Thank you for your interest in the Lake Norman Yacht Club! LNYC is a sailing club for members of all experience levels. Our mission is to promote the sport of sailing, both recreational cruising and racing. We have an active keelboat fleet, and our junior program is one of the strongest in the southeast!
If you haven't already been to the club, we highly recommend coming to visit for a tour or one of the many events this season.
We do have a limited number of club-owned boats that members can use, including a Highlander, a Flying Scot, a San Juan 21, and 420s and Vanguard 15s (420s and V15s belong to the junior program, but adults use them too). For any of these boats, you would contact the captain for that particular fleet and they will check you out on the boat and have you sign any associated waivers.
There are two types of membership, Associate and Resident, available to New Members.
Associate members can enjoy full use of the property, including the pavilion, clubhouse, swimming area, and launch ramps. The biggest difference is that Associate members are not permitted to keep boats on the property. Associate members can attend all the annual meetings of the club, but in the case of a vote, they do not have the opportunity to vote. Of course, they can contribute to the discussion!
Resident members have a vote in any situations that might arise during annual meetings, and they can keep property on the property, including boats on trailers in dry storage, a sailboat in a slip, or a camper in one of our campsites. Resident membership includes one dry storage space
for a sailboat. Powerboat dry storage incurs additional fees. Slip space is for sailboats only and involves additional fees. Slips are limited and there may be a waiting list.
For either type of membership, you'll have a one-time initiation fee and then annual dues. Your dues are prorated from the date your membership is approved by the board of directors. In addition, all club members have the responsibility to serve on race committee. This means you will go out and help run races on a weekend of your choice. You'll sign up for duty and the PRO (principal race officer - the person in charge of the racing) will reach out to you so she/he can assign you a role that you feel comfortable with doing. Running races takes a few people who know racing very well, but also takes many people who don't have to have an extensive knowledge of racing. Secondly, since we're an all-volunteer club, members are asked to come out and help at one of the club workdays or complete a club project on their own time.
If LNYC sounds like the right fit for you, please apply by clicking here.
If you have more questions before you decide, please contact our membership chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will be happy to assist you!
Last updated 8:34pm on 31 May 2023