Thank You for Your Returning Membership Application

Welcome to the Twin Cities Sailing Club’s 2016 season! Your membership application has been received, and we are delighted you’ve decided to rejoin TCSC. You should get a couple of emails in quick succession: a receipt from Stripe (our payment processor) and an email from the Sailing Club.

Getting Started with TCSC

  1. Weekly Email Newsletter
    You have already been added to our email list for Jibs & Jibes, our weekly email newsletter, which will start up for the season in late April.
  2. New Member Orientation Guide (pdf)
    This has basic information about the club, sailing, what you need to bring, where to meet, etc.
  3. 2015 TCSC Club Manual (pdf)
    A new Club Manual, slightly updated for this season.
  4. TCSC Instructors’ Manual (pdf)
    Our instruction manual for skippers (aka, our instructors) on how to teach various skills.
  5. Slack – Online Chats & Discussions
    Club news announcements, plus connect with other sailors and sail outside of club times (for members only). We will add you to our Slack group (if you’re not already on it), but that’s a manual thing so it will take a couple days. You can use online, or download the free Slack apps for your phone, tablet or computer.
  6. Club Document Library
    An archive of club information for members and for the executive committee. Use this Google account (username: docs@tcsailing.com — password: LakeHarriet) to log in. If you’re already logged into Gmail or another Google service, then on the log in page, make sure you click to “Switch Accounts” or “Sign in with a different account” (at the bottom of the page).
  7. OSS (aka, Online Skipper/Instructor Scheduler and Member Directory)
    This online tool serves both as a roster for the club, and as a calendar for volunteering for skipper duty (volunteering as an instructor once you’ve gone through our rigorous sailing instruction and have “skippered out”).

OSS = Online Skipper Scheduler 
This online tool serves both as a member directory for the club, and as a calendar for volunteering for skipper duty (volunteering as an instructor once you’ve gone through our rigorous sailing instruction and have “skippered out”). This system isn’t yet updated and ready for the 2016 season. We’ll let you know when it’s ready.

What’s Next?
We’ll send out an email when the sailing season is about to begin. The date is TBD, based on weather and the Park Board getting buoys installed on the lake. We’re hoping for the 1st weekend of May.

Boat Launch
If you do happen to have a car with a trailer hitch, we are always looking for volunteers to help haul our boats from winter storage in Northfield back to Lake Harriet. Even if you don’t, Boat Launch is an all-hands event, and you can learn to step a mast and rig a sailboat.

Sailing Club Orientation Evenings
To kick off the year for new members, we gather over a couple of evenings in April to introduce them to the club. We welcome all returning members to attend as well, to help meet and greet the new members. Where: Linden Hills Rec Center, 3100 W 43rd Street in Minneapolis (map). Two dates to choose from — we cover the same information on both evenings:

  • Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 14, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

How to Be A Better Skipper Panel
To kick off the year for new members, we gather over a couple of evenings in April to introduce them to the club. We welcome all returning members to attend as well, to help meet and greet the new members. Where: Linden Hills Rec Center, 3100 W 43rd Street in Minneapolis (map).

  • Tuesday April 28th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, at a Mpls Park building TBA

If you have questions, please feel free to e-mail Nicole at info@tcsailing.com or Commodore Matt “Squid” Stark.

Thanks again! We look forward to seeing you at the lake!