Frequently Asked Questions – TOMCAT

What level of physical fitness is required?
TOMCAT and SHADOW are active boats which require a good sense of balance and flexibility to be able to maneuver on the trampoline.  You should be able to squat, crouch, kneel and crawl.

What is the minimum age?
All participants must be 15 years or older in order to sail TOMCAT or SHADOW.

Where should I check in?
Westpoint Harbor Marina – Redwood City, CA. Parking is at the end lot near the launch ramp. You will see the boats and our signs directing you to our changing area.

What should I wear?
Please wear thin socks and athletic clothes (yoga pants, long johns, sweats, long sleeve top, etc.) for maximum comfort and maneuverability under the dry suit (provided). Running or tennis shoes are necessary ***shoes WILL GET WET*** so bring a spare pair of shoes and a change of clothes for afterward.

Do you have storage for my bags?
Yes, we have locked storage on shore, and only waterproof items should be brought aboard.

Are there any reasons you might cancel my charter?
We may cancel a charter due to hazardous weather conditions or unexpected boat repairs. We will make every effort to re-schedule your reservation for a date and time that is most convenient for you or issue a full refund.

What if it rains?
You’ll be wearing our dry suits which will keep you and your clothes nice and dry.

Do you provide food & beverage?
Yes, we will provide refreshments at the dock.  TOMCAT and SHADOW are extreme sailing experiences so we will take time to recharge while underway.

What are the restroom facilities?
TOMCAT and SHADOW do not have restrooms aboard. Before we depart our crew will show you where the restrooms are located.

What is customary gratuity?
Thank you for considering leaving a tip for the crew. All staff are authorized to accept gratuity on behalf of the crew for your sail. 10-15% is customary and greatly appreciated for a job well done.