Joining OYC is really easy! If you're ready now, you can just print a copy of the files (PDF FILES ATTACHED BELOW). Or you can come by Club office (open Tues-Sat 9-6/Sunday 9-5) for a copy. The office staff will be glad to answer any questions, give you a tour of the facility, and/or help you with the application process.
While two current regular members are needed to co-sign your form, if you don't already know someone at OYC, the staff will gladly find members willing to help out. Your application will be posted for the required 20 days and then brought to a vote at the next meeting of the Board of Directors. That's it!
Standard membership rates are as follows: initiation fee is $500, payable with the application, and the dues are $95 per month or $1,140 annually. There is a quarterly galley minimum of $75.
During your application process,the Club's General Manager, who is also the Harbor Master, will help you to plan on bringing your boat into our harbor, if applicable.
We hope to see your application soon!
If you want information on all types of memberships, see the details below.
Oakland Yacht Club offers a variety of membership opportunities to individuals and families. For the standard membership, the initiation fee is $500, payable with the application, and the dues are $95 per month. Dues can be paid annually at $1,140 per year. Members also have a $75 quarterly food minimum. When you become a member you will receive a copy of the by-laws for details on member's rights and privileges.
Please also visit Membership Specials.
There are several different membership categories:
A) Regular (most new members);
B) Corinthian (must be between 18 and 30 years of age and be crewing on a regular member's boat);
C) Honorary (only by election by the Board of Directors and not available to present or past regular members);
D) Life (Elected by the Board of Directors from the Regular membership);
E) Non-Resident (must have been a regular member for at least one year - principle residence and boat are outside 100 mile radius);
F) Grand Mariner (Has been a regular member in good standing for 20 or more years);
G) Junior (Under 21 years of age);
H) Racing (special race only, under 35 years of age, and maximum period of two years).