The Royal Irish Yacht Club has different categories of Membership to suit sailors and non-sailors alike. 
 
As a members’ club, RIYC has always operated a ballot system whereby all Ordinary, Overseas and Country members are elected to the Club by the votes of the existing membership in a secret ballot. This universal exercise of franchise enables every ordinary member to have a say in who joins the Club and has, since our foundation, resulted in a cohesive and friendly Club with members from a wide range of backgrounds and interests who enjoy each other’s company.

It also means that once a new member has been elected, he/she enters the Club in the knowledge that he/she has been welcomed by the existing members, and not just by a vetting Committee, and may enjoy the Club with confidence. This aspect of the Club is often remarked upon and commended by new members.

ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP    
 
•    Ordinary Members are elected by ballot. Each candidate for election must be proposed by one Ordinary Member and seconded by one or more. Application forms are available from the Club Secretary. After evaluation by the Committee, the application form shall be displayed in the Clubhouse for not less than 6 weeks before a ballot takes place.
•    Ordinary Membership costs €1,525 per annum, plus an entrance fee of €1,100. There is no entrance fee for candidates over 65 years of age.
•    Reduced subscription and entrance costs have been introduced for members between the ages of 30-33, ranging from €927 up to €1,376
•    Once a member is elected he/she may nominate the rest of his/her family (Spouse/Partner and children) for Associate membership. An Ordinary member, plus his/ her partner/spouse and plus all their children up to the age of 29 can avail of Family membership for €1,860 per annum.

COUNTRY MEMBERSHIP

•    Country membership shall apply to persons who reside more than 80 kilometres from the Club premises,
and shall be elected by ballot in the same manner as Ordinary Members. Country Members pay €490 per annum and there is an entrance fee of €300

OVERSEAS MEMBERSHIP

•    Overseas membership is available to persons residing outside of Ireland and applicants shall be elected
by ballot in the same manner as Ordinary Members. Overseas membership costs €225 per annum and there is no entrance fee

CADET MEMBERSHIP

•    Candidates between the age of 18 and 29 may apply for membership as Cadets. Each candidate shall be proposed by one Ordinary Member and seconded by one or more and the conditions of his or her election are the same as those for Ordinary members, but are elected by Committee. This class of membership costs €240 per year and there is no entrance fee

JUNIOR CADET MEMBERS

•    Candidates between the ages of 8 and 18 who are members’ children may apply for membership as Junior Cadets. Junior Cadet members are elected by Committee
 
CREW MEMBERSHIP

•    Any Ordinary, Overseas or Country Member may nominate a person who is a Crew on an Ordinary Member’s boat for this class of membership, for a period of no more than 3 consecutive years. Crew Associate membership is valid from 1st April to 30th September. After 3 years, this Crew member is eligible to apply for Ordinary membership and if elected no entrance fee is payable. Crew Members pay €760 per annum. Membership is from April 1st – September 30th each year.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

Candidates for Associate membership require one proposer and are elected by Committee.

•    Any Ordinary, Overseas or Country Member can nominate his or her:
•    Spouse
•    The widow or widower of deceased Ordinary, Overseas or Country Member
•    His or her widowed mother or widowed father
•    His or her mother or father provided such parent is aged 65 or over and has not been a member of the club in the past 2 years
•    His or her mother in law or father in law provided such person is aged 65 or over and has not been a member of the Club in the past 2 years
•    His or her partner, son or daughter provided that have not been an Ordinary, Overseas or County Member at any time in the preceding three years
•    Associate Membership costs €220 per year and there is no entrance fee. Election is by Committee

For further information regarding Membership, please contact the Club Secretary below
 

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Family Membership requires that the lead Member is an Ordinary Member first.