With the addition of a high performance Frers 33, there are now 6 boats In this fleet located in Boston and Westport. The Gold Plus membership features 4 Cal 33s and 1 Pearson 34. One Cal 33 is based in Westport, the remaining boats are in Boston. The Cals are great sailing boats with full interior accommodations suited for families with several children or two cruising couples. The Pearson 34 has more moderate performance with larger interior and spacious cockpit. All boats have wheel steering, roller furling 135% genoas, 2 burner propane stoves w/oven, hot and cold pressure water, separate enclosed heads with showers and reliable 30 hp Yanmar diesels. Boats have electric refrigeration or ice boxes, all have separate nav stations.
OTHER EQUIPMENT: Each boat has a new dodger and new cockpit cushions, a high-end Raymarine C-80 navigation system at the steering pedestal with color displays for GPS chartplotter, digital depth and fish finder, and radar. Other electronics are VHF, stereo with interior and cockpit speakers, shore power, onboard battery chargers and cell phone outlets. Galleys have pots and pans, dishes, cups, glasses, bowls and cutlery for cooking, barbecue and barbecue kit. A dinghy with outboard, ample tool kit with engine spares, fasteners and fuses, flashlight and batteries are standard. All boats have manual and electric bilge pumps.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Safety equipment exceeds federal requirements. All PFDs are type 1 offshore-rated, extinguishers have metal, not plastic, valves for durability. There are working and storm anchors, and an emergency tiller aboard.
SAILING LIMITS: Gold Plus boats may be sailed anywhere in New England. Minimum crew is 2.
MEMBER QUALIFICATIONS: Gold Plus membership requires bareboat or equivalent certification and training or acceptable experience on similar size boats, plus credible chart reading experience needed to navigate safely in Boston harbor and distant waters. Recommended preparation is the Master 30 or 40 Bareboat course.
OPTIONAL DAMAGE WAIVER: Holds you harmless for damage caused by collision with other boats or groundings.
BENEFITS: Gold Plus members have unlimited weekday and weekend use, a week vacation, 2 advanced weekend reservations, plus unlimited use of the Bronze and daysailing fleets and limited (day ahead reservations) of the Pearson 31, J29s and Albin 28s. Qualified members may use larger boats 36-39 ft by paying an upgrade day fee. Membership covers participation in the Club’s Wednesday evening racing program.