For about six years now, SpinSheet has celebrated boaters who have logged 100 days on the water in the calendar year through the SpinSheet Century Club. And you know what? It’s not just for sailors! Many of SpinSheet’s centurions have reached 100 days through a combination of powerboating, sailing, and paddling.
So PropTalk readers, do you have what it takes to become a centurion? Now is the time to make goals for the new year. So, rather than make a resolution you know you will be hard to keep, like going to the gym or eating healthier, why not make a fun resolution like spending more time on the water?!
Here’s what you need to know:
- Track your days. Honor system here. You can keep a notebook of your days or an online calendar in your computer or phone. You could even challenge yourself to take a selfie each time you’re on the water, so you have fun memories to look back on.
- Anything that involves watercraft leaving the dock—windsurfers, paddleboards, kayaks, dinghies, cocktail class racers, powerboats, sailboats, other people’s boats, water taxis—counts. Swimming, however, does not count.
- You don’t have to stay on the Chesapeake Bay. Any body of water (apart from a pool) counts.
- 10 days working on the boat count as days on the water. We know it can be hard to hit those 100 days, especially if your boat is on the hard. Give her some love and attention so you can get back out on the water.
- Just get the boat off the dock. As long as your watercraft leaves the dock, even if you’re simply motoring around the corner to get fuel, it counts as a day on the water.
Think you have what it takes? Visit spinsheet.com/century-club for inspiration, and then start logging those days. We’ll check back in with you at the end of the year.