FALL SOS (Sailing Orientation Session)

  • September 23, 2023
  • 9:30 AM
  • Live Oak Pavilion #8, Birch State Park, 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft Lauderdale, RL 33304


  • Members Free; Guests $20 each
    Includes: SOS Training and Lunch

Registration is closed

Fall SOS

September 23, 2023

            Location:    Birch State Park

                             Live Oak Pavillion #8

                             3109 East Sunrise Boulevard

                             Fort Lauderdale, FL   33304

Sailing Orientation Sessions (SOS) are held twice a year and are a great opportunity for members to learn more about sailing and become valuable crew members.  SOS is both fun and educational.

Fall SOS will be on Saturday, September 23 in the Live Oak Pavilion #8 at Birch State Park, which is where we had our Spring SOS earlier this year.  Registration will start at 9:30 and classes at 10:00.  Lunch will be provided, and everyone will get one free raffle ticket.  Alcohol and glass containers are prohibited, as is amplified sound.  All vehicles must park in paved parking spaces.

Registration is open on the web site.  SOS is free to members and $20.00 for guests.  Please remember to wear your SSSF badges.  After class, certificates of completion will be given out to students upon request.

Please see class schedule below, keeping in mind that times are approximate and may vary depending on the length of each class.

9:30 – 10:00            Registration

10:00 – 11:00          Sailing Terminology              Sheila O’Neil

11:00 – 12:00          Etiquette                                Debi Hallmark-DeKiel

12:00 – 12:30          Lunch

12:30 – 1:30            Boat Safety                           Kelly Dobbs

1:30 – 2:30              VHF Radio                            Stan DeKiel

2:30 – 3:30              Navigation                            Jim Light

3:30 – 4:30              Lines and Knots                     Max Goldstein

4:30 – 5:30              Boat Systems                         Tony Lester

Admission to the  park

$6 per vehicle (up to eight people) – please try to carpool if possible.

$4 single occupant vehicle or motorcycle.

$2 pedestrians, bicyclists.

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park is a Florida State Park located in Fort Lauderdale, on East Sunrise Boulevard, between the Intracoastal Waterway and SR A1A.

The Live Oak Pavilion is in the South Picnic Area, #8 below.