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Jul 31
9:30am Tiller Club
Tiller Club
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Sun, Jul 31, 2022, 9:30am - 3:00pm

Tiller Club is a community of CBI sailors with the goal to promote racing at all levels.

What: We run seasonal racing series, trophy regattas, single-handed events, and races in keelboats and dinghies, in boats provided by CBI.
Who: Skippers with knowledge of the Racing Rules of Sailing and the Tiller Club Sailing Instructions. Novice and experienced crews welcome. Come with a teammate, or connect with one at CBI (two sailors per boat unless specified). We ask regular skippers to get their Racing Skipper rating by taking a brief online test on the racing rules. Email [email protected] to request the test.
When: Sunday mornings. Rigging and registration 9:45-10:10am, skipper’s meeting 10:15, first race starts at 11am (you should be on the racing course at that time). Series days: no race starts after 1pm; no lunch break, no boat rotation. Regatta days: no race starts after 2:30; short break for lunch and boat rotation. See schedule for details.
Cost: $5 per boat to cover trophies and administrative expenses.

Getting Involved

Come down on race day with your teammate. Arrive by 9:45am, rig your boat and register before the 10:15am Skippers Meeting. Racing starts promptly at 11am.

  • Learn To Race class series for new racers, or those needing a refresher
  • get your Tiller Club rating by completing a test on the racing rules of sailing (CBI membership required)
  • regular, experienced participants are expected to assist with Race Committee occasionally; we’re volunteer driven
  • Like our Facebook page for weekly results, photos, etc.
  • Sign up for our Tiller Club Google Group for important updates or to connect with skipper/crew
  • With questions or to request a link to the online Racing Skipper test, email [email protected]
  • intermediate & advanced racers: CBI hosts offer a series of practices to sharpen your skills

Tiller Club Executive Board 2021

Commodore: Marcelo Pereira
Vice Commodore: Kathryn Commons
Steward: Cole Constantineau
Members at Large: Nick Afshartous, Trina Arpin, David Chudzicki, Joshua Gahm

Documents & Links

Current Racing Calendar

Notices Of Race
Sailing Instructions
Current Series Scores
Historic Regatta Results

10:00am Mainsail Clinic
Mainsail Clinic
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Sun, Jul 31, 2022, 10:00am - 11:30am

The Mainsail Clinic is a special offering that lets students practice the skills important to them in order to pass the Yellow test. It is highly recommended that this class be taken after your first Yellow test attempt, if you didn’t pass. Instructors for this class will design custom drills and learning experiences based on what the class indicates as it’s greatest needs.

10:00am 420
420
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Sun, Jul 31, 2022, 10:00am - 4:00pm
10:30am Orientation
Orientation
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Sun, Jul 31, 2022, 10:30am - 11:15am

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

11:30am Rigging
Rigging
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Sun, Jul 31, 2022, 11:30am - 1:30pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

12:00pm Mainsail I
Mainsail I
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Sun, Jul 31, 2022, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Mainsail I builds basic sailing skills with both on-the-water instruction and simulator demonstration. Students will spend the first half of the class reviewing Shore School content, and then get a chance to practice their skills on the water under the direction of an instructor. Skills such as tacking, gybing, steering and sail trim will get special emphasis in this class, so that students are prepared for their Mainsail II Class, and their Yellow Test.

1:00pm Intro to Windsurfing
Intro to Windsurfing
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Sun, Jul 31, 2022, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Want to try something different? Windsurfing is a great way to branch out. This class will introduce you to our equipment and the basics of windsurfing.This class will get students started windsurfing, and earn them their windsurf green rating. Students will start off with the basics in an on-shore simulator, and then progress to structured practice in the mooring field.

2:00pm Orientation
Orientation
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Sun, Jul 31, 2022, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

2:00pm Shore School
Shore School
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Sun, Jul 31, 2022, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

3:00pm Rigging
Rigging
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Sun, Jul 31, 2022, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

4:00pm Jib I
Jib I
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Sun, Jul 31, 2022, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Jib 1 is our first class that goes into the advanced knowledge required to sail in heavy wind. You’ll learn how to effectively use a jib sail, perform man overboard rescues, and maneuver in the demanding conditions required for the Mercury red test. The Jib class is the heart of our Mercury sailing curriculum, and is designed to create competent sailors who are prepared for red test conditions. After learning how the jib sail works and how to rig it, you and another crew member will get on the water to try out your new knowledge. Your instructor will cover how to rig and trim the jib, how to coordinate your weight placement in the boat, and the procedure for man-overboard rescues. The instructor will join you on the water and coach you from a powerboat, so that each move you make is that of a solid and capable sailor. The Jib 1 class is typically taken several times before completing the test. Each time you take the class you will learn more from your classmates and instructors, and get extra practice for the demands of the test.

5:30pm Shore School
Shore School
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Sun, Jul 31, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

Aug 1
5:30pm Rigging
Rigging
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Mon, Aug 1, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

5:45pm Mainsail II
Mainsail II
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Mon, Aug 1, 2022, 5:45pm - 7:45pm

When you’re ready for the next step in sailing, this is where to go. Take this course to learn the tips and tricks that will prepare you for more challenging conditions, and get you ready for the Mercury yellow test.

Mainsail II builds basic skills into sailing competency, in order to prepare you for the Mercury yellow test. It will cover the finer points of tacking and gybing, sail trim, and best practices for keeping your boat flat in heavier wind. You’ll be accompanied by a trained instructor in a powerboat, and you’ll have the opportunity to practice on a real test course out on the water.

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Mon, Aug 1, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Aug 2
5:30pm Shore School
Shore School
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Tue, Aug 2, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

5:30pm Women's Sailing
Women's Sailing
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Tue, Aug 2, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Women’s Sailing is a volunteer organized meet-up time for women to gather for recreational sailing, giving or receiving informal instruction or peer-practice. 

To receive updates about Women’s Sailing join the Women’s Racing and Sailing Google Group at:
https://groups.google.com/a/community-boating.org/d/forum/womens-racing

5:45pm Jib II
Jib II
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Tue, Aug 2, 2022, 5:45pm - 7:45pm

Jib 2 teaches the finer points of advanced boathandling and crew coordination. In this class, you will learn to sail without a rudder! Rudderless sailing, while not required for the red test, gives a sailor a deeper understanding of the forces at work when a boat is under sail. This class is focused specifically on sailing a boat using only the sails and your own weight; no rudder required. You’ll learn how sail trim and heel affect how a boat moves, so that you can make your turns better, tacks smoother, and gybes safer. Any sailor who has taken Jib 1, and wants to greatly increase their sailing knowledge, should take this class.

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Tue, Aug 2, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Aug 3
5:30pm Rigging
Rigging
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Wed, Aug 3, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

5:30pm Intro to Windsurfing
Intro to Windsurfing
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Wed, Aug 3, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Want to try something different? Windsurfing is a great way to branch out. This class will introduce you to our equipment and the basics of windsurfing.This class will get students started windsurfing, and earn them their windsurf green rating. Students will start off with the basics in an on-shore simulator, and then progress to structured practice in the mooring field.

5:30pm Co-Able Keelboat Racing
Co-Able Keelboat Racing
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Wed, Aug 3, 2022, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
5:30pm Limited Sonar availability
Limited Sonar availability
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Wed, Aug 3, 2022, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Limited sonar availability due to co-able keelboat racing

5:45pm Mainsail Clinic
Mainsail Clinic
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Wed, Aug 3, 2022, 5:45pm - 7:15pm

The Mainsail Clinic is a special offering that lets students practice the skills important to them in order to pass the Yellow test. It is highly recommended that this class be taken after your first Yellow test attempt, if you didn’t pass. Instructors for this class will design custom drills and learning experiences based on what the class indicates as it’s greatest needs.

5:45pm Intermediate Racing Practice
Intermediate Racing Practice
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Wed, Aug 3, 2022, 5:45pm - 7:45pm

LINK to website

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Wed, Aug 3, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

6:30pm Learn to Race
Learn to Race
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Wed, Aug 3, 2022, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Aug 4
5:30pm Shore School
Shore School
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Thu, Aug 4, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

5:30pm Women's Racing
Women's Racing
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Thu, Aug 4, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Women’s Racing is a volunteer-organized group who’s mission is to advance the sailing skills of women at CBI through racing and practice in a challenging, supportive, and social environment. We welcome women at all levels of experience interested in competitive sailing, as well as improving skills for other racing and for recreational sailing. Prior knowledge of racing is not required. Green-rated sailors are welcome on green-flag days, yellow-rated sailors are welcome on green, yellow and red-flag days. 

