The Wisconsin Union is the premier place on Lake Mendota to store your sailboat! Outdoor UW is in charge of three mooring fields on the southern shores of Lake Mendota. Mooring field #1 is right off the Memorial Union Terrace with 45 pins. Mooring field #2 is north of Goodnight and Vel Phillips Halls with 16 pins. Mooring field #4 is near the outlet of Willow Creek with 6 spaces. We can take boats up to 10,000lb in displacement and depending on location, can provide boat access to moorings.
2021 Season Rates
Mooring Field 1: $995.00
Mooring Field 2: $773.48
Mooring Field 4: 133.01
Vacant moorings are available through an application process: view application (found below) to understand our terms and conditions and apply to the waitlist by filling out our waitlist form. For more information please contact Outdoor UW at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-262-1630.
Timeline for Spring Mooring Field
Mooring Acknowledgements Due (3rd Monday in January): 1/18/2021
Mooring Registration Due (3rd Monday in February): 2/22/2021
Mooring Assignments Set (First Monday in March): 3/1/2021
Vacant Pins filled with Waitlist (4th Monday in March): 3/22/2021
*Full Payment Due (Day before season opens): 4/30/2021*
Mooring Field Opens (First Saturday in May): 5/1/2021
Community Crane-in (First weekend of the mooring Field contract): 5/1-2/2021
Outdoor UW has a 5-Ton capacity crane for lifting boats in and out of the water. The crane can be scheduled for group lift-operations or on one-off occasions. For more information please contact the Sailing Program Manager.
Scheduled Lift Fee $125.00 + Tax
Off-Scheduled Lift (requires two weeks notice): $175.00 + Tax
Unscheduled/Emergency Lift: $350.00 + Tax
Four Lifts (requires two weeks notice per lift): $350.00 + Tax
Mast Only (must schedule two weeks ahead): $100.00 + Tax
Group/Organization Lifts: Please call for pricing.
Currently Scheduled Lifts
May 1, 2021: SIGN UP HERE
May 15-16: SIGN UP HERE
October 23-24: SIGN UP HERE