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Available Equipment

  • 24 kayaks
  • 18 Varsity FJ sailboats that were converted to recreational ones
  • 6 Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP’s)

This year we’ve had the privilege of receiving some great donations, the Offshore team students enjoy the newly donated Farr 40, “Yellow Jacket”, and Faculty/Staff can arrange for trips on our Beneteau 49, “Riptide”


  • To go afloat all students faculty and staff must pass the swim test or have equivalent certification
  • Sailing Dinghies: Everyone will wear a personal floatation device (PFD) at all times, as well as pass the College swim test.
  • Kayaks or other small watercraft, as per USCG Law, must carry a PFD for each person on board.
  • Swim tests will be administered at the Aquatics Center and certified by Andre Barbins or an O’Brien Center Lifeguard. The swim test will consist of a 75 yard continuous swim followed with 3 minutes of treading water – with no rest interval in between.
  • Visitors and guests using any watercraft will be required to 1) sign waiver of liability form, and 2) wear a PFD at all times. Visitors and Guests have the option of taking the swim test.
  • Visitors cards will be made available.
  • The Windsurfing Club has existing rules that include use of PFD’s or floatation harnesses, swim tests, and other safety measures to further progress within the club.

Use for Alumni

Alumni may use the St. Mary’s waterfront and check out kayaks, recreational flying junior sailboats, and paddleboards at no cost. Although access to these recreational services are free, the same alumni OneCard ID* that is required to use the Michael P. O’Brien Athletic and Recreation Center is needed to check out the waterfront equipment.

* The alumni OneCard ID is similar to the one issued to current students and comes with a one time administrative fee of $25. To order your card, stop by the Business Office in Glendenning Hall Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to fill out the paperwork and pay your $25 fee. Then go around the corner to the Help Desk in Glendenning Hall to have your photo taken and your alumni OneCard ID created. To replace lost alumni OneCard IDs, alumni will have to pay the $25 administrative fee.