When you become a member of the Sodus Bay Yacht Club you are opening the door to many fun experiences and friendships that will last a lifetime as well as to many benefits and programs designed to add value to your membership.  

Where Friends and Family Come Together

We come together over the love of  sailing. Whether you are a sail boater, power boater, or without a boat, the people you meet and the friends you will make will mean so much more to you than any of the brick and mortar facilities. Our full service bar & dining room, second floor lounge, spacious grounds, and gorgeous waterfront views present an inviting atmosphere for our members to socialize. When you walk into the club... everybody knows your name! You are met with an extended hand ready to assist or greet you with a smile. 

You may be surprised about the benefits and value of becoming a member of Sodus Bay Yacht Club. 
Would you like to:

SBYC has something for everyone. Contact us to learn more about why some of our current members joined and what they say about their experiences.

Membership Information


What type of membership fits you?

Active Membership (which includes spouse, partner, or significant other) is available to those aged 18 or older. Such membership entitles everyone living in the same household with the Active member, including children under age 20, to participate in all club activities

Senior Active Membership is available to those aged 75 and over, or to those 65 and over with 20+ years of membership seniority. These members are entitled to all club activities available to Active members.

Intermediate Membership is available to those aged 26 through 30 at the beginning of the calendar year. Intermediates have access to all club activities except voting privileges, dock or mooring assignment, or elective office.  For Intermediate members, Capital Improvement fund is waived and seniority accrues.

Junior Membership is available to those who are age 14 to 25 at the beginning of the calendar year. Juniors have access to all club activities except voting privileges, dock or mooring assignment, or elective office.  Capital Improvement fund is waived and seniority accrues.


We ask for only two items:
1) A completed SBYC membership application
2) A Letter of Introduction

This letter helps us get to know you, your boating history and your expectations for membership at SBYC.

Application for membership requires two Active or Senior Active members that are in good standing and have been members of the club for at least one year to serve as your sponsors. If you are new to the area or just do not know of any members for sponsorship, contact the Rear Commodore and arrange a meeting at the club. We would love to meet you, give you a tour, tell you about the club. That way we can get to know each other.

We are a dynamic organization with a wide variety of boating and social activities. Though we have a professional club manager and house staff, this is a volunteer organization. Our flag officers and directors are volunteers. Committee members are volunteers.  Regatta and race management, early bird dinners, die hard dinners, coordination of cruising activities – all volunteer. We love boating and we love the camaraderie of a group dedicated to boating. Member participation is how this all works. The application has a section for you to share your volunteer interest and skills.

2024 Membership Rates

(Pricing Before NYS Sales Tax)

Active Member*               $1,245

Senior Active Member *                        $995

Intermediate Member (26 - 30)                 $250

Junior Member (14 - 25)                               $125

Non-Resident Member                              $250

*An annual capital fund fee is required for these categories. This fee is determined annually and included in your invoice.

The Rear Commodore of the club is responsible for the membership records and the application and approval process for all new members. 

The Vice Commodore coordinates all docks, moorings and drysail assignments. To find out more about availability of these benefits contact the Vice Commodore today!

You do not need a boat to be a member of SBYC. You may be new to boating, between boats, a racer on someone else’s boat, or maybe done with your boating. Don't worry, you have the opportunity to get out on the water at minimal expense on one of SBYC’s four Ideal 18 sailboats.

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