Applications for membership should be made using the official application form, which can be found at the bottom of this page
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 directly 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 a 'new members introductory meeting', where you will meet some of our Committee members; which will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the Club and for us to provide you with further details about Benfleet Yacht Club and what we have to offer. Your Proposer or Seconder (where applicable) will be asked to accompany you to this meeting. Our 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 Wendy Webster, Assistant Secretary. Click here to send an email.
Please note that the email address is a mail forwarding account only and will be changed on a regular basis to minimise unwanted / spam email. Therefore, please do not add this address to you personal contacts list.
Benfleet Yacht Club - Data Protection Policy
Benfleet Yacht Club are required by law to comply with the General Data Protection Policy Regulations (GDPR) of May 2018, which stipulate how we use, store and process members personal and boat data.
a) completing the Benfleet Yacht Club membership application form,
b) becoming a member of Benfleet Yacht Club and
c) renewing your membership subscription each year,