2017 Rental Hours

Spring Season Summer Season Fall Season
May 27 – June 11 June 17 – Sept. 4 Sept. 5 – Oct. 19
Sat & Sun:
10am-6pm
Sat & Sun:
9am – 8pm
Sat & Sun:
10am-6pm
Mon – Fri:
12pm – 8pm

Holiday Hours Closed
Memorial Day (5/29):
10am-6pm
Independence Day (7/4):
10am-8pm
Labor Day (9/4):
9am-8pm
Columbus Day (10/9):
10am-6pm
Burlington City Marathon (5/28)
Staff Training Week (6/12 – 6/16)
Rock the Dock (7/3)
Sailabration (8/19)
AARP Day on the Bay (8/27)

Hourly Rental Rates

Dinghy Keelboat Paddle Craft
$30
420, Laser
$55
Sonar, Rhodes 19
$15
Kayak (Single or Double),
Canoe, Paddleboard

Season Passes

  Dinghy All Access
Student $220
Individual $330 $550
Individual Fall (Sept. 5 – Oct. 19) $100
Family $750


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 will be kept secure as a deposit.

Season Passes are only valid for the season during which they are purchased. Passes are non transferable and remaining balances or usage cannot be transferred year to year.

Community Sailing Center Rental Procedure

Upon arrival at the Community Sailing Center, we require all renters to complete a signed CSC Program Liability Waiver, as well as a written Basic Sailing Rental Test if you wish to rent a sailboat.

To ensure the integrity of the Rental Test and the safety of our rental customers and fellow boaters, we do not provide access to the test until you are ready to take it in our office. The rental test is not as simple as a “pass” or “fail.” Sufficient completion of the test takes into account the weather and wind conditions.

The test contains basic sailing information, including written questions and diagrams. If we do not feel that your sailing knowledge is sufficient for you to rent, we still want you to enjoy the lake! We suggest that you rent a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP), single or double kayak, or a canoe. If you wish to rent a sailboat next time you visit us, we suggest taking either a learn to sail program or a private lesson, depending on whether you need a comprehensive learn to sail experience or just a refresher.

Comunity Sailing Center Rules and Regulations

All renters and passengers are subject to the rules of the Community Sailing Center, including but not limited to the following:

  • PFDs must be worn at all times while on the dock or on the water. We have a large supply to choose from if you don’t have your own.
  • Closed-toe shoes must be worn at all times while on CSC property, including boats and docks.
  • Beaching and landing of all CSC boats is prohibited, except in an emergency situation.
  • There is no smoking or alcohol allowed on CSC property, including boats and docks.
  • The minimum age for passengers on all CSC keelboats is 6. The minimum age for passengers on all CSC dinghies or paddle craft is 8.

Rental Policies

In addition to the above rules and regulations, we have policies in place to ensure the safety and well-being of our renters and fellow boaters:

  • We have two sets of rental boundaries. Our light to medium wind boundary extends from Rock Point at the northern tip of Burlington Bay to Oakledge Park at the southern end of Burlington Bay. Our heavy wind boundary extends from Lone Rock Point to the northern end of the Breakwater. For the safety of our renters, if you are found outside of the boundaries, we may revoke your renting privileges.
  • Reservations are excepted in two hour blocks for our keelboat fleet only.  Dinghy and paddlecraft rentals are on a first come – first served basis.
  • Due to high demand for our rental boats, especially on nice summer days, there is a two hour maximum for all rentals. However, if you wish to remain on the water, you may check in with us after two hours to see if there is anybody waiting for your boat.