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Singles Under Sail encourages all members to become active, contributing participants. It’s the best way for you to enjoy season after season of great sailing with new found friends!!

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Membership Requirements

No previous sailing experience is required!! Many of our members have never been on a boat before joining Singles under Sail. Having taken advantage of numerous sailing opportunities, many of our members are now recognized as First Mates and have sailed far beyond Long Island Sound. Experience is the best teacher!!

Members are required to be “single.” Many members are separated or divorced persons, or separated married persons living apart from their spouse. Members of Singles Under Sail who subsequently marry may continue their membership, and the new spouse will be eligible to join the club.

Orientation/Education Requirements

In order to promote the well being, comfort and safety for skippers and crew, we do require that new members complete three educational requirements before their second renewal.

  • Membership Orientation Class (MOC)

    This one hour session is designed to assist new members to start sailing as soon as possible!  New members are given a Membership Orientation Pamphlet with over 40 pages of information about Singles Under Sail, boating safety, sailing terminology, and the SUS bylaws. Information on local boating related course offerings and sailing schools are also included. SUS has prepared a number of guidelines to assist members to prepare for cruising, sharing expenses and other useful items for new skippers and crew members.  MOCs are scheduled just prior to pre-selected Thursday night meetings.

  • Dockside Orientation Class (DOC)

    Lasting approximately two hours, DOC is an introduction to sailboats and boating safety. They are held Saturday mornings at a dock alongside a member’s sailboat (and is often followed by an afternoon sail). Skippers are encouraged to attend and assist new sailors.

  • Safe Boating Course

    At least eight hours of an approved boating course must be completed.  These classes are available from the US Coast Guard Auxiliary or the US Power Squadron .  Upon successful completion, you will receive a safe boating certificate that qualifies for a Connecticut DEEP license. CT residents are required by law to have an SBC or CT DEEP certificate to operate a boat in Connecticut waters,


Annual Dues are posted on the SUS Membership Application. This fee includes subscription to the club’s monthly newsletter, The Masthead, reduced admissions to general membership meetings, special events and activities. In addition, members have access to the Doc Box on our website, which contains current and archival information about the club, including skippers and membership directories.


Potential Skippers usually have a number of unique questions about participation. Singles Under Sail holds separate skipper’s meetings on the fourth Thursday of the month. New skippers are encouraged to contact us for more detailed information.

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