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Local Sailing

SEAS Monmouth offers lots of sailing opportunities in the local sailing area: Small Boats (daysailers and Lasers) on the Shrewsbury River in the Oceanport and Long Branch areas; our 22 ft keelboat, "Rhodes Less Traveled", in Sandy Hook Bay, from Altantic Highlands; and our 28 ft keelboat, "SEAS the Day II", in the Raritan Bay from Perth Amboy.

Small Boats

There are two types of Small Boat sailing activites. The 17' Hunter, 18' Harpoon and 18' American daysailers are sailed each Thursday evening from their slips in Marina Bay Club marina in Oceanport, NJ. The boats are each skippered by an experienced SEAS captain. In addition, two Saturdays (or Sundays - see calendar) a month we bring our daysailers and our fleet of Lasers to the Blackberry Bay Cove beach area in Long Branch for a day of open sailing. These are our "Small Boat Day" events. There are usually experienced sailors on hand to provide coaching for all the boats. Both of these activities are excellent opportunities for recent Basic Sailing graduates to get more practice time and sharpen their skills on small boats. Consult the Sailing Calendar for specific schedules and contact information for each activity, including the Small Boat Days.

The two daysailers can also be reserved by qualified skippers for their own use at times other than when they are scheduled for club activities by contacting the Small Boat dockmaster, Walt Anderson, at 732-207-6724 or walt.anderson1@verizon.net. There are nominal suggested donations for the private use of these boats. See the Boat Reservations page for more details.

Keelboats

Our Rhodes 22 “Rhodes Less Traveled” sails every Wednesday and Friday evening from its home port in Atlantics Highlands Municipal Marina. Activity sails are opportunities for all sailors to practice their boating skills as crew and to develop the skills to become Level 1 and Level 2 skippers. Everyone who has a NJ Boating Safety Certificate (NJBSC) can have tiller time if s/he wants it. Coaching on each activity sail is provided by an experienced SEAS Captain who is the skipper. Check the sailing calendar for skippers and exact times.

The "SEAS the Day II" sails every Tuesday and Thursday evening from its home port in the Perth Amboy Municipal Marina.

For both of these keelboats skippers must be certified and checked out for the particular boat they intend to skipper. As with the daysailers, qualified skippers can also reserve either of the keelboats for their own use at times other than when they are scheduled for club activities by contacting the Keelboat Reservations Coordinator, Bobbie McArdle, at 732-618-8218 or chascobunch@aol.com. There are also suggested donations for the private use of the keelboats. See the Boat Reservations page for more details.

If you are crew looking for some fun sailing on the keelboats, contact the skipper for the boat and the time you are interested in to make a reservation (see the Sailing Calendar for details). Seats are limited, so contacting the skipper early is a good idea.