Membership

To become a member of Liverpool Yacht Club, please complete the membership form and submit the appropriate payment.  
By applying to join LYC you are agreeing to observe and abide by the Club rules and constitution which can be found in the ‘About‘ area of this site.

Benefits of Joining LYC:

  • A doorway into the exciting world of sailing on the Mersey and beyond.
  • Access to our sailing programmes, including racing, cruising and dinghies.
  • Opportunities to join in our skills and training programmes.
  • Knowledgeable guidance and support.
  • Joining in our social activities.
  • A voice in the running of the club and votes at the AGM (subject to qualifying membership category).
  • The right to stand for election as a club officer.

Membership Types and Costs:

Ordinary Member – £90 per year
Able to vote in AGM.  Age 18+ with an interest in sailing
Family Membership – £135 per year
A cohabiting family unit including 2 adults age 18+.  Each adult able to vote in AGM
Junior Member – £35 per year
Age between 18 & 25 on 1st January and in full-time education
Cadet Member – £35 per year
Age between 11 & 18 on 1st January.  Not the child of an existing member
Social Member – £40 per year
Age 18+.  Not involved in club sailing activities or administration
Family Cadet/Junior – Free
Children and/or grandchildren of either Ordinary or Family members.
Cadet – aged 11-18 on 1st January
Junior – aged 18-25 on 1st January and in full time education

Payment Information:
Online bank transfers are our preferred payment method (contact us for details).  
Should you choose to pay for your membership by cheque, we will let you know where to send this upon receipt of your application.
If you have any questions about joining or the club please contact the Membership Secretary via our Contacts page.

To the Management Committee
Please accept my application to join Liverpool Yacht Club.  If elected, I agree to observe and abide by the Rules and Constitution and acknowledge that these are regularly reviewed and subject to change.

Membership Form
Select which type of membership you are applying for
IF YOU HAVE SELECTED FAMILY MEMBERSHIP
IF YOU HAVE SELECTED JUNIOR OR CADET MEMBERSHIP
PAYMENT
Online bank transfers are our preferred payment method. Should you choose to pay this way please contact us to obtain payment details. Alternatively, should you wish to pay by cheque, please make these payable to 'Liverpool Yacht Club'. Once we receive your application we will let you know where to send your cheque.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

Application for membership of Liverpool Yacht Club is open to all members of the public and the following information is aimed at assisting you. We are a member’s club, affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association. Our main objectives are to promote the activities of yachting and boating and provide social and other facilities for members. Members have elected a management committee who administer the Constitution and Rules and liaise with other bodies on matters affecting the interests of the members.

The Constitution and Rules and members of the management committee are available on the club website. Election to, and renewal of membership implies acceptance of the Constitution & Rules. A copy of the club yearbook will be given to you on election as a member. Relevant extracts from the Yearbook are:

4) Membership:

Membership of the club shall be open to anyone interested in the sport of yachting on application regardless of sex, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or other beliefs. Membership may however be limited according to available facilities on a non-discriminatory basis.

All persons participating in club sailing activities is required to be a member. Day membership applies to all non-members.

Social Members are not permitted to take part in any sailing activity, except with the permission of a Flag Officer and is required to pay a day membership fee.

6.1) Application

An application for membership shall be in the form approved by the Committee, and shall include the category of membership requested, the name, address, occupation and date of birth of the candidate.

6.2) Election of Members

A completed application for membership shall be submitted to the Membership Secretary. The election of all classes of Members is vested in the Committee and shall be a simple majority vote of those of the Committee.

(a) The Committee may refuse applications only for good cause such as conduct or character likely to bring the club into disrepute. The Membership Secretary shall inform each candidate in writing of the candidate’s selection or non election and each elected candidate shall be given a copy of these Rules.

(b) Appeal against refusal to elect may be made to members in General Meeting.

6.3) Payments of Fees

On election the candidate’s cheque, submitted in accordance with rule 6:1 above, will be paid into LYC in the event that the candidate is not elected, the cheque will be returned with advice of non-election. Online payments will be refunded.

6.4) Subscriptions

Subscriptions are payable on the first day of January each year. A member elected after the first day of July each year shall pay half the annual subscription for that year. A member elected after the first day of November and before the last day of December shall not be required to pay for the annual subscription that year and shall pay the subscription for the next year with their application for membership.

DATA PROTECTION
The information you provide in this form will be used solely for dealing with you as a member of Liverpool Yacht Club. LYC publish a membership yearbook each year which includes member’s (or in the case of a family membership the lead family member’s name, email addresses, phone number and boat name and will be available to all members, in a paper version. The club has a Data Privacy Policy which can be sent on request. Your data will be stored and used in accordance with this Policy.
Please be aware that if you later decide to withdraw consent to your contact details being published it will not be possible to remove your contact details from printed material until such time as the next edition of the handbook is printed, which will be on a yearly basis.
Further information will be sent to you upon membership acceptance.