The club’s 2 Cal 39s are joined by our new acquisition, a Frers 41. These, robust sailing vessels are equally at home on a cruise as on the race course, especially the Frers. Cals have recent sails, dodger and cockpit cushions. In 2022, one Cal will be in Westport to enhance vacation opportunities in Buzzards Bay where Newport, Block Island, Nantucket and the Vineyard are within easy reach. Boats are equipped with RayMarine C-80 multifunction displays at the helm, color GPS plotter, depth, fish-finder, radar, dinghy/outboard, huge enclosed head with hot/cold pressure water, propane stove/oven/barbecue, furling jib and all cruising needs. Platinum members enjoy unlimited use of the Frers and Cal 39s and all boats in the fleet. Membership includes Soling Racing.
OTHER EQUIPMENT: Platinum boats have the high-end Raymarine 80 navigation system color displays for GPS chartplotter, digital depth, color fish finder and radar. There is a VHF, stereo with interior and cockpit speakers, shore power for household current to shipboard outlets and battery and cell phone charging. The galley is outfitted for cooking and dining aboard and complemented by a rail-mount propane barbecue. Dinghy, outboard, tool kit with engine spares, fasteners and fuses, flashlight and spare batteries are standard, Cals have as are manual and electric bilge pumps.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Safety equipment exceeds federal requirements. All PFDs are type 1 offshore-rated, 25lb extinguishers have metal, not plastic, valves for durability, double the federal requirement. There are working and storm anchors, ample docklines/fenders and an emergency tiller.
SAILING LIMITS: may be sailed anywhere in New England. Minimum crew is 2
MEMBER QUALIFICATIONS: Platinum membership requires bareboat or equivalent certification or acceptable experience plus credible chart reading experience needed to navigate safely in Boston harbor and distant waters. Recommended preparation is the Master 40 or Masters 40 Ocean Passage course.
OPTIONAL DAMAGE WAIVER: Holds you harmless for damage caused by collision with other boats or running aground.
BENEFITS: Platinum members enjoy unlimited weekday and weekend use, a week vacation, plus 2 advanced weekend reservations, plus unlimited use of the Bronze and daysailing fleets and limited (day ahead reservations) of the Pearson 36, Cal 33, Pearson 31, J29 and Albin 28 fleets. Membership covers participation in the Club’s Wednesday evening racing program.