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.