Women’s Racing is a lot of fun and a great opportunity to meet other women sailors
When: Summer Thursday nights about 17:30
Where: Check our small white-board on the Bay 2 ramp for weekly updates

To receive updates about Women’s Racing join our Google Group at:
https://groups.google.com/a/community-boating.org/d/forum/womens-racing

5:45pm Jib I
Jib I
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Thu, Aug 4, 2022, 5:45pm - 7:45pm

Jib 1 is our first class that goes into the advanced knowledge required to sail in heavy wind. You’ll learn how to effectively use a jib sail, perform man overboard rescues, and maneuver in the demanding conditions required for the Mercury red test. The Jib class is the heart of our Mercury sailing curriculum, and is designed to create competent sailors who are prepared for red test conditions. After learning how the jib sail works and how to rig it, you and another crew member will get on the water to try out your new knowledge. Your instructor will cover how to rig and trim the jib, how to coordinate your weight placement in the boat, and the procedure for man-overboard rescues. The instructor will join you on the water and coach you from a powerboat, so that each move you make is that of a solid and capable sailor. The Jib 1 class is typically taken several times before completing the test. Each time you take the class you will learn more from your classmates and instructors, and get extra practice for the demands of the test.

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Thu, Aug 4, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

6:00pm Windsurf Racing
Windsurf Racing
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Thu, Aug 4, 2022, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Aug 5
5:30pm Friday Night Informal Racing
Friday Night Informal Racing
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Fri, Aug 5, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Members organize several short races most Fridays after work. Racing is informal, so boats can join at any point in the evening. A social atmosphere blending camaraderie, fun, sailing, and competition; meet new people and broaden your sailing horizons.

Who: All skill levels welcome; whether you’re a national champ or are just learning you’re encouraged to sail with us.
When: Rig anytime and head out to race as soon as a few boats are ready and a course is set — usually about 17:30. Racing ends at sunset, so come out even if you free up a bit later.
Where: Meet on the water. Look for a cluster of Mercuries, the nearby committee boat flying flags & sounding horns, and big red tetrahedrons.
What: You can race mainsail, sloop or spinnaker, solo or with friends, keel or centerboard, as long as it’s a Mercury.

See our blog below for updates, rules & racing tips, watermelon announcements, and hilarity. Sign up for email updates so you don’t miss a post; typically weekly or less:

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Fri, Aug 5, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Aug 6
10:00am Mainsail Clinic
Mainsail Clinic
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Sat, Aug 6, 2022, 10:00am - 11:30am

The Mainsail Clinic is a special offering that lets students practice the skills important to them in order to pass the Yellow test. It is highly recommended that this class be taken after your first Yellow test attempt, if you didn’t pass. Instructors for this class will design custom drills and learning experiences based on what the class indicates as it’s greatest needs.

10:30am Orientation
Orientation
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Sat, Aug 6, 2022, 10:30am - 11:15am

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

11:30am Rigging
Rigging
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Sat, Aug 6, 2022, 11:30am - 1:30pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

12:00pm Mainsail I
Mainsail I
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Sat, Aug 6, 2022, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Mainsail I builds basic sailing skills with both on-the-water instruction and simulator demonstration. Students will spend the first half of the class reviewing Shore School content, and then get a chance to practice their skills on the water under the direction of an instructor. Skills such as tacking, gybing, steering and sail trim will get special emphasis in this class, so that students are prepared for their Mainsail II Class, and their Yellow Test.

2:00pm Orientation
Orientation
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Sat, Aug 6, 2022, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

2:00pm Shore School
Shore School
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Sat, Aug 6, 2022, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

3:00pm Rigging
Rigging
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Sat, Aug 6, 2022, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

4:00pm Jib I
Jib I
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Sat, Aug 6, 2022, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Jib 1 is our first class that goes into the advanced knowledge required to sail in heavy wind. You’ll learn how to effectively use a jib sail, perform man overboard rescues, and maneuver in the demanding conditions required for the Mercury red test. The Jib class is the heart of our Mercury sailing curriculum, and is designed to create competent sailors who are prepared for red test conditions. After learning how the jib sail works and how to rig it, you and another crew member will get on the water to try out your new knowledge. Your instructor will cover how to rig and trim the jib, how to coordinate your weight placement in the boat, and the procedure for man-overboard rescues. The instructor will join you on the water and coach you from a powerboat, so that each move you make is that of a solid and capable sailor. The Jib 1 class is typically taken several times before completing the test. Each time you take the class you will learn more from your classmates and instructors, and get extra practice for the demands of the test.

5:30pm Shore School
Shore School
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Sat, Aug 6, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

Aug 7
9:30am Tiller Club
Tiller Club
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Sun, Aug 7, 2022, 9:30am - 3:00pm

Tiller Club is a community of CBI sailors with the goal to promote racing at all levels.

What: We run seasonal racing series, trophy regattas, single-handed events, and races in keelboats and dinghies, in boats provided by CBI.
Who: Skippers with knowledge of the Racing Rules of Sailing and the Tiller Club Sailing Instructions. Novice and experienced crews welcome. Come with a teammate, or connect with one at CBI (two sailors per boat unless specified). We ask regular skippers to get their Racing Skipper rating by taking a brief online test on the racing rules. Email [email protected] to request the test.
When: Sunday mornings. Rigging and registration 9:45-10:10am, skipper’s meeting 10:15, first race starts at 11am (you should be on the racing course at that time). Series days: no race starts after 1pm; no lunch break, no boat rotation. Regatta days: no race starts after 2:30; short break for lunch and boat rotation. See schedule for details.
Cost: $5 per boat to cover trophies and administrative expenses.

Getting Involved

Come down on race day with your teammate. Arrive by 9:45am, rig your boat and register before the 10:15am Skippers Meeting. Racing starts promptly at 11am.

  • Learn To Race class series for new racers, or those needing a refresher
  • get your Tiller Club rating by completing a test on the racing rules of sailing (CBI membership required)
  • regular, experienced participants are expected to assist with Race Committee occasionally; we’re volunteer driven
  • Like our Facebook page for weekly results, photos, etc.
  • Sign up for our Tiller Club Google Group for important updates or to connect with skipper/crew
  • With questions or to request a link to the online Racing Skipper test, email [email protected]
  • intermediate & advanced racers: CBI hosts offer a series of practices to sharpen your skills

Tiller Club Executive Board 2021

Commodore: Marcelo Pereira
Vice Commodore: Kathryn Commons
Steward: Cole Constantineau
Members at Large: Nick Afshartous, Trina Arpin, David Chudzicki, Joshua Gahm

Documents & Links

Current Racing Calendar

Notices Of Race
Sailing Instructions
Current Series Scores
Historic Regatta Results

10:00am Jib Clinic
Jib Clinic
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Sun, Aug 7, 2022, 10:00am - 11:30am

Jib Clinic is an opportunity for supervised practice towards your Red Test. It is highly recommended that this class be taken after your first Red test attempt, if you didn’t pass. Instructors for this class may design custom drills and learning experiences based on what the class indicates as it’s greatest needs.

10:30am Orientation
Orientation
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Sun, Aug 7, 2022, 10:30am - 11:15am

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

11:30am Rigging
Rigging
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Sun, Aug 7, 2022, 11:30am - 1:30pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

12:00pm Jib II
Jib II
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Sun, Aug 7, 2022, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Jib 2 teaches the finer points of advanced boathandling and crew coordination. In this class, you will learn to sail without a rudder! Rudderless sailing, while not required for the red test, gives a sailor a deeper understanding of the forces at work when a boat is under sail. This class is focused specifically on sailing a boat using only the sails and your own weight; no rudder required. You’ll learn how sail trim and heel affect how a boat moves, so that you can make your turns better, tacks smoother, and gybes safer. Any sailor who has taken Jib 1, and wants to greatly increase their sailing knowledge, should take this class.

1:00pm Intro to Windsurfing
Intro to Windsurfing
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Sun, Aug 7, 2022, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Want to try something different? Windsurfing is a great way to branch out. This class will introduce you to our equipment and the basics of windsurfing.This class will get students started windsurfing, and earn them their windsurf green rating. Students will start off with the basics in an on-shore simulator, and then progress to structured practice in the mooring field.

2:00pm Orientation
Orientation
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Sun, Aug 7, 2022, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

2:00pm Shore School
Shore School
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Sun, Aug 7, 2022, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

3:00pm Rigging
Rigging
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Sun, Aug 7, 2022, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

4:00pm Mainsail II
Mainsail II
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Sun, Aug 7, 2022, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

When you’re ready for the next step in sailing, this is where to go. Take this course to learn the tips and tricks that will prepare you for more challenging conditions, and get you ready for the Mercury yellow test.

Mainsail II builds basic skills into sailing competency, in order to prepare you for the Mercury yellow test. It will cover the finer points of tacking and gybing, sail trim, and best practices for keeping your boat flat in heavier wind. You’ll be accompanied by a trained instructor in a powerboat, and you’ll have the opportunity to practice on a real test course out on the water.

