Welcome to the Shoreline Sailing Club!

Commodore's Welcome 2017

The Shoreline Sailing Club has been around for thirty-six years and it's an amazing place to meet active single people with a passion for boating, sailing and socializing.

Our focus is getting skippers with boats to invite crew who would like to go boating/sailing.  The season traditionally starts with the club members cruising to a local harbor for Memorial Day Weekend.   We have multiple "All Member Sails" to introduce our newcomers to the joys of spending a day on the water with the opportunity of learning valuable skills.  The largest turnout of the fleet is our annual "Bud Cook Race" which takes place Labor Day weekend.  Skippers and crew plan their strategies weeks in advance and the winner receives the coveted trophy to display.  How we love messing about in boats.

Early in the season, the captains are busy filling our calendar with day, weekend and week-long cruises.  Some of our destinations include Block Island, Coecles Harbor, Montauk, Sag Harbor and Watch Hill.  Members have cruised both east and west from Huntington Harbor to Newport and beyond.  We all have our favorites.   Two experienced skippers have participated in offshore races:   Newport to Bermuda and Marion to Bermuda this past year.  This year one of our captains sailed to Cuba.   We are all looking forward to tales of her journey.

We also enjoy an active social calendar filled with opportunities to get better acquainted.  There are "docksides" house parties, meet-up events, theme dances, lobster bash, Commodore's Gala and a Holiday Party.  Some members like to kayak, sail small boats and hike.  During the winter, many of us enjoy chartering boats in the Caribbean.   Some of our sailings have taken us to the Abacos, Belize,  British Virgin Islands, Cuba,  Grenadines, Spanish Virgins, and Greece.  

The club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at the Westbrook Elks at 7:30 pm.  Our meetings are a blend of social and educational activities.  Recent speakers have lectured on navigation, seamanship, radio etiquette, sail trim, and foiling.   Others have kept us abreast of local issues concerning preserving our waters and land trusts.   Initial meetings are free.  Come sneak a peek.

Fair Skies, 

Pat Holinka


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