How to Join



Erith Yacht Club is a community run by its members that promotes and facilitates sailing. Therefore, as part of joining the club, you should visit and get to know a few of our members. Benefits of Full Membership include hiring club boats, bringing a boat on station, and voting in our AGM.
You do not need to own a boat, as EYC has a number of its own dinghies which can be hired when available, and many cruiser owners are usually looking for crew.
We recommend that you come to the club to view the facilities and get to know the members as often as you can. We also encourage you to take part in club activities so that you are aware of what we do, and how your skills can support our aims.
The clubhouse is open on Wednesdays and on Sunday afternoons, as well as times indicated on the Sailing Programme. The best way of meeting club members is to visit at one of these times and get involved. At these times you can complete an Initial Contact Sheet and pick up a Membership Pack from the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or from the reception area of the clubhouse. If you are in any doubt, just ask and someone will help you. This pack will give you further details on applying for membership.
Membership Fees
Membership Type Definition Fees 2020
Full Member Aged 18 or over, has one vote £298.00
Family Member

Partnered with a Full or Youth member has no voting rights.

Youth Member Up to the age of 25 on January 1st each year Free
Up-River Member A previous full member or a member of other Sailing Clubs not making full use of the Club. They have no voting rights £60.00
Associate Member Have links to EYC but have no voting rights or boat on station £150
Joining Fee Applicable when you initially join the club £60.00
  NOTE: All Subscriptions and mooring fees are due on the 1st January each Year  
 Mooring Fees
The General Committee's consent must be obtained by a member before a boat is brought on station.
Moorings are allocated to members as they become available, and are not transferable on the sale of a boat between members. You will be informed of any waiting list.
Cruiser mooring
Unused cruiser trailer/cradle
NOTE: All trailers and equipment must be marked with boat name or membership number.
There are a number of great benefits from joining Erith Yacht Club and taking part in the activities that it hosts or supports.
 Some of them are listed below to illustrate the breadth of what we offer members:
  • - Deep water moorings for cruisers
  • - Mast crane and winch facilities
  • - Shore space for over-wintering cruisers
  • - Fully stocked workshops
  • - Training courses run by our professional coach
  • - Discount on hiring club dinghies
  • - An active sailing, racing and social programme through the whole year
  • - Opportunities to develop new skills and qualifications though assisting training, the race officers, safety boat, maintenance, and bar/galley work


During winter the first Sunday of each month is designated a "work day" when members gather together to assist with maintenance tasks about the Club. This is one of the ways we manage to keep our fees low.