Membership Categories

Who Joins QCYC?

All kinds of people. We are an inclusive club that welcomes members from all backgrounds, ages and stages. We have new sailors, experienced racers, long distance cruisers, new families, singles and empty nesters. We were one of the first clubs to accept women as Senior, voting members (Way back in the 1950s.) People who enjoy boating, enjoy life, and appreciate the do-it-yourself spirit, join QCYC.

Four types of membership are available for New Members – if you have a boat you will apply for either Senior or Dry Sail. If you don’t have a boat you will apply for either Associate or Student.

Senior Membership

If you wish to keep a boat at QCYC in a mooring, you apply to become a Senior Member. Senior membership can be for one person or two people as a unit. As a Senior Member at QCYC you can keep a boat at a mooring, have a locker, use all of the club’s facilities and vote for the Board of Directors. Learn more...

Dry Sail Membership

If you wish to keep a small, dry sail boat at QCYC, you apply to become a Dry Sail member. Dry sail members can keep a trailerable boat at QCYC and use all of the club’s facilities. We have a large fleet of Stars – if you have a Star and are looking to race – join us.  Learn more...

Associate Membership

If you wish to enjoy the club, participate in racing and social activities, but do not wish to have a boat at the club, this is the category for you.  Learn more...

Student Membership

If you are between the ages of 16 and 25 and want to be part of the club and do not have a boat, this is the category for you.  Learn more...

Two Special Membership Types: Senior Associate & Out of Town

There are two additional membership categories that are available to our current members.  Senior members who find themselves without the need to keep a boat at the club, but who want to keep their seniority may apply to change their membership to Senior Associate.  And any member who moves out of town or plans to be away for an extended time but wants to maintain a connection to the club may want to consider an Out of Town membership.