Membership Rules and Privileges
Annual Membership Dues Policy:
Family, senior and single memberships begins with an initiation fee of $200. This fee is paid only once if dues are paid continually, year after year. If a member lets his/her membership lapse by failure to pay prior to the end of the membership year ( May 31st) the EYC will allow a 30 day grace period ( June 30) to bring dues current. After the grace period, the membership is expired. A member whose dues have lapsed beyond the grace period or a former member is welcome to rejoin the club but must pay the initiation or reactivation fee of $200. The EYC relies on continual membership dues to maintain the clubhouse, dock and services.
Student Memberships ( age 24 and under) have no initiation fee and limited membership benefits. Contact membership chair, Lisa Gifford at [email protected] for discount code prior to joining as a student.
The EYC is a member of the Yachting Club of America. YCOA member clubs afford limited reciprocal privileges to each other’s members. Not every yacht club in the U.S. is a YCOA member.
In addition, some yacht clubs which are not YCOA members may afford reciprocal privileges to EYC members upon presentation of an EYC membership card.
To determine whether any particular club is a YCOA member, go to www.ycaol.com. You can access the members-only area of the YCOA website using the User ID and password printed on the back of your EYC membership card.
Yachting Club of America Reciprocal Benefits
YCOA member clubs can choose the level of reciprocal benefits afforded to nonmembers. Therefore, your EYC membership does not necessarily afford you every privilege of membership in another YCOA club. Frequently, reciprocal benefits are limited to use of a club’s bar and restaurant (after presenting a credit card), but may also include transient dockage or similar benefits. EYC members are strongly urged to contact the host club well in advance of arrival to learn the terms on which reciprocal privileges are offered. The EYC does not offer reciprocal billing to EYC members. EYC members must make their own billing and payment arrangements with other YCOA member clubs.
Reciprocal Benefits Offered by the EYC
The EYC offers the following benefits to members of YCOA clubs:
Access to the EYC clubhouse and pier during open hours
The EYC does NOT offer any of the following to members of YCOA clubs:
- Use of EYC owned boats
- Slip rentals
- Lesson enrollment
- Restaurant or bar service
- Transient dockage
- Participation as a skipper in EYC series races (however, all EYC regattas are open to non-member skippers)
Online and Printed Membership Directory Policy
It is understood among the EYC community that the EYC phone and mailing directory is intended for friends and family to connect with one another during the summer. Solicitation of any kind using member information is not allowed. Thank you in advance for your courtesy and respect of your fellow EYC members.