Sailing Club Membership

Making the Sport of Sailing Accessible to Everyone

Since 1967, The Santa Barbara Sailing Center Club has been awakening and cultivating the sailing spirit. From instruction and saving money on charters, to parties, seminars, flotillas, and fireworks, it is a community of fun on and around the water. We have a large staff with impressive sailing resumes ready to help you and your family plot an unforgettable course towards a lifestyle of cruising.

One-Time Initiation Fee $588
Membership Dues $50/month

(Pricing does not include Taxes & Fees)
Membership Form

Santa Barbara Sailing Center awarded Sailing School of the Year two years in a row

Membership Highlights

Club Member Budget Busters

Same-day reservation, 7 days a week
2pm-5:30pm Spring/Summer, 1pm-4:30pm Fall/Winter


  • Catalina 27'
  • Catalina 28'
  • Catalina 32'
  • Catalina 36'
  • Catalina 42'
  • Catalina 50'

Budget Buster Rate

  • $205
  • $205
  • $230
  • $230
  • $320
  • $365


  • $10
  • $10
  • $10
  • $10
  • $15
  • $20

Same day reservation required.
Boat size is determined by availability and sailing qualifications.

Catalina 27'

  • $225
  • Insurance $10

Catalina 28'

  • $225
  • Insurance $10

Catalina 32'

  • $250
  • Insurance $10

Catalina 36'

  • $270
  • Insurance $10

Catalina 42'

  • $350
  • Insurance $15

Catalina 50'

  • $380
  • Insurance $20

Same day reservation required.
Boat size is determined by availability and sailing qualifications.

Membership Details

A Program with Something for Everyone

We are committed to meeting all of your yachting needs and look forward to having you make us your port of call soon. Members of the Sailing Center have access to exclusive club member events, sunset sails, half-day rates, discounted rentals, and more!

We are proud of the fact that we have numerous members that have remained with us for many decades and continue to log unbelievable experiences year after year.

Please stop by our facility for an onsite orientation, and let us show you what makes our club so unique.

Award-Winning Sailing School

The Santa Barbara Sailing Center is home to an award-winning sailing school which has won the prestigious American Sailing Association School of the Year Award two years in a row. Our school offers all levels of professional accreditation up to Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 106). Your confidence in yourself and the yacht to withstand heavy conditions will be unsurpassed after you experience sailing around the Channel Islands.

Club Benefits

  • Great low cost alternative to boat ownership.
  • 25% discount on all rentals and charters.
  • 25% off tickets for Double Dolphin Public Cruises, including specialty cruises.
  • 25% off Private Charters with Captain (6 passengers or less).
  • 25% off Double Dolphin Private Cruises (25% discount extends to bar sales, corkage fees, and catering fees). Please note that members are not extended the 25% discount for company outings- the discount is for personal use only. Member must be the host.
  • 25% off ASA courses.
  • 25% off sleep aboard accommodations (early board and late board).
  • 25% off merchandise.
  • 25% off Clubhouse rentals.
  • Year-round Club Member Sails Monday through Friday. You can experience affordable water time on J-24’s and Catalina Yachts (27′-50′) at a discounted, per person rate of $25 for members and $30 for guests.
  • Year-round access to Budget Busters on Catalina Yachts 7 days a week. Enjoy half-day rates.
  • Access to a network of reciprocal sailing clubs.
  • Exclusive invitations to member events.
  • Access to a member portal where you can view daily weather updates, connect with other members, and sign up for member events.
  • Waived initiation fee for our Paddle Club.

Pricing & Terms

One-Time Initiation Fee $588
Membership Dues $50/month

  • The initiation fee is a one-time fee. Look into one of our instructional packages to eliminate it. 
  • The membership is a household membership. Household family members include the primary member, their spouse/partner, and children under the age of 25.  
  • Unpaid dues will result in cancellation of membership.
  • Reactivation of membership requires payment of the initiation fee or back dues, whichever is lower.
  • Dues are automatically billed each month to your credit card on file.
  • If you would like to cancel your membership at any point, you must submit written notice before the first of the month. We cannot offer any refunds or credits for dues already charged.
  • Prices are subject to 12% port tax, California state sales tax, and CC processing fee.


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Someone from the Sailing Center will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss more details.