Benfleet Yacht Club
Guidelines for Completion of the Membership Application Form
In order that you can complete the application according to the Club rules, please note the following guidance:
To apply for membership you must either;
a) Be 'proposed' and 'seconded' by two existing Benfleet Yacht Club members who have known you for one year or more, and who themselves have been 'Full Members' of the club for a minimum of one year. This enables you to apply for full membership.
b) Provide the details (names and addresses) of two people who know you well from whom we may obtain references, such as your employer, the secretary of another club to which you belong, or a person of similar standing. This entitles you to apply for 'temporary' membership. This is automatically amended to full membership after one year, subject to BYC Committee approval.
Once your application is received you will be invited to come and meet some of our Committee members, which will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the Club. Your proposer will be asked to accompany you to the interview, if applicable. The General Committee will then make a decision on your application and you will be notified accordingly.
Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me on
Wendy Webster (Assistant Secretary)
Applications for membership should be made using the official application form, which can be downloaded by clicking on the icon below.
Membership costs and joining fee's are shown in the table below
Mooring and boat storage costs are available on the main notice board in the reception area at Benfleet Yacht Club, or alternatively, please contact the Membership Secretary: details further below.
Membership Fee's for 2016:
Full or Temporary Member
£122.00 (also see note below)£36.00
There is a 'one off' joining fee of £150 applicable to all 'Full' & 'Temporary' members when joining Benfleet Yacht Club.
A reduced joining fee, 25% of the full joining fee (£37.50), is applicable for either existing 'Associate' or 'Cadet' members upgrading to 'Full' membership.
Interested in joining Benfleet Yacht Club?
We welcome New Members
Scroll below for further details of Membership and costs etc.
and to downloaded the membership Application Form
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Details of Membership Categories:
Full Membership - Prospective members are proposed and seconded by existing members and attend a short interview held at the club. If accepted, and once all fee's are paid, the Full Member will then have full use of the club's facilities. (However, please contact the Bosun before bringing a boat on site, or the Dinghy Captain in the event of a sailing dinghy).
Temporary Membership - Prospective new members not knowing two full members of the Club may apply for "temporary membership" and should provide the details (names and addresses) of two people who know you well from whom we may obtain references, such as your employer, the secretary of another club to which you belong, or a person of similar standing. This entitles you to apply for 'temporary' membership. This is automatically amended to full membership after one year, subject to BYC Committee approval.
Associate Membership - available to partners or family of Full / Temporary Members, who are over the age of 18 years, are not keeping a boat locally and are living at the same address. Other situations may be accepted at the discretion of the General Committee.
Cadet Membership - available to young people in the age range from 7 until 18 years of age.
Country Membership - is available to people living more than 20 miles by road from the club and not keeping a boat locally.
Full details of membership criteria and conditions can be found in the club's printed General Rule book.