5:30pm Shore School
Shore School
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Sun, Aug 7, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

Aug 8
5:30pm Rigging
Rigging
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Mon, Aug 8, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

5:45pm Mainsail I
Mainsail I
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Mon, Aug 8, 2022, 5:45pm - 7:45pm

Mainsail I builds basic sailing skills with both on-the-water instruction and simulator demonstration. Students will spend the first half of the class reviewing Shore School content, and then get a chance to practice their skills on the water under the direction of an instructor. Skills such as tacking, gybing, steering and sail trim will get special emphasis in this class, so that students are prepared for their Mainsail II Class, and their Yellow Test.

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Mon, Aug 8, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Aug 9
5:30pm Shore School
Shore School
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Tue, Aug 9, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

5:30pm Windsurf Clinic
Windsurf Clinic
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Tue, Aug 9, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

This class is a great stepping stone to Windsurf Yellow. Instructors will offer extra coaching and guidance for tacking and gybing, as well as helping students improve upwind sailing. This 2-hour clinic is intended to help you hone your windsurfing skills and prepare for Windsurf Yellow test. These will be tailored to the areas each student would like to work on, specifically focusing on tacking and gybing skills and upwind sailing. Students must have their Windsurf Green rating.

5:30pm Women's Sailing
Women's Sailing
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Tue, Aug 9, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Women’s Sailing is a volunteer organized meet-up time for women to gather for recreational sailing, giving or receiving informal instruction or peer-practice. 

To receive updates about Women’s Sailing join the Women’s Racing and Sailing Google Group at:
https://groups.google.com/a/community-boating.org/d/forum/womens-racing

5:45pm Jib I
Jib I
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Tue, Aug 9, 2022, 5:45pm - 7:45pm

Jib 1 is our first class that goes into the advanced knowledge required to sail in heavy wind. You’ll learn how to effectively use a jib sail, perform man overboard rescues, and maneuver in the demanding conditions required for the Mercury red test. The Jib class is the heart of our Mercury sailing curriculum, and is designed to create competent sailors who are prepared for red test conditions. After learning how the jib sail works and how to rig it, you and another crew member will get on the water to try out your new knowledge. Your instructor will cover how to rig and trim the jib, how to coordinate your weight placement in the boat, and the procedure for man-overboard rescues. The instructor will join you on the water and coach you from a powerboat, so that each move you make is that of a solid and capable sailor. The Jib 1 class is typically taken several times before completing the test. Each time you take the class you will learn more from your classmates and instructors, and get extra practice for the demands of the test.

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Tue, Aug 9, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Aug 10
5:30pm Rigging
Rigging
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Wed, Aug 10, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

5:30pm Intro to Windsurfing
Intro to Windsurfing
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Wed, Aug 10, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Want to try something different? Windsurfing is a great way to branch out. This class will introduce you to our equipment and the basics of windsurfing.This class will get students started windsurfing, and earn them their windsurf green rating. Students will start off with the basics in an on-shore simulator, and then progress to structured practice in the mooring field.

5:30pm Co-Able Keelboat Racing
Co-Able Keelboat Racing
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Wed, Aug 10, 2022, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
5:30pm Limited Sonar availability
Limited Sonar availability
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Wed, Aug 10, 2022, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Limited sonar availability due to co-able keelboat racing

5:45pm Jib Clinic
Jib Clinic
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Wed, Aug 10, 2022, 5:45pm - 7:15pm

Jib Clinic is an opportunity for supervised practice towards your Red Test. It is highly recommended that this class be taken after your first Red test attempt, if you didn’t pass. Instructors for this class may design custom drills and learning experiences based on what the class indicates as it’s greatest needs.

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Wed, Aug 10, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

6:30pm Learn to Race
Learn to Race
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Wed, Aug 10, 2022, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Aug 11
3:30pm LIMITED FLEET AVAILABILITY
LIMITED FLEET AVAILABILITY
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Thu, Aug 11, 2022, 3:30pm - 8:00pm

Today, Thursday August 11th, we are celebrating our Juniors. Due to our Kids Sail the Stars event we will have no sonars, ideals, rhodes, keel mercuries, or non-member kayak/stand-up-paddleboard/sailboat rentals

5:30pm Shore School
Shore School
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Thu, Aug 11, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

5:30pm Women's Racing
Women's Racing
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Thu, Aug 11, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Women’s Racing is a volunteer-organized group who’s mission is to advance the sailing skills of women at CBI through racing and practice in a challenging, supportive, and social environment. We welcome women at all levels of experience interested in competitive sailing, as well as improving skills for other racing and for recreational sailing. Prior knowledge of racing is not required. Green-rated sailors are welcome on green-flag days, yellow-rated sailors are welcome on green, yellow and red-flag days. 

Women’s Racing is a lot of fun and a great opportunity to meet other women sailors
When: Summer Thursday nights about 17:30
Where: Check our small white-board on the Bay 2 ramp for weekly updates

To receive updates about Women’s Racing join our Google Group at:
https://groups.google.com/a/community-boating.org/d/forum/womens-racing

5:45pm Jib II
Jib II
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Thu, Aug 11, 2022, 5:45pm - 7:45pm

Jib 2 teaches the finer points of advanced boathandling and crew coordination. In this class, you will learn to sail without a rudder! Rudderless sailing, while not required for the red test, gives a sailor a deeper understanding of the forces at work when a boat is under sail. This class is focused specifically on sailing a boat using only the sails and your own weight; no rudder required. You’ll learn how sail trim and heel affect how a boat moves, so that you can make your turns better, tacks smoother, and gybes safer. Any sailor who has taken Jib 1, and wants to greatly increase their sailing knowledge, should take this class.

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Thu, Aug 11, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

6:00pm Windsurf Racing
Windsurf Racing
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Thu, Aug 11, 2022, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Aug 12
5:30pm Friday Night Informal Racing
Friday Night Informal Racing
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Fri, Aug 12, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Members organize several short races most Fridays after work. Racing is informal, so boats can join at any point in the evening. A social atmosphere blending camaraderie, fun, sailing, and competition; meet new people and broaden your sailing horizons.

Who: All skill levels welcome; whether you’re a national champ or are just learning you’re encouraged to sail with us.
When: Rig anytime and head out to race as soon as a few boats are ready and a course is set — usually about 17:30. Racing ends at sunset, so come out even if you free up a bit later.
Where: Meet on the water. Look for a cluster of Mercuries, the nearby committee boat flying flags & sounding horns, and big red tetrahedrons.
What: You can race mainsail, sloop or spinnaker, solo or with friends, keel or centerboard, as long as it’s a Mercury.

See our blog below for updates, rules & racing tips, watermelon announcements, and hilarity. Sign up for email updates so you don’t miss a post; typically weekly or less:

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Fri, Aug 12, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Aug 13
10:00am Jib Clinic
Jib Clinic
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Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 10:00am - 11:30am

Jib Clinic is an opportunity for supervised practice towards your Red Test. It is highly recommended that this class be taken after your first Red test attempt, if you didn’t pass. Instructors for this class may design custom drills and learning experiences based on what the class indicates as it’s greatest needs.

10:00am Keelboat
Keelboat
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Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 10:00am - 4:00pm

This class teaches advanced sailors how to rig, moor, sail, and care for our most popular and most expensive equipment Sonars and Ideal 18s offer more space and better performance than a Mercury, and are our most popular boats on busy days. To sail these boats students will learn to rig, reef, and sail these boats in a variety of conditions. Your instructor will join you on board and give students time on the helm, so you can safely navigate the mooring field, moor each boat, and perform a man-overboard rescue. The class will be conducted in Ideal 18s and Sonars.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.

10:30am Orientation
Orientation
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Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 10:30am - 11:15am

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

11:30am Rigging
Rigging
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Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 11:30am - 1:30pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

12:00pm Jib II
Jib II
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Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Jib 2 teaches the finer points of advanced boathandling and crew coordination. In this class, you will learn to sail without a rudder! Rudderless sailing, while not required for the red test, gives a sailor a deeper understanding of the forces at work when a boat is under sail. This class is focused specifically on sailing a boat using only the sails and your own weight; no rudder required. You’ll learn how sail trim and heel affect how a boat moves, so that you can make your turns better, tacks smoother, and gybes safer. Any sailor who has taken Jib 1, and wants to greatly increase their sailing knowledge, should take this class.

2:00pm Orientation
Orientation
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Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

2:00pm Shore School
Shore School
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Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

3:00pm Rigging
Rigging
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Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

4:00pm Mainsail II
Mainsail II
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Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

When you’re ready for the next step in sailing, this is where to go. Take this course to learn the tips and tricks that will prepare you for more challenging conditions, and get you ready for the Mercury yellow test.

Mainsail II builds basic skills into sailing competency, in order to prepare you for the Mercury yellow test. It will cover the finer points of tacking and gybing, sail trim, and best practices for keeping your boat flat in heavier wind. You’ll be accompanied by a trained instructor in a powerboat, and you’ll have the opportunity to practice on a real test course out on the water.

