Membership Process
About Us

Danielle CarreĆ³n
Membership Secretary
(619) 758-6303
danielle@sdyc.org


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MEMBERSHIP in the San Diego Yacht Club is generally available to those who have a demonstrated interest in participating in and promoting the development of yachting in all its aspects, including, without limitation, cruising, angling and racing.

The Membership Committee and the Board will require substantial proof from all new membership applicants that they either have proven past yachting experience and intend to continue that experience or can demonstrate that they intend to participate actively in yachting activities of the Club.

Listed below are the basic requirements for application of membership in the San Diego Yacht Club:

  • Two sponsors who are current Junior Flag, Flag or Life members of SDYC and have known the applicant for a minimum of two years (unless applying for Provisional Associate membership).
  • Six references who are also current members of San Diego Yacht Club. (This is optional for Junior Flag applicants and not required for Provisional Associate applicants).
  • Applicant should have boating experiences with their sponsors and references.
  • Applications may be requested by the sponsors only. Currently, the process takes approximately three to four months.
  • Attendance by the applicant at an invitational luncheon is required prior to final review of the application by the Membership Committee.

Upon receipt of the application it is logged in and processed according to the date of receipt. The Membership Committee will thoroughly investigate all applicants and recommend approval or denial of membership to the Board of Directors who makes final determination of acceptance or denial.

It is important that each applicant notify his or her references that they will receive a questionnaire and request that their responses be timely. In the event that all questionnaires are not submitted by the due date the application will be tabled until such time as it is complete.

Contact Danielle Carreon at (619) 758-6303 for further information.

 

Notice to Sponsors, References and Applicants

Relatives, members serving on the Board of Directors or the Membership Committee cannot be listed as a sponsor or reference on an application.

The following members are currently serving on the Board of Directors:


Commodore Charles B. Hope, Jr.
Vice Commodore Charles C. Sinks
Rear Commodore John L. Laun
Director Douglas C. Werner
Director John A. Reiter
Director Michael J. Dorgan
Director Jerelyn W. Biehl
Director Brian D. Thomas
Jr. Staff Commodore Kyle C. Clark

The following members are currently serving on the Membership Committee:

Staff Commodore Gordon “G.T.” Frost, Jr.
Staff Commodore Kenneth Bertino
Staff Commodore William Campbell
Karen Busch
Steve Harris
Mary Brigden-Snow
Dennis Kenneally

 

Membership Application Requirements

Basic Information

  • All sponsors must be current Jr. Flag, Flag or Life Members of San Diego Yacht Club. A sponsor should know the applicant a minimum of two years (unless applying for Provisional Associate membership).
  • All references must be current Members of San Diego Yacht Club.
  • There are no joint or corporate memberships.
  • In accordance with the Bylaws, one out of every four individuals approved for membership may be a non-boat owner.

Junior (Ages 12-20)

  • One year term - renewable annually
  • No Initiation Fee
  • Monthly Dues: $23
  • Requires 2 Sponsors and 4-6 References (members and/or non-members)
  • No Food and Beverage Minimum

Junior Flag (Ages 21-29) requires transfer to Flag at age 30

  • Initiation Fee: $300
  • Monthly Dues: $68 + Monthly Port Lease Improvement Project Assessment: $25
  • Food and Beverage Minimum Charge: $75 Quarterly
  • Requires 2 Sponsors (6 references optional)

Flag (Ages 30 and Up)

  • Initiation Fee:
    Ages 30-34: $2,400
    Ages 35-39: $4,200
    Ages 40-44: $6,000
    Ages 45-49: $9,800
    Ages 50-54: $14,000
    Ages 55-59: $17,500
    Ages 60 and UP: $21,000
  • Monthly Dues: $130.00 + Monthly Port Lease Improvement Project Assessment: $50
  • Food and Beverage Minimum Charge: $100 Quarterly
  • 2 Sponsors and 6 References

Provisional Associate (Ages 30 and Up)

This class of membership is intended for those candidates meeting all requirements of Flag membership but whom, because they are new to San Diego or for some other relevant reason do not know enough current members for a full Flag application. This class of membership is intended to provide the opportunity to meet additional members.

