Membership

INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS

EHYC Membership Application

EHYC was formed on June 1969 as a non-profit organization and is registered under the Societies Act. As at December 31, 2018 total active membership was approximately 125 with 43 members in other categories. EHYC will always be a small yacht club because we are limited to the present number of approximately 95 mooring positions and by a desire to remain small and friendly. Our members come from all walks of life and use the club to enjoy the full range of activities associated with sail and power boats.

The Club offers a number of benefits and advantages to prospective members:

  • Protected mooring facilities with a resident Superintendent. The moorage is protected by a substantial floating breakwater system. Water and electricity are available on all docks.

  • EHYC’s clubhouse (situated on the rock bluff overlooking Eagle Harbour and the Straits), is well furnished and a wonderful location for our club social events. We have an active social program, and because the club is small, it is easy to get to know fellow members who share a similar passion.

  • We have an active racing fleet, club cruises (sail and power), keen fishermen, paddle boarders and kayakers.

  • Ideal location – for sailboats, the summer Wednesday evening and winter Snowflake races start right outside Eagle Harbour, and for fishermen there is good winter mooching a few yards from our breakwater. We are adjacent to Howe Sound with easy access to the Gulf Islands.

  • A very active Junior sailing training program which operates in July and August.  Supervised sailing and junior club events throughout the year.

Because the Club has a small membership base, we only have two staff. The breakwater and floats require regular maintenance, and much of this is carried out by members work parties during the weekends. New members should therefore be aware that they may be called upon to participate in an occasional work party – usually twice a year for half a day on a Saturday or Sunday outside of the boating season.  It’s a great way to get to know fellow members.

MOORAGE

As noted above, the Club can accommodate approximately 95 boats, depending on the blend of boat lengths at any given moment. Moorage is allocated according to seniority and seniority is determined by membership number. A waiting list of members with their membership number is posted on the Club’s bulletin board and kept up to date at all times. The Club makes no guarantee as to when a new member will obtain moorage, since this depends entirely on the turnover rate, which varies from time to time.  Moorage is restricted to active member only and in case of a jointly owned boat, both owners must be active members. The maximum dimensions for any boat moored at EHYC are an overall length of 38.0 ft (including all appendages) and a beam of 12.0 ft. Charges for moorage which are based on a sliding scale depending on boat length are adjusted from time but are generally significant lower than commercial Vancouver marinas.

JOINING THE CLUB

Each prospective member must complete the application form provided in the link above and send it to the address noted at the foot of this page, together with a cheque for the entrance fee. Entrances fee for Active and Non-Resident members may be paid in two instalments – one half initially and the balance at interest of 10% per year on the first anniversary date or upon obtaining moorage, whichever happens sooner.

All new members should have their application signed by two sponsors who are members of the Club. If you do not know anyone in the Club, please send in your application form to the Membership Secretary who will meet with you and introduce you to club members who can act and sign as sponsors.

We thank you for your interest in EHYC  and we look forward to having you and your family as members of our Club. If you need further information please contact the EHYC office (ehyc@ehyc.org) during business hours or Membership Secretary.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

ACTIVE:

Active members shall be nineteen years of age or older and shall be entitled to vote, to hold office, to have moorage space for one Yacht, to have storage space for one Tender, to have storage space for one Dinghy, to have storage space for two Eco-boats, to participate in social functions, to share in the distribution of assets upon dissolution and shall have seniority determined by membership number.

INTERMEDIATE:

Intermediate members shall be persons who have attained the age of nineteen years but not the age of twenty-five years. An intermediate member shall be entitled to have moorage space for one Intermediate Boat, to have storage space for one Eco-boat, to participate in social functions and shall have seniority determined by membership number as though an Active member. An Intermediate member can neither vote, nor hold office, nor share in the distribution of assets upon dissolution. Except in the case where a Junior member has converted to Intermediate membership, in which event no entrance fee is required, the entrance fee and annual dues for an Intermediate member shall be set by the Club Executive. The entrance fee shall be not less than one quarter of the entrance fee of an Active member and the annual dues shall be not less than one half the annual dues of an Active member. An Intermediate member must, on attaining the age of twenty-five years, convert to Active membership by paying the prevailing entrance fee less the sum of any entrance fees and annual dues paid while either a Junior member or an Intermediate member or both. Failure to convert to Active membership shall cause the Intermediate member to cease to be a member of the Club.

ASSOCIATE:

Associate members must be twenty-five years of age or older and shall only have the privileges of participation in social functions, storing one dinghy or stores one Eco-boat, flying the Club burgee, entering races as members of the Club and obtaining transfer to Active membership upon request and the payment of the appropriate fee, being the prevailing initiation fee for Active members less the Associate membership fee previously paid. Seniority is acquired from the date of transfer.

NON-RESIDENT MEMBERS:

Non-resident members shall be Active members who, while living on Vancouver Island, on the Gulf Islands or on the Sunshine Coast or in such areas from Whistler north, from Hope east or from the U.S. border south, wish to maintain an association and seniority with the Society. Non-resident members shall not be entitled to maintain moorage, vote, hold office, nor share in the distribution of assets upon dissolution. The annual dues are 25% of active membership dues.

RETIRED MEMBERS:

An Active Member may convert to Retired status by resigning Active membership and thereafter shall pay the same annual dues as an Associate member. A Retired member may participate in social functions, store one Dinghy or two Eco-boats, fly the Club burgee, enter races as members of the Club but can neither vote, hold office nor share in the distribution of assets upon dissolution, nor have moorage space.

JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP:

A Junior Member shall be between the ages of ten and eighteen years and may, if sixteen years of age or older, store a sailing dinghy as space is available. A Junior Member shall be nominated, have no seniority in the Society and can neither vote nor hold office, except in the affairs of the Junior Club. Junior Club entrance fees and annual dues shall be set by the Executive.

Visit our Junior Club page for more information.

SCHEDULE OF FEES
as of November 2018

Active Associate Intermediate
ENTRANCE FEE
19-24 years $1,750 (annual dues $500)* $1,250 $800
25-29 years $3,500 (annual dues $500)* $1,250
30-34 years $6,500 $1,250
35-39 years $8,750 $1,250
40+ years $10,000 $1,250
ANNUAL DUES**
All $840 $630 $420

Note:  GST of 5% will be added to Entrance Fees and Annual Dues.

*Upon reaching the age of 30 or upon obtaining secured moorage at the Club, the annual dues will revert back to the regular Active Member rate which is currently $840 per annum

**Non-Resident and Retired dues are $200 per annum.