Check our Calendar to see open boats on the Sailing Lessons page. If there is not a class or charter listed on the boat/day you are interested in, then it the boat is available for rental/charter. Please email us (michelle(at)sailingventures.com) with your request and we will set you up with a boat. If you are a non-member, you will need to set up a checkout time (takes about an hour) to get familiar with the boat and Lake Tahoe.
Fleet Boat DescriptionsThe Sailing Ventures Sailing Club provides people easy access to a sailboat. Members get out on the water without the usual paperwork and expense of chartering. Club Members simply book the boat and go sailing! The Sailing Club is certainly the most convenient and inexpensive way to sail at Tahoe.
Reciprocal Club Links As a club member, you have access to member rates at clubs in other locations.
Looking to BAREBOAT CHARTER? If you are not a Club Member, please scroll down to see non-member rates. You must be ASA or US Sailing certified to charter sailboats and will need to complete a checkout on the boat. Please contact us for details. Non-Member Rates are Half Day/Full Day: Capri 22 ($280/$385); Catalina 270 ($350/$490); Catalina 320 ($375/$535).
Two Levels of Club Membership:
There are two levels of Sailing Club Membership. The first level is called Capri Membership, and here is how it works:
What you get:
Complete (or have completed) ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Class with any ASA certified sailing school. This club level can only charter 22ft sailboats in our fleet.
If you have taken your class on one of our boats, you are automatically 'checked out' on that boat.
You can view boat availability online at our website (see above link), and can reserve a boat after signing up for Capri Membership.
The cost is $150/calendar year for membership.
Discounted rates on boat rentals.
Members-only access to Club Sails, Club Events, and more.
Reciprocal club benefits with participating sailing clubs.
Access to beautifully maintained sailboats in cruise-ready condition, without the maintenance, fueling, berthing expenses. We only ask that you help keep our boats clean and in good condition as they are 'your boats', too!
The second level is called Full Cruising Membership, here's how it works:
Full Cruising Membership:
Complete both ASA 101, 103 (Basic Keelboat/Basic Cruising) courses. This club level has access to all of the boats in our fleet.
You are checked out on the boats you have taken classes on with Sailing Ventures.
You can either upgrade your Capri Membership for $145/calendar year, or if you are not a member, first year dues are $295/calendar year.
After the first year, your annual dues are $150.
What you get:
Access to all boats you are checked out on in our fleet at discounted rates.
Vessel Assist membership, which is required for Full Cruising Members, is required as a Full Cruising Member. After you sign up for Vessel Assist (currently $67/year),we will discount $50 from your first charter.
Members-only invitations to Club events.
Reciprocal membership to participating sailing schools.
Please contact us to make an appointment for a check-out on any boat. Check-outs are approximately an hour long and are free of charge to Sailing Club Members.
Pays for Docking the Boat.
Provides Insurance for boats and Members.
Maintains the Boat in Cruise-Ready Condition.
Takes care of hauling out and winterizing/launching and spring commissioning.
Takes care of winter storage and maintenance.
Unlimited day use of Sailing Venture's sailboats.
Just book a boat and go!
Discounted Sailing Equipment.
$295 Membership fee for the first year; $150 annual renewal fee.
Reciprocal club benefits with participating sailing schools.
Discounted half and full day rates.
Club Member Rates(Non-Member Rates)
2005 CATALINA CAPRI 22
1/2 Day Rate $185($280)
Full Day Rate $285($385)
1/2 Day Rate $250($350)
Full Day Rate $365($490)
1/2 Day Rate $255($375)
Full Day Rate $425($535)
NOTE: 1/2 Day: 9 AM to 3 PM or 3 PM to 9pm (Sunset)
Full Day: 9 AM to 9pm (Sunset). Late Summer Sailing Hours (Aug 10th, 2019 to Sept 1, 2019): 9 to 2:30pm or 2:30pm to 8:00pm, or 9am to 8pm (sunset). Fall Sailing Hours: (Sept 1 to end of season): 9am to 2pm; 2pm to 7pm for half day; 9am to 7pm for full day.
Please contact us and we will be happy to give you the details.