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How does W SAILING work?

1 - How many subscribers does W SAILING have per destination?

W only allocates 10 subscribers per yacht overall, NOT per destination. So each destination will have as many yachts as needed to fulfill the ratio of 1 bot per 10 subscribers 

 

2 - How many yachts does W have per destination?

Any new destination or yacht incorporation to the fleet starts with NEW subscribers enrolled. We do this on a PRE-SALE process. W only makes subscription offers to eligible candidates that are considered to be a fit for the W community and are willing to make a contribution to increasing the wellbeing of the community to which they aim to belong.  

3 - Where in Tiburon is the W harbor?

As soon as the W community manages to enroll 5 NEW members a new boat will be added to the fleet in Tiburon, specifically at Cove at Tiburon, a private premium marina just facing SAUSALITO.

All Sailing destinations are based on premium-marinas and operate on a contact-less check-in / check-out method.   

4 - When yachts are unavailable to members at a certain location, how often must that lack of availability occur before W SAILING incorporate another yacht for that location?

Subscribers sail collectively between them and their guests at different sailing destinations as they become available. As a result, W does not have such thing as UNAVAILABILITY. To secure that, W also keeps a ratio of 10 subscribers per yacht, and W only makes new subscriptions available when new yachts/openings become available and offer those spots to individuals that fit W nautical lifestyle. W does not purchase yachts; W manufactures them at its own factory in Massachusetts and deploys them across they selected siling destinations as needed and considered.

 

5 - How many subscribers W has in Lake Tahoe?

W subscribers do not subscribe to a specific destination. W subscribers enroll for the whole lifestyle sailing experience and that includes any available destination. 1 Subscription fits all destinations, 10 subscribers per yacht.

  

6 - How many yachts W has in Lake Tahoe?

Under normal circumstances, at the end of April, W will remove a yacht from a year-round Bay area destination to be relocated for the summer on Lake Tahoe. The number of yachts will vary according to community wishes and intention to sail in Tahoe.

 

7 - Where is the Lake Tahoe harbor?

The only large enough location with deep waters and an abundance of marine services in the Tahoe area is the South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club.

 

8 - When subscribers take a yacht, for how long may they take the boat? Hours?  Days?

W SAILING divides the day into 4-time slots to better allocate available infrastructure and deliver maximum capacity:

1) 7 am till 11:30 am “Morning time”,

2) 12 pm till 4:30 pm “early afternoon”,

3) 5 pm till 9 pm

4) Overnight.

We try to accommodate the usage of all subscribers and private parties among these given slots to frame yachts usage and organize potential demand. You are welcome to book consecutive slots if desired and needed.

Our goal is that subscribers go out and sail, and our yachts to be on the water creating lifetime memories at all times.

We only allocate 10 subscribers per boat. Availability never has been an issue in our system. Our members also are respectful and live by camaraderie and friendship sailing standards and clearly understand the power of their sharing economy.

  • Subscriber must be present onboard during the use of a yacht at the time of its reservation

  • The booking calendar allows bookings up to 3 (three) weeks ahead of time

  • The subscriber cannot have more than 3 (three) reservations on the schedule at a time

  • Consecutive sailing slots can be booked simultaneously and are considered 1 (one) reservation

Each sailing destination may have a different booking calendar to match the appropriacy of the destination and allow the usage of the yachts efficiently.

9 - How does booking work?

Usage is unlimited. Normal usage is between 3 to 4 has each sail, but can be longer as needed. There are 2 types of sailing bookings.

“CREW SAILING”: Subscribers sail together conforming to their own crew. Minimum 2 Max 6 per boat.

To cater to the spur of the moment in real-time of the sailors, W SAILING uses a WhatsApp group. Subscribers interested in sailing post their interest within the group and in real-time W SILING manages the group and accommodates the best possible all interests to suit time and wants the best possible. 

"PRIVATE SAILING" Subscriber book a yacht for its own sailig party

When there is an interest in booking a boat for a “PRIVATE USE”, W SAILING gives priority to this private booking as far as 5 times at any given time during a calendar year (no more than 2 per month). After these 5 private usages, if the given subscriber wishes to book privately again W SAILING will first give priority to other subscribers for private usage or crew Sailing. If no other sailors are interested in sailing, then private usage will be given for the 6th time to the subscriber that has the request and so on.

 

 

9 - How does booking work?

Bookings can be made using the online W SAILING (web/app) reservation system. Any booking received will be first verified before a reservation can be confirmed. Subscriber books sailing slots by choosing the Sailing Slots desired from a different W SAILING predetermined sailing calendar. Each day of the week is divided into 5 different sailing slots.

  • Subscriber must be present onboard during the use of a yacht at the time of its reservation

  • The booking calendar allows bookings up to 3 (three) weeks ahead of time

  • The subscriber cannot have more than 3 (three) reservations on the schedule at a time

  • Consecutive sailing slots can be booked simultaneously and are considered 1 (one) reservation

Each sailing destination may have a different booking calendar to match the appropriacy of the destination and allow the usage of the yachts efficiently.

11 - Do you permit only personal/family memberships? 

W has 1 type of subscription which is PERSONAL. A subscription allows subscribers personal unlimited sailing at any given destination, access to our brand new premium fleet of yachts, enjoy hassle-free /contact-less access to yachts and sailing experiences plus unlimited access to our LIFESTYLE learn to sail program and guest privileges. All these are included in a monthly subscription of $499-. 

1 2- How does exactly work the GUEST PRIVILEGES of my subscription?

Subscribers' guest/s are always invited to come aboard giving actual subscribers priority. Your subscription allows you to book up to five (5) times during any given year a yacht for yourself and through your sailing party. After 5 solo sailing sessions are booked, subscribers are welcome to book extra solo sailing sessions provided there is availability.

 

1 3- Weekday sailing and special events 

Community subscribers are encouraged to invite their friends and guests to enjoy quality sailing and camaraderie time on the water. W will do its best to coordinate and accommodate the needs and wants of the subscribers the best possible by finding the best way to make it possible and accommodate you and your party at all events organized and sail outs. 

 

14 - Are there any ways to share a membership across two or more people who are not in the same household/family?

You can add an additional for an extra $125 a month/each (1-year minimum commitment). Designated additional has to be accompanied by the original member when sailing. Additionally will enjoy all the privileges and services of the original subscriber.

 

15 - If a yacht is moved to Tahoe, does that would mean no sailing in SF bay during the summer?

No. W if necessary and if demand determines that the deployment of the yachts is necessary, not the entire fleet. All available operating destinations will still be operative during the summertime.