5:30pm Shore School
Shore School
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Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

Aug 14
9:30am Tiller Club
Tiller Club
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Sun, Aug 14, 2022, 9:30am - 3:00pm

Tiller Club is a community of CBI sailors with the goal to promote racing at all levels.

What: We run seasonal racing series, trophy regattas, single-handed events, and races in keelboats and dinghies, in boats provided by CBI.
Who: Skippers with knowledge of the Racing Rules of Sailing and the Tiller Club Sailing Instructions. Novice and experienced crews welcome. Come with a teammate, or connect with one at CBI (two sailors per boat unless specified). We ask regular skippers to get their Racing Skipper rating by taking a brief online test on the racing rules. Email [email protected] to request the test.
When: Sunday mornings. Rigging and registration 9:45-10:10am, skipper’s meeting 10:15, first race starts at 11am (you should be on the racing course at that time). Series days: no race starts after 1pm; no lunch break, no boat rotation. Regatta days: no race starts after 2:30; short break for lunch and boat rotation. See schedule for details.
Cost: $5 per boat to cover trophies and administrative expenses.

Getting Involved

Come down on race day with your teammate. Arrive by 9:45am, rig your boat and register before the 10:15am Skippers Meeting. Racing starts promptly at 11am.

  • Learn To Race class series for new racers, or those needing a refresher
  • get your Tiller Club rating by completing a test on the racing rules of sailing (CBI membership required)
  • regular, experienced participants are expected to assist with Race Committee occasionally; we’re volunteer driven
  • Like our Facebook page for weekly results, photos, etc.
  • Sign up for our Tiller Club Google Group for important updates or to connect with skipper/crew
  • With questions or to request a link to the online Racing Skipper test, email [email protected]
  • intermediate & advanced racers: CBI hosts offer a series of practices to sharpen your skills

Tiller Club Executive Board 2021

Commodore: Marcelo Pereira
Vice Commodore: Kathryn Commons
Steward: Cole Constantineau
Members at Large: Nick Afshartous, Trina Arpin, David Chudzicki, Joshua Gahm

Documents & Links

Current Racing Calendar

Notices Of Race
Sailing Instructions
Current Series Scores
Historic Regatta Results

10:00am Mainsail Clinic
Mainsail Clinic
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Sun, Aug 14, 2022, 10:00am - 11:30am

The Mainsail Clinic is a special offering that lets students practice the skills important to them in order to pass the Yellow test. It is highly recommended that this class be taken after your first Yellow test attempt, if you didn’t pass. Instructors for this class will design custom drills and learning experiences based on what the class indicates as it’s greatest needs.

10:00am Keelboat
Keelboat
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Sun, Aug 14, 2022, 10:00am - 4:00pm

This class teaches advanced sailors how to rig, moor, sail, and care for our most popular and most expensive equipment Sonars and Ideal 18s offer more space and better performance than a Mercury, and are our most popular boats on busy days. To sail these boats students will learn to rig, reef, and sail these boats in a variety of conditions. Your instructor will join you on board and give students time on the helm, so you can safely navigate the mooring field, moor each boat, and perform a man-overboard rescue. The class will be conducted in Ideal 18s and Sonars.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.

10:30am Orientation
Orientation
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Sun, Aug 14, 2022, 10:30am - 11:15am

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

11:30am Rigging
Rigging
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Sun, Aug 14, 2022, 11:30am - 1:30pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

12:00pm Mainsail I
Mainsail I
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Sun, Aug 14, 2022, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Mainsail I builds basic sailing skills with both on-the-water instruction and simulator demonstration. Students will spend the first half of the class reviewing Shore School content, and then get a chance to practice their skills on the water under the direction of an instructor. Skills such as tacking, gybing, steering and sail trim will get special emphasis in this class, so that students are prepared for their Mainsail II Class, and their Yellow Test.

1:00pm Intro to Windsurfing
Intro to Windsurfing
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Sun, Aug 14, 2022, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Want to try something different? Windsurfing is a great way to branch out. This class will introduce you to our equipment and the basics of windsurfing.This class will get students started windsurfing, and earn them their windsurf green rating. Students will start off with the basics in an on-shore simulator, and then progress to structured practice in the mooring field.

2:00pm Orientation
Orientation
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Sun, Aug 14, 2022, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

2:00pm Shore School
Shore School
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Sun, Aug 14, 2022, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

3:00pm Rigging
Rigging
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Sun, Aug 14, 2022, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

4:00pm Jib I
Jib I
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Sun, Aug 14, 2022, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Jib 1 is our first class that goes into the advanced knowledge required to sail in heavy wind. You’ll learn how to effectively use a jib sail, perform man overboard rescues, and maneuver in the demanding conditions required for the Mercury red test. The Jib class is the heart of our Mercury sailing curriculum, and is designed to create competent sailors who are prepared for red test conditions. After learning how the jib sail works and how to rig it, you and another crew member will get on the water to try out your new knowledge. Your instructor will cover how to rig and trim the jib, how to coordinate your weight placement in the boat, and the procedure for man-overboard rescues. The instructor will join you on the water and coach you from a powerboat, so that each move you make is that of a solid and capable sailor. The Jib 1 class is typically taken several times before completing the test. Each time you take the class you will learn more from your classmates and instructors, and get extra practice for the demands of the test.

5:30pm Shore School
Shore School
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Sun, Aug 14, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

Aug 15
5:30pm Rigging
Rigging
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Mon, Aug 15, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

5:45pm Mainsail II
Mainsail II
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Mon, Aug 15, 2022, 5:45pm - 7:45pm

When you’re ready for the next step in sailing, this is where to go. Take this course to learn the tips and tricks that will prepare you for more challenging conditions, and get you ready for the Mercury yellow test.

Mainsail II builds basic skills into sailing competency, in order to prepare you for the Mercury yellow test. It will cover the finer points of tacking and gybing, sail trim, and best practices for keeping your boat flat in heavier wind. You’ll be accompanied by a trained instructor in a powerboat, and you’ll have the opportunity to practice on a real test course out on the water.

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Mon, Aug 15, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Aug 16
5:30pm Shore School
Shore School
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MmNrZzBocXNkdnE1a3EzZHJ0dGVtazBvazJfMjAyMjA4MTZUMjEzMDAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfYWliNzU2ZTJyaXVicm50cDYyNGVram[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Tue, Aug 16, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

5:30pm Windsurf Clinic
Windsurf Clinic
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=YmtyZHY3MWFoMmVwdjEycWVjcjRyampoNnJfMjAyMjA4MTZUMjEzMDAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfNXMyMWVibjFvYWhqMGU3amZ1cjEyYn[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Tue, Aug 16, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

This class is a great stepping stone to Windsurf Yellow. Instructors will offer extra coaching and guidance for tacking and gybing, as well as helping students improve upwind sailing. This 2-hour clinic is intended to help you hone your windsurfing skills and prepare for Windsurf Yellow test. These will be tailored to the areas each student would like to work on, specifically focusing on tacking and gybing skills and upwind sailing. Students must have their Windsurf Green rating.

5:30pm Women's Sailing
Women's Sailing
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=M3M5cGdxOHNuanFzaHIzaWthZjFhMmE5ODZfMjAyMjA4MTZUMjEzMDAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfM2xyZ3BhbHRoMWh1b3Zra2k4MXVvc3[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Tue, Aug 16, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Women’s Sailing is a volunteer organized meet-up time for women to gather for recreational sailing, giving or receiving informal instruction or peer-practice. 

To receive updates about Women’s Sailing join the Women’s Racing and Sailing Google Group at:
https://groups.google.com/a/community-boating.org/d/forum/womens-racing

5:45pm Jib II
Jib II
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Tue, Aug 16, 2022, 5:45pm - 7:45pm

Jib 2 teaches the finer points of advanced boathandling and crew coordination. In this class, you will learn to sail without a rudder! Rudderless sailing, while not required for the red test, gives a sailor a deeper understanding of the forces at work when a boat is under sail. This class is focused specifically on sailing a boat using only the sails and your own weight; no rudder required. You’ll learn how sail trim and heel affect how a boat moves, so that you can make your turns better, tacks smoother, and gybes safer. Any sailor who has taken Jib 1, and wants to greatly increase their sailing knowledge, should take this class.

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MHA4MW5uYTdjc2hxY3IwMjRrMGM0NXBvZnBfMjAyMjA4MTZUMjE0NTAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfY2prcTgwdGdiMTA3cXByZHIzN2lrOW[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Tue, Aug 16, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Aug 17
5:30pm Rigging
Rigging
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Wed, Aug 17, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

5:30pm Intro to Windsurfing
Intro to Windsurfing
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Wed, Aug 17, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Want to try something different? Windsurfing is a great way to branch out. This class will introduce you to our equipment and the basics of windsurfing.This class will get students started windsurfing, and earn them their windsurf green rating. Students will start off with the basics in an on-shore simulator, and then progress to structured practice in the mooring field.

