A Daysailer Membership allows you to use the Ensigns and other daysailers as often as you want for a low yearly fee. You can take out the boat with whomever you want, as often as you want. It’s your boat. Members may only have one daysailer reservation outstanding at a time.
Five Day Membership (Monday thru Friday excluding Holidays) Total Cost $1,510
Seven Day Membership Total Cost $2,480
Note: Both memberships include an Unlimited Yearly Use
Use of the Oday requires passing the US Sailing Basic Cruising written exam as well as an on-the-water checkout.
2017 Summer Schedule Time Slots
Morning 8 am – 1 pm
Afternoon 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Sunset Sail 5:45 pm – 8:45 (or dusk)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203.838.1110 for more information about our membership program
Our primary daysailers are Pearson Ensigns, a strong , unsinkable fiberglass boat that is still actively raced (and still being built) more than 30 years after her introduction. Ensigns are probably the most comfortable daysailer ever built. They have high backrests and a large, deep cockpit. The Ensigns are ideal for families or relaxing picnic cruises. Their cockpits are larger than even our J44. Just as important for us is that Ensigns, with our unique modifications, are the easiest daysailers to singlehand that we know of. We have many members in their 60s to 70s, men and women, and they love being able to easily singlehand our boats.
Teak & Mahogany Comfort
The warm teak or varnished mahogany woodwork in the cockpit is a welcome change from the all-fiberglass construction of modern boats, and the strong hull means you never have to worry about running aground or other minor mishaps.
We have a fleet of seven Ensigns which use clean, quiet electric motors to get you off the dock and bring you back if the wind dies. All Ensigns have roller furling jibs and Dutchman self-flaking mains, with all lines in easy reach of the skipper for easy singlehanding. Ensigns are sailed within two nautical miles of the Norwalk Islands, a six mile long chain of nine major islands, and many smaller ones. Our base is in the center of these islands. Most of the islands are nature preserves.
All Daysailers have VHF radios for calling in or for the latest marine weather reports, depth recorders, first aid kits, charts, and all the standard USCG safety equipment.