Joining CYC

Membership is open to persons interested in sailing, willing to abide by club rules, agree to pay the membership fees and dues, and meet the service obligations. Owning a boat is not a requirement, and community boats are available for check-out for those who wish to join the Club Sailing Fleet (more information below).

Per CYC Bylaws, club membership is limited to 250 bonds. When no membership bonds are available, applicants are placed on a waiting list in order of date of receipt of their application and the $25 application fee. If there is no waiting list to join CYC, available membership bonds are awarded based on the date that the applicant’s initiation fee, prorated annual dues, and bond cost are paid after a member has submitted their application and received an Invitation to Join from the Board of Directors. Invitations to Join expire if not acted on by the applicant after 60 days (though an applicant may still submit a new application for membership at any point in the future.)

Membership Benefits

All members receive the following benefits, regardless of membership type:

  • Access to and ability to reserve club facilities*
  • Open use of property and club common areas
  • Ability to rent docking and trailer storage spots* (there is typically a waiting list for slips and moorings)
  • Participation in all club social and racing events
  • Discounts on CSC-led instructional classes

*Additional charges may apply.

Membership Obligations

Concord Yacht Club thrives because of the hard work and dedication of its members. Therefore, all members are required to complete the following annually:

  • A minimum of fifteen (15) service hours toward club care and maintenance
  • Abide by all published club policies and by-laws
Club Sailing Fleet
CYC members have the option to join the club sailing fleet and use selected boats for recreation, club events and other special events. It is a great opportunity to connect with the CYC sailing community. In addition to social activities, the sailing fleet hosts mini onsite seminars on various sailing and racing topics as well as sailing practice events with the more experienced members acting as mentors. This would include the certification of Fleet members, not already certified, by accredited training members. The mission of the Club Sailing Fleet is to:

  • Provide training and skill development opportunities
  • Provide social activities to enhance club relationship building and provide additional fun aspects of being a member of the club
  • Provide sailing opportunities that get members out on the water sailing
  • Provide racing and crewing opportunities that get members involved in CYC racing activities

The fleet currently consists of a Catalina 22 (“Enterprise”), a Holder 20 (“Challenger”) and 4 Sunfish dinghies.

Steps to Join 
  1. Submit CYC’s online membership application.
  2. The CYC Treasurer will invoice you (via email) for the $25 application fee, which you can then pay online.
  3. Upon application approval, the Board of Directors will send you an Invitation to Join. Invitations to Join expire if not acted on by the applicant after 60 days (though an applicant may still submit a new application for membership at any point in the future.)
  4. The CYC Treasurer will then invoice you (via email) for prorated annual dues and (as applicable), your initiation fee and membership bond cost, which you can then pay online.
  5. Once payment for the above is received, you will contact our Orientation Team to meet at CYC to tour the facilities, go over member privileges, responsibilities, etc. (please allow 30 minutes-1 hour for orientation).
  6. Welcome to Concord Yacht Club! At orientation, you will be issued a club key and gate card. You will also be added to the Member Roster, at which point you can request trailer parking and/or join the waiting list for slips/moorings.
Membership Special Offers
Young Active Membership

Individuals ages 21 – 32 enjoy the benefits of CYC Membership for half the cost! With no initiation fee and a 50% discount on annual dues, there’s no better time to start sailing at CYC!

Student Membership

Study hard off — and on — the water: Individuals age 18 or older enrolled full-time at an educational institution may hold a CYC Student Membership for up to five (5) years.

Membership TypeAge RequirementsApplication FeeInitiation FeeMembership Bond Certificate Annual Dues
Active (Standard) Membership33 or Older$25*$300$230$396*
Young Active Membership21 - 32$25*None$230$198*
Student Membership18 or Older, Full-time Student$25*NoneNone$198*

*Tennessee State Sales Tax of 9.25% will apply.

  • Application Fee: A one-time, non-refundable application fee will accompany all applications for membership and paid at the time of membership application submission.
  • Initiation Fee: A one-time, non-refundable initiation and administration fee is payable when the membership application is accepted.
  • Membership Bond Certificate: The Membership Bond Certificate represents a member’s shared ownership in CYC. This bond amount is refundable at resignation for members in good standing.
  • Annual Dues: Annual Dues are prorated for new members joining after January 31 at a rate of $33 per month.

More Membership Information
Service Hours

Each active member must contribute at least fifteen (15) service hours annually. Service hours are credited for activities including work parties, serving on club committees, providing services to the board, or assisting with club races, regattas, and social events. Members may elect to pay $40 per hour for each service hour not performed. Work hours are prorated for members joining after January 31.

For information on boat dockage, trailer parking, and other boat storage options see information regarding slips, trailers, and moorings on the Reservations page.