The Lake Michigan Sailing Club relies and appreciates the extraordinary roles of our Harbor Captain who make the effort to coordinate our Sailing Events. Although the role is essential in our club, it should not be considered intimidating or requiring any special experience. Anyone is invited to become involved and become a Harbor Captain. The outline of responsibilities follows with a step-by-step checklist.
On Monday prior to the upcoming sailing event:
Communicate via the Lake Michigan Sailing Club website the following information:
Date and Time and Harbor
Gathering place for the group
Duration of sail
Sundowner or post-sailing plan for dinner (optional)
Track participants via the Lake Michigan Sailing Club website. Contact boat owners to learn the capacity of their vessels. If there is more Crew than capacity, you may want to recruit more boat owners or simply give priority to Crew who have signed up first.
Make boat assignments either ahead of the sail or on the day of the sail; keep in mind any requests of Captains (or Crew, if possible).
After the sail write a summary of the sail in the BLOG for Lake Michigan Sailing Club. Put any pictures you have of the sail on the Lake Michigan Sailing Club Instagram.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Harbor Captains are NOT responsible for verifying participants or taking attendance. It is EVERY MEMBER OR CREW's responsibility and courtesy to commit to the obligations of participating in our sailing events.
For advice or direction you may reach out to the Harbor Captain, Commodore, Vice-Commodore or another experienced Harbor Captain.