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Boat Access available year round
Sign up for Boat Access and enjoy unlimited sailing
Whether you live in St. Thomas or not, you can join the St Thomas Yacht Club, sign up for Boat Access and enjoy more time on the water than most boat owners – and at far less cost. Boat Access entitles you to nearly unlimited sailing on an annual basis with no additional costs for boat usage.
You may sail with your own guests – there are no limits and no guest fees – or sail with other members with Boat Access.
There’s never a problem finding other members to sail with. We maintain an in-house shared list to help you connect with your fellow members and host a variety of social events throughout the year: Island races, group sails to beach barbecues, and member brunch sails are just some of the activities.
Experienced sailors new to Boat Access are given an introduction and a two hour checkout. Graduates who successfully complete our courses automatically qualify to take boats out.
Boat Access is available year round but may be limited during hurricane season (from late August through the end of November).
Boat Access Fees
Boat Access is annual (except for Blue Water – see below) and runs in conjunction with membership in the St. Thomas Yacht Club. There are no additional costs for daysailing and no guest fees.
Boat Access fees are for Individual Boat Access and are valid for all STYC memberships.
If you have an annual Family Membership and more than one family member wants to have boat access privileges, the following applies:
For IC-24s: each additional family member who wants boat access pays 50% of the individual rate.
For Hobies: Access fee includes all members of the family.
*Blue Water Boat Access may be purchased in conjunction with a 30 day Blue Water Membership. You can try out STYC membership and STSC Boat Access prior to signing up on an annual basis, or enjoy the benefits of the Yacht Club and Sailing Center while on vacation!
All of our IC-24 and Cruising boat courses include a Blue Water Membership in the St. Thomas Yacht Club.
Prerequisites for Boat Access for IC-24s
• STYC membership
• Payment of Boat Access Fee
• Learn to Sail Course or equivalent experience and checkout.
Prerequisites for Boat Access for Hobie Waves
• STYC membership
• Payment of Boat Access fee
• Introduction to Hobie Cat Sailing Course or approval of instructor