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Membership FAQs

  • How long does it take to be assigned moorage?
    • Moorage is somewhat constrained all over the lower mainland. The Club's prime location and attractive mooring rates relative to commercial options make it no exception. Moorage is assigned on the basis of seniority as a Club member and on the availability of slips to match your boat length and beam measurements.

      Our recently completed replacement and reconfiguration of docks has resulted in fewer but larger slips to better match demand. 
      Recent experience has had boats under 25' be assigned in 3-4 years, boats 26'-29' in 4-10 years, boats 30'-35' in 7-12 years, boats 36'-40' in 10-15 years, and for boats over 40', in 15-20 years.
  • Is there temporary moorage?
    • Temporary moorage is available when members are absent from their slips, which is mostly in the summer season. This is assigned first-come reservation basis according to the club regulations.
  • Does the club have an in-house charge system?
    • The Club has an in house system whereby members can sign a chit for goods and services and then receive a monthly statement.  Increasingly, bookings can be made online for certain events, and these are booked directly to your account.
  • Which members of my family does the membership include?
    • Active, Associate and Affiliate memberships include legal spouse and children under 8 years of age. Spouses of Active members may apply for "Joint Spousal Membership" with full membership privileges and the ability of either spouse to vote on club affairs. There is only one vote per membership.
  • Who is responsible for food and beverage charges on my account?
    • The member of record is responsible and must control those family members who may use his/her account.
  • Do all children require a membership in the Club?
    • Should children be active in club affairs and wish to accrue seniority for future considerations they must become members. Furthermore children using their parent's vessels MUST be club members in their own right.
  • What’s the difference between an Associate and Affiliate Membership?
    • If you currently own a boat (or plan on owning one) and would like to access Club privileges such as the outstations, access moorage, and earn seniority (which is how vessel moorage is assigned), then you should consider an Associate membership. This membership gives you access to all privileges at the Club, other than voting and having moorage. As an Associate, you can be on the moorage waitlist and when a slip becomes available for your boat, you will need to convert to Active at that point in time. We encourage Associate members to convert to Active members, who have full voting privileges and can be assigned moorage. There is no limit on the number of Associate or Active memberships we can offer to prospective members.

      If you enjoy the essence of the boating "scene," but don’t plan to own a boat, and don't wish to access the boating amenities of the Club, then an Affiliate membership is probably better suited to your needs. We’ve designed this membership category for those who primarily wish to enjoy the food and beverage service at the Club, as well as the social events, and who also wish to be able to volunteer with the Club and its events. E.g., parents of Junior members, crew on raceboats, local community members, etc... The Affiliate membership is commonly referred to as a "social membership."  This category is ideal for those who want to join our friendly and community-oriented club and be part of the fun, but don’t have a desire to access moorage, utilize the outstations, or access the boating amenities in the basin, and who also do not need to earn membership seniority (which is required to access moorage). The club opened up the Affiliate membership category in December, 2016, with 25 available Affiliate memberships; these filled up rapidly, however there is regular turnover of the available memberships. We now maintain a waitlist for the Affiliate membership. If you are interested, please contact the Front Office at
  • What privileges do Associate Members have?
    • Associate members have all rights and privileges of the Club except the right to vote, hold office or be assigned moorage. These privileges include full use of our great outstations, boat elevator, workshop, etc…
  • What privileges do Affiliate Members have?
    • Affiliate members have the following privileges:

      - Use the food and beverage services of the Galley and Bar
      - Volunteer for Club activities
      - Participate in Club social events
      - Rent the Clubhouse and/or Yachting Centre
      - Receive Members rates for Club courses
      - Access the Club-owned recreational stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, and dinghies offered through the "small vessel fleet" online booking system
      - Access Club-owned dinghy storage at the Club facilities, as available after priority assignment to moored members

      Affiliate members may also visit an outstation (e.g., Elliott Bay) using the "Outstation Guest Program" process, for a maximum of 2 weekend visits, total, during the entire lifetime of the Affiliate membership. The purpose of this privilege is to expose the Affiliate member to what the outstations have to offer, either to help them relate to conversations around the Club with other members, and/or to share the experience of the outstations in the event that the member may wish to upgrade to an Associate membership at some point in the future to enable access to the outstations on an ongoing basis.

