Sailing

KYC BOAT SHARE PROGRAM

 

PYGMALION our J24, tiller & outboard 

SKÖL, our Hunter 25, tiller & outboard 

UPTOWN GIRL, our Ericson 26, wheel & inboard diesel

ALL are ready to SAIL!!

   Sköl                                                                           Pygmallion

Uptown Girl

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://www.keyportyachtclub.com/sailing/boat-share-program/boat-share-registration  

2019 KYC Boat Share Program


The KYC Boat Share program makes club owned, maintained and equipped sailboats available to KYC members without the need to purchase, insure or deal with all the many maintenance tasks associated with owning a sailboat. As a registered Skipper in the program, you can bring friends and family guests along to share in the fun of sailing the Raritan Bay.

Our boats are cooperatively maintained by Boat Share members, experienced club members and paid professionals. Volunteering as a KYC Boat Share Member to work on the boats, provides not only an opportunity to learn about boat maintenance and tasks from experienced members, but is also an opportunity to be a member of the Boat Share program without additional cost to you.

Our 2019 (July 1 – Oct. 12) fleet of Boat Share vessels include:

  • Pygmalion      J/24     24’    tiller          outboard              
  • Skol               Hunter  25’    tiller          outboard              
  • Uptown Girl    Ericson 26’    wheel       inboard diesel   

This diverse fleet gives you the opportunity to learn handling characteristics of various boats, all in the same sailing area – or – become very familiar with just one boat.

How to become a Boat Share Skipper:

  • Open to any KYC member.
  1. Complete and Email registration to Boat Share Chair
  2. Pass a sailing proficiency test.
  3. Be checked out on each boat you might use.
  4. Receive an email link to the Boat Share reservation website.
  5. Begin reserving and enjoying the shared boats!

Cost: (2019 program start-up – FREE! FREE! FREE!)

  • Unlimited use       (based on shared availability)
    • $0               commit to 10 hours maintaining the boats.
    • $400 $0      ($200 $0 for senior members)
  • Per use
    • $100 $0      (Charged to KYC account. See Note, below.)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://www.keyportyachtclub.com/sailing/boat-share-program/boat-share-registration  

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IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Our Boat Share Program requires registration, sailing skills and specific boat checkout before reserving and Skippering boats (this includes per-use reservations). Our aim is to ensure you can handle the boat safely and without damage to it or to other boats in the anchorage. We also want to ensure that a committee member has shown you safety equipment locations on each specific boat.
  • You are QUALIFIED as a KYC Boat Share Skipper once you’ve filled out the request form and received approval from the Committee. At that time you will be sent an email with a link allowing you to reserve boats on the KYC Boat Share 2019 reservation website.

The State of New Jersey requires anyone operating a boat with an engine to obtain a Boating Safety Certificate!

 Where can I take a Boat Safety Course? To find an approved safety course in your area, it is easiest to search the internet for NJ Boating Safety Classes or check newspapers.                           

Can I take the boat safety course on-line? Yes. However, after successful completion of the internet portion of the course, the student will have to complete an in-person, proctored exam. The Marine Services Bureau cautions students, prior to beginning the on-line study, to check with the on-line course provider to insure they provide a testing location within driving distance from the student’s location. 

Search online for NJ Boater Safety Online classes  or https://www.boaterexam.com/usa/newjersey/