Membership Info 2021
FBYC has room for new members…
come join us at the friendliest club on the lake.
Frenchman's Bay Yacht Club is a hub for sailing in Durham. We have keelboat racing for adults, and a sailing camp for kids. We also have an active social scene that gives all members a ‘cottage close to home’ all year round.
FBYC members enjoy floating docks with full electrical and water hookups, inside the protected waters of Frenchman's Bay harbour. They also have use of two cranes and pump out facilities. The modern clubhouse is open year round.
FBYC is a self-help club which means that the members do the work. We mow our own grass, do our own dishes, and generally treat the club as a second home. It is this communal spirit that makes FBYC such an amazing place to join.
Types of Membership
Active Membership: With this type of membership, you are able to enjoy all the club facilities, and are entitled to dock a boat at FBYC, vote at general meetings and hold an executive position on the board.
Intermediate Membership: This type of membership is for those under 30 years of age. Intermediate Members have use of all the club facilities, but are not allowed to hold an executive position or vote at the general meetings. All Intermediate Members must become Active Members at age 30.
Dinghy Membership: This membership caters to the sailor who may wish to store a dinghy (small open sailboat stored on land) at the club. These members have use of all club facilities but do not vote at general meetings or hold executive positions.
Crew Associate Membership: This is for the sailor who wishes to serve as crew for a racing or cruising boat. This type of membership is for those who have one year of crewing experience. They do not hold an executive position or vote at the general meetings. Should a Crew Member decide to move to Active Member status, annual fees can be applied towards the initiation fee.
Social Membership: This membership is for non-boating members. Social members have full use of the club facilities (BBQ, bar, parties, events) but do not keep a boat on the property.
2021 Membership fees
Initiation (only applies to new Active Members) – This is a one-time fee, charged in full when the new member joins the club. Non-refundable.
$2060.00 +hst 13%
Debentures (only applies to new Active Members) – This is a one-time investment in the club. The money is held by the club. The money is refunded in full when the member resigns from the club (no tax charged, no interest paid.)
$1500 (no tax)
Yearly membership fees (all fees subject to 13% HST)
Active member $1,018.98
Intermediate member $508.98
Dinghy member $292.74
Crew associate member $152.00
Social member $382.50
Boat storage fees (all fees subject to 13% HST)
Slip fees (summer) $2.23 per sq foot (LOA x Beam) (min $496.18)
Dry storage for sailing dingy $128.00
Inflatable towing dinghy $100.00 (on davits, in a slip, or at dinghy dock)
Each member is expected to contribute 15 hours of work during the calendar year. Uncompleted hours are charged at $45 per hour.
For more information about Frenchman's Bay Yacht Club, or to arrange to visit the club contact our membership committee chair Jeff Blundell