Member Benefit - Club Boats

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Using The OSYC Boats

A great benefit of joining the OSYC is the chance for members and their families to use our fleet of sailboats. The club has a fleet of six 13ft Hobie Wave catamarans, one 16ft Hobie Getaway Catamaran, and a 12 ft. Hobie Bravo available for members use.

Wow, what’s the catch?

Yes, there there are rules! We want everyone to be safe while sailing the club boats, so we have setup a certification system to make sure that everyone using the boats has basic sailing skills and understands their responsibility to take care of the equipment.

DOWNLOAD COMPLETE RULES FOR USE OF CLUB BOATS.

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE FLOAT PLAN TO LEAVE ASHORE.

 

Who May Use The OSYC Boats?

Check the table below for details on each age group.

  • Member children under 14 who are certified, may sail with supervision of a member 18+ who is certified.
  • Friday night races, 1699 Regattas, and events where dinghies are encouraged are considered supervised by the event organizer and sailors under 14 are encouraged to participate.
  • Sailing limited to area bordered by OSYC pier to Fort Maurepaus pier on North side of channel.
  • Member children 14 and over who are certified, may sail solo and with a club member as crew.
  • Sailing limited to area bordered by OSYC pier to Fort Maurepaus pier on North side of channel.

 

  • Member children 16 and older who are certified, may sail solo, with a club member, and with non-club member.
  • Sailing area includes full area allowed for club boats.
  • Members and family 18 and over who are certified may sail solo or with crew, and also may supervise sailors under 14 years old.
  • May sail full area allowed for club boats.

When?

During club operating hours. During the sailing season (Daylight Savings Time to Daylight Savings Time).

No sailing after dark. No sailing when there are numerous whitecaps, , in threatening or inclement weather, or when Small Craft Warnings are in effect.

Where?

Do not go under the bridge, into Davis Bayou, or past the east end of Deer Island.

At all times minimize your time sailing in the channel and give way to ALL other vessels. Many are restricted to navigation in the channel. Some large vessels CANNOT stop and may not even see you.

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How?

Once certified by our sailing staff, check out a boat online using the Reserve a Club Boat button at the bottom of this page. Check the boat back in at the office when done.

LIFEJACKETS ARE MANDATORY! FOR EVERYONE! ALWAYS!

Take care of the boat, be GENTLE with the sails, and TIE THE BOAT DOWN upon return.

 

Ready To Sail?

Once you are certified to use the club boats and have read and understood the information above, use the big blue button to reserve your boat, and have a wonderful safe time on the water!

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