Join Chelsea Yacht Club

We have two exciting and straightforward options! We are excited to meet you and welcome you to the club.

Regular Membership

This is a great option if you have a boat, although boat ownership is not required.  In addition to full Club access, Regular members are eligible for mooring and on-land boat storage space.  Regular members are shareholders and participate in club management. 

The years spent as a Regular member accrue toward Life membership.

Affiliate Membership

This is a great low-cost option for those who want to join for social reasons or store/ launch a small boat (dinghy-type sailboats up to 15 feet or human-powered boats up to 18 feet, e.g., kayaks,  canoes). 

Although they have the same access to the  Club as Regular members, Affiliate members aren’t shareholders and do not participate in the management of the Club. Years spent as an Affiliate member do not accrue toward Life membership. 

Affiliate members can remain in this category for up to four years. It’s a great way to test the waters at the Club in a more limited way before committing to full  membership. 

Application Process

Simply complete the Membership  Application and return it to the address provided with your $20.00 non-refundable application fee. The  Membership Committee will contact you to review your application. In parallel, the Secretary will request that you submit your payment for applicable dues and fees. Upon receipt of your payment, and after notice of your application has been provided to the membership in the Club newsletter, the Secretary will present your application to the membership for a vote.  Once approved, you’ll receive from the Commodore a  “Welcome Aboard” package, and you’ll be assigned a  mentor to help introduce you to the Club. After receiving your Welcome Aboard package from the  Commodore, jump right in, get your feet wet, and enjoy! 

Applicant Information Brochure 

Additional Pricing Information

To keep the cost of membership low and develop member relationships, we are a working club. We offer many work committee options to fit your interests and get you involved while having fun and learning a lot too!

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Regular Membership

+ Work a minimum of 30 hours annually. 
+ Pay a one-time initiation fee of $800, payable in two installments upon request. 
+ Annual Dues $120 due each January. 
+ Annual Assessment of $485 due each January. 
+ Mooring due in January $21.00 per foot. Winter Hauling and Storage due in September $21.00 per foot.


Affiliate Membership

+ Work a minimum of 16 hours annually. 
+ Annual Dues $120 due each January. 
+ Annual Assessment of $310 due each January.
+ Additional storage fees will apply for kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, dinghy-like sailboats up to 15 ft.


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