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- Boston Unlimited Membership 7 days a week all season • 26 ft Colgate
- Boston Weekday Only Membership Monday-Thursday all season • 26 ft Colgate
- Warwick RI Unlimited Membership 7 days a week all season • 26 ft Colgate
- Warwick RI Weekday Only Membership Monday-Thursday all season • 26 ft Colgate
- Warwick RI Catamaran Membership 7 days a week all season • 36ft FP Mahe
Sailing Club Memberships in Boston & Rhode Island
Our small sailing club provides our members with unlimited access to the highest quality sailing club fleet in New England – at a fraction of the cost of ownership! We have a variety of membership options designed to cover a range of budgets and needs, and our members enjoy reciprocity between our Massachusetts and Rhode Island locations.
We only accept late model designs that are modern, fast, and fun – yet safe, extremely comfortable, and impossible to capsize. Our fleet ranges from 26 ft. day sailors to 36ft. coastal cruising and day sailing yachts. Higher-level memberships can include all smaller boat usage too!
Our club is the perfect transition between learning to sail and taking on the responsibility and cost of owning a boat of your own, and is the ideal solution to your busy schedule.
When you join, you split the cost of boating with up to six other members; leaving all of the planning and maintenance worries to us. This enables you to sail a boat that could be more expensive than you might want to own alone, AND allows you to focus your limited free time on what is fun – sailing. Members can invite friends and family along!
How it works:
Choose a location that you intend to sail the most out of – this will be your “home port.” You can add additional ports for a one-time fee per location (this fee includes a four-hour chart briefing, location orientation, and on-water training session)!
Membership is good for one year from the date of registration and is for our sailing season which runs May 15 through October 1 each year. In certain instances, we can pro-rate until the end of a particular season, but this is more expensive per month. Discounts and promotions over 10% are only good when members pay in full by cash or check.
We are required to collect MA and RI sales tax on the membership fee portion and/or charters only. All one-time initiation/training fees and/or additional location orientation fees are non-taxable.
Clients new to our program must have ASA or US Sailing Certification, will need to pass a skill assessment, and complete a boat orientation/club policy/training session for EACH location that they wish to sail out of.
Returning members may be required to pay a discounted orientation/re-training fee each year to start the season right, IF they did not get out on the water enough the prior year.
Our sailing club provides members with guaranteed sailing time each month aboard the highest quality sailing club boats in the area. Anyone with ASA or US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification can join. Higher levels of certification expand your sailing range and/or provide larger boat membership access.
COLGATE 26 CLUB: Boston, MA and Warwick, RI
HOME PORT ONE-TIME INITIATION/TRAINING FEE: $800 (BRSS graduates get 50% off this fee) ADDITIONAL LOCATION = $400
7-DAY ACCESS SEASONAL FEE: $3,799 up front
WEEKDAY ONLY ACCESS (Mon-Thurs): $3,039.20 up front
You will have access to view the online calendar, and charter reservations are made by contacting our club manager by phone, text, or email. You are allowed to have up to three reservations on the calendar at any given time. A reservation is a three-hour block – morning to noon, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 30 minutes before sunset.
All of our club boats are conveniently located in slips!! Just step aboard and go! No hassles getting to/from a mooring ball like most other sailing clubs!
SAILTIME BOSTON: Only Available in Boston, MA
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Enjoy access to new, fully loaded Beneteau, Jeanneau, and FP catamarans ranging from 35ft – 44ft in length!
This club option is ideal for members who desire daysailing, but equally desirable for those interested in multi-day access.
The brilliant online calendar makes reserving your boat a breeze!
Get a minimum of seven sail times per month!
ASA 104 and an eight-hour orientation/check out are required.
SailTime Boston members can add access to our Colgate 26 Daysailing Club for an additional $1,200 (which is approx. 1/3 the cost of a full daysailing club membership!).
We will be adding new boats to our fleet as opportunities arise.
CATAMARAN CRUISING CLUB: Only Available in Warwick, RI
HOME PORT ONE-TIME INITIATION/TRAINING FEE: $1,200 (BRSS ASA 104/114 graduates get 50% off this fee)
7-DAY ACCESS SEASONAL FEE: $9,999 (a payment plan is available over the winter months)
WEEKDAY ONLY ACCESS (Mon-Thurs): $8,999 (a payment plan is available over the winter months)
By joining our annual Catamaran Cruising Club, you will have access to our 2010 Fountaine Pajot Mahe 36 cruising yacht.
The membership dues of $9,999 will provide each member with fifteen days of guaranteed usage throughout the season. If the member chooses to sail more than fifteen days within a season, additional days will be charged at a per diem rate. Membership dues and opportunities to sail our club boats, expire after one year from the day you register. Returning members will receive a 10% discount!
This club option is ideal for members who desire multi-day charters of three days or more. Occasional daysails may be permitted if reserved within 48 hours and approved by a sailing club manager.
You will have access to view the online calendar, and reservations are made by contacting our club manager by phone, text, or email.
Partial usage of any time block will be charged as a full block.
Members are allowed to reserve one weekend reservation per month and three weekday reservations per month in advance.
If the member chooses to sail more than fifteen days within a season and wishes to book these additional days in advance, these days will be charged at a rate of $300/day.
A maximum of FOUR members per Catamaran Cruising “Plus” boat.
ASA 105, 114, and a four-hour orientation/check out per location are required.
All reservations that appear on the calendar can only be canceled/changed up to fourteen days prior to the reservation start date, UNLESS Black Rock Sailing School chooses to close the club due to extreme and/or dangerous weather conditions.
Cruising “Plus” Members can add access to our Colgate 26 Daysailing Club for an additional $1,200 (which is approx. 1/3 the cost of a full daysailing club membership!). They may also add access to our cruising boats and locations for an additional $1,200 membership fee plus a $600 additional location training fee.
We will be adding new boats to our charter fleet as opportunities arise.