The Community Boating Center

For over 60 years, the Sodus Bay Junior Sailing Association, SBJSA, has offered a first-rate summer sailing day camp to children of area residents and visitors. Our mission has now expanded make access to the bay and boating education available to all people in our community through our Community Boating Center.

 

The Community Boating Center makes our boats, facilities and equipment available to our community at affordable rates in an intentional effort to reach people of diverse backgrounds and ages and introduce them to the joy of sailing on Sodus Bay and Lake Ontario.

  

Accredited by US Sailing, the Community Boating Center adheres to national standards for community sailing and boating programs,  employing US Sailing certified instructors using curricula that meet US Sailing’s teaching standards. We are the only accredited US Sailing Community Boating Center in Upstate New York.

Please review our Community Boating Offerings on the next pages in this section. 

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View the Membership Levels, Course Offerings, and Youth Offerings using the menu above.

The Community Boating Center

  • Offers education and waterfront access through affordable memberships

  • Levels of membership for both individuals and families

  • Social members are able to register for classes and enjoy our Social Events.

  • Paddlecraft members can use our kayaks, paddle boards and Rowing Shells

  • Full Fleet members can use all paddlecraft and our fleet of sailboats

  • Season runs from June 18th to August 13th

  • Hours: Weekday evenings  6 - 8:30p,  Saturday and Sunday 11am - 6pm

  • Offering classes in boat handling and safety for power and sail boats.

Fleet & Facilities

  • Waterfront campus featuring:

    • 18 Collegiate Club 420 Sailboats used for our High School and College Programs​

    • 6 Regatta ready Club 420 Sailboats rigged for spinnaker and performance sailing

    • 2 Hobie Cat Sailboats 

    • Single and Double Handed Kayaks

    • 3 Rowing Shells

    • 20 Laser Sailboats

    • 20 Optimist Prams

    • 3 Boston Whaler Safety and Boat Handling Instruction Boats 

    • 1 17ft Rigid Inflatable Coach Boat

    • 2 Instructional Keelboats (more coming)

    • Beach launch area

    • Waterfront instructional pavilion

    • The C.H. Stuart Foundation instructional center with classrooms, sail loft, library, and multimedia access.

    • Showers, heads, staff room, workshop, sail and equipment storage

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