We want our members to guide the future of the MSC Membership Program. The following are a list of events that we think our members may be interested in, but if you have other ideas for fun member events please let us know.
For a complete list of events, visit our website at www.sailmpls.org/events.
Through an arrangement with the Calhoun Yacht Club (CYC), members are eligible to compete in the weekly CYC races. Members are encouraged to participate and learn how to race! Races are held Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm, Saturdays at 1:00 pm, and Sundays at 10:30 am.
If there is interest among our members, MSC will host half or full-day clinics to learn and practice specific skills. If you haven’t sailed for a few years and want a refresher course on upwind race tactics, or how to set a spinnaker in the 420, for example, these clinics will offer you that chance. Please notify us of topics that interest you and if there are enough people who are also interested we will arrange a half-day clinic. Members will be charged a nominal fee to cover the cost of instructors for the clinic. If you are a member and want to volunteer to lead a clinic we would love that!
There will be several evaluation days at the start of the summer to allow new members to be evaluated and earn a rating for the summer. There will be multiple instructors present on these days to perform evaluations. We highly recommend being evaluated on an evaluation day. Separate individual evaluations may be scheduled in advance, but it is at the discretion of the dockmaster and MSC staff to determine availability.
MSC will host several open houses throughout the year. In the summer, open houses will be held at the boat house and will feature open sailing for members and guests. Members are encouraged to bring food or non-alcoholic beverages to share.
Instructors and/or volunteers will be present to help sailors practice for an evaluation, or brush up on certain skills. Open houses may feature a few races for those interested, or just be a time for members to socialize and meet new sailors. Open houses will be announced via email and social media, as well as our events page.
MAINTENANCE AND SETUP DAYS
MSC relies on the help of our community to setup the boats and floating platforms at the start of the year and to take things apart for storage in the winter. On occasion, we may reach out to members for volunteers to help maintain sailboats. If you have a maintenance skill that you would like to volunteer please let us know!