Become a Member
Join the Charlevoix Yacht Club!
BECOME A MEMBER:
We cater to various groups of sailors and cruisers. Those 18 years of age and older who sail on a regular basis with an existing full member, may be sponsored for a Crew Limited membership. It provides accessibility to CYC on Wednesday and Thursday race evenings and sailing events only. The Crew Limited member may purchase beverages at the bar and will receive mailings. There is no reciprocity with other yacht clubs, and it is for one person. There are two age brackets, 18-20 years old, and age 21+. The Crew Limited application may be downloaded from here: APPLICATION
A “Full” membership at the Associate, Club, or Sustaining level is required for a skipper or captain and their spouse or life partner and family members that would like to be able to attend all club functions, and for those who would like to engage in racing activities by sailing their own boat. Full members may race their boats and can vote in the annual elections. If in good standing for two years, they are entitled to run for office, and reserve and rent either of our clubhouses for personal functions. Associate members are for those age 18-20 who want to race their own sailboats. The same application is used for Associate, Club, and Sustaining levels and may be downloaded from here: APPLICATION
The following are new membership instructions for applicants and sponsors:
It is requested that the New Membership Application form for Associate, Club, and Sustaining levels be submitted along with the Sponsor Interview Questionnaire and a Sponsor Letter. The proper dues payment, and a one-time Initiation Fee (if age 30 and over) will be collected later during the review process. The Sponsor Interview Questionnaire is to be completed jointly during an interview between the applicant(s) and the Sponsor. The Application, Sponsor Interview Questionnaire, and Sponsor Letter must be signed and dated by the applicant(s) and the Sponsor and submitted together in hard copy. It is required that sponsoring members be in good standing for the past 2 years. By signing the Questionnaire, and explaining their relationship in a Sponsor Letter, the Sponsor so affirms endorsement of the applicant(s) as becoming contributing members to the credit of the CYC to achieve its mission. The questions in the Questionnaire are intended to provide the Membership Committee and ultimately the Board with enough qualitative information to determine if the applicant(s) fit into desirable membership profiles to maintain the CYC's boating culture, and to achieve the Club's objectives, goals, and mission. The subjective Questionnaire will determine the applicants' abilities and eagerness to contribute to the Club's various activities. The Sponsor Letter may elaborate on the duration and details of their boating relationships. A Club level membership involves a commitment each year to volunteer the members’ time and personal efforts to support various club functions, maintenance and operations, committees, officers, club projects, regattas, and extra programs, and/or food hosting for evening or party events. The sponsors must guide the new members whom they sponsor in order to find volunteer opportunities that are fulfilling to the new members and to encourage their satisfaction, renewals, continuing participation, and longevity.
During the first full year and thereafter, volunteering is expected of Club level members for projects, committees, or hosting. Sustaining members are greatly appreciated as members who support the club by purchasing Sustaining memberships and helping the Charlevoix Yacht Club above and beyond traditional Club level memberships. While this type of membership is primarily a larger financial commitment, and does not involve the volunteering commitment, it helps support the club in providing many of the great services and programs offered by the CYC. Volunteering is optional at the Sustaining level. The same application documents and Sponsor Letter are required for the Associate, Club, and Sustaining levels.