The C18 Fleet Captain manages the 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. To become a family member of the fleet the one-time initiation fee is $250 and annual dues are $156. These are payable to the C18 Fleet Treasurer, Tom Yendes.
Anyone is welcome to join the fleet and sailing lessons are available, for a fee, to earn skipper certification. To sail on your own as skipper one 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, docking, closing, stowing all sails and lines and preparing for inclement weather. The sailor must be certified according to the rules of the C18 fleet. You can obtain skipper certification from the WYC sailing instructor. For sailing lessons or to become certified, use this REGISTRATION LINK and select private sailing lessons. Further information can be found in the C-18 fleet Skipper Certification and Governing Rules. Also, here is a link to the current C18 Charter.
Once a Member joins the fleet and is certified, the member can use a boat at any time or enter as a skipper in a WYC regatta. To participate in a regatta, the member must email the fleet captain and the fleet one week prior to the regatta to request use of a boat. If one is not yet a skipper, they can always volunteer to crew.
For more information, please contact the C18 Fleet Captain, Teagan Clive, via our Contact Form.