The Sailing Club of Washington is dedicated to maintaining a well equipped safe fleet of 6 Flying Scots and 3 Cruisers: (2)-Catalina-25s and a Catalina 250.
The Club is a hands-on organization in every aspect from decision making to implementation relying on members to collectively make maintenance decisions and on volunteer maintenance teams to implement those decisions on behalf of the entire membership.
The core of SCOW maintenance is provided by volunteer maintenance team which support our fleet. Each boat is headed by a Bosun and supported by skippers and club members to keep each vessel in a safe and functional operating condition. The goal of the maintenance program is to minimize out-of-service time for any fleet vessel by routinely inspecting, equipping and maintaining each vessel for service throughout the year.
Maintenance Teams routinely repair or replace rigging, sails, sheets, life safety equipment, hull, rudder, centerboard, and trailers. Club members learn first hand about the fleet from each other by performing maintenance tasks themselves.
One of the requirements of Club Skippers is that they volunteer their services on one of the maintenance teams and they work with other member volunteers in sharing their knowledge and experience in maintaining the SCOW fleet. As a result Club members not only experience the adventure of sailing, but also become knowledgeable about equipment, rigging and other aspects of the Club’s fleet of sailboats.
Club members are encouraged to volunteer for one of the Maintenance Teams by contacting one of the 2016 Bosuns or by contacting the Maintenance Director. The Maintenance Teams are open to your suggestions and encourage your reporting of maintenance issues that need addressing. To report maintenance issues or to make suggestions for a specific boat, email the team directly.
General issues and policy issues should be directed to the respective fleet's Maintenance Director listed below.