Membership

Half Moon Bay Yacht Club prides itself in being a relaxed, informal, friendly environment where experienced sailors and those new to the sport can mingle and enjoy all that the Coastside has to offer. We are a volunteer-based organization that requires the active involvement of all our members. This keeps our dues down, the food and drink prices reasonable, supports a fleet of club boats and promotes a close relationship among the members. Volunteers invariably feel paid back many times over for their efforts – a “Community of Friends” is our club motto!

Whether you are an expert sailor, a beginner, a cruiser or a racer, there is something for everyone. The calendar includes a variety of events such as regattas, fun race days, adult classes, women sailing days, youth sailing camp and much more! On non-windy days members can also enjoy the tranquil harbor on a club kayak or stand-up paddleboard. The club is truly unique in that it maintains a fleet of 20ft keelboats, 15ft racing dinghies, Lasers and Optimists for members to use – at no extra charge. If you have your own boat or kayak, there is also storage space available in our boatyard.

And of course, let’s not forget the on shore side of things. There are many events going on at the club, catering for all members – happy hour, themed dinner nights, movie night, opera night, BBQ, potluck, the list is endless! Click here to see the calendar and to get more details on current events in our weekly newsletter Tell Tales.
As a member of HMBYC you will also enjoy reciprocal privileges at many yacht clubs in the Bay Area and worldwide. Members are also able to rent HMBYC facilities for a private party at very reasonable rates. HMBYC offers a beautiful venue to enjoy with family and friends both on and off the water, what better reason do you need to become a member of our Community of Friends!

Click here to learn more about the different types of membership and dues structure.