The OIYC Burgee

OIYC New Member Application Process

(Bylaws Article III Section 1)
Membership Chairperson: Valerie Woodruff 217-840-7922

Sponsoring applicants for Regular Membership
(31 or more years of age)

  • Shall be sponsored by two OIYC Members (not member and spouse).
  • Prospective member shall be introduced by sponsor at one Club function before proposal for membership.
  • Sponsor obtains "Membership Proposal" instructions from the Membership Chairperson or Club website.
  • Download Membership Application Form from the website. (see forms for download below).
  • Return completed Membership Application along with a check for the applicable initiation fee to
    OIYC, P.O. Box 686, Eastsound, WA 98245 or directly to the Club Treasurer.
  • One Sponsor or a member of the Board presents the Membership Proposal at a Meeting of the Board of Trustees who serve as the Membership Committee.
  • The Board votes to accept the candidate. The applicant becomes a member at that time. New member will be asked to mail a check for a pro-rated sum to cover dues for the remainder of the year. (Fiscal year Jan. 1 to Dec. 31)
  • Each member shall have voting privileges.

Intermediate Membership (26 to 31 years of age)

  • Requirements same as for Regular Membership and shall have the same privileges.

  • Shall pay Initiation Fees and Dues set by the club.

Junior Membership (7 to 26 years of age)

  • Shall be sponsored by two OIYC Members.

  • An Application form must be completed and returned with a check for Junior dues.

  • There shall be no Initiation fee.

  • One Sponsor presents the Application for approval at a Board of Trustees meeting.

  • Junior Membership is nonvoting.

Sponsoring applicants for Student Membership

  • With sponsorship of the Coach of the sailing team.

  • Shall be members of the Orcas High School Interscholastic sailing team.

  • The Coach presents the application for approval at a meeting of the Board of Trustees.

  • There shall be no Initiation fee.

  • Dues shall be set by the Club.

To apply to become a member, please complete the new member application and pay the initiation fee.

Note: See the Bylaws on the OIYC website for the full description of the categories or contact the Membership Chairperson for more specific details.

OIYC Membership Fees

  Initiation FeesAnnual Dues
Regular Membership
(31 or more years of age)

$300
(new members only)
 $290 *
Intermediate Membership
(26 to 31 years of age)
Upon reaching age 31, Intermediates may apply to convert to Regular Membership. Initiation Fee is waved.

$120
(new member only)
$80 *
Junior Membership
(7 to 26 years of age)
Upon reaching age 26 Juniors may apply to convert to Intermediate Membership. Initiation Fee is waved

None $36
Student Membership
(Students shall be members of the Orcas High School interscholastic
sailing team and be sponsored by the coach of the sailing team)
None $36

* Dues will be prorated according the month applicant joins.

Note: Contact the Membership Chairman for more specific details.