Joe Nicolosi is the C18 Fleet Captain, which has three C18s that comprise the fleet. The C stands for Catalina Yachts, the boat manufacturer, and 18 stands for 18 feet, the length of the boat. This is common nomenclature in referencing boat design. If one wants to be apart of a fleet there are initiation dues of $125 and annual dues of $100.
Anyone is welcome to join the fleet, but there are not “official” sailing lessons. If one is interested, they are welcome to join the fleet. However, if one wants to sail on their own they must learn not only to sail the boat proficiently but also how to handle all other aspects of the boat on their own, such as opening up the boat, closing and stowing after sailing and preparing for inclement weather. The person must be certified by two existing members of the C18 fleet. Further information can be found in the C-18 fleet sailing by-laws.
Once one joins the fleet and is certified, the member can then enter as a skipper in a WYC regatta. To participate in the regatta, the member must email the fleet captain one-week prior to the regatta to request use of a boat. If one cannot be a skipper they can volunteer to crew.
For more information, please contact the C18 Fleet Captain via our Contact Form.