Sailing with St. Bart's:
You Can't Beat the Experience

St. Bart's Sailing Members' Handbook 2003

It's Always Smooth Sailing With St. Bart's

Sailing aboard Bright Star is open to Sailing members, their guests, and members of the St. Bartholomews community. Signing up for a sail on Bright Star is easy - just follow these steps to a great afternoon or evening on the water:

  1. Pick a Date, Pick up the Phone--Check the Sailing Season Calendar to see if there are any special sails you'd like to be a part of. Or simply pick a weekend day or evening sail (noted on the calendar as "daysail" and "evening sail." Call the Sailing InfoLine at 212-378-0294 (24/7) and leave a message with the following information: your name, when you'd like to sail, whether you want to bring a guest, and your phone numbers. You'll receive a confirming call by the next day, when you'll find out who your Skipper will be, what to bring, and what to expect.
  2. Don't Miss the Boat--To Glen Island By Train: Weekends: Take the 10:37 a.m. train from Grand Central to New Rochelle. Take a taxi from the station to Glen Island Yacht Club (bring the driving directions for the cab driver). Evenings: Catch the 5:43 p.m. train from Grand Central to New Rochelle, unless your Skipper has instructed you otherwise. Take a taxi as above.

    Driving: Take the north-bound Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95) to exit 15 (Route 1, New Rochelle and Pelham). Turn right at the bottom of the ramp and go under the railroad bridge. Turn right at the next light, Weyman Avenue. Go one mile and you'll pass a sign that tells you you're heading for Glen Island. Look for Harbor Lane West (do not go over the drawbridge). Turn right onto Harbor Lane West and follow it up and around and back down into a parking lot where, if you try to keep going, you'll end up in the water. That's it, you've arrived! Bright Star is about half way down the left hand dock on the right side (look for a green stripe near the top of her mast).
  3. Make Your Payment--For most sails you may bringing payment to the boat. For some special sails and overnights you may be asked to submit a deposit or full payment in advance. While we prefer checks, you may pay in cash on the boat. However, exact change is not guaranteed. (See Rates)
  4. Review this Info--The Skipper determines when the boat will leave the dock and when she will return. However, the Skipper will get a consensus from the crew of when they would like to return. You should not make plans for the early evening after a daysail. Normal summer sailing times are:
Weekend Daysail
Evening Sail
Cruising Weekend
Leave Dock 12:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. first day
Return Dock 6:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. last day
Spring and Fall return times are often earlier