5:30pm Co-Able Keelboat Racing
Co-Able Keelboat Racing
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Wed, Aug 17, 2022, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
5:30pm Limited Sonar availability
Limited Sonar availability
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Wed, Aug 17, 2022, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Limited sonar availability due to co-able keelboat racing

5:45pm Mainsail Clinic
Mainsail Clinic
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Wed, Aug 17, 2022, 5:45pm - 7:15pm

The Mainsail Clinic is a special offering that lets students practice the skills important to them in order to pass the Yellow test. It is highly recommended that this class be taken after your first Yellow test attempt, if you didn’t pass. Instructors for this class will design custom drills and learning experiences based on what the class indicates as it’s greatest needs.

5:45pm Intermediate Racing Practice
Intermediate Racing Practice
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MmJpYnFhZjl1Y3I2YmhpODVyMWxuampib29fMjAyMjA4MTdUMjE0NTAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfM2xyZ3BhbHRoMWh1b3Zra2k4MXVvc3[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Wed, Aug 17, 2022, 5:45pm - 7:45pm

LINK to website

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Wed, Aug 17, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Aug 18
5:30pm Shore School
Shore School
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Thu, Aug 18, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

5:30pm Women's Racing
Women's Racing
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=NXF0dms3Z2UwMGh2OHJhdG9hY29mYTBib2ZfMjAyMjA4MThUMjEzMDAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfM2xyZ3BhbHRoMWh1b3Zra2k4MXVvc3[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Thu, Aug 18, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Women’s Racing is a volunteer-organized group who’s mission is to advance the sailing skills of women at CBI through racing and practice in a challenging, supportive, and social environment. We welcome women at all levels of experience interested in competitive sailing, as well as improving skills for other racing and for recreational sailing. Prior knowledge of racing is not required. Green-rated sailors are welcome on green-flag days, yellow-rated sailors are welcome on green, yellow and red-flag days. 

Women’s Racing is a lot of fun and a great opportunity to meet other women sailors
When: Summer Thursday nights about 17:30
Where: Check our small white-board on the Bay 2 ramp for weekly updates

To receive updates about Women’s Racing join our Google Group at:
https://groups.google.com/a/community-boating.org/d/forum/womens-racing

5:45pm Jib I
Jib I
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Thu, Aug 18, 2022, 5:45pm - 7:45pm

Jib 1 is our first class that goes into the advanced knowledge required to sail in heavy wind. You’ll learn how to effectively use a jib sail, perform man overboard rescues, and maneuver in the demanding conditions required for the Mercury red test. The Jib class is the heart of our Mercury sailing curriculum, and is designed to create competent sailors who are prepared for red test conditions. After learning how the jib sail works and how to rig it, you and another crew member will get on the water to try out your new knowledge. Your instructor will cover how to rig and trim the jib, how to coordinate your weight placement in the boat, and the procedure for man-overboard rescues. The instructor will join you on the water and coach you from a powerboat, so that each move you make is that of a solid and capable sailor. The Jib 1 class is typically taken several times before completing the test. Each time you take the class you will learn more from your classmates and instructors, and get extra practice for the demands of the test.

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Thu, Aug 18, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

6:00pm Windsurf Racing
Windsurf Racing
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Thu, Aug 18, 2022, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Aug 19
5:30pm Friday Night Informal Racing
Friday Night Informal Racing
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Fri, Aug 19, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Members organize several short races most Fridays after work. Racing is informal, so boats can join at any point in the evening. A social atmosphere blending camaraderie, fun, sailing, and competition; meet new people and broaden your sailing horizons.

Who: All skill levels welcome; whether you’re a national champ or are just learning you’re encouraged to sail with us.
When: Rig anytime and head out to race as soon as a few boats are ready and a course is set — usually about 17:30. Racing ends at sunset, so come out even if you free up a bit later.
Where: Meet on the water. Look for a cluster of Mercuries, the nearby committee boat flying flags & sounding horns, and big red tetrahedrons.
What: You can race mainsail, sloop or spinnaker, solo or with friends, keel or centerboard, as long as it’s a Mercury.

See our blog below for updates, rules & racing tips, watermelon announcements, and hilarity. Sign up for email updates so you don’t miss a post; typically weekly or less:

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Fri, Aug 19, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Aug 20
10:00am Mainsail Clinic
Mainsail Clinic
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Sat, Aug 20, 2022, 10:00am - 11:30am

The Mainsail Clinic is a special offering that lets students practice the skills important to them in order to pass the Yellow test. It is highly recommended that this class be taken after your first Yellow test attempt, if you didn’t pass. Instructors for this class will design custom drills and learning experiences based on what the class indicates as it’s greatest needs.

10:30am Orientation
Orientation
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Sat, Aug 20, 2022, 10:30am - 11:15am

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

2:00pm Orientation
Orientation
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Sat, Aug 20, 2022, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Aug 21
9:30am Tiller Club
Tiller Club
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Sun, Aug 21, 2022, 9:30am - 3:00pm

Tiller Club is a community of CBI sailors with the goal to promote racing at all levels.

What: We run seasonal racing series, trophy regattas, single-handed events, and races in keelboats and dinghies, in boats provided by CBI.
Who: Skippers with knowledge of the Racing Rules of Sailing and the Tiller Club Sailing Instructions. Novice and experienced crews welcome. Come with a teammate, or connect with one at CBI (two sailors per boat unless specified). We ask regular skippers to get their Racing Skipper rating by taking a brief online test on the racing rules. Email [email protected] to request the test.
When: Sunday mornings. Rigging and registration 9:45-10:10am, skipper’s meeting 10:15, first race starts at 11am (you should be on the racing course at that time). Series days: no race starts after 1pm; no lunch break, no boat rotation. Regatta days: no race starts after 2:30; short break for lunch and boat rotation. See schedule for details.
Cost: $5 per boat to cover trophies and administrative expenses.

Getting Involved

Come down on race day with your teammate. Arrive by 9:45am, rig your boat and register before the 10:15am Skippers Meeting. Racing starts promptly at 11am.

  • Learn To Race class series for new racers, or those needing a refresher
  • get your Tiller Club rating by completing a test on the racing rules of sailing (CBI membership required)
  • regular, experienced participants are expected to assist with Race Committee occasionally; we’re volunteer driven
  • Like our Facebook page for weekly results, photos, etc.
  • Sign up for our Tiller Club Google Group for important updates or to connect with skipper/crew
  • With questions or to request a link to the online Racing Skipper test, email [email protected]
  • intermediate & advanced racers: CBI hosts offer a series of practices to sharpen your skills

Tiller Club Executive Board 2021

Commodore: Marcelo Pereira
Vice Commodore: Kathryn Commons
Steward: Cole Constantineau
Members at Large: Nick Afshartous, Trina Arpin, David Chudzicki, Joshua Gahm

Documents & Links

Current Racing Calendar

Notices Of Race
Sailing Instructions
Current Series Scores
Historic Regatta Results

10:00am Jib Clinic
Jib Clinic
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Sun, Aug 21, 2022, 10:00am - 11:30am

Jib Clinic is an opportunity for supervised practice towards your Red Test. It is highly recommended that this class be taken after your first Red test attempt, if you didn’t pass. Instructors for this class may design custom drills and learning experiences based on what the class indicates as it’s greatest needs.

10:00am 420
420
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Sun, Aug 21, 2022, 10:00am - 4:00pm
10:30am Orientation
Orientation
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Sun, Aug 21, 2022, 10:30am - 11:15am

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

11:30am Rigging
Rigging
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Sun, Aug 21, 2022, 11:30am - 1:30pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

12:00pm Jib II
Jib II
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Sun, Aug 21, 2022, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Jib 2 teaches the finer points of advanced boathandling and crew coordination. In this class, you will learn to sail without a rudder! Rudderless sailing, while not required for the red test, gives a sailor a deeper understanding of the forces at work when a boat is under sail. This class is focused specifically on sailing a boat using only the sails and your own weight; no rudder required. You’ll learn how sail trim and heel affect how a boat moves, so that you can make your turns better, tacks smoother, and gybes safer. Any sailor who has taken Jib 1, and wants to greatly increase their sailing knowledge, should take this class.

1:00pm Intro to Windsurfing
Intro to Windsurfing
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Sun, Aug 21, 2022, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Want to try something different? Windsurfing is a great way to branch out. This class will introduce you to our equipment and the basics of windsurfing.This class will get students started windsurfing, and earn them their windsurf green rating. Students will start off with the basics in an on-shore simulator, and then progress to structured practice in the mooring field.

