Sailing Club of Washington

How to Get on a Boat as Crew

Getting onboard as racing crew is easy.  There is only on requirement.  You need to be a SCOW member in order to race as crew on any SCOW club owned boat.  Become a SCOW member

Here's how to find racing skippers who are looking for crew:

  1. The easiest and most straightforward way is simply to show up for Wednesday evening Flying Scot races.  Just introduce yourself and you will get on a boat that night. Meet at the yellow cranes at the Washington Sailing Marina. Wednesday Racing  
  2. Attend Social Sail on Thursday evenings and express your interest in crewing for races. Socialize with Sailors

If you are wondering what makes a good crew or how to get better, take a look at these:

Crew Development and Fundamentals

Sailing Fast in Pictures

If you want to race and are having a hard time getting on a boat or on the right boat, contact SCOW Racing Director.

If you want to learn how to do this, watch this: Racing Skills Videos

For those interested in crewing on PHRF Cruisers, we recommend attending the Tuesday Night KISS Racing Series organized by DISC or volunteering for Race Committee work at these events. The best way to stay informed about DISC events is through the DISC mailing list.

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