After decades of operating a successful youth sailing camp since our founding in 1956, over the last several years we’ve expanded access and use of our boats, facilities and equipment to a much wider cross section of the public, across all ages.


As an independent 501c3 Sailing Program, SBJSA has experienced overwhelming support from it's alumni and community. The next logical progression was for us to expand our educational facility to the community at large. We worked through the process to become a nationally accredited community sailing and boating center,  the only one is Upstate New York! Accreditation insures that SBJSA Community Boating adheres to a national standard for community sailing programs. Accredited programs use US Sailing certified instructors, have detailed emergency and safety procedures, use curricula that meet US Sailing’s teaching standards, and are properly insured.

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

community boating
CB individual membership
CB family membership
CB course listings
CB youth programs

The community boating center is:

  • Open to the public for education and waterfront access

  • Offers classes in boat handling and safety both power and sail boats.

  • Has 3 levels of membership for both individuals and families

  • Membership is NOT necessary to sign up for classes

  • Membership IS necessary to access PaddleCraft, Sailboats, Rowing Shells and Attendance for Social Events.

  • Registration is online only.

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

The community boating center

  • Wonderful campus with the following:

    • 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 

    • A variety of 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.


SBJSA is committed to making the joys of sailing & other watersports available to everyone, building lifelong boaters & fostering responsible eco-awareness & stewardship of our natural resource, Great Sodus Bay on Lake Ontario. 


Fun activities on the water are at the core of our educational/recreational programs & our community partnerships. Reaching out to both locals & visitors, including the underserved, we promote teamwork, leadership, community spirit, & healthy lives.   



7433 Clover Street

P.O. Box 117 , 

Sodus Point, NY 14555

Primary Phone: (315) 333-2079

Summer Phone: (315) 483-8883

Federal Tax Id:15-0585554

United Way : 2459

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