Membership Classification

Full Membership Category: This classification of membership allows the member full Club access, voting privileges, Board of Directors service and reciprocal privileges with other participating yacht clubs. Docking and Storage services are included with charges. Eight hours of volunteer services are required on a yearly basis. Fee: $483.00 annually.

Full Family Membership: This classification of membership allows a couple to one Full membership and one Social membership with the privileges associated with each type of membership at a reduced fee. Fee: $588.00 annually

Social Membership Category: This classification of membership allows the member full Club access and the use of club facilities. Fee: $210.00 annually

Social Family Membership: This classification of membership allows a couple to attain two social memberships with privileges at a reduced fee. Fee: $315.00 annually

Junior Membership Category: This classification of membership allows for an individual under the age of nineteen to the privileges of a Social membership. Fee: $25.00

Life Membership Category: This classification of membership is attained by a vote of the membership at the Annual General Meeting. This membership category has the privileges of a Full membership. There is no fee.

Honorary Membership: This classification of membership is one nominated by the Board and elected annually by a majority vote at an annual general meeting. Privileges associated with this membership are the same as a social membership. There is no fee.

Initiation Fee: * $300.00 if under 30 years of age at the time of the application . A $1500.00 fee for  applications for full membership. A reduced rate of $750.00 for full application for those who are 75 years or older.

Capital Assessment Fee: $50.00 for Full and Full Family memberships. $25.00 for Social and Social Family memberships.

Reciprocals: ** Actual reciprocals are determined by the club being visited.

Member Traditions

Membership: The applicant acknowledges that you are bound to terms and conditions as outlined in the Bylaws and House rules which may be amended from time to time by the club. Membership in the club is subject to revocation for failure to abide by membership conditions. Membership in the club can be terminated at any time by the club. All members must sign a perpetual liability waiver (hold harmless agreement) for the club.

Member Privileges: All club members enjoy the following including access to all club social events, Friday night social gathering, competitive bar prices, special hall rental fees, free wireless internet service, full access to clubhouse facilities, yacht club newsletter the Bay Beaver Bugle and a membership card.

Resignation: A member may resign from the club by notifying the club in writing. All dues and other charges for which the member is liable are due upon the effective date of the resignation.

Payment of Account: Payment in full is due each month upon receipt of the monthly statement. All past due accounts are subject to a late charge, as set forth by the rules and regulations.

Friday Night Social: Join your fellow members every Friday night from 5pm till 7pm to socialize with your friends and meet new members.

Special Events: There are many activities throughout the year for all members sailing and non-sailing. Our annual events include Sail Past, Lobster Dinner, Pig Roast BBQ , Cup & Trophies, Commodore’s Ball ….

Reciprocal Club Privileges: The Prince Edward Yacht Club enjoys reciprocal privileges with most Yacht Clubs on Lake Ontario in both Canada and the United States. Full members can take advantage of reciprocal docking arrangements of the various clubs.

Getting Involved at PEYC: Prince Edward Yacht Club is a “Volunteer Run” organization. It depends on its members to participate at various levels for its well being. All the members of the board and committees are volunteers from the general membership. If you feel you can contribute please contact a member of the Board of Directors or the Manager.

Location: The Prince Edward Yacht Club is situated in the very picturesque Picton Bay harbour. Although having incorporated in 1938 the club has a rich boating history dating back into the early 1900”s. The Prince Edward Yacht Club was the host club for the famous Harmsworth Trophy Races won by Miss Supertest III followed by the popular Gold Cup Series. Today, “Thunder on the Reach” has been replaced mainly with the flapping of sails as visiting boaters make their way to and from the Thousand Islands.

Downtown Picton is just a short 5 minute walk where one can shop, dine or provision at the local supermarkets. Taxi service is available. The Municipal docks at the head of the bay provide pump out along with diesel and gas refuelling services. The Community hospital is within walking distance.

Yachting Activities

Racing: The County has a rich history of racing dating back into the mid 1880’s but it was not until the 1930’s that racing was formalized and the Prince Edward Yacht Club came into being. Powerboat racing was the original reason for the formation of the club. Crowds were entertained with the roar and speed of the Gold Cup Series and the “Thunder on the Water” as long reach hosted the historic Harmsworth Trophy races as Miss Supertest II stole the crown. Eventually canvas and wind became the power of choice and the sailboat became the prominent water toy. Today the club hosts some regattas but most of the racing consists of our Wednesday night series along with long distance races on the weekend. Three of our long distance races culminate with a BBQ and a social gathering. The racing season is celebrated at the “Cups and Trophies Night” where the flags and trophies are presented and bragging rights are extended until next year.

Cruising Fleet: The cruising fleet welcomes both power boaters and sailors to enjoy a leisurely get together while enjoying the scenery and the great outdoors. Some cruises are just a day trip while others will be an overnight adventure. It’s all part of our “Get off the Dock” program to encourage boaters to make use of their vessels and enjoy the company of fellow club members. Racers are welcome but there is no prize for getting there faster. Slow down and enjoy the ripples.

Regattas: The Prince Edward Yacht Club is member of the Eastern Yacht Circuit and has hosted this regatta many times as the regatta rotates through the yacht clubs located in eastern Lake Ontario. In the past we hosted the “Alarm Series” which featured the beautiful 6 metre boats. The club also started and hosted the Viking 28 Challenge which eventually became the Viking /Shark series.

Learn to Sail Program: The Club has been actively encouraging and introducing youth to the joys of sailing for over thirty years. We have offered both introductory and advanced sailing courses for young people ages 10 thru 18. The sailing program is provided through the supervision of CYA approved instructors who are well qualified in both safety and first aid procedures. Please ask our manager or visit our website for more information.

Adult Learn To Sail (ALTS)
The course will equip participants to safely sail a keelboat during daylight hours, under limited wind conditions, in sheltered waters. Participants who successfully complete both the theory and the practical parts of the course will be awarded the Sail Canada “Start Keelboat Sailing” qualification.