Boat rentals

  • We have a small number of boats available for rent to club members with sailing experience.  Currently the rental fleet includes six single handed boats (2 Sunfish, 3 Lasers, and 1 Butterfliy) and one double handed boat (a Hunter 170).  
     
  • Before your first rental, you will need to be checked by an approved club member.  The checkout will go over the rental rules, equipment location and care, rigging details, and evaluation of sailing skills.  You will also be required to sign a liability waiver.  You can download a copy of the waiver form from the link below.
  • There are often no other members at the club when rental boats go out, so self-sufficiency is very important.  During the checkout, you will need to demonstrate that you can rig and de-rig the boat with minimal assistance and have sufficient sailing skills to get yourself out of trouble and avoid damaging the boats if weather conditions suddenly change (which they often do at Union).  You will be given the password to the rental reservation system after you have passed the boat check-out test.   Checkouts and rentals are only available to club members, but prospective members are welcome to come and take a look at the boats.
     
  • An alternative for sailors with less experience is to sign up for a lesson on one of the club boats with one of our club instructors.  They will take you through everything much more thoroughly and will include a checkout as part of the lesson if you're ready for it.  Lessons can be shared by up to three people to keep down the cost.  Please contact Gib at gibsail@comcast.net or Bob at rgm@rgmayer.com at with any questions about lessons.

  • Rental boat management and upkeep is all done by volunteers so boat renters are expected to help with keeping the boats in good sailing condition.
     
  • Rental boats are allowed out on the water only in non-white cap conditions, and PFDs are required to be worn at all times.

  • To schedule a checkout for the Sunfish, Lasers or Butterflies, please contact ????.  For the Hunter 170, please contact Gib Charles at gibsail@comcast.net.  Rental checkout are usually done on Weds or Sundays before or after club racing.

Rental rates (2 hour minimum):

Laser          $7/hour  
Butterfly      $7/hour
Sunfish       $7/hour
Hunter 170  $12/hour


USC Rental Liability Waiver Form



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