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How to Join FBYC
Welcome to the Membership Information page! Thank you for your interest in the Fishing Bay Yacht Club. We encourage you to apply.
Since our founding in 1939 Fishing Bay Yacht Club has become recognized as one of the nation’s premier sailing clubs. FBYC recently hosted the Flying Scot NACs, the Opti Nationals, Windmill Nationals, participated in two of the New York Yacht Club's Invitational's and in 2014 will host the J70 Chesapeake Bay Championship and the Flying Scot ACCs.
BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT MEMBERSHIP
If you are interested in learning to sail, in racing events, organized cruising opportunities or fellowship with other sailors, we invite you to join FBYC. We look for candidates who have a
- desire to be active in racing and/or cruising on sailboats;
- an interest in helping run sailing, racing and educational programs for sailors;
- a desire to learn sailing skills in a community of mutually supportive sailors;
- an interest (or children with an interest) in our Junior Programs and activities; and
- a willingness to volunteer for club activities at least 2 days per year.
Below is the essential information you need to know. Complete information about our dues and fees are available at Membership Dues & Fees. There are two components: an initiation fee and annual dues. Younger applicants have an opportunity to spread out payment of their initiation fee, and the dues vary by age and membership type. Payment options include payment in full by check or credit card (4% fee for credit card) or by monthly bank draft.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
The application process, together with a link to our Membership application, can be found on the Application Process web page.
Hopefully Membership Frequently Asked Questions Pages will answer any additional questions you might have, but if not, or you would like additional information, don’t hesitate to contact the Secretary and Membership Chair, Geoff Cahill. He can be reached at home 804-513-2141 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NON-MEMBER PARTICIPATION IN CLUB EVENTS
You can find additional information about our Club on the drop down menus under “Visitor Info,” which includes a overview of our property and facilities, and directions to the Club. We also invite those interested in our Club to sign up to attend any of the events. If you elect to sign up for an event, just click the Sign Up link on the event you wish to attend. If you do not have a password yet, it will force you to visit the Sign Up page where you can apply for a username and password to "Register for an Upcoming Event". Please remember your username and password, and you can set your computer to remember it when you log in to the Non-Members section.
Thank you for taking a few moments to explore membership in Fishing Bay Yacht Club. We look forward to hearing from you.
The video below will give you a tour of our Club facilities. Enjoy!