Sailing and yacht clubs provide a place for you to socialise with others who have similar interests. Members of these clubs can also rent sailing boats for a day out on the water.
Cayman Islands Sailing Club (CISC)
The Sailing Club has a scenic clubhouse overlooking the North Sound and often hosts parties and socials.
There is quite a large sailing community in Cayman. If you are a keen sailor you will want to join the club and start sailing in the ideal conditions on the North Sound.
Sailing lessons for adults and children are available throughout the year. Dinghy racing usually takes place on the first Sunday of the month, with J-22 racing on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. The club also organise the very popular Wednesday Night Hartley sailing; boats are rigged and ready for 4pm. Boat owners are always looking for more crew. There are also opportunities for those with their own larger sailboats as the cruiser fleet arranges periodic races, rallies to the Sister Islands and Cuba, full moon sails and get-together 'sailaways'.
Various different types of sailing boats (whether for children or adults) can be rented by the hour, half or full-day and members get a discount. New members are warmly welcomed.
As a side-note, members of the Sailing Club receive a 10% discount on chandlery at Harbour House Marina and Compass Marine Chandlery.
George Town Yacht Club (GTYC)
Another option is the George Town Yacht Club (GTYC) based at the Barcadere Marina at the end of North Sound Road in George Town.
The GTYC includes a club house with a restaurant and bar, changing rooms with showers and lockers and a recreational pool with a fountain for families and kids. Anyone can dock their boat right up to the restaurant and bar, which offers a casual “back porch” dining experience, where fresh seafood and local ingredients meet to create a menu that is a fusion of Caribbean and International cuisine.
This family-friendly facility provides a full roster of events and activities, regularly attracting the larger public on weekends, and also serves as a popular private party venue.