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UC Santa Cruz Community Boating Center is a community-based boating program that connects students and community members to the Monterey Bay through recreational activities including sailing, rowing and kayaking.

UC Santa Cruz Community Boating Center staff and veteran participants provide a familiarity with the equipment, skills, and water safety that comes from a lifetime of enjoying these sports.

The Community Boating Center also connects people who are interested in these sports to one another, whether you are a beginner seeking to learn something new or a experienced sailor, rower, and/or kayaker looking to improve your skills and get time on the water.


UC Santa Cruz Boating Center Programs

 Spring 2024 PE Schedule

Summer 2024 Community and Youth Class Schedule

Whether you've never been on a boat before, or want to build on old skills, we have a class for you! From 2-week junior summer camps to quarterly physical education classes for UC Santa Cruz Students, you'll be cruising around Monterey Bay with ease. 


The UC Santa Cruz Community Boating Center was started in 1971 by Dick Murray, as a way to make aquatic activities accessible to the Santa Cruz community.

Over the past 45 years the UC Santa Cruz Community Boating Center has taught over 30,000 members of the Santa Cruz area how to sail, row, kayak, windsurf, and make educated decisions about our local waters, the Monterey Bay.

The program was originally designed to teach people how to sail and then added rowing and kayaking classes about 20 years ago to keep up with the growing demand for boating on different vessels.

We pride ourselves on providing people with the knowledge on how to make intelligent and safe decisions while boating on their own, and have introduced numerous people to a sport they can enjoy for the rest of their lives all over the world.


Featured Events


2023 Pirate Regatta

Sign up now for the 2023 Pirate Regatta! Our most popular racing event is set for Saturday, October 28, 2023.