Frequently Asked Questions

What classes does the boating center offer to community members?

We offer all levels of sailing (dinghy and keelboats) and rowing classes to community members during the summer.

When is the club open?

The Community Boating Center is currently closed due to University, county, state, and federal guidance. Please visit the UC Santa Cruz Roadmap to Recovery for more information.


What boats are available to members?

Sailing vessels for weekend use currently include RS Quests, Lasers, RS Visions, a SC27, a Santana 22, an Olson 30 and an O'day 34.

The rowing fleet consists of eight Edon training shells, two MAAS AEROS 20s, two MAAS 24s, Bay 21, Pegassus, WinTech 30' double, and a custom wooden double built by Jeremy Fisher-Smith.

How much does a membership cost and what are the associated fees?

UCSC Student Membership: $45

Non-Student Quarterly Membership:  $150

Non-Student Annual Membership:  $500

Family Discount: 1st member full price, additional member half price


Student Guest Fee:  $5

Non-Student Guest Fee:  $10

*Individuals limited to one guest visit per month.

Outboard-Use Fee:  $5

Student Hourly Boat Rental Fee:  $20

Non-Student Hourly Boat Rental Fee:  $30

Late Boat-Return Fee:  $20

Damaged Equipment:  Deductible amount:  1% of insured value, $250 minimum per incident

Lost Equipment:  Depreciated replacement cost

Who can be a member of the Boating Club?

Everyone is welcome to join! 

If you do not have any previous sailing or rowing experience, you'll want to take a class with us before becoming a club member.

How can I join the Boating Club?

Come down to the dock during our open club hours and talk to the dockmaster on duty.

Ask the dockmaster about the next check out date (or check the homepage to find the next date).

You'll need to pass a check out for the type of boat you'd like to use (keelboat check out for the keelboat, dinghy check out for the dinghies, etc).

You can also contact us outside club hours via phone and email.