Become a Hoofer


HSC is open to all UW-Madison Students, Faculty, Staff and Wisconsin Union Members.

Ever spent a day sitting at the Union Terrace, looking out over the water, watching the sails across the lake. Chances are you are watching other Union members or students who have discovered what a great time the Hoofer Sailing Club offers. Come join in on the fun instead of watching it from afar, the HSC is open to anyone with a current Union membership, including UW-Madison students, faculty and staff!


The Nature of Club Membership

The Hoofer Sailing Club is an association of individuals working together to maintain a fleet of boats for recreational and competitive sailing, and to offer a top-notch instruction program. By doing as much of the work as possible ourselves, we can keep our membership dues incredibly low. Compare our dues to other yacht clubs, where you may have to pay up to $1,000 per month in dues just to maintain your membership. Then, you'll pay hundreds of dollars more for lessons, and to go sailing, you need to own a boat.

Not only does our structure keep our costs low, it's got tremendous social potential. When you teach others to sail, or get involved in our periodic work parties, you meet new people and create friendships. Friendships made all the stronger by common interests and a shared sense of pride in a job well done. You also get a chance to learn a great deal about boat operations and maintenance-- a great thing if you dream of owning a boat someday.




Membership Rates

  Student Union Member
Annual $249 $339
Academic - 8/15-5/31 $199 $249
Summer - 5/15-9/1 $219 $275
Spring - 1/1-5/31 $179 $219
Fall - 8/15-1/31 $179 $219
Winter - 11/1-3/31 $99 $110
Monthly $99 $119
Four Years $599


Eligibility

Any currently-enrolled UW-Madison student, Wisconsin Union member, faculty/staff member or guest student may join the Hoofer Sailing Club. If you are a guest student, simply purchase a Union membership and then sign up for a student membership (with student ID).

Dues (except monthly, fall intro and winter) include two refundable volunteer work hour deposits, $30 is returned after a member completes his/her first four volunteer work hours, and $30 more is returned after a member completes his/her second four volunteer hours. Thirteen dollars goes to the Wisconsin Hoofers as a general activity fee, and the 5.5% of the rest goes to pay sales tax.


How to Sign-up

You may join the Hoofer Sailing Club at any time. Sign up online, attend one of the club kickoff meetings, or go to the Outdoor Programs Office in the Memorial Union during normal business hours (608-262-1630). Simply fill out a brief membership form, sign our standard liability waiver, and pay your dues. We accept cash, check, or Visa and MasterCard.

If you have any questions, feel free to email the vice-commodore,


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