Become a Member

Membership Rhyll Yacht Club Phillip Island

We welcome new members and encourage you to make contact with any of the committee members or drop in during one of our sailing or social days.  We will be happy to show you around and explain what the club has to offer. Our aim is to provide affordable, family orientated sailing and social activities while promoting a high standard of safe yacht racing for all age groups and levels of competency.

Prospective members may apply for the following classifications of membership:

Adult Member  – This is a full member of the club entitling the person to all of the privileges offered by the club.

Family Member –  This includes the immediate family of the applicant, being their partner and any children under the age of 19 and full time students under the age of 22.

Student Member  – This classification applies to a full time student under the age of 22 and not eligible for Family or Youth membership.

Youth Member –  This category is available to applicants under the age of 19.

Social Member  – This classification is available to members who would like to be part of the club but do not wish to sail or store a boat in the storage yard.

Complete List of Membership Classifications

·         Patron

·         Honorary Life Member

·         Honorary Member

·         Life Member

·         Family Life Member

·         Adult Member

·         Family Member

·         Student Member

·         Youth Member

·         Social Member

The full definitions of the classifications of membership, as well as the rules governing our members, are contained in The Rules of the Rhyll Yacht Club Incorporated.

Application for Membership

We aim to make joining the Rhyll Yacht Club as simple as possible.   The first step is to fill out the  Membership Application Form You will need to be Nominated (Proposed) and Seconded by existing club members.   If you do not know any members please contact a committee member or email and they will arrange for the nomination.   There is an application fee of $50.00 to be submitted with your application.

Your application will be formally processed at the next Committee Meeting.   You will then be sent an Annual Membership Form on which you will be asked to pay the pro rata subscription fee for the remainder of the season, according to the membership classification applied for.


Download the Membership Application Form

Download the Annual Membership Form


Additional Fees and Responsibilities

One of our key objectives with the classifications of membership and subscription fee structure is to make the sport of sailing, through the Rhyll Yacht Club, accessible and affordable.   This is uppermost in our minds when setting fees.   To achieve the lowest possible fee structure we aim to keep our running costs as low as possible and this is managed by reliance on club members to contribute time and expertise in maintaining the facilities and running fundraising activities.   We also seek assistance from Local Council and State Government Authorities through their grants programs.

A Working Bee Levy of $80 is payable by all Family and Adult Memberships who do not attend at least one working bee during the year.   This can be paid in advance if it is known that the member will not be attending a working bee, or in arrears if a working bee is not attended in the previous season.

A one-off $50 deposit is required in order to receive a key.

If you would like more information, please email and you will be contacted by the appropriate committee member.