Memberships

Hobson's Bay Yacht Club has many types of membership:

Full Members:

Full Members are boat owners and crews of boats. Full members are entitled to all the privileges of the club, including being permitted to; have a boat on the register, car park access, vote/move/amend motions, nominate others/be appointed to office or the General Committee. Partners of existing Full members may become Full members at 50% of the current Full subscription. Partners of Full members do not pay a nomination fee.

Annual Fee: $860
Australian Sailing Membership:
$80
On-Water Fee:
$85
Nomination Fee:
$430 (First Year Only)
TOTAL: $1025
(excluding nomination fee)


Family Membership:

The acceptance of families and particularly children, into the club has been a special feature of Hobsons Bay Yacht Club.
Family membership includes one or two adults and their children up to the age of 21 years.
The adult/s have all the rights, privileges and liabilities associated with Full membership. Children of Family will have the rights associated with Crew membership.

Annual Fee: $1333
Australian Sailing Membership:
$80 (per adult) & $40 (per child)
On-Water Fee:
$85 (adults only)
Nomination Fee:
$667 (first year only)
TOTAL: $1617
(based on two adults and two children excluding nomination fee)


Crew Membership:

Crew Members are for those over age of 18 years, and take an active role as a crew member in club organised sailing events. They have non-voting members rights, but Crew members are eligible to sit on sub committees of the General Committee. 

Annual Fee: $430
Australian Sailing Membership:
$80
On-Water Fee:
$85
Nomination Fee:
$215 (first year only)
TOTAL: $595
(excluding nomination fee)


Junior Members:

Juniors are 7 years to under 18 years who have the opportunity to join our Junior Fleet and learn to sail dinghies in our Discover Sailing Training Centre. Training programs operated by Yachting Australia Qualified Instructors (Volunteer Members) teach the theory and practice of sailing and seamanship.

Annual Fee: $103
Australian Sailing Membership:
$40
On-Water Fee:
N/A
Nomination Fee:
N/A
TOTAL:
$143


Social Members:

Social Members have restricted privileges and are not entitled to go sailing.

Annual Fee: $175
Australian Sailing Membership:
N/A
On-Water Fee:
N/A
Nomination Fee:
N/A
TOTAL:
$175


On-Water Day Pass:

Day passes are for guests of members or social members who would like to join a club race for the day. They cover the guest for insurance and are only valid for the day stated on the application form. A maximum of 12 day passes can be purchased by any one person, before that person is asked to join the club as a member (with sailing rights).
You can download the On-Water Day Pass form here. Please submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with payment during office hours, before going sailing.

Daily Fee: $15


Other Membership Types:

  • Absentee
  • Honorary Life
  • Life Members
  • Pensioner
  • Honorary s
  • Community (may be conferred on an organisation that has an activity or interest in the club)
  • Reciprocal Club (may be conferred on a person who is a member of a Reciprocal club and who has a vessel on the register of that Reciprocal club)

Other Costs

Marina Rental: $2660.00 per year.
Hardstand Rental: $2660.00 per year
Marina/Hardstand Maintenance Fee: $160.00
Dinghy Rack: $400.00 per year.
Locker: $400.00 single - $200.00 shared per year.
Slip & Scrub: $275.00 for boats up to 11 meters in length and $350.00 for boats over 11 meters in length. Boat must be on the HBYC Club Register.
Yard Charges: Week 1 $30.00 - Week 2 $30.00 - Week 3 $60.00 - Week 4 $115.00 - Week 5 $170.00 (and thereafter)


Further Clarification and Notes

* YA Rules of Sailing - Rule 56 - Crew Eligibility.  Yachting Australia (YA) prescribes that except in an international event, any crew member that sails in more than 3 races in any one sailing season, shall be a member of a Club affiliated to an MYA and a YA Card Holder.  It shall be the responsibility of the person in charge of any boat to ensure that all crew members on board for each race comply with this prescription.  A Club may seek dispensation from this requirement from the MYA. Advice of such dispensation shall be included in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions.  MYA=State Body, i.e. Yachting Victoria, which HBYC is affiliated with.


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