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SAYC Member Checkout

  • April 16, 2023
  • 1:30 PM
  • April 18, 2023
  • 3:30 PM
  • St. Augustine Yacht Club


  • One-time fee, per each boat.

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Please use this event to pay for the SAYC member boat checkout fee.  Once you have completed the checkout process, you will be a member of the SAYC Open Sailing program - you may take boats out, with guests, at your leisure, and you may also skipper in the WNR and DCS racing series. 

SAYC member check out process is detailed below:

To become certified to use a SAYC sailing dinghy, an SAYC member has to satisfactorily complete an SAYC challenge test for that particular class of sailing dinghy. The five dinghy classes are: Optimist, 420, Laser and Hobie Getaway and Hobie Wave.

Challenge tests are part of an orientation and can be arranged with the SAYCSC Sailing  Director and will take up to 2 hours. There is a one-time fee of $60 for the checkout, payable online. 

Boats will be available as Sailing Director/SAYC Management/SAYC Authorized Volunteers are available.

When a member passes a challenge test for a class of boat, they will be given one of two ratings:

  • Level / Flag color code / Approved wind velocity range:

  • 1)     Intermediate / Green / 0-10 knots

  • 2)     Advanced / Red / 0-15 knots

*NO MEMBER SAILING IN WIND SPEED EXCEEDING 15 KNOTS. Also, NO SOLO SAILING IN WIND SPEED EXCEEDING 10 KNOTS. SAYC members must seek approval and re-certify for the RED level (10-15kts) sailing if previously certified in Green level.

*SOLO sailing is permitted under mainsail only.

The orientation and challenge test will cover the following points:

1)     Safety

2)     Rules & Regulations

3)     Rigging, Beach Launching, Docking

4)     Challenge Test – Beach Launch, Capsize & Recovery

5)     Challenge Test – Tacks, Gybes with proper sail trim and confidence

6)     De-rigging and Stowing

7)     Boat Sign Out/Boat Return Procedure

8)     SAYC Release of Liability

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