Dinghys/Kayak/Paddle Board/Land Berths

Policy effective 2009

Member Benefit

A dinghy is a great way to enjoy the harbor, ocean and beaches. And the Cohasset Sailing Club offers affordable slips to safely and conveniently dock your dinghy.

A CSC dock slip is a CSC member-only benefit. You must be a member in good standing to renew your rental, to apply for one or to hold a position on the Waiting List.

Availability and Fee

Slip availability varies from year to year depending upon renewal trends. On average there are just a few spaces that become available. Rental Fee plus CSC Membership Fee are required.

Assignment and Maintenance Procedure

Existing slip renters are able to hold their slips from year to year by maintaining their membership and reapplying with slip rental payment each year during Registration Days at the Sailing Club.

Slip numbers and positions are assigned by the DockSlip Chairperson. The outside spaces are more user-friendly than are the inner spaces. As a consequence, as outer slips become available, existing slip-renters can be shifted or re-assigned to these favorable locations.

CSC is the sole and final authority in providing a slip, determining space assignments, dock space availability, and by applying or holding a dock space, member agrees that all CSC decisions are final. We reserve the right to change the policy at any time and without prior notice.


Any CSC member wishing to maintain their space must make application and payments for membership and for rental in-person at the Sailing Club during Registration Days, which are being held on a weekend each Spring.

Waiting List Procedure

There is a members waiting list to be fair to those who continue to support the club year after year and who wish to have a dinghy at the club.

This publicly posted waiting list of members will be maintained by the club on the website. It establishes a ranking of slip applicants from which available slips were doled-out. Those not obtaining a slip at the beginning of the new season will be kept on the waiting list in the current order as long as their memberships are maintained without lapse. You must be a member to hold a spot on the waiting list each year.

As dock slips become available the top position on the waiting list will be notified.

Dinghy Requirements and Restrictions

Maximum 12` length, 5` 6“ beam. No aluminum. Oversize boats will be removed.

Motors must be kept covered if in the upright position.  If found upright, the motor will be put in the down position by club staff .

Other Berths

Kayak/Paddle Board/Land berths
You can rent a space on the racks for the June-September season for your kayak or paddleboard for $200. Please complete the registration form and bring it to one of the registration days. You will be issued a sticker at that time to adhere to your kayak/board. We recommend you lock your kayak/board to the rack.

For further information, please contact: Brian Gowell, blgowell@verizon.net

Click here to learn about the Dock Improvement Project 

Questions: Contact Dock Wait List Coordinator