Membership Organization

Application Process

Individuals desiring election to membership in the Hampton Yacht Club must, through their primary sponsor, submit a completed Hampton Yacht Club application form to the Club Secretary. An application may be signed by the primary sponsor. The candidate must complete and return the application along with the initiation fee to the primary sponsor, who then returns the application to the Club. Each completed application shall contain the signatures of the primary and secondary sponsors as well as the names of two additional member references. The application must also be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the primary sponsor.

The application is presented to the Board of Director at the following board meeting. If approved by the Board of Directors, the Secretary shall post the candidate’s application for thirty days after which the Board of Directors shall act on the application with eight affirmative votes required to elect the candidate.

Membership Highlights

  • Annual Race Management Seminar for those members who are interested in working on the Club’s Race Committees. This supports the Sailboat Racing Program.
  • Periodically, lectures and general interest programs are presented after monthly membership meetings.
  • Two annual clam digs followed by a clam bake on the docks.
  • Annual Pig Picking.
  • Special parties and dinners on Halloween,Valentine’s Day, and other special occasions.
  • Annual Fishing Tournament and Fish Fry.
  • Sail training for adults using the clubs Sonar Fleet.
  • An active sail training program for juniors. Training courses range from beginner to advanced racer with children starting the program as early as age 6.
  • Children’s Christmas party.
  • Organized Club cruises for both sail and power boats. In addition, many spontaneous cruises with associated parties are enjoyed by HYC members.
  • Members and their guest are invited to two large parties sponsored by the club each year, the annual Christmas party and the spring Flag Raising party.
  • The Mainsheet is a monthly newsletter sent to all members that provides timely news on the club’s activities, treasurer’s report, dining room specials, racing results, and much more.


Like most US yacht clubs HYC is a member of Yachting Club of America (  Registered clubs normally offer reciprocity to other club’s members which typically includes use of the club’s facilities and the ability to rent transient dockage on a space available basis. The YCoA  book which lists member clubs and their offerings is available in the club office. Member clubs include Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans, San Diego Yacht Club, and many more.

Additionally, HYC has historically had special arrangements with a few Bay clubs which offer limited free dockage. These include:

It is always advisable to contact a club ahead of time to insure availability.

One free night per month:

  • Fishing Bay YC
  • Mathews Yacht Club
  • Rappahannock YC
  • Two Rivers YC
  • Warwick YCC

Second night free:

  • Indian Creek YCC
  • Gibson Island Sailing Squadron

One free night per year:

  • Seaford YC

One night free per quarter plus courtesy billing:

  • Norfolk YCC

Courtesy Billing:

  • Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club

Consolidated Schedule of Fees, Dues and Charges January 1, 2020

(Note: Rates and charges are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the HYC Board of Directors.)