Blue Element is a sailing club focused on providing an exceptional experience. We accept only high quality vessels into the fleet, and to insure adequate access, the number of memberships is strictly limited. Members will be able to enjoy their privileges in any of our locations and special member-only events and activities. BESC is committed to fostering a positive and cooperative environment for those of us who love sailing!
Membership in BESC is available to any sailor with minimally the US Sailing Basic Cruising Certification, or equivalent experience (click here for details). All memberships are subject to the successful completion of a checkout test (written and practical). Chartering in an unfamiliar location is subject to a local orientation session. Navigation limits and other limitations may apply at each venue.
There is a one time initiation/setup fee of $750. Dues are $80 per month, billed on the 1st of each month.
Basic Cruising level sailors may charter boats up to 30′. Holders of the Bareboat Cruising Certification may charter any vessel (please note that some fleet vessels are not available for bareboat charters). All members receive:
- Discounted rates for fleet vessels
- Access to vessels in all of our locations
- Alumni pricing on all standard courses with sister company J/World Sailing School
- Member only special sailing events and adventures
- Access to member online and mobile reservation system
Membership + Training Packages
Enjoy discounted combos which include with your membership world class training provided by our sister company J/World Performance Sailing. Instruction may be taken at any of our locations!
New Member Promotion
For a limited time, Blue Element Sailing Club is waiving 50% of the initiation fee for new members joining under the basic membership package who were previous members of OCSC. The Berkeley based club provided a great service for Bay Area sailors and was a positive contributor to the sailing community at large. We hope we can provide similar long term benefits for everyone involved, and feel the pain of the members who have lost their organization. We hope this helps a bit and can get you aboard with Blue Element!