Friday Dinghy Night offers low pressure, friendly, small boat racing over the summer months at WCSC. Although several of the usual participants race regularly in the Centerboard or Keelboat Fleets, the majority do not. This is a testament to the relaxed atmosphere fostered at this event. Friday Dinghy Night is a great opportunity for non-racers and beginners to experience sailboat competition in a non aggressive atmosphere. It's a great opportunity to learn!
The fleet usually has several Force Fives, a Hobie 16 or two, a Weta trimaran, often a Laser or two, Sunfish, a Wayfarer, and a Flying Scot. All dinghies are welcome. Are you a sailor but don't have a dinghy? There's a good chance Eric Seymour or Brian Hampton can find a suitable boat for you. Usually people show up around 4:30pm to rig their boats and the first signal is at 6:00pm. We play until about 7:30pm and typically get in two or three races. After we put our boats away, we gather for pizza and beverages on the clubhouse deck.
During Summer 2020, we are adhering to distancing guidelines, but are able to keep the social aspect of the night intact. We would like to remind all participants that if you do not feel well, have a cough and/or have a fever, please stay home. Masks are suggested while off the water, but are not required.
For the after-race social, it will be BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverage); if you want pizza or a sandwich, let Eric know what you want before we go out.
Participation this summer has been great with a showing of 14 boats on June 9th and active fleets for all other days! Join your fellow sailors every other Friday (check the club calendar for dates) for fun, low pressure sailing with lots of free pointers. We hope to see you on the water!