  • Requires transfer to Flag within nine months of provisional membership approval
  • Initiation Fee is based upon age when Flag application is submitted and paid upon Flag approval
  • Monthly Dues: $135+ Monthly Port Lease Improvement Project Assessment: $50
  • Food and Beverage Minimum Charge: $100 Quarterly
  • Requires 2 Sponsors

Service (3 Year Term, so long as active duty status continues)

  • No Initiation Fee
  • Monthly Dues: $135 + Monthly Port Lease Improvement Assessment: $50
  • Food and Beverage Minimum Charge: $100 Quarterly
  • 2 Sponsors

Non-Resident

  • Must reside outside San Diego County and be a Flag or equivalent member in good standing of a reciprocal yacht club
  • Initiation Fee: 50% of Flag Members
  • Dues: $68 + Monthly Port Lease Improvement Project Assessment: $25
  • 2 Sponsors
  • No Food and Beverage Minimum

 

Membership Eligibility Requirements

JUNIOR
Any person, ages 12 through 20, whose parent is not a member of the San Diego Yacht Club, is eligible for election to the Club as a Junior member. Juniors are required to renew their membership annually.

JUNIOR FLAG
Any person age 21 through 29 is eligible for election to the Club as a Junior Flag member.

FLAG
Any person 30 years of age or over is eligible for election to the Club as a Flag Member.

PROVISIONAL ASSOCIATE
Any person 30 years of age or over is eligible for election to the Club as a Provisional Associate Member.

SERVICE
Members of the United States Armed Forces, on active service and stationed in San Diego County, are eligible for election for Service membership. Service membership may continue so long as active duty status continues up to a maximum term of three years.

NON-RESIDENT
Only persons who reside outside of San Diego County and who are a Flag or equivalent member in good standing of a reciprocal yacht club of the San Diego Yacht Club and do not regularly use and/or dock their boat at the San Diego Yacht Club facilities are eligible for election to the Club as a Non-Resident member. Whether or not a yacht club is to be deemed a reciprocal yacht club is to be determined by the Board of Directors of the San Diego Yacht Club.

 

Application Wait List

(Applicable only when we meet the Bylaw quotas)

Once the applicant has fulfilled the pre-screening process and returned the completed application to the office, it is logged in on the date received. The applications are processed in chronological order as openings occur.

JUNIOR

There is a quota of 30 in this category, which is renewable annually each summer. A separate wait list will be maintained for this category. The primary sponsor may contact the office to obtain an application.

JUNIOR FLAG MEMBER

There is a cap of 100 in this category. A separate wait list will be maintained for this category after the quota has reached its limit. The primary sponsor may contact the office to obtain an application.

FLAG MEMBERSHIP

There is a cap of 1,200. Above and beyond the quota of 1,200 members, there is a wait list consisting of ten approved applicants. Upon payment of initiation fees and first month's dues these members have full access and use of the Club's facilities and functions, along with charging privileges. These members do not have voting rights. Their membership effective date, which determines their eligibility to Life Membership, commences on the date they are transferred from the Wait List to full-fledged membership. The primary sponsor may contact the office to obtain an application.

PROVISIONAL ASSOCIATE

The number of Provisional Associate Memberships outstanding shall not exceed 20% of the number of open slots for Flag Membership.  The Provisional Associate Member shall have all the rights of a Flag member, except the right to vote on any matter requiring the vote of the members and the right to hold office as Flag Officer or Director of the Club.  The term of the Provisional Associate Membership shall be no longer than 12 months.  The primary sponsor may contact the office to obtain an application.

SERVICE

There is a cap of 25 in this category. The primary sponsor may contact the office to obtain an application. Service membership may continue so long as active duty status continues up to a maximum term of three years.

NON-RESIDENT

No wait list. The primary sponsor may contact the office to obtain an application.