Are you looking to spend more time out on the water? Come join us year-round to build confidence and learn how to safely operate boats on Monterey Bay.

 We offer year-round sailing and rowing classes to anyone over 17. Whether you have never set foot on a boat or simply want to build on old skills, we have a class for you. 

 All classes prepare students to pass certification tests for recreational boat use in the UC Santa Cruz Boating Club.

 During the summer, we also offer 2 week-long day camps for kids ages 8-16. 


 ScheduleSailing | Rowing | Kayaking


fall21boating.pngView complete schedule details here: Current Course Offerings



Sailing Classes


 Junior Sailing Classes

  • Available to children ages 8-16
  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced dinghy classes 
  • Offered for 2-week increments during the summer

Please read full course descriptions here

Adult Sailing Classes

  • Available to anyone over 17
  • Beginner-advanced dinghy and keelboat classes
  • Offered year-round
  • Classes meet at the harbor once a week for 8 weeks

Please read full class descriptions here 

UCSC PE Classes

  • Enroll through your student portal
  • Beginner - advanced dinghy and keelboat classes
  • Offered year-round to all UCSC students
  • Classes meet once a week
Please read full class descriptions here 

Rowing Classes

  • Rowing classes meet twice a week for 6 weeks, weather depending. 
  • Beginning and intermediate rowing classes are available to anyone over 17.
  • Classes start in the Santa Cruz Harbor and after mastering the basics students venture out onto the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary under the guidance of a UC Santa Cruz rowing instructor.
  • It is not uncommon for students to see sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, dolphins, porpoises, whales, and much more!
  • Read more about the rowing program here.

UCSC PE Ocean Kayaking Classes

  • Offered exclusively to UC Santa Cruz students, ocean kayak classes are a fantastic way to enjoy Monterey Bay. 
  • Classes meet twice a week for 5 weeks during the quarter
  • Read more about the kayaking program here. 

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