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RRYC Membership Application

Thank you for inquiring about membership in Rappahannock River Yacht Club. We are primarily a Sailing Club, but welcome kayaks, Duffys and power boats.  We offer three levels of Active Membership, plus Junior Memberships for those 9 - 20 years old.

Our Clubhouse, Pier and Swimming Pool are for Members, Guests, and Visiting Yachtsmen from affiliated yacht clubs.

An Active membership in good standing is entitled to full use and enjoyment of all the Club facilities, including boats available for Membership use, subject to all of the Club policies and rules.  An Active membership is entitled to one vote and eligible to serve as an officer or director.

Applicants for Active membership must be at least 21 years old and agree to participate in Club events as well as volunteer to help in the running of Club activities such as; race management, land activities associated with events, grounds and facilities maintenance. Active participation and volunteering is not only encouraged it is expected as a responsibility of membership.

A person between the ages of 9 and 20 may apply for Junior Membership.  If the applicant is under the age of 18, the applicant’s parent or legal guardian shall sign the application and shall assume full responsibility for the applicant’s acts and/or omissions occurring during the membership period. Junior Membership is acquired after the applicant has been nominated by the Junior Sailing Fleet Commander, has been reviewed by the Membership Committee, and has been approved by the Board.  An applicant for Junior membership shall agree to participate in Junior Sailing activities throughout the sailing season (April 1 – October 31).

Membership Levels (depending on age)

Level Age Application Fee Initiation Fee Annual Dues
Level I 35 or older $75.00 $2,500.00 $900
Level II 27 to 34 $75.00 $2,500.00 $450
Level III 21 to 26 $75.00 $625.00 $225
Junior 9 to 20 $15.00 $0.00 $90

Applying for Membership:

  • Apply Online     Please complete an Online Application Form

  • Ask your Sponsor and Endorser, both of whom must be Club members in good standing, to complete their letter of support online Sponsor/Endorser Recommendation.  Both online letters must be received for the application process to proceed.

  • Mail one check for the $75.00 application fee and a second check for the appropriate initiation fee per the table above. The application fee is non-refundable and will be deposited immediately but the check for the initiation fee will not be deposited until your application has been approved by the Board of Directors and the process described below is complete.

Membership Application Process:

Once your Online Application, Online Letters from Sponsor & Endorser as well as Application & Initiation Fees have been received, you will be invited to attend a social event together with your Sponsor and/or Endorser who will introduce you to the Board and other members. 

The full Club membership will then be notified by email of your application and will have 7 days to provide any comments to the Board.  Following the Comment Period you will have an interview with members of the RRYC Board.  Interviews are normally scheduled on the First Friday of the month or the day of a Board Meeting (usually the 3rd Monday of the month).

At the subsequent Board meeting your application will be reviewed and, if approved, you will be required to attend a Welcome Aboard Tour.  After the Tour your account will be activated and your Initiation Fee will be deposited.

Following all of the above you will become a full member of the Club.

The entire application process normally takes about 60 days, but may takeup to 90 days or more.