at Stony Creek Metro Park, where the action starts. Head on over any Thursday evening this summer around 6 PM. Creekfleet members will be rigging their boats, readying to launch and race. Others will still be arriving. Watch the masts going up, chat with members. If you're offered a ride, have your life jacket handy, and say, "yes!"
Join our sailing committee on the grassy point. Helpers, newbies, and Creekfleet fans welcome. There's a great view of the lake, and the start/finish line especially. Chat with our volunteer committee and those around; learn more about small boat sailing, our group, and racing.
Our email list is a great place to let people know your desires. Would you like to crew? Be honest about your experience, and tell a little about yourself. You might get a response quickly, via our list. Or, just show up early, chat with skippers, and you may connect on the spot.
Some creekers enjoy company aboard, others prefer racing with their consistent crew, or alone. Most of us just want you to enjoy small boat sailing as much as we do! So get yourself a sailboat and come play regularly. More boats, more fun!
Haven't sailed much, or it's been a while? New-to-you boat? Need help rigging? Usually, members around can give you a quick hand, or answer questions. Keep in mind, sailors are readying their own boats, so arrive early, and do what you can alone first. Be direct communicating what you need/want. If the person you ask can't help you, he/she will often direct you to someone who can.
If you already know what help you'll need, ask beforehand via our email list. You might connect with someone who has a boat like yours; perhaps arrange to meet a bit earlier one day.
Be nice. Be helpful. Share what you know. Creekfleet is a grassroots club on a shoestring budget. We each enjoy different aspects of small boat sailing, and are diverse in personalities and skills; that is our strength. We each do what we are good at, and everybody wins.
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