Membership of the Royal Irish Yacht Club
The Club is currently accepting new applications for membership, whether your interest is in sailing or recreational we have it all.
Our members and their guests enjoy a first class dining experience, along with an outstanding variety of social and recreational events, athletic, health and fitness services.
If your interests are expanding your social activities, making new friends, sailing, power boating or cruising, casual or fine dinning, the RIYC undeniably has it all. We have adults learn to sail, a fantastic junior sailing programme, a walking group, cycling club, bridge club, chess club, art group and many more activities.
A summary of our types of membership is outlined below but for more information we recommend you ring our Club Secretary at 2809452 ext 2. If you are a former member of the Club and wish to return we would be delighted to discuss the options available to you.
Full Ordinary Membership
Ordinary Members are elected by ballot. Every candidate needs to be proposed by one Ordinary Member and seconded by one or more Ordinary member. Application forms available from the Club Secretary.
After scrutiny by the Committee the application form shall be displayed for not less than 6 weeks in the Bar before his or her name shall go forward for ballot.
People over 65 do not have to pay an entrance fee.
Country membership applies to people residing more than 80 kilometres from the Club premises and shall be elected by ballot in the same manner as Ordinary Members.
An Ordinary member can apply for Family Membership. This includes the member's spouse and whose children may be cadet members or junior cadet members that may be elected by the existing process.
Overseas membership applies to people residing outside Ireland and shall be elected by ballot in the same manner as Ordinary Members.
Junior Cadet Members
Any Ordinary, Overseas or Country Member can nominate his or her:
Crew Associate Membership
Any Ordinary, Overseas or Country Member can nominate a person who is a Crew on an Ordinary Member's boat can apply for this 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 person is eligible to apply as an Ordinary Member and if elected, no entrance fee is payable.