Our Boats

The club maintains its own fleet of boats in order to make sailing accessible and affordable for the CSULB community and to promote sailing as a life-long sport.

Our boats range from 100-pound dinghies to 4,600 pound keelboats. Learn more about our fleet below.  


Our Shields 30-foot racing sloops are the pride and joy of the CSULBSA. We currently maintain five Shields, which we use for our weekly Group Sail and our Spring Break trips to Catalina. CSULBSA manages Shields Fleet 20, one of only 15 Shields fleets remaining in the United States. Learn more about Fleet 20 here.


The world’s most popular sailboat is fast and agile in the water and its 75 square-feet of sail is often more than beginners can handle. CSULBSA’s Laser fleet includes 12 boats that are available for sailing throughout the week, including Sundays for our weekly Laser Lunacy.

boats-hobies-400x240Hobie catamarans.

The club’s Hobie Catamarans are lightweight, built for speed, and are the premier attraction for summer sailing. The club currently maintains three 18-footers and a 17-footer. At least one boat is available for eligible skippers May through September.

boats-capris-400x240Capri 14’s.

The Capri 14.2 dinghies are the “starter boat” of the CSULBSA and are used to instruct the club’s Beginner sailing courses. They are simple to sail yet equipped with everything a new student needs to grasp the art of sailing. The club currently has a fleet of six Capri 14’s, which are available to skippers year-round.

seacraft-catalina-400x240Other boats.

In addition to our boats listed above, the club maintains a number of other recreational and instructional vessels, including our two club powerboats (the SeaCraft and a whaler), two windsurfers and one Naples Sabot. The powerboats are used mainly for instruction and are limited to senior-staff only.

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