Adult Sailing Program
Charter the J22 Blue Jay
The Flag is happy to provide our J22 Blue Jay for charter to qualified skippers. The goals for Blue Jay are to provide a training platform for Encinal Lipton Cup Team members and to make the boat available to club members for entry in Estuary and some Bay races run by Encinal Yacht Club and other local clubs. The boat is available to charter for the Spring Twilight Series, Summer Series, George and Gracie, Commodores Cup and Jack Frost Series. In addition to these Encinal run races the boat is entered in the OYC Sweet Sixteen race series and the Island Friday night series. If you would like to charter the boat for any of these races you should send an email to [email protected] and the Flag will work with you to become one of our certified J22 skippers authorized to charter and race the clubs boat. How do I become a certified J22 skipper you ask, you will need to come out with two different flag officials who can check you out in the boat. You should be a capable skipper prepared to share your sailing resume (for our documentation) and go for two check out sails where the flag official will provide you some minor instruction and answer questions while grading your ability to handle the boat in a variety of situations. We'll give you some feedback and work with you toward getting a certification. This is not a sailing school so the officials will expect you to be competent in general boat and sail handling. They will be able to help with specific rigging questions or techniques which are particular to this specific boat. Just like when you're out on the water the rest will be up to you. The current cost to charter the Blue Jay once your certified is $60 per race day so for example $300 to charter the boat for each half of our Twilight Series. You don't need to charter the boat for the entire series so single race days/evenings would also be fine however we will give priority to skippers who want the boat for a full series. We are looking forward to getting more club members certified and out sailing the Blue Jay so if you would like more information or have additional questions about the Blue Jay and becoming a certificated skipper please reach out to one of our Flag officers.