Windsong Procedures & Rules


AKNOWLEGMENT: Details of this program have been extensively copied from  the relevant US Sailing Certification Course. 



US Sailing recommend that Basic courses and examinations be conducted on 18′ to 27′ day-sailing sloop-rigged boats with tiller steering and with adequate equipment inventory to complete all required certification outcomes. MYC will follow these guidelines for authorizing use of an MYC Boat.



MYC Members desiring to be Skipper will be required to have:

  1.  Passed the State Boating Safety Program. (Public courses are available and there is a free online courses with the Boat US Foundation.)



  1.  Use of MYC boats requires an approved Skipper. Skippers have to be signed off by an MYC Mentor. 
  2.  All crew members shall wear a life jacket (except below deck), and non marking closed toe shoes. There shall be no alcohol aboard. Prior to setting sail a MYC Float Plan shall be filed with the Dispatch Manager and a person on shore (e.g. a family member) who will monitor your return. No more that four persons may be on the vessel.
  3.  Reservations will be for one day and limited to daylight sailing in moderate conditions within Stage Harbor, the channel to and the end of Monomoy and Kill Pond Buoy.



Members should review the levels – Mate, Midshipman, Master, Skipper as laid out in the Basic MYC Sailing Program  -  Sailing Achievement Level Cards. To obtain MYC approval to reserve or skipper Windsong, the Member will demonstrate Skipper proficiency on the water, moderated by experienced Mentors appointed by the MYC Commodore. To help MYC Members achieve these levels there will be Clubhouse training available and mentored on-the-water practical experience.