April 2024

South Coast Sailing Adventures Newsletter

Ahoy Lucy,

It's time to get on the water! The sailing season is heating up - and we have everything you need to improve and refine your sailing skills at South Coast Sailing. Join us for leisure sails, fun races and regattas on Clear Lake and Galveston Bay. All events are open to the public. Click on any link in this newsletter for more information or give us a call. We would love to hear from you! We look forward to sailing with you soon.

Tahiti 2024 was a huge success - Our very own flotilla leader Capt. Lucy guided 2 catamarans through the South Pacific!

The ‘ukulele is an important instrument in Polynesian music. It’s the sound that greets visitors to their islands and brings smiles whenever it’s played! Watch this short viedo of our new freind sheila who serenaded us!

South Coast Sailing next destination flotilla to French Polynesia is February 2025! Please join us for a once in a lifetime adventure! Get More Information

Call our office to make a reservation at (281) 334-4606.

Upcoming Classes

Introduction to Sailing

Every Saturday

9:30am -12:30pm

Basic Keelboat 101

9am - 5pm

Two-Day Course

Offered Every Weekend


Basic Coastal Cruising 103

May 18 & 19, June 8 & 9

Bareboat Chartering 104

April 12-14, May 3-5, June 28-30

Combo 103 & 104

April 18-21, 25-28, May 16-19,

May 24-27, June 6-9, 20-23


Coastal Navigation 105

May 4 & 5, August 6 & 7


Cruising Catamaran 114

April 13-14, May 18-19,

June 29-30

Docking Endorsement 118

April 27 & 28, May 25 & 26,

June 15 & 16


Upcoming Events


13: Flip Flop Day Sail & Dinner Social

17: WNR Series 1, Race 3

20: Women's Regatta

24: WNR Series 1, Race 4

28: Catamaran Sunday Sail & Afternoon Social


4: Spring Sail & Dinner Social

8: WNR Series 2, Race 1

10/11: HYC/Quantum Sails Offshore Regatta

15: WNR Series 2, Race 2

19: Sunday Sail & Afternoon Social

22: WNR Series 2, Race 3

25: Rum Race - Day Say #1

26-27: Memorial Weekend on Galveston Bay

29: WNR Series 2, Race 4


7: Friday Night Fireworks Cruise - Summer Kickoff 9:30PM

9: Summer Sunday Sail & Dinner Social

12: WNR Series 3, Race 1

15: GBCA - Texas Race Week (TORC)

19: WNR Series 3, Race 2

22: Summer Sailstice Day Sail

26: WNR Series 3, Race 3

29: Rum Race Day Sail #2


South Coast Sailing Club

  • Enjoy 20% discount on weekend charter sails
  • 40% discount on weekday charter sails
  • Discounts on weekend events including club cruises, socials, and races
  • Discount on ASA courses
  • $499 per year and a one-time $100 initiation fee paid at sign up.

Become a Member today!

Upcoming Flotillas

British Virgin Islands - ASA Flotilla

December 5-15, 2024

Travel with us to the British Virgin Islands this winter!

Harvest Moon Regatta

October 17-20, 2024

The event once dubbed "A Howling Good Time" by Cruising World is back! 

British Virgin Islands Flotilla - 

Escape with us to the magnificent Caribbean!

JUNE 6-16, 2024


3 great options:

- Book a 2-person cabin on a shared boat and sail with one of our Captains

- Book an entire boat with your friends or family and sail with one of our hired Captains

- Book an entire boat and sail it yourself under our guidance

Come explore the BVI's and discover why they're called "Nature's Little Secret." An adventure at sea awaits you thanks to consistent trade winds, clear water, and sunshine every day. Come island-hop with us!

Contact Information:

Capt. Lucy is the ASA British Virgin Islands Flotilla leader! To make a reservation, please call our office at (281) 334-4606. 

ASA certifications available: (ASA 103, 104, 114) and (ASA 111 - Sailing Review). The cost is $300 per certification plus the cost of the textbook and shipping. NEW ASA 116 (Dinghy & Outboard Motor Endorsement) available for $250.

2024 BVI Flotilla - Summer Tentative Itinerary.pdf

Rum Races 2024 Upcoming Series

Dates: May 25, June 29,

July 13 & 27, August 10 & 17

The Galveston Bay Cruising Association and Cruzan Rum sponsor the Rum Race Series. The races intend to be fun and informal. Please join us to advance your sailing skills in a competitive environment. 

The total course length is 11 nautical miles!

Get More Information

Wednesday Night Races

April - September 11, 2024

Races Almost Every Wednesday

Attend a single race, a series, or for the entire season!


4:15 - Check-in at SCSA

5:15 - Departure, Clear Lake 

6:15 - Approx. start time

Races end between 7:00-7:30pm.

Series 1: Apr. 3,10,17,24

New sailors will have the opportunity to practice identifying points of sail, tacking, making quick right of way decisions. The Wednesday Night Races also help ASA 101 graduates build time out on the water!

(A minimum of 24 on-water sailing hours before ASA 103)

Get More Information

Sailing Vacations in Exotic Destinations

Dreams really do come true! We can help you find the right yacht for your dream sailing vacation, either bareboat or with crew.

Capt. Lucy Newman is an International Charter Broker with decades of experience booking charter boats. She has access to an extensive database of available yachts with well-established and respected charter companies around the globe. Worldwide destinations are available in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Pacific, Indian Ocean, and waters beyond.

Whether you are a seasoned charterer or you are planning your first adventure, Captain Lucy will find the best yacht for your group! Contact Capt. Lucy via email to lucy@southcoastsailing.com or call our office to speak with her directly.

“Home is where the anchor drops”

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