Adult Memberships

Adult Membership Basics

Memberships is required to take lessons and/or enjoy recreational sailing or kayaking. Challenge tests are available for skilled boaters.

  • Eligibility to take lessons or skills challenge test
  • FREE sailing/kayaking, Sat-Thurs. (Fridays private lessons only)
  • Season: 5/28 – 10/13, 1-7 pm Sat & Sun, 4-7 pm Mon-Thurs.
  • FREE use of 14’ RS Quests, Zests, Hobie Wave catamarans, Laser Picos, & more
  • FREE guests as crew
  • No boat purchase, maintenance, storage, upkeep, or sailboat/kayak rental fees
  • Discount function room rental
  • Paddleboard rentals (rent 2 boards – get 3rd free!)

We are currently accepting applications for our adult memberships.
There has never been a more important time to offer healthy, outdoor activities to relieve stress, socialize, and provide much-needed fun, learning structure and exercise. Please share our many healthy, summer outdoor sailing and paddling membership and lesson opportunities with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues looking to get outside, have fun, and enjoy an Ocean State adventure right in your own backyard.

Traffic Update

Why Sit In Traffic When You Can “Stay and Play” on the Water?
While we are currently experiencing only minor traffic delays during peak times, we understand your frustration! Take advantage of our very affordable adult sailing and paddling options to “stay and play” after work to help provide a buffer for those “unexpected” delays with Washington Bridge traffic.

Please Bring:
– Good Health – Do not come if you are sick.
– Lifejacket (limited, assigned PFDs available): West Marine, MTI Lifejackets
– Backpack or duffel (labeled with name)
– Hand sanitizer
– Water bottle (filled with water)
– Sunscreen (not to be shared)
– Closed-toe shoes (no bare feet or flip-flops)

Recreational Sailing Benefits

  • One low price, unlimited use, guests FREE – what are you waiting for?
  • Newbies can sign-up for lessons. Old salts can take a challenge test
  • Adults (age 18+) may sail alone or with friends (age 5+)
  • On-the water: 14’ RS Quests, Zests, Laser Picos, more…
  • Prerequisite: Beginner Sailing I or Challenge Test, Age 18+
  • Goal: Affordable recreational sailing
  • Fee: No boat rental fees

Recreational Kayaking Benefits

The simplicity of kayaking as an entry-level sport for anyone makes it attractive to get outside, get moving, and embrace a healthy lifestyle. FREE recreational kayaking is included with adult memberships! Paddle one day as a trial/guest member, or all season, + 1 FREE guest!

  • We want you to paddle with a friend, so you get up to 2 kayaks/ trip
  • On-the water: Sit-on-top single & double kayaks
  • Prerequisite: Challenge Test, Age 18+
  • Goal: Affordable recreational paddling
  • Fee: No boat rental fees

SUP Lessons & Rentals

Community Boating Center (CBC) is thrilled to complement the success of our sailing and kayaking initiatives with paddleboarding lessons & rentals..

This engaging enhancement capitalizes on the popularity of paddling and its ease of participation to provide adults, youth, and families with a direct connection to and awareness of their impact on the environment.

Adult fees for our paddleboard lessons and rentals are used to purchase more paddleboards that enable us to serve additional youth – at one-tenth to one-twentieth of the cost of adding a similar number of sailboats to our fleet. Additionally, with your help we hope to realize further growth in our paddling programs with our summer and after-school partners.

  • On-the water: taught on 11′, very stable, BIC SUPs
  • Prerequisite: CBC membership, Age 12+
  • Goal: Guided introduction to SUP
  • Fees: LEARN MORE!

Adult Memberships

Trial/Guest— $75 – ENROLL NOW!
1 -day sailing, or up to 2 kayaks/day

Individual — $195* – ENROLL NOW!
1 adult. (Bring your guests recreational sailing or kayaking with you for FREE)

Prefer paper? Download our application package

Group — $TBD
10% off group of 10-20. 20% for 20 or more. (classes separate, single payment required)

Corporate — $1,500 yr.
3-yr. commitment, less than 30 employees

*Discounts — $TBD
Providence residents: – $10 (with paper form and proof of residence)
Students: – $20 (full time, age 16-23)

CBC also provides affordable access and fleet rentals to local schools and organizations, and offers function room rental with spectacular waterfront views for meetings, parties, or events.

Challenge Tests

All members must pass an on the water skills test to sail or paddle each type of boat* you wish to sail. Students will be evaluated in class.

  • On-the water, boat of your choice (*excluding keelboats)
  • Prerequisite: CBC trial membership, Proficiency (pre-screening evaluation given)
  • Course goal: Quick check-out for experienced sailors
  • Course fee: FREE quick check-out for experienced boaters

Weekly Sessions:

CHG, 5/28 – 10/13, weekends, 1:30, 3:30, & 5:30 PM