DWYC is a “have fun getting’ it done” club. We encourage members to get involved with the club through volunteerism. Get active with a committee, chair one of our many club events, or help with special community and philanthropic activities such as our Annual Charity Regatta. Sailors, racers, powerboats, cruisers and all of our members share a warm camaraderie. With our casual yet energetic and friendly vibe, DWYC truly offers something for everyone AND all the benefits and reciprocity of a Senior SCYA yacht club. Ask about our Generations memberships. Boat ownership is not required.
Feel free to visit the club, meet the members and find out more about our upcoming activities.
To join DWYC, “The Best Little Yacht Club on the West Coast”, please download and complete then sign pages 2 and 3 of the Membership Application and return it to the club.
TYPES OF MEMBERSHIPS:
a. A Regular Member shall be a single person of either gender who has reached the minimum age of 21 years, a married couple, or a cohabiting couple. In the case of a married couple or a cohabiting couple, at least one must have already reached the age of 21 years.
b. Entitled to one (1) vote. If in good standing, have the right to vote and hold office.
c. Unmarried dependents under the age of 21 who are residents of the regular member’s household are entitled privileges of the Club as determined by the Board.
d. If you live outside Southern California and have been a member in good standing for the previous year (12 months), you can apply for non-residency status.
2. ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
a. An Associate Membership is available to persons from twenty-one (21) to thirty-five (35) years of age.
b. The Board determines the initiation fee and dues, which is less than that paid by Regular members. May not hold office or serve on the Board.
c. May convert to Regular Membership at any time, provided a member in good standing. Must convert within 60 days of reaching 35th birthday. Upon conversion, member must pay the balance of the initiation fee, as well as annual dues, paid by Regular Members.
3. RACING MEMBERSHIP
a. A Racing Member is a non-voting Member under the age of thirty-five (35) who desires Regular Membership and who is actively involved in the Club’s yacht racing program.
b. Entitled to all rights and privileges of DWYC, but may not hold office or serve on the Board of Directors.
c. Initiation fee is ½ of the Regular Membership initiation, divided by the number of years eligible for the Racing Membership. Annual dues are ½ of Regular Membership dues while a Racing Member.
d. May convert to Regular Membership at any time, provided a member in good standing. Must convert within 60 days of reaching 35th birthday. Upon conversion, member must pay the balance of the initiation fee, as well as annual dues, paid by Regular Members.
Dues are set annually by the Board of Directors. Please consult the Membership Application for details or contact the Vice Commodore to discuss any questions you may have.
4. NON-RESIDENT MEMBERSHIP
A Non-Resident Membership may be granted to a Member who petitions the Board, in writing, at least one (I) month prior to the membership expiration date, providing that: He/She has been a Regular Member in good standing for the previous year (12 months). His/hers residence is outside the area of Southern California for more than six (6) months in each membership year.
5. SENIOR MEMBERSHIP
A Senior Membership may be granted by the Board of Directors to a Member who has been a Regular Member in good standing for at least 25 continuous years and who is over the age of