We are a co-op sailing club. Leveraging the use of our boats, we provide access to those who don’t have the means of owning a boat on their own.
We keep some of our boats at the Utah Lake Stake Park Marina. Other boats are kept at members homes. A majority of the sailing we do is on Utah Lake. We also take boats to nearby lakes and reservoirs. We'll sail as long as the weather permits. That could be as early as March and as Late as November. Most of our sailing happens from June to September. We begin each year with a kickoff BBQ in late May, early June. Everyone is welcome to attend any meetings and come out to our events. We're happy to answer any questions you might have.
Getting to know us
We keep some of our boats at Utah Lake Stake Park Marina. Other boats are kept at members home. A majority of the sailing we do is on Utah Lake. We also take boats nearby lakes and reservoirs. We'll sail as as long as the weather permits. That could be as early as March and as Late as November. Most of it is happens June to September. We begin each year with a kickoff BBQ in late May, early June. Everyone is welcome to attend a meeting and come out to an event. We're happy to answer any questions you might have.
What we expect of our members
Each member to pay their dues, be active in the club, help maintain the boats, and learn to sail and teach others. 100% of our dues goes into maintaining our boats. Many members have gone above and beyond to help the club financially....and with the donation of their time. It's for this reason we can make our club accessible to others. Everyone has some skills or resources that they use to help keep the club running. Members help with repairing motors, woodworking, sewing, painting, etc.
The Club operates under direction from a Board of Directors. Club members are elected to fill different leadership positions. Each boat has a sponsor who is responsible for scheduling the boat and keeping it in sailing condition. Some of our larger boats require the entire clubs help to get into sailing condition.
How to join
Once you've decided that you want to join, all you need to do is pay your dues and fill out the Membership Application. Annual dues are $150 or $75 for students.
After You Join
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Priority use of boats
We want out boats to be used as much as possible and try to keep things as simple as possible. So far it's worked.
Classes and training
While we don't offer any formal classes, our member go out of their way to help other learn. We have lots of quality books and YouTube videos to help supplement your education. We encourage those with little to no experience to start sailing on our Sunfish boats. You'll get a good feel for sailing and learn the terms needed before moving on to larger boats. Several members joined knowing little about sailing and within a year end up buying their own boat.
Bonneville School of Sailing offers a variety of quality courses.
We are not outfitters
We don't rent or charter our boats. Our boats are for the sole use of our members.
Sailing with spouse and kids
Sailing with the family is a very rewarding and bonding experience. We have not had a problem with non member spouses occasionally coming along if there is space available. It can be difficult to learn to sail if you also have to tend to your children. Once you have be certified as a captain then by all means take you family out.