green / 0-10 knots
2) Advanced / Red / 0-15 knots
*NO MEMBER SAILING IN WIND SPEED EXCEEDING 15 KNOTS. Also, NO SOLO SAILING IN WIND SPEED EXCEEDING 10 KNOTS. SAYC members must seek approval and re-certify for the RED level (10-15kts) sailing if previously certified in Green level.
*SOLO sailing is permitted under mainsail only.
The orientation and challenge test will cover the following points:
2) Rules & Regulations
3) Rigging, Beach Launching, Docking
4) Challenge Test – Beach Launch, Capsize & Recovery
5) Challenge Test – Tacks, Gybes with proper sail trim and confidence
6) De-rigging and Stowing
7) Boat Sign Out/Boat Return Procedure
8) SAYC Release of Liability