Originally Posted by gauldk
Hey Moon Man, there is certainly crewing opportunities available for the GRSC races! There are two ways you could consider getting involved.
Last year began a "Monday Night Lights" racing series where it's more of a practice race for crews to hone their skills and to introduce new sailors to the thrills of racing. Its a bring your kids, neighbor, coworker type of series and perfect for new sailors.
The second way would be to join a crew for the Wednesday races, these races are the normal races where the crews get pretty competitive. Lots of fun and it gets your heart rate up.
The schedule of races is here: grandriversailingclub.com/grscrace.html
For more info, contact the race committee guys:
Dick S. dseyffer at iserv.net
Jim M. jmul1235 at gmail.com
Thanks for the reply, I will reach out to Dick and Jim. Monday nights sound like a good start. I love moving fast and love competition (of the healthy kind), but I wouldn't want to be tripping anyone up in a race.
Do you have any advice for someone new to big boats? Any rules of the road I should know? It feels pretty strange to be asking strangers for a ride on their pride and joy, but after reading the forums it seems that in some places finding people that show up on time and listen can be tough for a skipper.