Why would we, with 2 sailboats, join a sailing squadron that has boats for members’ use?
Because it’s a great place to sail! We joined the Clearwater Community Sailing Center http://clearwatercommunitysailing.org/ and have had a blast, taking out Hobie Getaways and Waves (16.5′ and 14′ catamarans). It’s a great way to keep in practice while working on Clarity, and there isn’t any hassle with towing a boat, public ramps, etc. And, a family membership is less than $40 a month, which INCLUDES unlimited use of over 60 sailboats!
This will allow Justin and Sue to get some sailing in without Captain Bligh (yours truly) on board, and to get some instruction and help from others. I can teach anybody how to sail, but it’s somehow just a little different when it comes to family. Plus, we get the camaraderie inherent with a group of like-minded individuals. This should be of great benefit to our 2013 Challenge attempt!