2:00pm Shore School
Shore School
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Sun, Aug 21, 2022, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

2:00pm Orientation
Orientation
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Sun, Aug 21, 2022, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

3:00pm Rigging
Rigging
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Sun, Aug 21, 2022, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

4:00pm Mainsail II
Mainsail II
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Sun, Aug 21, 2022, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

When you’re ready for the next step in sailing, this is where to go. Take this course to learn the tips and tricks that will prepare you for more challenging conditions, and get you ready for the Mercury yellow test.

Mainsail II builds basic skills into sailing competency, in order to prepare you for the Mercury yellow test. It will cover the finer points of tacking and gybing, sail trim, and best practices for keeping your boat flat in heavier wind. You’ll be accompanied by a trained instructor in a powerboat, and you’ll have the opportunity to practice on a real test course out on the water.

5:30pm Shore School
Shore School
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Sun, Aug 21, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

Aug 22
5:15pm Mainsail I
Mainsail I
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Mon, Aug 22, 2022, 5:15pm - 7:15pm

Mainsail I builds basic sailing skills with both on-the-water instruction and simulator demonstration. Students will spend the first half of the class reviewing Shore School content, and then get a chance to practice their skills on the water under the direction of an instructor. Skills such as tacking, gybing, steering and sail trim will get special emphasis in this class, so that students are prepared for their Mainsail II Class, and their Yellow Test.

5:30pm Rigging
Rigging
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Mon, Aug 22, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Mon, Aug 22, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Aug 23
5:15pm Jib I
Jib I
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Tue, Aug 23, 2022, 5:15pm - 7:15pm

Jib 1 is our first class that goes into the advanced knowledge required to sail in heavy wind. You’ll learn how to effectively use a jib sail, perform man overboard rescues, and maneuver in the demanding conditions required for the Mercury red test. The Jib class is the heart of our Mercury sailing curriculum, and is designed to create competent sailors who are prepared for red test conditions. After learning how the jib sail works and how to rig it, you and another crew member will get on the water to try out your new knowledge. Your instructor will cover how to rig and trim the jib, how to coordinate your weight placement in the boat, and the procedure for man-overboard rescues. The instructor will join you on the water and coach you from a powerboat, so that each move you make is that of a solid and capable sailor. The Jib 1 class is typically taken several times before completing the test. Each time you take the class you will learn more from your classmates and instructors, and get extra practice for the demands of the test.

5:30pm Shore School
Shore School
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Tue, Aug 23, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

5:30pm Windsurf Clinic
Windsurf Clinic
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Tue, Aug 23, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

This class is a great stepping stone to Windsurf Yellow. Instructors will offer extra coaching and guidance for tacking and gybing, as well as helping students improve upwind sailing. This 2-hour clinic is intended to help you hone your windsurfing skills and prepare for Windsurf Yellow test. These will be tailored to the areas each student would like to work on, specifically focusing on tacking and gybing skills and upwind sailing. Students must have their Windsurf Green rating.

5:30pm Women's Sailing
Women's Sailing
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Tue, Aug 23, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Women’s Sailing is a volunteer organized meet-up time for women to gather for recreational sailing, giving or receiving informal instruction or peer-practice. 

To receive updates about Women’s Sailing join the Women’s Racing and Sailing Google Group at:
https://groups.google.com/a/community-boating.org/d/forum/womens-racing

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Tue, Aug 23, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Aug 24
5:15pm Jib Clinic
Jib Clinic
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Wed, Aug 24, 2022, 5:15pm - 6:45pm

Jib Clinic is an opportunity for supervised practice towards your Red Test. It is highly recommended that this class be taken after your first Red test attempt, if you didn’t pass. Instructors for this class may design custom drills and learning experiences based on what the class indicates as it’s greatest needs.

5:30pm Rigging
Rigging
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Wed, Aug 24, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

5:30pm Intro to Windsurfing
Intro to Windsurfing
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Wed, Aug 24, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Want to try something different? Windsurfing is a great way to branch out. This class will introduce you to our equipment and the basics of windsurfing.This class will get students started windsurfing, and earn them their windsurf green rating. Students will start off with the basics in an on-shore simulator, and then progress to structured practice in the mooring field.

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Wed, Aug 24, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Aug 25
5:15pm Jib II
Jib II
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Thu, Aug 25, 2022, 5:15pm - 7:15pm

Jib 2 teaches the finer points of advanced boathandling and crew coordination. In this class, you will learn to sail without a rudder! Rudderless sailing, while not required for the red test, gives a sailor a deeper understanding of the forces at work when a boat is under sail. This class is focused specifically on sailing a boat using only the sails and your own weight; no rudder required. You’ll learn how sail trim and heel affect how a boat moves, so that you can make your turns better, tacks smoother, and gybes safer. Any sailor who has taken Jib 1, and wants to greatly increase their sailing knowledge, should take this class.

5:30pm Shore School
Shore School
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Thu, Aug 25, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

5:30pm Women's Racing
Women's Racing
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Thu, Aug 25, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Women’s Racing is a volunteer-organized group who’s mission is to advance the sailing skills of women at CBI through racing and practice in a challenging, supportive, and social environment. We welcome women at all levels of experience interested in competitive sailing, as well as improving skills for other racing and for recreational sailing. Prior knowledge of racing is not required. Green-rated sailors are welcome on green-flag days, yellow-rated sailors are welcome on green, yellow and red-flag days. 

Women’s Racing is a lot of fun and a great opportunity to meet other women sailors
When: Summer Thursday nights about 17:30
Where: Check our small white-board on the Bay 2 ramp for weekly updates

To receive updates about Women’s Racing join our Google Group at:
https://groups.google.com/a/community-boating.org/d/forum/womens-racing

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Thu, Aug 25, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Aug 26
5:30pm Friday Night Informal Racing
Friday Night Informal Racing
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Fri, Aug 26, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Members organize several short races most Fridays after work. Racing is informal, so boats can join at any point in the evening. A social atmosphere blending camaraderie, fun, sailing, and competition; meet new people and broaden your sailing horizons.

Who: All skill levels welcome; whether you’re a national champ or are just learning you’re encouraged to sail with us.
When: Rig anytime and head out to race as soon as a few boats are ready and a course is set — usually about 17:30. Racing ends at sunset, so come out even if you free up a bit later.
Where: Meet on the water. Look for a cluster of Mercuries, the nearby committee boat flying flags & sounding horns, and big red tetrahedrons.
What: You can race mainsail, sloop or spinnaker, solo or with friends, keel or centerboard, as long as it’s a Mercury.

See our blog below for updates, rules & racing tips, watermelon announcements, and hilarity. Sign up for email updates so you don’t miss a post; typically weekly or less:

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Fri, Aug 26, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Aug 27
10:00am Jib Clinic
Jib Clinic
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Sat, Aug 27, 2022, 10:00am - 11:30am

Jib Clinic is an opportunity for supervised practice towards your Red Test. It is highly recommended that this class be taken after your first Red test attempt, if you didn’t pass. Instructors for this class may design custom drills and learning experiences based on what the class indicates as it’s greatest needs.

10:00am Laser
Laser
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Sat, Aug 27, 2022, 10:00am - 4:00pm
10:30am Orientation
Orientation
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Sat, Aug 27, 2022, 10:30am - 11:15am

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

11:30am Rigging
Rigging
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Sat, Aug 27, 2022, 11:30am - 1:30pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

12:00pm Jib II
Jib II
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Sat, Aug 27, 2022, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Jib 2 teaches the finer points of advanced boathandling and crew coordination. In this class, you will learn to sail without a rudder! Rudderless sailing, while not required for the red test, gives a sailor a deeper understanding of the forces at work when a boat is under sail. This class is focused specifically on sailing a boat using only the sails and your own weight; no rudder required. You’ll learn how sail trim and heel affect how a boat moves, so that you can make your turns better, tacks smoother, and gybes safer. Any sailor who has taken Jib 1, and wants to greatly increase their sailing knowledge, should take this class.

2:00pm Shore School
Shore School
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Sat, Aug 27, 2022, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

2:00pm Orientation
Orientation
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Sat, Aug 27, 2022, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

3:00pm Rigging
Rigging
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Sat, Aug 27, 2022, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

4:00pm Mainsail II
Mainsail II
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Sat, Aug 27, 2022, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

When you’re ready for the next step in sailing, this is where to go. Take this course to learn the tips and tricks that will prepare you for more challenging conditions, and get you ready for the Mercury yellow test.

Mainsail II builds basic skills into sailing competency, in order to prepare you for the Mercury yellow test. It will cover the finer points of tacking and gybing, sail trim, and best practices for keeping your boat flat in heavier wind. You’ll be accompanied by a trained instructor in a powerboat, and you’ll have the opportunity to practice on a real test course out on the water.

5:30pm Shore School
Shore School
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Sat, Aug 27, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

Aug 28
9:30am Tiller Club
Tiller Club
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Sun, Aug 28, 2022, 9:30am - 3:00pm

Tiller Club is a community of CBI sailors with the goal to promote racing at all levels.

