Membership

Membership Information

(Reflects Any Current Membership Specials In Effect)

Age

18 and over

Initiation Fee

$ 3,000

Monthly Dues

$ 159

Galley Minimum

$ 240

Winter Storage

$ 2.00 per square foot

Age

31 and over

Initiation Fee

$ 500

Monthly Dues

$ 60

Galley Minimum

$ 240

Winter Storage

$ 2.50 per square foot

Age

25 to 30

Initiation Fee

$ 500

Monthly Dues

$ 35

Galley Minimum

$ 240

Winter Storage

$ 2.50 per square foot

Age

18 to 24

Initiation Fee

$ 500

Monthly Dues

$ 15

Galley Minimum

$ 240

Winter Storage

$ 2.50 per square foot

Active Members have voting rights, may hold office, and may rent boat well.  Parents, children, and grandparents of Active Members may apply for Junior Social, Intermediate Social or Regular Social Membership with waiver of Initiation Fee.

Annual Well Rental fees are set by the Board of Directors and vary by the size of the assigned well ($1,040-$2,700).  Wells are assigned annually based on total membership points and availability for the size of boat.  In addition to well rental fee, there is a seasonal well electric fee ($50-$350).  Fee is based on number of outlets required and amount of power needed.

Galley Minimum of $240.00 per fiscal year for Active and Regular Social members.  Galley is open weekends from May to September for breakfast and lunch.

(See Club By-Laws and Rules & Regulations for details)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I join Great Lakes Yacht Club? GLYC has a premier location in the heart of the Nautical Mile with easy access to Lake St. Clair and a diverse membership of sail and power boaters.

Are guests allowed? Your guests (including your married children and grandchildren) are welcome at the club as long as you accompany them when using club facilities.

Is there an annual work requirement? We have a full time Club Manager and there is no work requirement.  However, we do encourage members to support the club’s activities by volunteering on our various committees.

Do you have a bar?  We get a temporary one day liquor license for our Earlybird Regatta benefitting Leukemia Lymphoma Society.  Otherwise, it is BYOB which our members seem to prefer.  In season, members gather in the clubhouse at 5:30 pm on Saturdays for cocktail hour.

Do you have a restaurant?  We offer galley service in season on Saturdays and Sundays for breakfast and lunch.

How do I use the self-service pump-out? Is it really free?  The pump-out is free for members’ boats and can be used at any time on weekdays.  There is a sign up board in the clubhouse with one hour time slots during the weekends to alleviate traffic in the harbor.

Do you allow dogs?  If so, what is your rule? Dogs are allowed at the club and may be transported from member’s car to boat and dog relief area on a leash or in its own pet cart.

Is there year-round access to the clubhouse and boats? We never really close down so you always have access to your boat and the clubhouse.  There are typically parties and occasionally seminars during the off season.

How does the “point” system work and what is the purpose of the points? Points are earned for active and social membership.  Additionally, points can be earned for service on the Board of Directors and as Committee Chairpersons.  Points are used in determining well assignments.

How does winter storage work?  The winter storage fee includes haul-out, bottom wash, and launch in the spring as well as outdoor winter storage.  Our Harbor Master will approve the cradle or jackstands for safety reasons and transfers the boats from hoist to timbers for winter storage.  Shrink wrapping services are available in the area.

How do you arrange to use the Sonars?  Is it really free? You can call the Club Manager to arrange for a sailing instruction course or get checked out by one of our member instructors before taking out a Club Boat.  Club Boats may be signed out for three hours on a first come, first serve basis.  There is no fee to use them.

How do I get involved with a particular committee?  The Club Manager has a list of all our committee chairpersons and members.  You may also mention your interest to anyone on the Board of Directors.

When was the last assessment and is one planned? The last assessment was in 1999 when we proactively dredged the harbor because of very low water levels.  We are in the process of completing a major two year repaving of the parking lot that is being funded from our cash reserves.

Application Process

Interested in becoming a member of Great Lakes Yacht Club? Great! We review completed applications for membership on an ongoing basis.  If you would like more information on how to obtain an application, please click the button below, email us at greatlakesyachtclub@gmail.com, or call us at 586-778-9510.

Once we have received your completed application, the Club Manager will provide it to the Vice Commodore who is the Chairman of the Admissions Committee.  Someone from the Admissions Committee will contact you to tell you more about the club, the application process, and get to know you a bit.  This will include an opportunity for you to visit the club.

Application Voted Upon

Your application will be voted upon by the Board of Directors at its next monthly meeting (third Monday of each month).

Contact by Admissions Committee

One or two members of the Admissions Committee will visit you to present your new member package and collect initial fees.