Thank you for your interest in membership in Eastport Yacht Club. Ownership of a boat is not required, but a strong interest in boating and active participation in the volunteer-based community of EYC is a necessity. Membership in EYC is not predicated on bloodlines, gender, ethnicity, or financial depth at mean low funding. In fact, we are quite reasonable. If you’re aged 35 or under, the Junior/Associate Membership Categories make joining most economical. According to our by-laws “…any human being of good character and reputation, shall be eligible for membership.” EYC offers a wide variety of activities and events, both on the water and ashore, for all ages and many interests, from racing to cruising, junior sailing and signature events such as the annual Lights Parade, and more. Shoreside, we have the best view in Annapolis, a cozy clubhouse with bar and restaurant service, and parties and social events year-round. For more information on EYC, contact the Membership Committee.
STEPS TO BECOME A MEMBER OF EYC
For information about the current dues and assessments, please click on “Information on current dues and fees” at the bottom of the page.
STEP 1: Identify your Sponsor and Endorser. When applying for membership at EYC, you must have the support and written endorsement of two Voting, Senior, or Associate members who are in good standing and have been members for a minimum of six months, as your Sponsor and Endorser.
STEP 2: Download and print an EYC Application form by clicking HERE. Complete the front page of the application form. Your Sponsor can help you in determining your membership category. If applying for Non-Resident membership, please also complete the separate Non-Resident form (download and print a copy by clicking HERE) and submit with your application. Membership at EYC is individual; spouses and children under 21 are also afforded club privileges (except voting).
STEP 3: Submit the application form, along with the non-refundable $100 application fee, to your Sponsor.
STEP 4: The Sponsor and Endorser will provide their written endorsements on the back page of the application form. The Sponsor will check the application for completeness and legibility, and submit the completed application and application fee to the EYC office.
STEP 5: The office will forward your application to the Membership Committee, who will contact you, your Sponsor, and your Endorser to schedule your interview. If applying as Non-Resident, your Sponsor or Endorser may represent you at the interview. After your interview, your application form will be posted, along with your photo, in the clubhouse for member comments for four weeks.
STEP 6: After the posting period ends, the Membership Committee will make a determination on your application. If approved for Voting Member, your name will be added to our Wait List in the order in which applications were received. The Club’s Voting membership is capped at 600. When an opening occurs, the first name at the top of the Wait List will be invited to join the Club. Until you become a member, you are considered a guest in the Club, and you must be signed in by a member. After you are on the Wait List, you are a guest of the Membership Committee and will receive a guest card that allows you to come to the club up to 3 times per month, but you may not invite guests until you are a member. You are encouraged to participate in committees before you become member – it’s the best way to break the ice and meet new friends at EYC.
If approved for Associate, Junior, or Non-Resident member, you will be invited to join the Club immediately after the posting period.
STEP 7: When you are invited to join EYC, you will receive a welcome packet and invoice. You will have 30 days to accept or decline membership. Initiation fees and first quarter dues are payable within 30 days of receipt of invoice.
STEP 8: Upon your acceptance, we will heartily welcome you to EYC! You are invited to join us for New Member Mondays, on the second Monday of each month, where you will be presented with a club burgee and be introduced to other club members. You’ll also have the opportunity to talk with representatives of our many committees so that you can learn where and how you can get involved in the best way that suits you and your schedule.
See you at the Club!