New Members

We are always looking for new members and would like to welcome you to join Sligo Yacht Club! Please contact if you would like to more information.

Subscriptions 2024

Subscriptions apply for the calendar year and entitle a person to be a member of Sligo yacht Club for the duration of the year for which the fee has been paid.

We are now using an online form to take memberships.

Full (with changing room fob) €260
Family (with two changing room fobs)€400
Junior (under 19 OR in full time education)€120
Student (19 and over AND in full time education)€150
Senior (over 65 includes changing room fob)€200
Affiliate Member (Non-sailing, includes changing room fob)€120
Country Member (Sailing, includes changing room fob)€120

Membership Categories

Individual Member

Individual membership is available to those who have attained nineteen years. Full membership entitles a person to:

  • Rescue and racing on Sligo Bay at the designated times assigned to the various sailing classes. This includes the use of the services of the boat person to act as race officer for club racing, to provide ferrying services and additional boats to provide rescue cover.
  • Boat parking throughout the year on the designated grounds surrounding the clubhouse and use of the slipway
  • Full use of the social and changing facilities of the clubhouse. Changing facilities cannot be accessed without a fob.
  • Full members may vote at the AGM and may be elected as committee members of the club.
  • Ability to represent Sligo Yacht Club at both national and international events and membership of Irish Sailing.
  • Full members may be Flag Officers of the club1

Family Member

A family membership may include two partners together with their children up to the age of nineteen (or in full time education). The determination as to whether or not a person qualifies for family membership will be at the absolute discretion of the Committee. Family members are entitled to the same benefits as full members except they are entitled to two fobs and one vote at the AGM. Additional fobs can be purchased for adult family members.

Junior Member

Individual membership at a reduced subscription is available to those who have not yet attained nineteen years and to persons who are in full time education. Any such person is entitled to use the full facilities of the club including the changing facilities, slipway and social facilities such as the members bar. The member may also avail of the services of the boat person to act as OD for club racing and to provide ferrying services.

Student Member

Individual membership at a reduced rate is available for those aged 19 years and over and in full time education. Student members have the same privileges and obligations as a full member


Senior Member

Any member, whether family or individual, aged 65 and over shall have the option of becoming a senior member at a reduced subscription, while retaining the same privileges as a full member.

Honorary Member

The Committee may from time to time make available honarary life membership to an individual. An honarary member shall have the same rights and obligations as a full member, but will not be required to pay an annual subscription.

Invited Honorary Member

An invited honorary membership may also be bestowed on the custodian of a position within an organisation, while that person holds
that position. This membership will be referred to by the name of the position within the related association and the holders name.

Temporary Member

Anyone participating in Junior or Adult sailing courses or a “Try sailing” day are deemed temporary members of the club for the duration.
A Member may request Temporary Membership for a person who wishes to participate in club activities on a short term (visitor) or trial basis. Any such proposal should include the basis on which Temporary Membership is being requested.
Temporary Membership may be granted with the approval of a member of the Committee and upon payment of the appropriate subscription. Facilities available to Temporary Members will be defined by the Committee. Temporary members may be approved for a period of not more than a month in any calendar year. All Temporary memberships shall expire on the day before the Annual General Meeting following their acceptance as Temporary Member. Temporary members are not entitled to vote or be nominated at an AGM

Affiliate Member

Affiliate membership is open to members of other clubs and sporting groups who are aged 19 and over. Individuals may also be considered at the discretion of SYC committee. Affiliate members are generally approved through an affiliated group. They will have use of a fob to access the clubhouse changing facilities outside of busy sailing periods and access to the social facilities of the clubhouse. Affiliate members are not entitled to vote or be nominated at an AGM.

Country/Associate Member

This membership type may be available for indiviudal who are full members of another ISA-affiliated club (normal residence) and who may spend time in Sligo. The name of the “home club” club and proof of membership (or ISA number) is required.