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2011 Catamaran Test Sail Day

posted May 11, 2011, 5:11 PM by Ryan Verret   [ updated Aug 2, 2013, 12:42 PM by Jim Casto ]
Come learn the ropes of the highest-performance small sailboats on the water today!!! will be hosting our 2nd annual Catamaran Test Sail Day on Sunday May 22nd, 2011 from 1 to 5 PM at the Austin Yacht Club on Lake Travis. This year, we'll be doing it in conjunction with the Austin Yacht Club Open House. So if high-speed, adrenaline-filled sailing isn't your thing, you'll have the opportunity to try out some other, more tame boats. You know, the kind where you can hold a beer while still steering the boat. 

Unlike last year, there is no registration, so we can't guarantee that there won't be a line, but we'll do our best to get you out on the water as quickly as possible. For more information on the Austin Yacht Club, please visit For driving directions out to the club, please click here.  See you there!

What to expect:
These boats are fast, and you're close to the water when sailing them, so be prepared to get wet! You could even capsize! Make sure that you wear some kind of bathing suit, wet gear, etc. You'll also have to do some of the work to sail the boat, including pulling on ropes, so bring cycling, weight lifting, gardening, or any other kind leather glove. If you have a life vest, please bring that as well. Finally, to get a better idea of what to expect, and if multihull sailing is right for you, check out this video here