Frequently asked questions
I've never sailed before. Do I have to know how to sail to join? No! You can learn by coming on one of our sails (especially the Flying Scot sails out of Belle Haven).
I don't own a sailboat. Can I join the club? Yes, most of our members don't own a boat! They sail as crew on other's boats or on boats we rent together.
Does Rainbow Spinnakers own any boats? No, but some members own boats and are looking for people to sail with.
Do you teach sailing? No, but we can give informal instruction. Also when there is enough interest we can arrange a group to take a weekend course.
When is the sailing season? We usually start sailing in early April and continue until the end of October. However, we have been known to sail in the winter on occasional warm days. July and early August are not the best months for sailing however because of the heat and light or nonexistent winds.