Play on the lake!
We really love having adventures on the lake, and we’re excited about sharing the fun with as many people as possible. The Sailing Center provides many ways to play on the lake through our rental program. When you rent one of our sail boats, kayaks, canoes, or paddleboards, we’ll also include life jackets and paddles along with some safety basics.
To ensure the safety of all who play on Lake Champlain, we do require that the skipper of every sailboat rented from us has a US Sailing Small Boat Certification (Red Book) which can be obtained after completing a class at the Sailing Center. If the skipper has not taken lessons through the Community Sailing Center, the skipper will be required to take a Basic Sailing Rental Test (written.) While the test is not taken on a pass/fail basis, the Community Sailing Center may require that the skipper take a one-hour private lesson before renting. Depending on wind and weather conditions the Sailing Center may also require a practical on the water test.
All renters are subject to the rules and boundaries of the Community Sailing Center, which include wearing a PFD at all times while on the dock and on the water. The minimum age to act as skipper of a rental boat is 8 years. Passengers must be 6 years old for keelboat rentals and 8 years old for dinghies, canoes, paddleboards and Kayak rentals. Every passenger on the boat must sign a waiver attesting to the fact that they are able to swim a minimum of 50 yards and tread water for 5 minutes. Sailors may choose to rent dinghy’s or keelboats hourly or purchase a season pass. We have a 2 hour limit if there is a waiting list to rent, otherwise, you are free to stay on the water until approximately 30 minutes before closing time.
Spring Season: May 25 – June 9
Sat & Sun 10am – 6pm
Summer Season: June 15 – September 2
Mon – Fri 4pm – 8pm
Sat & Sun 9am – 8pm
Fall Season: Sept 7 – October 14
Sat & Sun 10am – 6pm
Memorial Day (5/27) 10 am – 6pm
July 4th, 5th & 6th 10am – 8pm
Labor Day (9/2) 9am – 8 pm
Columbus Day (10/14) 10 am – 6pm
Burlington City Marathon (5/26)
Rock the Dock (7/3)
Maritime Festival (8/17) 9am – 12pm
AARP Day on the Lake (8/25)
(Hobie 14, 420, PS2000)
(Sonar, Rhodes 19)
(Single or Double)
|Student Season Pass||$200||-||-|
|Dinghy Season Pass||$300||-||–|
|All Access Family Pass||–||$700||–|
|All Access Individual||–||$500||–|
DEPOSIT REQUIRED FOR ALL RENTERS: A $50 damage deposit is required of all renters before sailing. The deposit will be returned when the boat is returned in the same condition as it left in. Cash, check or credit card imprints are acceptable and will be kept secure.
Rental Passes are only valid for the season during which they are purchased. The remaining balances on the rental passes can not be transferred year to year.