US Sailing Membership and Discounts
ONE° 15 Brooklyn Sail Club is proud to be a member of US Sailing and their MVP program. If you join or renew your US Sailing Membership, you receive a discount on your membership (individuals $60 to $50) and our Club will receive a credit of 20% of dues paid which in turn can be used by the Club to pay for staff training.
Melges 24 and J80 Sailing Guides
General Sail Tips:
These are the racing rules for 2017-2020: Start with The Racing Rules of Sailing, some of those rules are modified in the U.S. by the US Prescriptions. Rules are interpreted by the US Sailing and World Sailing Appeals Book and Case Book.
Local Racing Information
Newport to Bermuda Race – every other year 2018 hosted by NYYC
Marion to Bermuda Race – every other year 2017 hosted by MYC
Around Long Island Race – annual race hosted by Sea Cliff YC
Vineyard Race – every Labor Day hosted by the Stamford YC
Block Island Race – every Memorial Day hosted by Storm Trysail
Block Island Race Week – every other year 2017 hosted by Storm Trysail
A Bucket List
Do you have a useful link to a website, article or presentation that you think might be helpful for other sailors – let us know. We are all here to help each other be better sailors. Sail Better, Sail Brooklyn – send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Navigation Information
Real-time AIS information:
New York Harbor School – Maritime focused high school on Governor’s Island
Rocking the Boat – Youth development programs
Hudson River Community Sailing – Youth education programs
Waterfront Barge Museum – Red Hook Maritime Museum
Portside New York – Living lab for the waterways – Atlantic Basin
The River Project – Marine science field station in the Hudson River Park
Tool for Cruising and Offshore Sailor
NOAA Chart Index: Raster (RNC) and (ENC) electronic chart downloads
NOAA Light Lights: Listing for navigational aids and their characteristics
NOAA US Chart No. 1 (Chart Symbols): Available for PDF download
NOAA Coast Pilot Index: Provides general harbor information
NOAA Tide and Currents: Provides tide and current data around the U.S.
Chart Plotting Apps:
OpenCpn: Open source chart plotter navigation app
Navionics: Some free apps for desktop and smartphones
QtVlm: Navigation and weather routing software (PC – free)
Expedition: Navigation and tactical software – not free
The American Practical Navigator: A good reference book on navigation – Free PDF
Learn more about the weather – Educational materials by the National Weather Service
General weather patterns: Use Ocean Pilot Charts – Summary Index
Advanced weather and navigation topics (David Burch):
Safety at Sea
MAIB Accident Reports. Take a look at boating accidents reports from the U.K. and learn from others.
Medical Resources. Practical medical guidance for laymen (non-doctors) working on board a ship.