Portland Yacht Club

Membership Application Form

Our Mission: PYC promotes member enjoyment by providing easy access to the water for a variety of boating interests, including racing, cruising, and day trips on large and small yachts.
PYC fosters a strong, friendly, internal community where members at every stage of life can socialize, partake in formal and informal educational opportunities, build skills, and make friends who also love the water.
PYC safeguards the rich and proud legacy of yachting traditions through stewardship, preservation of Club history, and education of youth and adults.

PLEASE NOTE: as of February 2021, the number of applicants on the waiting list indicates that new applicants will not likely be admitted for three or even four years (except for applicants who qualify for preference under our membership policies). You are still free to apply, but we want you to know the waiting period. We will update you periodically about your waiting time.

Before completing this form, review the Summary of Membership Policies at http://www.portlandyachtclub.com/join-pyc

Please complete all fields. If you miss one, an attempt to submit the form will be denied. We do want to learn about your interests in boating and your reasons for wanting to be part of the PYC community. So please do use the “essay questions” to help us get to know you.

If for some reason you are unable to complete the form now and want to return, do not close out or quit your browser. Instead, minimize the window and when you return, re-open that page and continue your work.

We begin considering your application only after it is complete. “Complete” means (1) the application form, (2) two sponsor forms, and (3) a $100 non-refundable application fee.

A link to the on-line sponsor form is on the same web page as the link to the application form. Please share this link with your sponsors. While they may send the completed form to the Club, it is your responsibility to make sure we receive the forms.

The fee should be paid by check, either mailed to the Club or delivered in person.

After you submit the application, you will receive a message notifying you that we have received it. Then when the application is complete you will notify you that processing will begin. After reviewing your materials, the Membership Committee will contact you to schedule an interview.


A Boating member has full use of the Club, including the waterfront.
We do not offer any form of social membership.

An Intermediate member also has full use of the Club but is under age 30.
An Intermediate Member can only be an individual member.

LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible for joint membership in a long-term relationship, the two persons must meet at least two of the conditions listed below. Check all that apply. The Membership Committee reserves the right to ask for evidence of the selected conditions.

Joint mortgage or joint ownership of primary residence

Joint title to motor vehicle

Joint bank account

Joint credit account

Joint lease on primary residence

Designation of the partner as primary beneficiary of the other partner’s will, retirement contract or life insurance

Designation of partner in durable property or health care powers of attorney


PERSONAL INFORMATION

Applicant 1

Enter “Retired” or “None” if appropriate
E.g., President, Owner, etc. Or enter “None"

Applicant 2

Enter “Retired” or “None” if appropriate
E.g., President, Owner, etc. Or enter “None"
Examples: (1) Mr. and Mrs. Jones; (2) Dick and Jane; (3) George

ADDRESS

“In-Season” generally means your Maine address May through October.
“Off-Season” means an extended period between November and April

CONTACT INFORMATION

Applicant 1

If you DO NOT have an email address, enter “you@domain.com” Otherwise the form won’t be accepted.

Applicant 2

If you DO NOT have an email address, enter “you@domain.com"

CHILDREN 21 OR UNDER


BOAT INFORMATION

How many sailboats and/or powerboats do you own? If you own one sail or powerboat, click 1. If you own two or more sail or power boats, click 2. If you don’t own any sailboat or powerboat, click 0. Then click any of the other types of vessel you own.

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Note: PYC offers storage for dry-sailed watercraft, but space is limited.

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What kind of boat are you looking to buy? How do you plan to use it – e.g., racing, cruising, day boating, etc.? Approximately when do you expect to make a purchase?

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Boat 1

Will this boat be moored in the Falmouth anchorage for access from PYC? If you don't have a boat now but expect to buy, please answer as if you already have the boat.

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Boat 2

Will this boat be moored in the Falmouth anchorage for access from PYC? If you don't have a boat now but expect to buy, please answer as if you already have the boat.

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MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

There are many marinas in Greater Portland where you can keep a boat. Why do you want to join the Portland Yacht Club? What do you see as the benefits of membership?

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As a member, what would your interests be? Check all that apply.

Have you applied for membership or been affiliated with PYC previously? Check at least one, and all that apply.

If one or more of the choices above apply to you, please give details in the space below:
• Enter name of parent, child, or sibling who is a current member.
• Enter years when a member
• Enter Years when a Junior Sailing participant
• List PYC jobs and years when employed.
• List year declined membership offer
• List year when application was denied and the reason

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If none, enter “None"
If none, enter “None"
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If none, enter “None"
If none, enter “None"
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VOLUNTEER INTERESTS

Volunteering is an important part of the PYC culture. Working with other volunteers is a good way to get to know other members.

We understand that you would want to know more about what is entailed before committing to a volunteer opportunity. Nevertheless, which of the areas below would likely be of interest?

Applicant 1: Areas of volunteer interest. Select all that apply.

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Applicant 2: Areas of Volunteer Interest. Select all that apply.

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SPONSORSHIP:
Application for membership requires two sponsors who are current Club members; or one Club member and a Flag Officer from a yacht club to which you have belonged within the last two years. Each sponsor who is a Club member must complete a Sponsor Form. (A Flag Officer from another Club may choose to write a letter of recommendation, addressed to the Membership Officer, Portland Yacht Club, 40 Old Powerhouse Road, Falmouth ME 04105.) A link to the form is available on the “Join PYC —> Membership Application and Sponsor Forms” page of our web site.


An application for membership requires an Application Fee of $100.00. Make your Check payable to Portland Yacht Club. Mail to: Portland Yacht Club, 40 Powerhouse Road, Falmouth, ME 04105, or drop it off during business hours.

Please note that you will be billed for annual dues and an initiation fee at the time of admission. These amounts change from time to time, so we suggest checking the Join PYC section of our web site from time to time. This will help avoid surprises when the admission offer letter arrives.


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