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Afterguard Membership Options

There is a one time $550 membership initiation cost to become a member.

This fee is waived if enrolling in three or more courses when joining as a member.

First year's membership dues is required paid in advance. After the first year can change to monthly, quarterly or continue annually for the 1 free month advantage of pre-paid dues.


Membership dues utilization can be "Paused" for up to 3 months.

If 6mo or more has elapsed without a current membership, re-activation is reinstatement fee $50 + 3mo dues.

The Catamaran Angel departing her dock

Save big as a charter member

Charter Members can enjoy the special rates of 20% off courses and 40% off charter fleet rates, plus many social benefits. Monthly Member Credit $55, to use for the Group Practice Sails and women's special Friday practice sails. Afterguard Members are invited to special events, and enjoy cross membership in Oakland sailing Meetup. Lots to keep you sailing and meeting others who love to sail.


Dues Monthly rates:

$55 Solo,

$85 Family membership for up to 4

$115 For friend groups taking courses and chartering together

Save a month's dues get 12 months practice sails for solo and for each of the group memberships 11 months rate

 Annually: $605 Solo, $935 family, $1265 Friend group

Option to "PAUSE": 

If out of area or country for more than a month, can contact the office by email or phone to "PAUSE" up to 3 credits for practice sails. Can make use of saved up practice sails when you return by sailing more than once in a month or bringing a friend or family member.

Fleet: Basic Fleet 23-25 =7 boats, Mid level fleet 27-31'=3 boats,

32-35' =3 boats, 45' =1 boat, Catamarans =1 boat,

Dinghy 8-12' =10 boats Inflatables 8-12' =4 boats 

= 29 watercraft + 1 houseboat for members or students from afar

Chief members - unlimited access to sail boats 23-25. Great choice to improve skills.

Chief Members, carry forward all the benefits of a Charter Members, and have unlimited use of boats 23' --- once certified to ASA103. Need Competent Crew or First Mate onboard. Must have your own towing insurance for saltwater(!), plus the CA Boater's Card.


NEW Benefits: ASA 118 docking clinic or 1 day refresher and an outboard workshop is included!

 Monthly rate: $275 Solo, $375 Family, $495 Friends

Annually (save1mo) =11mo: $3025 Solo, $4125 Family, $5445 Friends


6 Ranger 23' and a Cal 2-25' = 7 boats

Our boat Simpatico

Skipper Members unlimited sailing of boats 23-31'

Skipper Members carry forward all the benefits of a Chief Member and have unlimited use of 2 size groups of vessels, once certified to ASA 103. Can take boats 23' - 31' with 1 competent crew or First Mate onboard.

Must have saltwater towing insurance and a CA Boater's Card.

NEW Benefits: ASA 118 docking clinic refresher, Nav intro refresher and 1 day diesel engine troubleshooting workshop

Monthly rate $350 Solo, $475 Family, $640 Friends group

Pay Annually=11mo: $3850 Solo, $5225 Family, $7045 Friends group


6 Ranger 23', 1 Cal-2 25',

Ericson 27', Islander 28', Pearson 31'

= 10 boats


Captain Members unlimited sailing of boats 23-35' 

Captain Members sail a full range of boats 23-35' once certified to ASA 104. Can take boats out into the central SF Bay. Can take boats overnight or for multiple days with min of 1 First Mate. Must have saltwater towing insurance and a CA Boater's Card.

If taking a dinghy and outboard - cost is $150 for a weekend.

NEW Benefits: docking clinic, mooring clinic 

and outboard workshop included!

Monthly rate: $470 Solo , $635 Family, $855 friends group

Pay Annually x 11mo: $5170 Solo, $6985 family, $9395 friends


(6) Ranger 23', (1)Cal-2 25', Ericson 27', Islander 28'

Pearson 31', Pearson 32', Targa 34', Hunter 35.5'

=13 boats


Afterguard Membership Benefits

Membership is a great way to advance knowledge and to have easy affordable access to a fleet of boats. Makes you part of Afterguard Family. Start and end your sail from a welcoming place to share your sailing adventures.

  • Retroactive member discount for events participated, in the past 30 days of activation

  • Save 20% on courses

  • Save 40% on boat rentals, for all boats, or for boats larger than their Active Tier

  • Unlimited boat use options (see Membership Tiers)

  • Monthly Member credit (value = $55 for each member if solo, family up to 4 and friends up to 4). Can use for a weekly practice sail (Sun afternoons 12-4pm, Thursday evenings 5-8pm during daylight savings, or women's practice sails 2 Friday's a month. Option, can apply $55 credit to the 1st Sunday full day Bay Sail

  • Birthday Gifts – free practice sail in your birthday month.

  • Priority for sign-ups - first call to enroll in limited space courses, destination sails and special events

  • Sign up for the Crew Call Group: crewing options for skippered charters

  • Access to our in-house library: Sailing Books, Movies, Games, and extensive Music collection on vinyl

  • Member Events: Holiday Potluck Dinners and Summer BBQs, Treasure Hunts, Special Sails (Jan 1st Around the Isle, Fleet Opening Day sails, Fleet Week on board observation group outing, Lighted Boat Parade…)

  • Members who want to learn to work on boats, can help with restoration projects, and earn 'boat use' credits.

  • Afterguard is a Friendly Sailing Community. If you don't have crew to go sailing, we help you find someone to join you.

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