Community Boating Registration (Family Plans)

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions, Select your registration plan and submit your payment online.

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Become a Member!

Benefits of a membership at SBJSA include:

  • Access to our fleet of sailboats and paddlecraft.

  • Enjoy use of the facilities and the inclusiveness of the community at SBJSA.

  • Access to Community Boating Instructional Courses including Adult Learn to Sail and the NYS Safe Boating Certification Course.

  • Guests* are only $5 per visit.

  • Eligible to participate in our Thursday Night Racing Series and to use an SBJSA sailboat (must be qualified on boat; no extra usage fee if already paid though membership option; racing entry fee of $5/wk/person still applies).

  • Supporting the SBJSA mission to provide access to the water and education, so that people of all ages and diverse backgrounds can experience boating and build their watercraft skills.

  • Ability to reserve the CH Stuart Foundation Building & Costich Pavilion for private social functions (check for availability; modest usage fees apply) or rent and erect a tent on SBJSA grounds for your function.  An SBJSA Facility Use Agreement must be submitted and approved.

  • Receive invitations to special events, programs, and regattas.

In order to utilize sailboats within our fleet, you must pass a simple qualification process to determine that you have adequate skills for that particular boat (ie – Laser, 420, Hobie catamaran, etc). If you don’t have enough skill or knowledge, you will be asked to take a 2 hour refresher/orientation course for that boat, or perhaps a longer and more comprehensive Learn-to-Sail course to help you with the fundamentals. See the on-duty Community Boating “Officer of the Day” (the CB-OOD) for details on how to become qualified for sailboat use once you become a member.


Choose either an INDIVIDUAL or a EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERSHIP plan.  Enjoy the use of our fleet of sailboats and paddlecraft through optional à la carte options.


Individual (must be 18 or older):        $20

  • (Optional)  Full fleet usage:  add $130

  • (Optional)  Paddlecraft only: add $50


Extended Family Membership (allows for up to two adults and four children*, age 18 or under, that all may or may not be blood related or live within the same household): $50

  •  (Optional) Full fleet usage:   add $215

  •  (Optional) Paddlecraft only:  add $85

Optional for Seasonal Members only: 

  • Daily Guest*: $5 (purchased as a 6-pack for $30; additional boat usage fees apply)



*  Children (under 18) and Guests must be accompanied by an adult member.  Parent/Legal Custodian consent required for children. Additional boat usage fees apply (see below), except that Children/Guests may accompany a qualified Adult member on a 2-person boat that the qualified Adult member has already paid to use.  Guest passes non-transferable.  Guest passes good for 2020 season only.

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible to join Community Boating at SBJSA.

Community boating is a membership supported program of "Access and Education" to the watercraft and facilities on the SBJSA Campus. Community Boating membership provides several levels of "Access and Education" for families and their guests.

How is a "family membership" defined?

"Family" is recognized as follows:

  1. A household unit comprised of parent(s) or guardian(s) and dependent children age 18 and under.
  2. Family members under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while on SBJSA property, on the water in boats or swimming.

What are the hours of the Community Boating Center?

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Between Wednesday June 26th and August 17th, we’re open weekly on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings from 6 - 8:30 pm, and Saturdays 10am - 4pm. SBJSA staff and/or adult volunteers, acting as the Community Boating OOD, will be on-hand to assist you. Class schedules will be posted on the Community Boating Class Sign-Up page.

Can we bring "guests" to Community Boating?

Yes but first we must define "guest" and " family member":

  1. All Community Families must join at the entry level membership. (SUSTAINING FAMILY MEMBERSHIP, $50)
  2. All Guests must join as entry level members. (SUSTAINING INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP, $20)
  3. All members of a FAMILY MEMBERSHIP can select various watercraft use options.
  4. Some watercraft requires "certification" in order to be used (ie. sailboats, rowing shells.)
  5. A family that has paid to use boats and has been certified may take out a "member guest" with them. Member Guests are not permitted to take out any boat by themselves.

Membership levels, what is right one for "Us"?

All family memberships begin with A $50 FAMILY SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP:

  1. FAMILY SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP: (facilities use only, no SBJSA watercraft usage)
  2. FAMILY PADDLECRAFT MEMBERSHIP: ($50 + $85= $135) Use of all SBJSA paddlecraft
  3. FAMILY WATERCRAFT MEMBERSHIP: ( $50 + $85 + $125 = $260) Use of entire SBJSA fleet (when qualified)
  4. WATERCRAFT STORAGE: additional $50 for a family to store up to (2) paddlecraft on SBJSA stoarge racks.

What does a Community Boating Membership offer?


  1. Launch your own paddlecraft or small sailboat off our property at any time.
  2. Eligibility to pay ala carte fees to utilize boat storage on site.
  3. Ability to reserve the CH Stuart Foundation Bldg & Costich Pavilion during specific times for private social functions (modest bldg usage fees apply, based on # of people & bldg needed), or rent and erect a tent on SBJSA grounds for your function. A SBJSA Facility Use Agreement must be submitted and approved.
  4. If you have paid for use of our sailboats and are qualified to do so, then participate in our Thursday Night Racing Series and utilize an SBJSA sailboat at no extra cost.
  5. Membership card & parking sticker will be issued for on-site parking (shows your support).
  6. Ability to bring a guest unlimited times for no additional boat usage cost (just pay one-time guest membership fee of $20 for each guest).

How do I sign up for classes?

Once you have completed the form below and have become a "family member" in any form you are eligible to sign up for any classes. The class calendar is posted on the SBJSA Community Boating website page and registration links can be found there. Experienced sailors need only satisfy a one-time qualification interview conducted by the Comunity Boating OOD. Inexperienced/non-qualified family member sailors, or those interested in more training, need only look to the course offerings and schedule on the class schedule web page.


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.   



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