What: We run seasonal racing series, trophy regattas, single-handed events, and races in keelboats and dinghies, in boats provided by CBI.
Who: Skippers with knowledge of the Racing Rules of Sailing and the Tiller Club Sailing Instructions. Novice and experienced crews welcome. Come with a teammate, or connect with one at CBI (two sailors per boat unless specified). We ask regular skippers to get their Racing Skipper rating by taking a brief online test on the racing rules. Email [email protected] to request the test.
When: Sunday mornings. Rigging and registration 9:45-10:10am, skipper’s meeting 10:15, first race starts at 11am (you should be on the racing course at that time). Series days: no race starts after 1pm; no lunch break, no boat rotation. Regatta days: no race starts after 2:30; short break for lunch and boat rotation. See schedule for details.
Cost: $5 per boat to cover trophies and administrative expenses.

Getting Involved

Come down on race day with your teammate. Arrive by 9:45am, rig your boat and register before the 10:15am Skippers Meeting. Racing starts promptly at 11am.

  • Learn To Race class series for new racers, or those needing a refresher
  • get your Tiller Club rating by completing a test on the racing rules of sailing (CBI membership required)
  • regular, experienced participants are expected to assist with Race Committee occasionally; we’re volunteer driven
  • Like our Facebook page for weekly results, photos, etc.
  • Sign up for our Tiller Club Google Group for important updates or to connect with skipper/crew
  • With questions or to request a link to the online Racing Skipper test, email [email protected]
  • intermediate & advanced racers: CBI hosts offer a series of practices to sharpen your skills

Tiller Club Executive Board 2021

Commodore: Marcelo Pereira
Vice Commodore: Kathryn Commons
Steward: Cole Constantineau
Members at Large: Nick Afshartous, Trina Arpin, David Chudzicki, Joshua Gahm

Documents & Links

Current Racing Calendar

Notices Of Race
Sailing Instructions
Current Series Scores
Historic Regatta Results

10:00am Mainsail Clinic
Mainsail Clinic
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Sun, Aug 28, 2022, 10:00am - 11:30am

The Mainsail Clinic is a special offering that lets students practice the skills important to them in order to pass the Yellow test. It is highly recommended that this class be taken after your first Yellow test attempt, if you didn’t pass. Instructors for this class will design custom drills and learning experiences based on what the class indicates as it’s greatest needs.

10:00am Keelboat
Keelboat
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Sun, Aug 28, 2022, 10:00am - 4:00pm

This class teaches advanced sailors how to rig, moor, sail, and care for our most popular and most expensive equipment Sonars and Ideal 18s offer more space and better performance than a Mercury, and are our most popular boats on busy days. To sail these boats students will learn to rig, reef, and sail these boats in a variety of conditions. Your instructor will join you on board and give students time on the helm, so you can safely navigate the mooring field, moor each boat, and perform a man-overboard rescue. The class will be conducted in Ideal 18s and Sonars.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.

10:30am Orientation
Orientation
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Sun, Aug 28, 2022, 10:30am - 11:15am

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

11:30am Rigging
Rigging
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Sun, Aug 28, 2022, 11:30am - 1:30pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

12:00pm Mainsail I
Mainsail I
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Sun, Aug 28, 2022, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Mainsail I builds basic sailing skills with both on-the-water instruction and simulator demonstration. Students will spend the first half of the class reviewing Shore School content, and then get a chance to practice their skills on the water under the direction of an instructor. Skills such as tacking, gybing, steering and sail trim will get special emphasis in this class, so that students are prepared for their Mainsail II Class, and their Yellow Test.

1:00pm Intro to Windsurfing
Intro to Windsurfing
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Sun, Aug 28, 2022, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Want to try something different? Windsurfing is a great way to branch out. This class will introduce you to our equipment and the basics of windsurfing.This class will get students started windsurfing, and earn them their windsurf green rating. Students will start off with the basics in an on-shore simulator, and then progress to structured practice in the mooring field.

2:00pm Shore School
Shore School
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Sun, Aug 28, 2022, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

2:00pm Orientation
Orientation
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MzRmYWxiZDdhODRuaWdxcTVlbTNqbDFqaHBfMjAyMjA4MjhUMTgwMDAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfY2prcTgwdGdiMTA3cXByZHIzN2lrOW[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Sun, Aug 28, 2022, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

3:00pm Rigging
Rigging
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Sun, Aug 28, 2022, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

4:00pm Jib I
Jib I
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Sun, Aug 28, 2022, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Jib 1 is our first class that goes into the advanced knowledge required to sail in heavy wind. You’ll learn how to effectively use a jib sail, perform man overboard rescues, and maneuver in the demanding conditions required for the Mercury red test. The Jib class is the heart of our Mercury sailing curriculum, and is designed to create competent sailors who are prepared for red test conditions. After learning how the jib sail works and how to rig it, you and another crew member will get on the water to try out your new knowledge. Your instructor will cover how to rig and trim the jib, how to coordinate your weight placement in the boat, and the procedure for man-overboard rescues. The instructor will join you on the water and coach you from a powerboat, so that each move you make is that of a solid and capable sailor. The Jib 1 class is typically taken several times before completing the test. Each time you take the class you will learn more from your classmates and instructors, and get extra practice for the demands of the test.

5:30pm Shore School
Shore School
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Sun, Aug 28, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

Aug 29
5:15pm Mainsail II
Mainsail II
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Mon, Aug 29, 2022, 5:15pm - 7:15pm

When you’re ready for the next step in sailing, this is where to go. Take this course to learn the tips and tricks that will prepare you for more challenging conditions, and get you ready for the Mercury yellow test.

Mainsail II builds basic skills into sailing competency, in order to prepare you for the Mercury yellow test. It will cover the finer points of tacking and gybing, sail trim, and best practices for keeping your boat flat in heavier wind. You’ll be accompanied by a trained instructor in a powerboat, and you’ll have the opportunity to practice on a real test course out on the water.

5:30pm Rigging
Rigging
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Mon, Aug 29, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MHA4MW5uYTdjc2hxY3IwMjRrMGM0NXBvZnBfMjAyMjA4MjlUMjE0NTAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfY2prcTgwdGdiMTA3cXByZHIzN2lrOW[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Mon, Aug 29, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Aug 30
5:15pm Jib II
Jib II
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Tue, Aug 30, 2022, 5:15pm - 7:15pm

Jib 2 teaches the finer points of advanced boathandling and crew coordination. In this class, you will learn to sail without a rudder! Rudderless sailing, while not required for the red test, gives a sailor a deeper understanding of the forces at work when a boat is under sail. This class is focused specifically on sailing a boat using only the sails and your own weight; no rudder required. You’ll learn how sail trim and heel affect how a boat moves, so that you can make your turns better, tacks smoother, and gybes safer. Any sailor who has taken Jib 1, and wants to greatly increase their sailing knowledge, should take this class.

5:30pm Shore School
Shore School
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Tue, Aug 30, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

5:30pm Women's Sailing
Women's Sailing
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Tue, Aug 30, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Women’s Sailing is a volunteer organized meet-up time for women to gather for recreational sailing, giving or receiving informal instruction or peer-practice. 

To receive updates about Women’s Sailing join the Women’s Racing and Sailing Google Group at:
https://groups.google.com/a/community-boating.org/d/forum/womens-racing

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Tue, Aug 30, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Aug 31
5:15pm Mainsail Clinic
Mainsail Clinic
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=Y2Q3OGpzYzFpc2s0OW0xbHA1czVpdDc2NG5fMjAyMjA4MzFUMjExNTAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfYWliNzU2ZTJyaXVicm50cDYyNGVram[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Wed, Aug 31, 2022, 5:15pm - 6:45pm

The Mainsail Clinic is a special offering that lets students practice the skills important to them in order to pass the Yellow test. It is highly recommended that this class be taken after your first Yellow test attempt, if you didn’t pass. Instructors for this class will design custom drills and learning experiences based on what the class indicates as it’s greatest needs.

5:30pm Rigging
Rigging
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=Mm9mMjQ0Y2RmczIya2VlNGwyNjhhNXB0OXBfMjAyMjA4MzFUMjEzMDAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfYWliNzU2ZTJyaXVicm50cDYyNGVram[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Wed, Aug 31, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

5:30pm Intro to Windsurfing
Intro to Windsurfing
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Wed, Aug 31, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Want to try something different? Windsurfing is a great way to branch out. This class will introduce you to our equipment and the basics of windsurfing.This class will get students started windsurfing, and earn them their windsurf green rating. Students will start off with the basics in an on-shore simulator, and then progress to structured practice in the mooring field.

