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BIAC offers annual and seasonal (summer) memberships for adult and student paddlers, sweep rowers, and scullers. All members and guests must sign the Liability Waiver, copies of which are kept in the Clubhouse entry area and online.

View the BIAC Guest Policy here.

Membership Types

To learn more about a membership and begin the application process, click the registration link(s) below.

Annual Memberships
Term Annual Fee
Annual Adult
2nd Adult in Family
Annual Adult - Full-time College Student
Annual Paddle - Middle/High School Student
(Use of Kayaks and SUPs is included with these four memberships)

Use of club rowing shells, including when rowing on a team

Use of club Surfskis or OCs

Register for an Annual Membership

May 1-Apr 30 $440

* Equipment fees are discounted 25% for Full-Time College Students

Seasonal Memberships - These include use of club shells Term Fee
  Quarterly Adult
Any three contiguous months $350

College Break - Rowing/Sculling 
Register for a College Break Membership

May 1-Aug 31, Dec-Jan, Mar-Apr  $250 
Storage Rack Rental Fees for Personal Watercraft
Term Fee
  Rack for 1x or 2x shell

May 1-Apr 30
  Less accessible rack for 1x or 2x shell

May 1-Apr 30
  Rack for kayak, canoe, paddleboard or surfski

May 1-Apr 30
Rack fees for new rack renters are prorated on a monthly basis to
the end of the current membership year. Subsequent rack fees are
annual and renew with membership on May 1.
Like other membership fees, rack fees are not refundable.

 Email to be invoiced when you first get a rack.

What Membership Includes

Membership dues provide access to BIAC docks, ergs, workout equipment, member rates for clinics where applicable, members only classes, and opportunity to row with coached teams. Available equipment includes kayaks and SUPS (free with membership), as well as rowing shells ($300 annual equipment usage fee) and surfskis ($100 annual usage fee). 

Full time college students receive a 25% discount on membership fees shown (college specific memberships already include the discount). Please contact the Board of Directors about your student status.

Please note that, per BIAC's bylaws, membership fees are not refundable.

What is Not Included

Memberships do not include monthly coaching fees for Masters teams. Storage for personal watercraft is additional, fees are shown above. Racks for personal watercraft are in high demand. Please contact the Yardmaster to inquire about availability.


As a nonprofit volunteer organization, BIAC depends on contributions of time and energy from its members to maintain boats and club premises. All annual adult memberships require a volunteer commitment of 12 hours per year. Unfulfilled hours at the end of the year will be billed at $30 per hour unfulfilled. Members who cannot make this commitment can opt out up front by paying a fee of $250. Please indicate your preference on the Membership Application.

New Member Orientation

All new members must participate in a site orientation, which may include an equipment certification process, prior to using the facility unsupervised. Contact your program manager to schedule a tour.

Guest Privileges

  • The single-day guest drop-in use fee is $20 per visit.
  • Members are responsible for ensuring the guest fee is paid for every visit.
  • Guests are limited to 3 visits per year.
  • For more frequent use, please become a member.

Ways to make payment:

  • Pay $20 through this calendar event by clicking "Register" on the event page, or 
  • Pay via a QR code located on a poster in the boathouse.

Rules for guests:

  • Guests must be accompanied by a BIAC member.
  • A signed Liability Waiver is required before using the facility. You can print, sign and bring to the boathouse or acknowledge your approval when you pay the guest fee via the website.
  • Guests under 18 years of age must have their release signed by their legal parent or guardian and must be accompanied by an adult member.
  • Your $20 guest fee includes the coaching fee if you're joining a team practice.
  • Guests are NOT eligible to rent a rack.

How often can you be a guest?

    BIAC Rules and Regulations

    It is strongly advised that each member, new and current, review the BIAC Rules and Regulations. A hard copy is posted in the lobby of the BIAC facility. The Rules and Regulations provide additional detail beyond the information provided here.

    All club members and club programs are to operate in compliance with these Rules and Regulations. Violations may result in disciplinary action by an authorized BIAC representative (a board member, program leader, team captain, or coach).

    Every member should also be familiar with BIAC's Safety procedures to help ensure everyone's safety in our community and maintain our special facility. We all share the challenges of a dynamic marine environment, busy waterways, and a multi-use resource.


    Only current, fully-paid Masters members (paddling or rowing) are eligible to vote in Board of Directors election.

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