Ladies' Big Boat Sailing (LBBS) 
The Ladies’ Big Boat Program is an educational and social sailing program that enables members to become familiar with the experience of sailing larger boats. You may participate one time, several times, or during all 5 times the program takes place.  The sessions are expected to include basic seamanship, navigation, safety-at-sea, crewing and boat handling, and enjoying an evening on the Sound.  We've scheduled Thursday evenings, beginning in June, for the LBBS program. Participants will meet on the BRYC dock at 6 pm and head out for a sail on yachts owned and captained by club member volunteers.  The program is geared to teach you about the basics of sailing while also enjoying a social evening out on the water. 
Sailors will register and pay a nominal fee ($15 per sail charged to your BRYC account) and choose from offered dates. This year our sailing dates will be Thursday 6/22, 6/29, 7/13, 7/20, and 8/3. Inevitably, the weather will be unpredictable. However, as long as the conditions are safe, we plan to sail. Please sign up with the intention of attending despite what the weather brings our way.  We’ve had some great times on sunny as well as rainy days.
Registration forms will also be available online following the sign-up evening under the sailing link.  Please email your registration form to Tiffany Mahoney at Please note, once signed up, refunds will only be granted for emergency cancellations, or, if the event is canceled by BRYC due to dangerous weather conditions.
Details to keep in mind
  • Please wear non-marking shoes covering toes.
  • Bring weather appropriate clothing, including jacket (PFD will be provided if you do not have one).
  • In consideration of our boat captains and to determine the need for additional boats, please give notification at least 24-hours in advance if you are not available to sail on a particular evening.  In case of emergencies (sick child) or unforeseen circumstances please let us know by 12 noon day-of-sail.
  • In cases of inclement weather or unsafe sailing conditions, cancellations may be necessary.  We will cancel and send notification emails by 4:00 pm day-of-sail.  We will attempt to reschedule and have built-in days to do so.
  • We will assign the participants to boats based on capacity limits set by boat captains.  We encourage you to meet new people during this experience, but we will try to keep you with a friend if requested to ease your comfort level.
•    MOST IMPORTANTLY…Have fun!!!

If you have any questions regarding Ladies Big Boat Sailing at Black Rock Yacht Club, please email them to

LBBS Overview - 2018
LBBS Registration Form - 2018
LBBS Waiver Form - 2018