When is the schedule for the upcoming season's activities (sailing classes, cruises, etc) posted on the website?
The schedule is usually completed sometime in January and published in our Events Calendar on the homepage of our website.

 
Must I own a boat to join the club?
No. Typically, new sailors do not own a boat. The city has a sailboat rental program and there are also opportunities to sail on other members boats. Many times, during our monthly race series skippers are looking for crew or you may be able to help on race committee..

Members may also add their name to the 'Available to Crew' list which appears in our monthly newsletter.

 
Does the yacht club have boats for rent?
Lake Townsend does have three type of boats for rent - Aqua Finn (like a Sunfish), Pico and Capri 14. The club uses all three of these type boats in our sailing classes. They are kept on floating docks so they're easy to launch and retrieve. The Capri 14 can accomodate three, has a mainsail and genoa and also a centerboard.

The boats are actually owned by the City of Greensboro and the rental is handled by the lake wardens. Give them a call at 336-373-3694 for all the details. If you plan to sail a lot I'd ask about the annual pass program for $100 which will give you use of any of the rental boats for as often as you like for a year.