South Coast Sailing Adventures Newsletter
April 2021
VOL. 21 NO. 04
Ahoy ,

It's time to get on the water! From classes and club sails to charters and flotillas, we have everything you need to maximize fun and learning on the water. And as the temperatures heat up, racing on Clear Lake and Galveston Bay does too, giving sailors an excellent opportunity to increase sail trimming, quick tacking and navigation skills. Plus, just in time for racing season, our Sail Trim Seminar and Spinnaker Clinics are back this month!

All of our events are open to the public and are the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded sailors. Click on the links of any upcoming class or event for more information or give us a call. See you on the water!
Events, Education & Escapes - We're Your One-Stop Shop for Sailing!
Whether you're looking for a staycation with sailing classes and stay-aboard nights, or sandy shores farther south, we have exactly what you need to refresh and rejuvenate your salty soul. Our calendar is packed with events and education and it's all listed below.
Looking to really escape? Our beloved British Virgin Islands have reopened and our Summer BVI Flotilla is back. It's only about 11 weeks until we set sail, so don't wait to register!

Sail Trim Seminars are Back!

The Sail Trim seminars were postponed last spring due to COVID-19, but we're happy to announce that they are back! Many of the spaces were reserved previously, but we do still have a few spaces available. Call for more information or to register.

May 8, 2021
Sail Trim Presented by North U

North U., the training division of North Sails, will be conducting a Sail Trim Seminar to offer sailors in the Texas Gulf Coast region the opportunity to elevate their sail trimming skills. This one-day classroom seminar will cover topics in Racing & Winning, Upwind Sail Trimming, Genoa Trimming, Mainsail Trimming, Spinnaker Trimming, Asymmetrical Spinnaker Trimming, Wing on Wing Trimming, Helmsmanship, Trim Solutions, and more... Kick your skills up a notch at the North U Sail Trim Seminar!

May 9, 2021
Spinnaker & Sail Trim Clinic Presented by South Coast Sailing Adventures

Learn how to hoist, trim and douse spinnakers (both asymmetrical & symmetrical) and practice your newly learned tactical sail trim techniques at this hands-on, on-the-water clinic. Alternate between a Colgate 26 and a larger vessel to refine your skills.

Call 281.334.4606 for more information

New Addition to the Fleet!
Reality Check
Norseman 400 Catamaran
Now is a great time to sign up for a Cruising Catamaran Course or to spend an afternoon with friends aboard our spacious catamaran.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience a liveaboard sailing vacation. Combine the exhilaration of traveling to new places with the fun of sailing! Flotillas really are the best of both worlds: All the freedom of a bareboat charter combined with the comfort, security, and camaraderie of group travel. Some ASA certifications (103,104, 114) are available during our flotilla trips; ask for details.

For more information on any of our flotillas, call us or click the links below:

Registration is Open for all April Events
Saturday, April 3, 2021

Hop on over for an "egg-citing" day of Spring sailing and share the cost of a charter with other sailing enthusiasts. Hone your navigation and sail trimming skills and build your sailing logbook as you cruise Galveston Bay. This is a relaxed environment for all skill levels.

April 10, 2021

Springtime in Kemah means Crawfish & Zydeco! The annual festival, held each year on the Kemah Boardwalk, is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. Start your day with a sail on Galveston Bay with us, then make your way to the Boardwalk for fresh-boiled crawfish and great Zydeco music.
April 24, 2021

Kemah celebrates the annual Spring Craft Beef Fest this April and we think that's a great reason to celebrate with a sail and dinner social. Get on the water for a day sail, join us for dinner, and if you're still up for more fun, make your way to the Kemah Boardwalk to sample craft beer from over 24 breweries. Stay the night on one of our boats and make a night of it!

The racing season gets into full swing as spring arrives. You don't have to be a racer to participate. All of the races and regattas on Clear Lake and Galveston Bay are informal and laid back. They're a great way to practice your right-of-way rules knowledge, sail trim skills, tacking skills and navigation skills. There is always an experienced, knowledgeable skipper aboard to help those who are newer to sailing and/or racing. Join us for one race, a series, or a season. Watch for emails with registration details for each race and regatta, or call the office anytime for more information.

