How to Join the Club

New Members are Always Welcome!

We are always looking for new members, at whatever level of sailing experience – including those who have never set foot in a boat before !  We are a friendly and inclusive club, with a fantastic Clubhouse and a busy calendar of social and sailing activities.  

Either call the Office or drop in to our Clubhouse to find out more.

The club offers a wide range of sailing activities, both for those interested in racing and those who prefer cruising or just pottering around in boats.  Members do not have to be boat owners – there are always existing members looking for crew, and we run a number of programmes to introduce novices to sailing and to provide training at various levels.

For anyone interested in becoming a member, please contact the Office. We will do our very best to introduce all prospective members to a relevant and experienced Royal Harwich Yacht Club member, to make sure that all your questions are addressed, and that new members are warmly welcomed from the outset.

Membership Application Form


We have a variety of payment options open to both new and existing members from a six month direct debit scheme to a single BAC’s payment. Simply call us and we will be happy to talk through the options with you!

Subscriptions 2024:
  • Full Member (36 years old or over) £359
  • Joint Member and Family (Member, partner and children under 18) £538
  • Ordinary Member (18 to 25) £90, (26 to 30) £161, (31 to 35) £233
  • Joint Member (18 to 25) £134, (26 to 30) £242, (31 to 35) £350
  • Junior (up to 17) £63
  • Full Member with Veteran discount £215
  • Joint Member with Veteran discount £323
  • Outport Member £90
  • Associate membership £714
  • Temporary members (see Club Rules for detail) 2/12ths per month

The membership year is from 1 January to 31 December. If you are joining for the first time your membership will be calculated pro-rata on the year* Please note this does not apply to the Junior rate.