Any currently enrolled student, or a faculty or staff member with a RecSports membership, is eligible to become a member of UTSC.
To join the club, contact the Vice-Commodore for more information, attend one of our Recruitment Meetings, or join us at our next SATURDAY SAIL. You may come to one Saturday Sail before you must pay dues.
All new members, regardless of previous sailing experience, must attend an instruction class. This class not only covers sailing theory, but club policies and procedures as well. In addition, a simple written test that each member must take is administered at the end of the class .
A swim test is required by RecSports for all UTSC members. This consists of swimming approximately 75 meters and treading water for 5 minutes. A personal flotation device (PFD, or life vest) must be worn at all times by members not yet checked out on the boat they are sailing, regardless of swimming ability. PFD's are not required to be worn on keelboats, but Texas law requires one life vest to be on the boat per person on the boat. This law applies to all boats. After checkout, wearing a PFD while on a boat is STRONGLY recommended, but not required. However, the OD, at his or her discretion, may require a life vest to be worn by all sailors.
Members are required fill out and turn in three forms:
These forms can be downloaded from the Paperwork section of this site.
If you currently have health insurance, a copy of your health insurance card is needed.
Turn in these forms, along with your dues (see below), to the Treasurer or Secretary.
Your first saturday sail is free! Member dues vary - PLEASE EMAIL AN OFFICER AND FIND OUT CURRENT COSTS.
Please make all checks payable to UT Sailing Club.
Refunds for membership dues, coast trip fees or any other UT Sailing Club transactions are UNAVAILABLE except in extenuating circumstances ( medical, force majore, etc ). Under such extenuating circumstances, the claimant must present his/her case for consideration to the executive board at one of the regular board meetings. After the presentation, the claimant will provide contact information and then depart, at which point the officers will debate the case and vote. The decision is final, and will be delivered to the claimant by the commodore within one week.