are beer can races?
to the Wednesday Night beer can races. These races sponsored
by the Windjammers Yacht Club have taken place on Lake Tahoe
since the early 1970s. The beer can races are not an alcoholic
drink fest but a term given a more informal relaxed type
of sailboat racing. There is usually no comittee boat except
in July and August when they are timed. Each boat and crew
battle each other on the honor system making it one of the
best ways for a sailor interested in racing to come and
learn. If you own a sailboat and are interested in a little
midweek excitement come out and join us Wednesdays at 5:59
pm. If you are interested in becoming a member of a crew,
check out the Crew List.
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Q. How do I become a member of a crew?
A. The Tahoe Windjammers Yacht
Club maintains a list of individuals interested in sailing
on the lake and skippers looking for crew. Sign up on our
crew list to let skippers know you are interested. Skippers,
advertise to potential crew to let them know you have space
on your boat. Many of our members found their boats this
way! If you're not sure, you can also come to the hoist
at the Tahoe Keys Marina on Wednesday nights. Crews are
getting their boats ready and you can speak directly with
Q. What if I don't know how to sail?
A. If you're interested in
becoming a member of the Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club but
don't want to sail, there are weekly and monthly social
events all summer long to participate in. If you want to
sail, but haven't yet learned how, the club offers events
like the Women's Sailing Clinic. See our Event Calendar
for more information. You could also join the crew list
as a novice. There are many skippers who are willing to
teach those seriously interested in sailing.
Q. Where are meetings held?
A. Meetings are held at various
locations around South Lake Tahoe including local restaurants,
public beaches and private homes. Locations and program
information will be posted on this website and will be emailed
to members. Some venues will require RSVP's for a food count.
Q. What does it mean to be a yacht club member?
A. Becoming a member of the
Yacht Club is a great way to support our sailing and social
events. Meet new people, share in your nautical interests,
and have some fun! Visit our membership page for an application
and recruitment information.