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Absolutely.  Our goal is to get as many small sailboats out there sailing as possible.  Just contact us. We’ll be glad to check over your boat, help you rig it, and even crew for you for a few times until you get the hang of it.  All at no charge.   


Do you have a club email group that I can join to find out about club activities?

Yes.  Join our Yahoo Groups if you want to get email about upcoming events or if you are seeking crewing opportunities.  It's easy.  Go to http://www.groups.yahoo.com.   In the search box, type in ClearLakeSailingClub  (all one word). When you see our link, click on it.  In the upper right corner there is a JOIN THIS GROUP.    If you have a Yahoo ID and password, enter it.   If not, then you will need to register. It's simple and there is no spam associated with it.   After you request to join our group, our web moderator  will "grant" that request, and then you'll get our email regarding club activities and you can also send everyone email requesting crewing slots, etc.   We try to keep the email traffic manageable -- usually only one or two emails every week or two.


I have a small sailboat I want to donate to your tax deductible charitable organization. What do I do?

Contact us via email (see homepage).  We can only accept boats that are in reasonably sail-able condition.   For sailboats over 14 feet in size, they must be titled in Texas.   Sailboats under 14 feet (e.g.; Sunfish, Laser, Lido 14) are exempt from titling.   The sailboats should come with trailers.     Our reason for this is that we want to turn these boats around and sell them to interested people in the local area in order to promote our sport.  We have found that people generally are not interested in buying a sailboat without having a means to transport it to the local lakes.  Trailers for small sailboats are generally not required to be titled since they are less than a couple thousand pounds of weight.  They are however required to be registered in the State of Texas.   People donating trailers need to provide us with copies of their trailer registration and the current license.  

Additionally, you should provide us with a letter of donation describing your donation (e.g; 1996 Sunfish sailboat with hull number XYZ and Dilly Boat Trailer with ID ABC).  We will in turn provide you with a letter noting our acceptance of your donation. We will work through the process of transferring titles, registration, etc, and then we will provide you with any relevant IRS forms that you may need for your tax purposes.


I appreciate your efforts as a 501-c-3 non-profit organization promoting sailing.  Is there something simple I can do to “help the cause”?

Actually, there is something you can do FOR FREE that really helps us and only takes 5 minutes of your time!  If you shop at Kroger, you can do us a big favor and help us get financial donations from Kroger.  It happens this way: you simply print out this linked Adobe file  (a single sheet of paper).  Next time you go to Kroger,  give them your Kroger-Plus card and that sheet of paper.   You only need to do this one time.  The cashier will swipe your Plus card like usual and then will scan in the CLSC bar code.  From then on, a small portion of your Kroger spending will be routed to us as a tax-free donation!    In the past, we've been able to get more than $100 per year from Kroger which we use to fix up donated boats, keep our committee boat motor tuned up, etc.   To you, it's no hassle at all except for printing the attachment once and getting it swiped.

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