THURSDAY, April 6, 2023

SSC will follow CT Covid Guidelines

DATE: Thursday, April 6, 2023

TIME: 7:00PM

WHERE:   Clark Memorial Field Banquet Hall (OS Fireman's Field)

                       210 Elm St

                       Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Across the street from Pasta Vita


FOOD:  POTLUCK! Bring a favorite dish to share with your SSC friends.


2023 Commodore’s Message 

Ahoy to all SSC Members, Returning Members, and Prospective Members

A new year is here.  Is that pesky virus still with us?  Regardless, we bid a hearty welcome to you and to all the many possibilities that will be ours to unwrap in this new year. The Shoreline Sailing Club is celebrating 40+ years of sailing and social fun for single adults, 35 and over.  Our main focus is to match skippers with boats who seek crew to go sailing and boating.  The club was founded by two women, one a sailor and one a power boater, who were looking for crew.  Forty-plus years on, sails may be for an evening, for a raft up, for the day, for weekends, and sometimes even for several weeks at a time. 

There will be sailing and boating events, delicious and joyful times together, and quite a few laughs despite the grim matters of that covid and its ilk send our way. 

If you are new to our site, welcome; we hope you join our club and enjoy all the privileges of membership.  Our teams are collaborative and our main goal is to connect skippers and crew so we can all enjoy the many wonders of the sea.  If you need to be on the water as much as our members, this is the place for you!  Follow us on Facebook and Meet-up for events and announcements.  Better yet, bookmark this website and check in often.

The good news is that the vaccines and boosters have helped us trend toward a new normal.  The new normal may not be here just yet, and as that great sage Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t over until it’s over.”  And no, it ain’t entirely over yet.  We get so close and then another surprise comes knocking.  As that other great saying goes, “Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...”  No matter, as a club, we will prevail.  Until we return to that place of implicit safety, we will continue to rely on our terrific volunteers to plan and carry out 2023 activities safely as we move into the future.  We will meet in person in our new haunt at Clark Field in Old Saybrook (across from Pasta Vita) to talk sailing and boating, occasionally with speakers, as well as socializing on our usual meeting dates, the first and third Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:00 or so.  InfoGusts and EBlasts will continue as always for members.  

I hope to see you there. 

Cheers, David Zita, SSC Commodore

2023 Board of Directors and Committee Chairs 

David Zita, Commodore

Mark Parry, Vice Commodore

Elaine Ruffino, Treasurer

Laurie Schilke, Secretary

Pat Holinka, Past Commodore

Gillian Nixon, Membership Chair

Mary Maiorano, Fleet Captain

Lisa Barbaro, Communications Chair

Donna Hartman, Social Chair

Steve Hudak and Larry Warshovsky, Docksides

Barbara Kleefeld, Member-at-Large

Sandy Gordon, Webmaster



Be Sure to Renew Your Membership.  It’s easy!


  • Log into the SSC website
  • In the upper right corner of the screen, click on “View Profile”
  • When your profile pops up. click on the grey box that says “Renew to 01 Jan 2024”
  • Simply complete the membership screen that pops up. If you have a good photo of yourself, this is the time to add it. Please be sure to save your information.
  • Everyone will need to complete a new membership form, and everyone must select (at least) one of the 4 committees to join. Submit the form at the club meeting or mail it with your check or submit it online.
  • On or after Feb 1, the fee is $95 ($98 with credit card fee).
  • For payment, members can bring a check to a club meeting, or they can mail a check to the club address: 


                 P.O. Box 147

                 Westbrook, CT 06498

Note: Payment and renewal have to be made at the same time, either online for both or paper application and check together at the same time. 



Be sure to see the

Commodore's new

Welcome Message for 2023.

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