Membership

Pagham Yacht Club has four categories of Membership – Full, Social, Honorary and Temporary. The membership year finishes on the last day of February and starts on 1st March for the new year.  

 

Full Membership

A Full member shall have the full use of all the club facilities and benefits from a vote at all general meetings of the club. Full membership is available in the following classes:

 

Adult

Individual Adult over 18 years of age

Family*: Husband/Wife or Cohabiting Partners and their children+ : Aged between 8 and 18 years living at the same address.

Student: An individual Adult member who is under 24 years of age in full time education.

Youth: A sailing/angling member aged between 8 and 18 years, without a parent / guardian member and they shall have no voting rights.

 

Social

A Social member who may use only the facilities available in the club house, they shall not be entitled to sailing/angling facilities, unless events are designated by the appropriate Rear Commodore as inclusive of Social Members.  Social Members have no voting rights unless they are serving Committee members and they shall not exceed 40% of the total membership. 

Social Adult: Individual Adult non-sailing / angling member over 18 years of age.

Social Family: Husband/Wife or Cohabiting Partners and their children+ of between 8 and 18 years living at the same address.

 

Honorary

The club, on the recommendation of the Committee, may in General Meeting elect Honorary members, who shall have no voting rights unless they are serving Committee members.

 

Temporary

A category of membership primarily intended for summer visitors from other RYA or AT recognised club or organisations and ‘House Guests’ of Club members. Temporary members shall have the full use of the club facilities for a period not exceeding 14 days in any one year but;

 

Notes: 

*  Discount for Single Parent families.

^ Discount for Students living away from home and more than 50 miles from the club.

+ Children of Family members shall have the full use of all the club facilities and will be classed as Youth members.

 

A more detailed description of the membership arrangements can be found at Section 3 – Membership within the PYC Rules and By-Laws on the website.

Message from the Membership Secretary

The Membership year finishes on 28th February 2022. All members renewing their membership should submit their renewal applications and pay the membership fees, and where necessary, the boat park fees, before the end of March 2022. If for whatever reason you are unable to re-join before the end of March 2022 please contact me so that we can look at how a relaxation of the renewal period could work for you and the Club.  

We really do hope you will re-join. The Management Committee have been working hard on the sailing, angling and social calendar for 2022, and we have some exciting events for you to put in your diaries. Check out the details elsewhere on the website and make a point of reading the Blog which has all the relevant information you need.

Our preference is that renewal of fees are paid by way of BACS, if that is possible, so that the transfer of cash or cheques is kept to a minimum. Payments of cash and cheques require the Treasurer to visit the bank, which for Covid-19 reasons we hope to avoid where possible. That said, if you need to, then do post or deliver cheques to the Club post box at Pagham Yacht Club, 1 West Front Road, Pagham, West Sussex PO21 4SY. It is suggested that cash is only paid at the Club when we are open. 

As this is a volunteer-based Club, we are asking for all of those renewing to complete the ‘volunteers list’ on the application form so that we can update member details as well to try to capture some information about member skills that might be helpful to the Club.

Ultimately, we will be using Sailing Club Manager as our systems based tool for managing Club affairs, including membership, but for the time being applications should be in the form set out above.

New members are very welcome – the more the merrier! During 2021 we had 70 new members join the Club. This coming year we want to focus on new families joining us, taking part in on-water activities, and also benefitting from the extensive social programme that we are planning. Keep an eye on our calendar for events that are designed to showcase the Club, in particular those social and water-based events that we hope new members will sign up to.

If you have any questions contact me at membership@paghamyachtclub.com or any other member of the Committee. Better still pop in to the Club and join us.”