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How To Join
The club is run by, and for the benefit of its members with the aim to promote sailing. We welcome new members with or without sailing experience.
The club has an enthusiastic membership which includes a wide range of backgrounds and experience. Interests range from keelboat and cruiser racing to cruising near and far. The atmosphere is friendly and informal. New members will find a wealth of advice and support available, making the challenges of sailing on the Humber safer and more enjoyable.
Before applying to join, prospective members are normally expected to visit the club to see the facilities and to discuss their interests and the club's activities and ethos. Visiting both havens is encouraged. Members usually gather socially at the Brough club house on a Thursday evening from around 20:00, and one or more of the Haven Committee or long-standing members will usually be available and very happy to chat. During the sailing season there is a very good chance that people will also be around at either haven, at weekends and evenings a couple of hours either side of high water.
The club general membership categories are:
  • Full Membership is the category for an individual making regular use of the club facilities.
  • Family Membership comprises a Full Member and their spouse/partner.
  • Children and young adults should be enrolled as Junior Cadet or Cadet Members according to their age (under 14 and under 21).
  • Associate Membership is granted upon agreement by the HYC Council to individuals who make no or very limited use of the club facilities. This typically applies to former full members who have retired from active sailing, or have moved/sailed away for an extended period, but wish to retain contact with the club and receive the annual Year Book.
Prospective members are expected to make themselves known to Club members and the Haven Committee before applying to join the Club. This helps confirm that the Club is right for you, and vice-versa. All application forms must be signed and completed by a Proposer, a Seconder and a member of the Haven Committee before being submitted as an application for membership. The application form will then be displayed on the Club Notice Board for a minimum of 21 days prior to being considered at the next meeting of the Haven Committee. Shortly after the meeting, the applicant will be contacted and advised of the outcome. The appropriate subscription and joining fee become due upon approval. Membership is confirmed and a membership number issued upon payment receipt. A probationary membership period of 18 months applies.
Please note that Full/Family or Cadet Membership is required before an application can be made for a berth, or to store a boat. Waiting list procedures apply and Membership does not guarantee a berth or storage. Berths will not be allocated for sailing yachts over 38’ overall length or over 12’ beam or to motor cruisers, motor sailors or power sailors.
The majority of the tasks involved in running, maintaining and developing the club are undertaken on a voluntary basis by members who call upon professional assistance when appropriate. This helps to keep our fees realistic. To sustain this, all members are expected to actively participate and to contribute assistance and expertise as best they can. Of course this also helps new members become integrated in the Club.
For further information or to discuss specific questions before visiting, please make contact using the details provided on the contacts page.
After visiting the Club sufficiently to gain a Proposer and Seconder, membership application forms can be requested from the Membership Secretary using the e-mail address provided on the contacts page.
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