We have two semi-organized sailing events most weeks. Where members get together and go sailing. The only qualification needed is the willingness to go out and enjoy Monterey Bay. We are typically on the water by 11:30 am and return by 3:00 pm. Depending on a variety of factors we decide which boat(s) to use and if more than one, decide on crew allocation. To participate, just show up. For novices, this is an excellent introduction to sailing. For skippers with new (or new to them) boats, or infrequently used boats, this is an excellent way to shake out the wrinkles (and not only in the sails).
This tends to be a fair weather group. Winds more than 20 kt or less than 5 kt tend to postpone as do large swells (more than 6-7 feet).