Sail Daze

April 26-28, 2019

Port Arthur Yacht Club
410 Pleasure Pier Blvd.
Port Arthur, TX 77640

Sail Daze is a weekend event for Scouts ages 14 and older for a weekend of fun and sailing. SHAC ships provide Sunfish, Lasers, catamarans, and other trailerable craft. Ships can attend the entire weekend or Saturday only. If only attending on Saturday, please arrive by 9:00 am and plan to leave around 3:00 pmThere is no registration fee.

What to Bring

  • water bottle
  • snacks 
  • clothing appropriate for weather (including light layers)
  • change of clothes 
  • towel 
  • sunscreen 
  • hat
  • rain gear
  • boating shoes (with non-marking soles)
  • chairs, optional
If staying overnight:
  • personal items (e.g., deodorant, comb, medications, toothpaste, toothbrush),
  • light jacket 
  • sleeping clothes
  • tent
  • sleeping bag

Tank-tops, halters, tube-tops, etc. are not considered acceptable dress. Swim wear is acceptable when participating in water events only. Swimwear must be modest. A Scout t-shirt or unit uniform is always proper. No open-toed shoes are allowed.  Wet socks or water shoes are required for all waterfront events including sailing (no bare feet or flip-flops).

Ships

  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (part A & B for any Scouting event) for every person attending (kept by the unit leader)
  • Meals and cooking gear (plan low impact / Leave No Trace cooking practices). There are grills and an outdoor kitchen available, but depending on attendance may be crowded. 
  • Containers to haul water​
  • Sailing day gear
  • Ships may bring their own gear
  • Ships should have a float plan
  • Canopies

Sailboats

The following sailboats should be available:

  • larger sailboats: one 26' and one ~19' with a large cockpit as well as a 23' Clipper.
  • 20' Glastron (fish/ski) 
  • few other power/chase boats  
  • smaller boats: PAYC has offered their Optis, Sunfish, and Lasers and will put out the buoys in the breakwater if anyone wants to race.

Event Details

Additional information will be distributed at SHAC Fleet meetings on March 20 and April 17, 2019, at the Cockrell Scout Center at 7:00 pm.

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them. 

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.

Youth Protection Guidelines    Guide to Safe Scouting    Sweet Sixteen    Enterprise Risk Management

Safe Boating and Sailing Standards       Boating Incident Review

Contacts

For more information, contact Skipper's Mate Todd Thrash at todd@thrashweb.net or Skipper Cushman at pacushman@comcast.net