Joining the Orwell Yacht Club

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Joining is easy, the OYC welcomes new members, simply click here to submit an application online or download the membership form as a pdf file, complete and return it to the Club. You will be asked to come along to the Club to discuss what we can offer and what you expect from the Club but you will be guaranteed a warm welcome and we will try to accommodate your needs. You will become part of a Club dedicated to providing good services and facilities at the lowest possible costs and to join with some of the friendliest people sailing on the East Coast.

Membership Charges and Fees – There are two full adult classes of Subscription all charged at common yearly rate. Young people under the age of 25 years may join as Cadet members in their own right if they are not already included in Family membership. People who have been full members who live more than 50 miles away and who give up boat ownership on the Orwell may retain an association with the Club through a ´Country´ membership. An additional fee equal to one year´s subscription is also levied on joining the club (this is waived for Cadets).

Typical example: Member, partner and two children under 18yrs, 24ft Yacht, bilge keel

Annual Subscription £194
Registration Fee £ 55
Tender Registration Fee £ 43
Drying Pontoon annual rental £287
Winter lay-up, Causeway £145
Launch & Recover £145
Total £869

Alternatively, the deep water Trot Mooring may be chosen, increasing total to £931

In the first year there would also be the one-off Joining Fee charge

Show Club Fees 2024

Joining Fee (Single, Family)
Yearly membership (Single, Family)
Country/Non-sailing/Young Adult (conditions apply)
Yearly membership (Cadet)
Yacht/Motorboat registration fee
£55 per craft
Sailing Dinghy registration fee
£62 per craft
Tender/kayak in rack registration fee
£43 per craft
Tender on Trailer or Free standing (not in a rack)
Locker Annual rental
Mooring Fees
Mooring Fee – if using own tackle, on the beach or creek post licence holder
Causeway post mooring Berth (inc. Mooring Fee)
Drying Pontoon mooring Berth (inc. Mooring Fee)
River Trot mooring Berth (inc. Mooring Fee)
Fore & Aft Berth (inc. Mooring Fee)
Club owned swinging mooring (inc mooring fee)
Creek posts mooring Berth (inc. Mooring Fee)
Part Mooring Fee
(Applicable to members over wintering at the OYC and not having an Annual OYC mooring allocation)
Creek posts winter lay-up 31 October to 31 March (inc walkway beach berth)
Drying Pontoon winter lay-up 31st October-31st March
Causeway Post winter lay-up 31st October-31st March
Causeway winter lay-up 31st October-31st March
Causeway Laying-Up – Summer (1st May to 31st September)
Temporary Monthly Use of Moorings
Causeway post mooring/month or part
Drying Pontoon mooring/month or part
Trot mooring/month or part
Fore & Aft trot mooring/month or part
Creek posts mooring/month or part
Use of Club Swinging Mooring/ Month or Part
Monthly Mooring Fee supplement
(Applicable to members not having an Annual OYC mooring allocation)
Late Payment Fee
Electricity Support Contributions
Occasion Use (Unplug after use)
24/7 connection with an upper load limit of 240 watts.
Use of personal meter.
26p/unit (plus £5.00 standing charge)
To be read by the member when vessel is launched or 6 monthly if vessel is connected 24/7/365 (Payments to Membership Secretary please).
Assistance with any calculations will be available, payments to the Membership Secretary.

For other Membership information please contact the Club Secretary