Wednesday Night Races
Begin on April 21 and continue thru September 1
Held on Clear Lake

Reach Down The Beach
May 7-9
Race from Galveston to Freeport

Shoe Regatta
May 15 & 16
Upper Galveston Bay

Rum Races
Begin on May 29 and continue thru September 4
Upper Galveston Bay

Heald Bank Regatta
June 26 & 27
Harvest Moon Regatta
October 21-27, 2021*
Interested in seeing what an offshore trip is all about? Or in getting your ASA 103 & 104 - Basic Coastal Cruising & Bareboat Chartering or your 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising Certification?

In addition to being a regatta rich in history and celebrated by racers all along the Texas Gulf Coast, the Harvest Moon Regatta is an excellent opportunity to gain night time sailing skills, practice coastal navigation, gain more in-depth boat handling skills and learn advanced sailing techniques.

Prerequisites are required for certifications that can be achieved during this trip, so don't wait to ask about the trip and find out what skills you'd like to gain.

*The Regatta takes place on the trip from Galveston to Port Aransas on October 21-21. ASA 103 & 104 can be achieved during the return trip on October 24-27.

Call for more information.
Upcoming Classes
Introduction to Sailing
Every Saturday
9:30 am -12:00 pm
Basic Keelboat (ASA 101)
Two-Day Course
Offered Every Weekend
Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)
April 3 & 4, May 8 & 9,
June 5 & 6
Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104)
April 16-18, May21-23,
June 18-20
Combo 103 & 104
April 1-4, April 22-25, May 13-16, May 27-30, June 10-13, June 24-27
Coastal Navigation (ASA 105)
May 1 & 2

Advanced Coastal Cruising
(ASA 106)
April 16-18, October 21-24
Cruising Catamaran 114
April 24 & 25, May 15 & 16,
June 12 & 13
Combo 104 & 114

Docking Endorsement 118
April 17 & 18, May 22 & 23,
June 26 & 27
Marine Weather Endorsement 119
April 10 & 11, June 19 & 20

Marine Diesel Engine Maintenance
May 22, June 13
Upcoming Events
3: Galveston Bay Day Sail & Dinner Social
8: Sail Trim Seminar by North U
9: Spinnaker & Sail Trimming
15: Shoe Regatta
16: Shoe Regatta
22: Galveston Bay Day Sail & Dinner Social
29: GBCA Rum Race 1
30: Memorial Day Sail & Dinner Social
4: Friday Night Fireworks
5: Galveston Bay Day Sail & Dinner Social
11: Friday Night Fireworks
12: GBCA Rum Race 2
12: Salsa Saturday Sail & Appetizer Social
18: Friday Night Fireworks
19: Summer Sailstice Day Sail & Dinner Social
20: Father's Day Sail
25: Friday Night Fireworks
26: Heald Bank Regatta
27: Heald Bank Regatta
Culinary Delight Contest Winners

Congratulations to our featured sailor for her outstanding homemade recipe!

Sarah Klindworth:
Delicious Jalapeno Cream Corn!
Become a club member and enjoy great discounts on sailing, including a 20% discount on weekend charters, a 40% discount on weekday charters, discounted club events, day sails and races, and a discount on ASA courses. Plus, be part of the camaraderie with other like-minded sailors. When you become a club member, the membership extends to your family members within the same household. Upon sign up, you will receive a South Coast Sailing Club burgee and bumper sticker.

Membership: $499 per year
Initiation Fee: $100 first year only; paid at sign up
Welcome New Club Members!

Michael Ender
Joseph Sweet

Are you in the market for a new or used boat? Captain Lucy Newman has joined forces with Murray Yacht Sales. She has been a yacht broker for over 10 years and recently earned Certified Professional Yacht Broker status. Murray Yacht Sales is the Beneteau dealer for the entire Gulf Coast, as well as new Excess Catamarans, in addition to hundreds of pre-owned boats.

Thinking of discovering new waters or chartering internationally? Capt. Lucy can assist and advise you in booking a charter. She works with well-established and respected charter companies internationally, and can usually get a better deal on charters in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and other worldwide destinations.

Whether you are looking to charter, or in the market for a new or used boat, Capt. Lucy Newman can help.
Call her at 281-334-4606.

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South Coast Sailing Adventures
502 Texas Ave, Kemah, TX 77565
Call Now: (281) 334-4606
"If you don't know which port you're sailing to, no wind is favorable." ~Seneca