In the summer of 1987, a couple of single ladies
bought a sailboat to enjoy Lake Pleasant, but they didn’t exactly
know how to sail. So, they advertised in a local newspaper asking
for single people to join and teach them. They received lots
of replies from a number of interested, and interesting, people.
After a few lessons, parties, picnics, and such, they decided
to call themselves the “Single Sailors” Club. The ladies served
as the Commodore and First Mate, with a small “Board” of assistants.
Within a few years, others took over responsibility for the
Club and the total number of members rose to 50, most with boats
on local lakes. They sailed Bartlett Lake, Roosevelt Lake, and
Lake Pleasant, as well as Rocky Point, Mexico and more. Over
time, the group decided they needed to incorporate. In 1995, "Single Sailors" was incorporated with bylaws, rules and waivers, and formal membership.
Over time, as members married and didn’t want to leave, the Club opened to both single and married members.
A contest to find a new name resulted in the “Sailing Adventure Club” in 1997.
__Who We Are Now_______
Today, the Sailing Adventure Club is a social
club based in the area of Phoenix, Arizona with activities ranging
from local sailing, and non-sailing, events to out-of-country
sailing adventures. We are no longer a singles group, but Beware...
to date, 10 couples have met and married within the Club!
Officers and a Board of Directors manage the Club consistent
with our Constitution and Bylaws. Election of officers and board
members is held annually at our January meeting. Officers include:
(and Membership Director)
Water Director - [out-of-town sail events]
Director - [local sail events]
Social / Activities
the Rear Commodore
International Trips are coordinated by a separate volunteer
coordinator, as trip planning and coordination does not match
the term of office for officers and directors. Our Chapter documents
can be viewed through the following links.
** Constitution and Bylaws were Revised as of December 2012.
-- View document with revision markups: HERE
__Members & Meetings_______
Membership is open to adults over age 21, single or married.
Sailing experience is appreciated but not necessary.
Lessons are available for those novices eager to learn. The
membership year is October 1 through September 30, and Dues are
$35 per year for individuals or $50 per year for married couples.
Membership is required for out-of-town sailing events.
Members and non-members are welcome at all other events.
Membership is required to receive the newsletter and membership
list. Temporary 90-day memberships are available for $15.00 for a single-trip
Chapter general meetings are held quarerly in conjunction
with chapter events (see calendar for schedule). Everyone
is welcome to attend, and guests are welcome to jin us
at our general meetings and learn more about us. View
our upcoming meetings calendar.
NOTE for Year 2012/2013: As a big Thank
You and show of appreciation for our membership, it was
decided that dues for all existing members will be waived
for the 2012/2013 Membership Year. All persons with SAC
membership as of September 2012 will have their memberships
extended through September 2013.
__What We Do for Fun_______
Water Cruising - International
Our first international trip to the British Virgin Islands in 1994 had about 50 participants, with follow-up trips there in 1998 and 2006. Other international trips have included Greece in 1996,
Tahiti in 1999, Belize in 2002 and 2008, France in 2004, Italy in 2007, Croatia in 2009, and the Carribean/Grenadines in 2011.
Water Cruising - Regional
Several sailing trips in California are held annually in San Diego, San Francisco Bay, and to Catalina Island.
Other U.S. trips have included the San Juan Islands in 2000, Chesapeake Bay in 2003, the Florida Keys in 2005, and Newport/Nantucket in 2011.
Sailing - Local
Regular sailing excursions are held within Arizona at locations including Bartlett Lake and Lake Pleasant.
and Activities - Social
We are more than just a sailing club. Besides sailing trips, various activities over the years have included participation in the Electric Light Parade in downtown Phoenix with a pirate ship and a Noah’s Ark float,
the Double D Regatta at Lake Pleasant, day sails at local lakes, campouts at local lakes and on the Rim, trips to Rocky Point, hikes, bike rides, horseback rides, movie nights,
culinary dinners, wine tastings, happy hours and dancing, theater events, museum events, art shows, sporting events, Oktoberfest celebrations, Las Vegas weekends, shows at local casinos, holiday parties and New Year’s celebrations.
Come join us and let's go sailing. We look forward to meeting you!