WHY ST AUGUSTINE SAILING – SAILTIME MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM?
Summer in Florida means warm breezes and swathes of glassy blue-green seas for days. And there’s no better way to enjoy Florida on the Historic Coast than on your very own sailboat. St Augustine Sailing’s membership program “SailTime Northeast Florida” has a revolutionary sail-sharing membership options for allowing sailors to enjoy the benefits of owning a boat without the cost and responsibility of actually owning a boat. Experienced sailors can select from a wide variety of sailboats, from monohulls to catamarans. While members in the program have fractional membership options on the vessels.
“Sailing really is one of the purest joys in life,” exclaims Rose Ann Points, owner of St Augustine Sailing – SailTime Northeast Florida. “As a lifelong boater, parent, and now a grandmother, I completely understand that boat ownership is not practical for everyone at every stage of their life. That’s where our SailTime membership program can really fill that gap. Instead of dedicating countless hours and dollars to maintenance and storage, St. Augustine Sailing’s SailTime members just walk down the dock, throw off the lines, and sail away.
St Augustine Sailing’s SailTime program offers four membership levels: Weekday, Lite, Classic, and Premier.
- ‘Weekday’ allows for four uses Monday through Friday,
- ‘Lite’ allows for three sailing excursions per month, perfect for busy professionals and families.
- The ‘Classic’ membership steps it up a notch, with seven sail times per month with additional times available with 36-hour prior scheduling.
- Sailors really looking to stretch their sea legs will enjoy the ‘Premier’ membership, where members can cast the lines off a minimum of fourteen times per month, including trips of seven continuous days and nights.
Members can easily schedule their time using the cloud-based scheduling app. They even offer boat owners a chance to join the program with their own vessels, through our sister company All Points Yacht Sales. We’re currently looking to add more boats to our fleet, included a Jeanneau 349, Jeanneau 380, Jeanneau 410, and a Lagoon 40.
Slip fees and routine maintenance fees are all covered as part of the membership. Owners can sleep soundly knowing that their vessel is cared for and operated by responsible, well-trained captains. The program also offers guaranteed income rather than profit sharing.
“Our members are all proficient sailors, but we do have options for beginners,” says Points. “We’re proud to offer one of the best sailing schools around, through our parent company, St. Augustine Sailing. Our American Sailing Association-certified instructors can take you from novice to skipper with in-depth, hands-on instruction. Once they’re certified, they can join SailTime Northeast Florida membership program and get out on the water!”
ABOUT SAILTIME NORTHEAST FLORIDA: SailTime Northeast Florida is a sailboat club that allows members to enjoy fractional boat membership without the worries of owning a boat. Members enjoy tiered benefits that may include multiple sailing times each month, multi-day excursions, and privileges at other SailTime clubs around the county. For more information on membership, visit https://sta-sail.websquadrons.com/sailtime/. Follow along on social media @SailTimeNEFL