Society for the Education of American Sailors - We're All About Sailing

All of SEAS Monmouth's boat can be reserved by SEAS members for personal use when they are not scheduled for club activities or reserved by other club members. Generally, you'll find all the scheduled Club activities on the Sailing Calendar, although there may be some last minute activities which are not yet on the calendar. You can confirm that any boat is available by checking with the reservations coordinator (see below). For additional general information about the various boats go to Small Boats or Keelboats.

Qualifications

You must be a current SEAS member. You do not have to be a qualified skipper, but you must have a qualified skipper on board. If you are not qualified on the boat that you want to reserve, find a qualified skipper on the published skipper list.

Making the Reservation

If you have the qualifications (or have a qualified skipper joining your excursion), and your initial assessment finds the boat available, confirming the availability and making the reservation is as simple as contacting the reservation coordinator by either phone or email. For reservations on the keelboats contact Bobbie McArdle at 732-618-8218 or Bobbie.mcardle@gmail.com. For reservations on the small boats contact Jim Buonincontri at 732-925-0574 or jbuonincontri@comcast.net.

Cost Sharing

The cost of operating and maintaining the boats is shared by the people who use them. There are two ways of sharing the cost for private reservations of SEAS Monmouth boats: separate payments for each use, and Season Passes. With the separate payments approach, for each type of boat there are suggested donations for its private use. Simply write a check for the appropriate amount, with "daysailer (or keelboat) reservation" in the memo, and send it to the SEAS Monmouth Treasurer at

SEAS Treasurer
65 Woodview Dr
Old Bridge, NJ 08857

The other way of sharing the cost for private boat use is to buy a SEAS Monmouth Season Pass. This is a one time per season donation and allows you to use boats with no additional donation for the entire season. There are three types of Season Passes: Small Boat Season Pass, Rhodes Season Pass and All Boats Season Pass. The Small Boat Season Pass allows unlimited use, when the boats are available, of the daysailers; The Rhodes Season Pass allows unlimited use, when the boats are available, of the Rhodes 22 ("Rhodes Less Traveled"), plus the daysailers; the All Boats Season Pass allows unlimited use, when the boats are available, of the O'Day 28 ("SEAS the Day II"), plus the Rhodes 22, plus the daysailers. Each of the three types of season passes allows unlimited use 7 days a week. Be sure to read the Season Pass policies document to acquaint yourself with the details of its use.