Membership

Welcome! We appreciate your interest in the Capital Yacht Club (CYC). The following information will help to orient you to our club.

Applications Process. Your packet will include a temporary membership card for access to the club house. We ask that you document your first 5 visits by having a flag officer, CYC member or staff member sign your temporary card on the reverse side. You must to secure two sponsors who are CYC members and active participants in club activities. Please submit your completed application, both sponsorship forms (and other documents provided) along with your initiation fee (currently $9,500.00 for Active and $950 for Community membership) and a non-refundable fee of $200.00 for your background/credit check as one complete packet to the CYC Office. You will be provided the background/credit check at your interview.

Volunteerism is key to our success. Inquire about our committee structure and identify your area(s) of interest. Your application will be posted on the CYC bulletin board for about 7-10 days. As a part of this packet is a Prospective Member Booklet that will help you prepare for a strong participatory membership. As you work through the Booklet you will be introduced to the Board of Directors (BOD) by your sponsors. You will also be expected to attend and volunteer at club functions during this period. Upon completing the requirements of the Booklet, you will be interviewed by the Admissions Committee. Be sure to provide a copy of your bio and a snapshot to the CYC office admin prior to the interview. Following your interview the committee will make its recommendation to the BOD. You will be advised of the outcome by phone by an officer of the CYC. Please note that the entire process can take 30 to 60 days. As long as you are working on your Booklet and securing sponsors you may continue to visit the club, participate in activities, and meet more of the membership. Once approved, your member (seniority) number will be assigned based on the date that your complete application packet is submitted and approved. The data you supplied in the Roster Information Form will be entered into the CYC database.

Visiting the Club. We encourage all prospective members to visit the club frequently to get to know the membership. To gain entrance, please ring the white doorbell to the right of the door, show your temporary membership card, and explain that you are here to visit. Payment for bar charges is by credit card only during this timeframe. Be sure to introduce yourself to the Staff and as many members as possible.

The Club and Bar. You are encouraged to visit the club and attend social functions during your application process. Once you become a member, you will be assigned an account. Your bar, dues, dockage, electric, cable and event charges will then be billed to you monthly. Tips are encouraged and appreciated for good service at the bar. The club bar is open at ~5:00PM 7 days a week. Last call is at 10:00PM Sunday-Thursday and at 11:00PM on Friday and Saturday. Smoking, or use of any tobacco product, is not permitted anywhere inside the club house.

Dress and Decorum. CYC is a family oriented environment designed for the enjoyment of members, family, guests and transient boaters. We do not condone discriminatory behavior, period. Dress is generally casual unless otherwise noted for special events. Shirts and shoes are required at all times. Gentlepersons are asked to remove their hats at the bar, failure to do so could cost you a round of drinks if a fellow member makes note of your hat by ringing the ships bell! Members and guests are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous and polite fashion at all times. Inappropriate behavior or language may result in censure or expulsion from CYC.

Parking. Parking at CYC is available to Active members, for one vehicle only, by access code in the lower level gated garage on a first-come first-served basis. Parking is not provided to prospective members during the application process.

Slip Assignments. Slips are awarded through a bidding process for Active and Life Members based on seniority. Your member number is your seniority ranking, the lowest member number having the most seniority. When a slip is available the Dockmaster will post the location of the slip along with the closing date on the bulletin board in the center hall of the club house. You may want to ask other members to keep you apprised of postings if you do not visit the club on a daily or weekly basis. CYC will NOT call or advise you by e-mail of postings. Please note that the CYC retains the right to inspect any vessel to determine seaworthiness and that your vessel meets all club, environmental, and legal requirements.

Dockage Agreements, Insurance, Coast Guard Documentation and Registration. All vessels are required to have a dockage agreement for slip assignment. Secondary vessels not affixed to the primary vessel may require a second dockage agreement. Proof of current Coast Guard Documentation and/or DC registration is required prior to the issuance of a dockage agreement. All vessels are required to carry liability insurance coverage in the amount of $500,000. Capital Yacht Club must be named as the additionally insured. Proof of insurance must be provided to the Dockmaster upon renewal. Failure to comply may result in the cancellation of your dockage agreement.

Dockage Agreements, Insurance, Coast Guard Documentation and Registration. All vessels are required to have a dockage agreement for slip assignment. Secondary vessels not affixed to the primary vessel may require a second dockage agreement. Proof of current Coast Guard Documentation and/or DC registration is required prior to the issuance of a dockage agreement. All vessels are required to carry liability insurance coverage in the amount of $500,000. Capital Yacht Club must be named as the additionally insured. Proof of insurance must be provided to the Dockmaster upon renewal. Failure to comply may result in the cancellation of your dockage agreement.

CYC Staff. The CYC staff report to the general manager. Their principal duties are to assist the volunteer committee structure and to provide services to the membership and transient visitors. Consult the GM or the appropriate flag officer if you have an issue or special need.

This information is subject to change without notice and is provided as a quick reference guide for your convenience. This information is not intended to usurp the CYC By-Laws or any CYC policy.

This information is subject to change without notice and is provided as a quick reference guide for your convenience. This information is not intended to usurp the CYC By-Laws or any CYC policy.

9/16/2015