      Affiliate members do not earn seniority, cannot vote, cannot have Club moorage (nor access boating amenities in the basin), and do not have access to the Boat 2 Go program or other shared Club boats.

  • I am not sure I follow the details of what is involved in moving from Intermediate to Associate status.
    • Perhaps an example would be best. Assume we have two prospective members A and B and over the long term they both –

      Become Associate members at the age of 27
      Buy a 30’ boat when they are 31 and both would have a 15 year waiting list for club moorage

      The difference is that A joins the Club as an Intermediate at the age of 16, B joins the Club as an Associate at 27. A would get his moorage at age 31, B at 42.
      If you compare all current membership fees and dues and then take into account that member A has a more attractive rate for moorage at the Club, then member A is over $28,000 ahead than his friend B who would be mooring at a commercial marina in the interim. (if the boat is 35’ this difference grows to $41,500)
  • What are the benefits and qualifications of converting from Associate to Active membership?
    • An Active membership allows the member (or their Spousal Member) to vote. They must also be Active members to have moorage at the Club.
      The eligibility for Active membership status, is to meet at least one of the following requirements:

      • Have had at one time been assigned Club moorage (this would apply to someone who resigned and rejoined)
      • Have a boat moored elsewhere and be on the waiting list for a Club moorage slip (note that you need to convert to Active status before you can be assigned moorage)
      • Have been an Associate or Active member in good standing for 2 years.
  • If I am away for a Club Meeting can I still vote?
    • You can assign your vote for an Annual or Special General Meeting to a Proxy using a form available at the Office. A Proxy can cast one Proxy vote in addition to their own.

Junior Membership FAQs

  • Who can be a junior member?
    • A child older than three and less than 19.
  • Does a parent need to be a member?
    • Parents do NOT need to be a member. A junior member can be the only person in a family who belongs to the club, but we encourage the whole family to join and be involved in an exciting and engaging Club. For juniors, whose parents are members, the annual dues are lower (see Question on dues below).
  • If my child is a Junior member can other family members use the Club?
    • No, Junior memberships are individual only.
  • What does a junior get to do with his/her membership?
    • • The ability to participate in junior activities and make some lasting friendships while having fun with events such as the Pumpkin Bowl regatta.
      • As a club member, reduced rates on our junior learn-to-sail lessons
      • The sense of belonging and the chance to socialize with kids with similar interests.
      • Eligibility for Corinthian Fund support for competitive sailboat racing
      The junior membership does not include assessments nor quarterly minimum billings, and seniority begins when a junior members becomes an intermediate member (can occur as early as 16 years of age).
  • How does being a junior reduce the membership (initiation) fee when they become an associate/active member?
    • The membership (initiation) fee is due upon application to become an Associate or Active member. The Junior membership contributes significantly to reducing the fee potentially down to zero.

      When calculating a membership fee, the fee will be reduced by:
      • All dues paid by the member as a junior and/or intermediate member
      • 5% of the membership fee multiplied by the number of years the member was a junior and/or intermediate member (to a maximum of 10 years).
      If the sum of the above two points are greater than the membership fee, then the fee will be zero.

      For example:
      Rachel joins as a junior member at the age of 6. At 16, she becomes an intermediate member. At 24, she buys a San Juan 24 and wants to become an Active member. Her membership (initiation fee) would be as follows:
      Membership fee (for 19-24 year olds):                             $3082.73
      Minus Junior Annual Fees (whose parent is a member)      $428.30 (10 X $42.83)
      Minus Intermediate Fees (while a student)                      $2163.20 (8 X $67.60 X 12)
      Minus 50% membership fee                                            $1,541

      Membership fee due:                                                      ZERO

      Bonus: She already has 8 years of seniority that began when she joined as an Intermediate member, which helps in acquiring moorage in the club for her boat.
  • How does the junior membership application process work?
    • It’s easy and straightforward. Simply complete the application form. An authorized Pre-Payment form with a cancelled cheque is required. A meeting with the Director of Junior Activities may also occur.

  • What are the annual dues for a junior membership?
    • Click on "Fees and Dues" in the menu on the right 
  • My child is in school is there a different fee structure?
    • There is a reduced fee structure for full time Intermediate students.
  • Who is responsible for my child's Junior member account?
    • Their parents; all Junior members are required to be on the Pre- Authorized payment system linked to their parents banking system.