Sarasota Sailing Squadron
The purpose of the Weather Alert is to provide a means of communicating a potential weather related emergency situation at the Squadron to all members.
Weather Emergency Decision Process
With the approval of the Commodore (or their designee) the Manager will issue an Alert Communication to notify Club members. A sample is shown below, and in addition to being emailed to you, will be posted in the web site as Breaking News. An Alert will typically include instructions on how to prepare boats to best survive the expected weather, as well as the uncertainty of weather forecasts and the potential of further alerts as conditions change.
Weather Alert - Example
As you are probably aware, a Weather Event is expected to make landfall in the Sarasota Bay area within 72 hours. It is important that if you have any boats or property on or in the water in the vicinity of the Sarasota Sailing Squadron premises that you either remove them to a safe area or secure them for possible storm conditions. This includes removing any loose equipment – life jackets, sails, sailing gear, etc. and firmly securing your boat and / or trailer or mooring to prevent wind or water damage.
Remember that you are responsible for any weather related damage to your boat, and any damage your boat may do to other’s property. You can obtain further information about how to properly secure your boat, by navigating to Hurricane Preparation (About Us > Facility Info > Hurricane Preparation) on the Squadron's Website.
Although weather is always unpredictable, please do not wait until the last moment – if the weather becomes severe, it is likely that roads may be closed and there will be no access to the club. Further weather alerts may be issued as circumstances dictate.
If there are any questions, please contact the office (941) 388-2355