You start by filling out the crew
list form. The form contains your contact information,
your preferences in sailing and any qualifications that
you may have. By the way, we encourage beginners to
submit their names to the crew list. Many skippers prefer
training someone new rather than trying to get rid of
"bad" habits of "experienced" crew. We also encourage
skippers to try out new crew members. Like most sports
we like to get new people involved. The skippers meetings
take place day of race at 10:00 am at the hoist in the
Tahoe Keys marina. This may present a potential crew
member with the opportunity to get on a boat. View
the crew list.
The Racing Crew List
When filling out your experience try not to oversell yourself because it will be come apparent soon after you start what your real qualifications are. You can select as many crew positions as you want. This is the most active crew list and it can get you on a boat quickly. We encourage novices to post. You would be surprised how many skippers would prefer an enthusiastic novice over someone with experience.
The Cruising Crew List
If your looking to sail and meet some new friends,
this is the list for you. Experience is less important
than for racing and it's a good way to get your feet
wet, so to speak. When a skipper contacts you to go
sailing, it's a good idea to ask him about his experience.
You don't want to go out as a novice with a novice skipper.
Skippers appreciate it if you volunteer to bring food
or drink along for the sail. Signup to crew or find
crew on our Crew List page.
Please keep the following in mind when filling out the Crew List: It's better to understate your experience than overstate it.