Joining the Club

     Member Benefits
  • Supervised Sailing hours where you can go sailing immediately on your own or with friends!
  • Lessons for all abilities
  • Free daytime use with no guest fees of sailing dinghies, catamarans, and daysailers (appropriate ratings required)
  • Social events
  • Low cost keelboat reservations for up to two weeks
  • Discounts (10-40%) at local gear vendors such as Fisheries Supply
Note: You must be a club member with the appropriate rating to take a sailboat out.

  Initiation Fee Quarterly Dues Annual Dues
 Student $25 $40 $120
 Faculty/Staff $45 $75 $225
 Alumni $45 NA $225

How to join

We offer memberships on a quarterly or yearly basis to our students, faculty, and staff. Alumni must buy a yearly membership.

You can buy the membership at our office in The HUB, Sub-basement, room 259 during office hours. You must pay by cash or check, and will sign and fill out two release forms. You will receive a membership card, as well as a page that will give you the URL to our New Member Guide. It has all of our club rules and the basics of sailing theory that you need to pass our Novice written test and prepare you to go sailing. 

New and renewal memberships can also be purchased from 9 am to 5 pm Mon through Friday at the HUB Ticket Office. The office accepts Visa and Mastercard as well as cash.

Spouses and Domestic Partners may join the club! A Spouse/Domestic Partner does not pay the initiation fee (the Student/Alumni joining will), and they are charged at the same level as the Student/Alumni who is joining.

An annual membership is valid for four quarters. The initiation fee is a one-time fee unless your membership lapses for two or more consecutive quarters (summer not included).

Important Club Rules

  • Before sailing with guests, all Guests must sign the release on the back of the checkout sheet. You, as the member, are the "witness" and you sign the back also.
  • Every boat must have a lifejacket for every person aboard. Non-swimmers, and those under 18 yrs must be wearing the jacket
  • Dinghys may only be sailed during daylight hours
  • Members must know proper checkout and check-in procedures before going sailing
  • Members must know where and when you can sail with various ratings
  • Suspensions are rare, but not impossible. You can be suspended by a chief. Please follow the rules and have a respectful attitude toward other members.
  • The rescue motor boats may only be used by those with a Whaler rating, but they may be used by anyone in case of an emergency.