Too Cold to Sail? That's No Excuse to Stay Home

SOS Has Plenty of Alternatives to Staying Home Over the Winter Months

Singles On Sailboats Awards Party 2018

Singles On Sailboats (SOS) members have alternatives over the winter to staying home and washing their socks. Besides, we all know we are going to burn those socks in March, so why bother? And being with sailors or actually going sailing in a sunny place beats anything on Netflix. Here are some of the activities SOS members have enjoyed lately:

A Bourbon Street themed Awards Gala: to honor SOS members who’ve made great contributions to the club, and those who earned “Gybe Ho” awards for saying “over and out” on the VHF radio, or showing up at the wrong creek for the raft up. There was also a photography contest, because we love our pictures of boats, nature, and people out sailing.

A seminar on Night Sailing: given by delivery captains Dane and Ursula Skagen, who know plenty about sailing at night and were ready to share their experiences.

SOS bareboat Sunsail cruise

A Bareboat Cruise in Belize: as of this writing, the cruise is underway. Use your imagination to determine how much fun they’re having.

There were also Happy Hours, Fireside Chats, and a big Brunch, so there’s something to do most weeks. SOS has members spread out around the Chesapeake, including Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, and some down south. You can find Happy Hours in several cities.

SOS welcomes prospective members who are interested in sailing and single for whatever reason. We are a sailing club first, but also a social club where people can make friendships that last. It has been well noted that we are an eating and drinking club with a serious sailing problem, and the sailing problem just gets worse. We do not object to this characterization.