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BIAC is located in Redwood City and provides access to great water in and around Bair Island, Redwood Creek, the Port of Redwood City and the open San Francisco Bay. We offer year-round competitive and recreational programs for rowers and paddlers. We encourage people to try out several programs. Most members gravitate to one, but some members participate in two or more!

To explore our waters for the first time or after a long break, register for one of our "Learn To" programs. If you're a college student who wishes to use BIAC during school breaks, consider our College Break membership.

Membership Dues & Fees

  • All members must pay Dues.
  • Members must also pay: Rowing Equipment Fees, Surfski Usage Fees and/or Rack Rental Fees to store their personal watercraft (rack fees).
  • If members choose to row in a coached program or take a class, additional fees apply.
  • All Annual Memberships (excluding Out of State) require 12 volunteer hours per year or payment of a "buy out" fee. See the volunteer requirements.
  • All members (and guests) must sign the liability waiver, available online here and in the boathouse entry area.
  • Membership includes access to BIAC docks, ergs, gym equipment, and changing rooms. Members are also offered discounted rates for some clinics and classes.
  • When your membership application is approved, you'll need to attend a brief new member orientation with our Operations Director, Chris Flynn. To schedule your orientation, please email him.

Please note that per BIAC's By-Laws, membership dues are not refundable.

Members must pay to use club equipment or store their own equipment – or both.
Annual Memberships (May 1-April 30)
Includes use of club kayaks and SUPs.
Dues (Required)
Rowing Equipment
Usage Fees
Surfski Usage Fees
Rack Rental Fees
Adult $440 $330
See chart
Second Adult in Family $200 $330
$100 See chart
Adaptive Athlete None Included Included See chart
College (Full-time student) $300 $247.50
$100 See chart
Out of State (Member residing out of state for 50% or more of year) $220 $330 $100 See chart
Visiting Member of Another Club (limited to 24 visits a year) $20 per visit Included Included N/A

Seasonal Memberships
Includes use of club shells, kayaks, and SUPs.
Dues (Required)
Rowing Equipment
Usage Fees
Surfski Usage Fees
Rack Rental Fees
Quarterly Adult: Any 3 contiguous months
$350 Included Included
See chart
College Break (Full-time student)
May 1–Aug. 31, Dec.–Jan., March–April
$250 Included Included
See chart

Annual Rack Rental Fees for Personal Watercraft

Rack rental fees are prorated the first year from the date the watercraft is racked at BIAC. Subsequently, the full year's rack rental is due and payable on May 1. To check on rack space availability, please contact our Operations Director. Renters will also be required to sign a rental agreement and show proof of equipment insurance.

Rack for 1x or 2x rowing shell $300

Less accessible rack for 1x or 2x rowing shell


Rack for kayak, OC, SUP, or surfski


Membership Application


BIAC requires annual adult members (Out of State, College Break, and Quarterly memberships are exempt) to contribute 12 hours of volunteer effort per membership year (May - April), or pay an up front "buy out" fee of $250. If you fail to complete AND RECORD your 12 hours, you will be billed at the rate of $30 per hour, up to a maximum of $360. During a member's first year, the volunteer hours requirement is prorated based on the month the member joins.

Open the 2023-2024 Volunteer Hours Entry Form

View 2023-2024 submitted hours

Guest Privileges

Experienced rowers and paddlers can arrange a drop-in row with either a club member or one of the teams. All guests must sign a waiver and pay the guest fee. Please read the following guidelines.

  • The single-day guest drop-in use fee is $20. We accept payment by clicking "Register" on this page, or via a QR code located at the boathouse.
  • The $20 guest fee includes the coaching fee for guests who are joining a team practice.
  • Guests must be accompanied by an adult BIAC member who is responsible for ensuring the guest fee is paid for every visit.
  • Guests under 18 years of age must have their release signed by their legal parent or guardian.
  • Guests are limited to 3 visits per year.
  • A signed Liability Waiver is required before using the facility. This can be printed, signed, and brought to the boathouse, or agreed to when paying the guest fee online. 
  • Guests are NOT eligible to use a rack to store their watercraft.

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