5:45pm Intermediate Racing Practice
Intermediate Racing Practice
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MmJpYnFhZjl1Y3I2YmhpODVyMWxuampib29fMjAyMjA4MzFUMjE0NTAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfM2xyZ3BhbHRoMWh1b3Zra2k4MXVvc3[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Wed, Aug 31, 2022, 5:45pm - 7:45pm

LINK to website

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MHA4MW5uYTdjc2hxY3IwMjRrMGM0NXBvZnBfMjAyMjA4MzFUMjE0NTAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfY2prcTgwdGdiMTA3cXByZHIzN2lrOW[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Wed, Aug 31, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Sep 1
5:15pm Jib I
Jib I
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=OWc4ajMzcXJzMHY2aWxpOXZsb2ltMjgwaGZfMjAyMjA5MDFUMjExNTAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfYWliNzU2ZTJyaXVicm50cDYyNGVram[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Thu, Sep 1, 2022, 5:15pm - 7:15pm

Jib 1 is our first class that goes into the advanced knowledge required to sail in heavy wind. You’ll learn how to effectively use a jib sail, perform man overboard rescues, and maneuver in the demanding conditions required for the Mercury red test. The Jib class is the heart of our Mercury sailing curriculum, and is designed to create competent sailors who are prepared for red test conditions. After learning how the jib sail works and how to rig it, you and another crew member will get on the water to try out your new knowledge. Your instructor will cover how to rig and trim the jib, how to coordinate your weight placement in the boat, and the procedure for man-overboard rescues. The instructor will join you on the water and coach you from a powerboat, so that each move you make is that of a solid and capable sailor. The Jib 1 class is typically taken several times before completing the test. Each time you take the class you will learn more from your classmates and instructors, and get extra practice for the demands of the test.

5:30pm Shore School
Shore School
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MmNrZzBocXNkdnE1a3EzZHJ0dGVtazBvazJfMjAyMjA5MDFUMjEzMDAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfYWliNzU2ZTJyaXVicm50cDYyNGVram[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Thu, Sep 1, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

5:30pm Women's Racing
Women's Racing
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Thu, Sep 1, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Women’s Racing is a volunteer-organized group who’s mission is to advance the sailing skills of women at CBI through racing and practice in a challenging, supportive, and social environment. We welcome women at all levels of experience interested in competitive sailing, as well as improving skills for other racing and for recreational sailing. Prior knowledge of racing is not required. Green-rated sailors are welcome on green-flag days, yellow-rated sailors are welcome on green, yellow and red-flag days. 

Women’s Racing is a lot of fun and a great opportunity to meet other women sailors
When: Summer Thursday nights about 17:30
Where: Check our small white-board on the Bay 2 ramp for weekly updates

To receive updates about Women’s Racing join our Google Group at:
https://groups.google.com/a/community-boating.org/d/forum/womens-racing

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
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Thu, Sep 1, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Sep 2
5:30pm Friday Night Informal Racing
Friday Night Informal Racing
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MzY1bnE5Ymlsbzh0bjlxa29nZ3ZqNW9vNWlfMjAyMjA5MDJUMjEzMDAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfM2xyZ3BhbHRoMWh1b3Zra2k4MXVvc3[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Fri, Sep 2, 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Members organize several short races most Fridays after work. Racing is informal, so boats can join at any point in the evening. A social atmosphere blending camaraderie, fun, sailing, and competition; meet new people and broaden your sailing horizons.

Who: All skill levels welcome; whether you’re a national champ or are just learning you’re encouraged to sail with us.
When: Rig anytime and head out to race as soon as a few boats are ready and a course is set — usually about 17:30. Racing ends at sunset, so come out even if you free up a bit later.
Where: Meet on the water. Look for a cluster of Mercuries, the nearby committee boat flying flags & sounding horns, and big red tetrahedrons.
What: You can race mainsail, sloop or spinnaker, solo or with friends, keel or centerboard, as long as it’s a Mercury.

See our blog below for updates, rules & racing tips, watermelon announcements, and hilarity. Sign up for email updates so you don’t miss a post; typically weekly or less:

5:45pm Orientation
Orientation
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MHA4MW5uYTdjc2hxY3IwMjRrMGM0NXBvZnBfMjAyMjA5MDJUMjE0NTAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfY2prcTgwdGdiMTA3cXByZHIzN2lrOW[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Fri, Sep 2, 2022, 5:45pm - 6:30pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

Sep 3
10:00am Mainsail Clinic
Mainsail Clinic
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=NWR0a2puZ25hMWw1OTAzdmxtYXY4NWVrYjFfMjAyMjA5MDNUMTQwMDAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfYWliNzU2ZTJyaXVicm50cDYyNGVram[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Sat, Sep 3, 2022, 10:00am - 11:30am

The Mainsail Clinic is a special offering that lets students practice the skills important to them in order to pass the Yellow test. It is highly recommended that this class be taken after your first Yellow test attempt, if you didn’t pass. Instructors for this class will design custom drills and learning experiences based on what the class indicates as it’s greatest needs.

10:30am Orientation
Orientation
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=Nzg0Y2FjbTUwZDVxYms1b245MWk3c3VqaWJfMjAyMjA5MDNUMTQzMDAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfY2prcTgwdGdiMTA3cXByZHIzN2lrOW[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Sat, Sep 3, 2022, 10:30am - 11:15am

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

11:30am Rigging
Rigging
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MjE1bWZwb3ZpcGpmaDNzOHNqOGd1aHM3MDJfMjAyMjA5MDNUMTUzMDAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfYWliNzU2ZTJyaXVicm50cDYyNGVram[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Sat, Sep 3, 2022, 11:30am - 1:30pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

12:00pm Mainsail I
Mainsail I
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Sat, Sep 3, 2022, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Mainsail I builds basic sailing skills with both on-the-water instruction and simulator demonstration. Students will spend the first half of the class reviewing Shore School content, and then get a chance to practice their skills on the water under the direction of an instructor. Skills such as tacking, gybing, steering and sail trim will get special emphasis in this class, so that students are prepared for their Mainsail II Class, and their Yellow Test.

2:00pm Shore School
Shore School
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=NWxvazhpZmFwcWlqMnU0dWU4dTA4ZWZscDlfMjAyMjA5MDNUMTgwMDAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfYWliNzU2ZTJyaXVicm50cDYyNGVram[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Sat, Sep 3, 2022, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

With demonstrations and boat simulators, Shore School explains all the theory you’ll need to start sailing. An experienced instructor will guide you through the basics of reading wind, trimming sails, steering a boat, and more. We’ll cover everything you need to know to get out and back to the dock safely, and you’ll even get a chance to practice these skills in our simulator located on the dock. and When you have completed this class, you’ll be prepared to take the Mercury green test!

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Shore School class viewable here.

2:00pm Orientation
Orientation
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MzRmYWxiZDdhODRuaWdxcTVlbTNqbDFqaHBfMjAyMjA5MDNUMTgwMDAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfY2prcTgwdGdiMTA3cXByZHIzN2lrOW[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Sat, Sep 3, 2022, 2:00pm - 2:45pm

For every sailor who walks through our door, start here! This class will get you familiar with how everything works at CBI. The orientation class is the gateway to everything that CBI has to offer, whether you’re a seasoned sailor or brand new to boats. Done entirely on the dock, your orientation will include a guided tour of CBI’s boats and facilities, an overview of our classes and programs, as well as plenty of time to ask the questions that matter to you as a sailor.

3:00pm Rigging
Rigging
https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MHQ0aDhoNDhsamh2YzE2cmMyaWZxYjUwbjhfMjAyMjA5MDNUMTkwMDAwWiBjb21tdW5pdHktYm9hdGluZy5vcmdfYWliNzU2ZTJyaXVicm50cDYyNGVram[email protected]group.calendar.google.com
Sat, Sep 3, 2022, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

This class will teach you your port from starboard, mainsheet from mainsail, and just about everything else you need to know about our boats. A trained instructor will cover parts of the boat, sailing terminology, dock procedures, and how to set a boat up and how to break it down so that you can be well on your way to sailing on the Charles. This class is conducted in the classroom, and in our parked boats at the dock, and you’re encouraged to take notes.

Available for sign up 2 weeks in advance, through your member portal.
Online Rigging class viewable here.

4:00pm Jib I
Jib I
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Sat, Sep 3, 2022, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Jib 1 is our first class that goes into the advanced knowledge required to sail in heavy wind. You’ll learn how to effectively use a jib sail, perform man overboard rescues, and maneuver in the demanding conditions required for the Mercury red test. The Jib class is the heart of our Mercury sailing curriculum, and is designed to create competent sailors who are prepared for red test conditions. After learning how the jib sail works and how to rig it, you and another crew member will get on the water to try out your new knowledge. Your instructor will cover how to rig and trim the jib, how to coordinate your weight placement in the boat, and the procedure for man-overboard rescues. The instructor will join you on the water and coach you from a powerboat, so that each move you make is that of a solid and capable sailor. The Jib 1 class is typically taken several times before completing the test. Each time you take the class you will learn more from your classmates and instructors, and get extra practice for the demands of the test.