Day Sail Info

Ongoing activities include day sails, monthly club meetings with refreshments and special presentations, monthly happy hours and skipper’s committee meetings. The calendar below represents a generic monthly schedule. Apart from skipper’s committee meetings, these activities are open to all members. If you are interested in participating in any given activity, please follow the appropriate procedure listed below the calendar.

Yacht club members must reside in Laguna Woods Village, CA, or be initially sponsored by a current resident member of the LW Yacht Club. Laguna Woods Village is a community for adults age 55 and older. Prospective members are asked to fill out a membership application and also to sign the insurance waiver.

Rules of Etiquette Aboard the Hiatus
Take a look at these common-sense rules of etiquette for sailing on the Hiatus

Skipper’s Schedule and Phone Numbers
Monday Skipper: Chris Gabriel
845-796-6525 /

Tuesday Skipper: Wayne Carlson

Wednesday Skipper: Jeff Sadler

Thursday Skipper: Please refer to calendar for correct skipper.

Friday Skipper: Paul Davis
602-284-2297 /

Saturday Skipper: Darrel Vorderstrasse
949-525-1226 /

Saturday Skipper: Lloyd Chase
925-699-9462 /

Please note: Lloyd is the Club’s Commodore. He owns his own boat, La Chasse; the same make and model as the Hiatus (Catalina 30). He welcomes anyone to sail with him. If you sail with Lloyd, you will sign a waiver form for his boat only.

Day Sail Information
Afternoon day sails take place aboard the club’s Catalina sloop HIATUS (berthed at Dana Point Harbor, West Marina). Crew should dress appropriately for the weather and sun exposure, and are free to bring snacks and beverages. The sail is subject to cancellation if the weather is inclement, or due to other unavoidable circumstances.

Making Day Sail Reservations
A reservation must be made beforehand directly with the skipper assigned to the day you’re requesting. If you leave a voice mail message always include your phone number, and do not consider the reservation firm until you have spoken to the skipper. If you later need to cancel, do so as soon as you know. Please always exercise the courtesy of formally cancelling. Please confirm your reservation with the skipper the week of the sail.  Skippers must maintain manageable crew sizes.

Getting to the Boat
Laguna Woods Village residents usually meet their skipper at the Club House 3 flag pole at noon and car pool together to the dock. Alternately it is acceptable to meet the group at Dock F at 12:30. If you choose to drive yourself, go over the bridge between the marinas, turn right and find a place to park in the last parking area, close to the Dana Pt. Yacht Club. Meet the skipper there and he/she has the key to open the gate onto the docks. The boat is in F-13.  Return time is dependent upon prevailing conditions, season, etc.; but generally, return is late afternoon to early evening.