Welcome to the Community Boating Center!

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UC Santa Cruz Community Boating Center is a community-based boating program in which the staff and participants take pride in connecting students and community members to the Monterey Bay through recreational activities including sailing, rowing and kayaking.

A lifetime of enjoying these sports comes from familiarity with the equipment, skills, and water safety, all of which the UC Santa Cruz Community Boating Center provides.

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 more experienced sailor, rower, and/or kayaker.


UC Santa Cruz Boating Center Programs

Summer 2023 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, 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


Registration for summer courses opens on March 15th! These classes are available to anyone. Please make sure to read class descriptions prior to signing up!

Summer 2023 Schedule