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Dry Sail & Auxiliary Watercraft

Dry Sail describes boats that are stored on land with launch and retrieval from the water every time you go sailing.

Representative Classes include:

  • Catamarans: Nacra, Hobie (various sizes)
  • Trimarans: Weta
  • Dinghies: Laser, Byte, 420, 470, 505, 29er 49er, Lightning, Albacore, Wayfarer and others….
  • Dry Keel: Shark Soling, Melges 24, Dragon, J22  and others….

Facilities include:

  • Dry Sail Clubhouse with change rooms, washrooms, and hot showers
  • Sail and Spar Storage
  • Launch areas – large sand beach and concrete ramp for dolly launch of Dinghies and Cats
  • Dinghy dollies, catamaran dollies, trailer dollies.
  • Dry Keel uses crane/jib with a two ton electric hoist
  • Heavy wheeled launch public ramp nearby

We are a self-help club, which goes the distance in keeping the costs of membership down. Every member contributes hours towards the running of the Club and the events we host. It’s a great way to meet other members, gets everybody involved in creating a great sailing Club, and is one of the reasons for our success.

Tips & Hints

  • Each boat has its allocated boat spot.
  • When catamarans and dinghies are stored in their boat spot they should be tied to the ground with boat anchors so that they do not blow away or pivot into the next boat.
  • Trailers are stored in the central area and should be tied down so they do not roll.
  • Vehicle parking is against the south fence, or in the parking area at the northwest part of the Dry Sail area.
  • Dollies are stored by the beach.
  • Electrical outlets are available on the lampposts and the front of the Dry Sail building.
  • Water outlets/hoses are available by the beach and at the Dry Sail building.
  • All boats that are stored in the Dry Sail area must be sailable.
  • As a courtesy and for safety we do not frequent the club during keelboat haul-out in the fall and keelboat launch in the spring.
  • Any Dry Sail member may be requested to do a buoyancy test of their boat.  Failure of the buoyancy test may rescind your boat’s storage privileges.
  • Don’t leave your hatch covers open as those cute raccoons like to get inside the hulls and make a little home.
  • Every spring the roadway is graded – this is coordinated by the Director Grounds.
  • Water (Dry Sail building plumbing and hose taps) is turned off for the winter to ensure that the pipes do not freeze. Water is turned back on for the Dry Sail launch weekend.
  • Every fall we put the boats on trailers and snug them up at the south part of the Dry Sail area, to make space for keelboats on cradles (every winter keelboats come out of the water to not freeze).

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