Excerpts of “The Briny Bunch Origins”
The origin of the Briny Bunch: a social and sailing non-profit society using the Sabot sailboat in competition, bay and luncheon cruising, racing seminars and workshops and as an excuse for compatible sailors to get together to laugh, cry and commiserate.
The Briny Bunch started in 1995. A friendship of mutual interests and outlook expanded into forming a delightful larger Briny Bunch and regular weekly and bi-weekly practice racing sessions along with semi-mandatory cocktail hours. Membership is mostly a matter of having a sabot, enjoying watching or helping with sabot races, and the ability to be beaten in races.
Visit the Balboa Yacht Club for the “Briny Bunch” racing schedule.
San Diego Yacht Club hosts Senior Sabot Sailing on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The Saturday sailing is approximately once a month. The Tuesday sailing is weekly throughout the year (with a break during the summer months). Check out their schedule and contact the Fleet Captains for more information.
The Sabot Fleet at Mission Bay Yacht Club sails together every week, all year long. Every Friday there is a casual group sail around Mission Bay. All levels participate and meet for lunch on the deck afterwards. MBYC has a large active racing fleet. From April until the end of September races are held every Tuesday night at 5:00. They also participate in monthly club short course and bay races held on weekends.
Alamitos Bay Yacht Club has a Senior Sabot Fleet known as the “Sabotiers”. The Sabotiers have monthly “Sabot Sunday” fleet races followed by an informal fleet meeting with a happy hour, trophy presentation and dinner. Our schedule can be found on the ABYC web site, wwww.abyc.org, click the ‘calendar’ tab to view each month. In June, July and August the fleet has Twilight races on Thursday evenings. Please contact the fleet captain for additional information.