You don’t need to own a boat in order to sail on Lake Grapevine!
By joining the Grapevine Sailing Club’s SailAway Program, you can sail any of three Club-owned sailboats - two Catalina 22 sports and a Catalina 22' standard. The boats are in slips at Scott’s Landing Marina ready to go and can be chartered in 5 hour intervals for cruising.
The cost to join the SailAway Program is $425 annually, in addition to Club dues; truly a bargain compared with other options! Plus, the boats are maintained by the SailAway Participants. In addition to sailing, you have the chance to learn repair techniques from fellow sailors and experience the camaraderie of the group during “work parties”.
How to Join
To join SailAway, you must first be 18 years old or older and a member in good standing of the Grapevine Sailing Club (if you are joining the Club at the same time, complete that process first). You must pass three check rides ,one on each boat, before becoming a SailAway Skipper. Following that, you are allowed to charter a boat through an online reservation system.
In order to ensure the best experience for all SailAway participants, there is a limit on the number of participants allowed. If we are at the maximum, you will be placed on a waiting list and contacted when there is an opening in the Program.
Work Parties are held monthly, March through November, weather permitting, at 8:30AM to keep the boats in top condition. Normally they are the 2rd Saturday of the month. View the Club's calendar for details.
Special work assignments can be arranged for those of you who cannot attend on a Saturday. Remember, you committed to participate in 1 session per quarter. Doing so helps the program be effective for all.
GSC's SailAway Fleet
Introducing S/V Y-Knot
Versatile for general sailing, offering expert handling for those more experienced, Y-Knot is our newest boat. A 05' Catalina 22 Sport, she has a roomy cockpit and cabin. Plus Y-Knot is fitted with equipment that makes sailing her a pleasure and different from traditional C-22s.
Introducing the S/V Carroll-II
A performance boat with a roomy cockpit, our 92' Capri 22 is fun to sail and capable of handling a variety of conditions. Fun for skipper, crew and passengers. Comfortable for all. Like Capri 22s do everywhere, ours will win you over.
Introducing the New C22 Sport
If you prefer a sportier feel, the C22 sport is the boat to choose. Versatile for general sailing, offering expert handling for those more experienced, Avalon is our newest boat. A 03' Catalina 22 Sport, she has a roomy cockpit and cabin. Plus Avalon is fitted with equipment that make sailing her a pleasure and different from traditional C-22s.