The UCSC Community Boating Center was started in 1971 by Dick Murray, as a way to make aquatic activities accessable to the Santa Cruz community.

Over the past 45 years the UCSC Community Boating Center has taught over 30,000 members of the Santa Cruz area how to sail, row, kayak, windsurf, and make educated decisions about our local waters, Monterey Bay.

The program was orginally designed to teach people how to sail and then added rowing and kayaking classes about 20 years ago to keep up with the growing demand for boating on different vessels.

We pride ourselves on providing people with the knowledge on how to make intelligent and safe decisions while boating on their own, and have introduced numerous people to a sport they can enjoy for the rest of their lives all over the world.