Becoming a member of EYC has never been easier. You can become a member even if you don't (yet!) own a boat and it is no longer required to have two members sponsor you. We have discounts based on age, including junior memberships for those under age 21.
We welcome you to attend any event and get to know our members and culture. Monthly potlucks are held on the last Saturday of the month. And we have social events throughout the season such as the Skippers and Mates dinner in April and the Concert at the Lake in August.
But you can always come sailing with us! Tuesday fun races are a great opportunity to get out on a boat. Come out to the docks at about 6:30 pm to catch a ride. You can also fill out a Crew Finder form to match your interests with a skipper who is looking for crew members.
Have questions? Want to schedule a visit? Get in touch with our friendly membership committee by clicking on the button below.
EYC offers these membership types in 2018:
- Juniors (ages 12-21) can join for just $79 annually.
- Full memberships dues are $525 annually (less than $44 per month).
- If you are under 40 years of age, dues are $420 annually.
- If you are under 30 years of age, dues are $315 annually.
- Legacy memberships are available to children and grandchildren of current Members who have 10 years of seniority and are in good standing. Dues are based on age.
There is a one-time $350 application fee (again, discounts are available for those under 40 and this fee is waived for Junior and Legacy members). You can find the full breakdown of membership levels, dues, fees, and work party requirements here.
Each member contributes an annual number of “work party” hours. This cooperative model helps us keep dues low. Members do most of what needs to be done—building and repairing docks and structures, organizing events, or using special skills to keep the club operating.
Applications can be fill out online (or downloaded, printed, and mailed to the Club Manager). Soon after your application is complete (this includes payment of the application fee and first year's dues), you’ll be invited to an orientation. After orientation, you'll be given a provisional membership so you can take advantage of all EYC has to offer before the EYC Board of Trustees confirms your membership at its monthly meeting.
MEMBERS RUN EYC
Eugene Yacht Club is run by its members for its members. An active and engaged membership has been and continues to be the key to our success. EYC keeps costs low by utilizing member energy and skills to keep the club strong. When members provide much of the work needed to keep the club running—whether it’s serving on the Board of Trustees or serving up a meal at Sail School—it helps to keep dues and fees affordable.
EYC encourages all members to find ways to help make the club a great place to be. During the year, each member is asked to help out in the following ways:
- Work Party
Members complete a specified number of hours (or are billed for each unfinished hour). Hours can be completed by chairing an event, serving on a committee, or by participating in regularly scheduled work parties.
- Ship Shape Committee
Potlucks are managed by a Ship Shape Committee which is made up of different club members each month. Each member takes a turn, typically once every two years.
In addition to spending time on the water, members are encouraged to attend monthly potlucks and social events throughout the year. The annual meeting in October is where members vote on bylaw or dues changes.