If you are an experienced sailors, you can join Mooredale Sailing Club and get access to the club boats. You just need to take an appointment with one of our skipper examiner: contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Find below more details about the process.
Skipper examiners evaluate new members who are experienced dinghy sailors and would like to have Skipper B sailing privileges without taking the CANSail beginner's sailing course (previously White Sail). Along with another skipper examiner, they evaluate members for Skipper A status to ensure that they have the required skills to sail in 15 knot winds. They take an active role in helping members become better sailors and to make appropriate sailing and boat decisions.
New Members With Previous Sailing Experience
New Mooredale members with previous dinghy sailing experience need not take the beginner's sailing course and may apply for "Skipper B" status (limited sailing privileges). The applicant must demonstrate the following drills on the water to one of our skipper examiners.
- Tacking, Gybing and Stopping an Albacore Dinghy (so that you don't bang into the dock)
- Object Retrieval (aka Man Overboard Drill)
- Capsize Recovery
If you have not sailed for some time, or have not sailed in a dinghy, we recommend that you take the beginners course as a refresher. This will assist you in integrating into the club and meeting other club members. It will also refresh your rigging, de-rigging and sailing skills with over 40 hours of instruction.