Ordinary membership (age 36+)

Around $163 per month.

Benefits of full membership of Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club include:

  • Membership card.
  • Member email communication and exclusive invitations to Club events.
  • Vehicle access through front gate and on-site parking permit.
  • Member pricing for bar and restaurant purchases.
  • Access to Members’ Bar and Bowline restaurant.
  • Free member Wi-Fi in main clubhouse.
  • Debit and credit facility.
  • Bring up to 5 accompanied guests to the Clubhouse.
  • RFBYC Member app.
  • Online website portal for members and access to member only information. 
  • Invitation to New Members’ Night function along with your Proposer and Seconder for your introduction to the Club and receive a free gift bag from the Flag Officers.
  • Book for Club events and social activities.
  • Birthday gift.
  • Quarterly club publication, Tidings magazine.
  • Purchase RFBYC Club merchandise at member reduced prices.
  • Voting rights.
  • May nominate new members (after 5 years of membership).
  • May register a vessel and apply for storage (pens, moorings, tender racks, off the beach classes, yacht hard standing area).
  • Access to all club on water activities.
  • Member discounts for training courses.
  • Australian Sailing registration and personal accident insurance.
  • May book the Roland Smith Room, Athol Hobbs Room or Ward Room for private functions and corporate events.
  • Access to Club catering and functions team.
  • Free Sunday Sessions through the summer months with live music.
  • Enter for Club racing events.
  • Free access to over 20 Twilight Sailing evenings, often with live music.
  • Access to more than 50 Reciprocal Clubs around the world.
  • Spouse or de facto partner may join as an Associate for a very low annual fee.
  • Accumulate points towards membership discounts in Senior years.


Fees for Ordinary 36+:
  • Annual subscriptions and levy of $1961 per year. Subscriptions are charged at the start of the membership year, 1 May or in quarterly instalments (4% admin fee).
  • The Capital Works Levy is an annual fee and these funds are not used for the running costs of the Club.
  • There is a House Support minimum spend requirement of $200 in each six month period ending in April and October. Any shortfall is thereafter charged to members accounts.
  • Entrance Fee, a once off nomination fee is payable to join the Club. This can be paid in 12 instalments of around $146 per quarter spread over your first 3 years of membership (plus a small fee) or pay $1760 upfront.
Online membership application
Complete the form online and submit it to the Membership Coordinator.