Membership Inquiries  


The RYC Board of Directors welcomes your inquiry regarding membership in our club.

Before concerning yourself with the monetary costs of membership, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the club’s concept of operations.

Ours is an incorporated entity with 100 regular members who share equally in the operation of our facilities.


As a condition of membership: EACH YEAR, MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO CONTRIBUTE APPROXIMATELY 80 HOURS OF PERSONAL TIME TO THE CLUB AS PART OF THEIR CONTINUED MEMBERSHIP.

This includes:

  • participation in our Docks-In and Docks-Out full day (7 AM – 4 PM) work parties on a Saturday in May and October. Attendance at these work parties is mandatory for continued membership.
  • performing 5 eight-hour security duty shifts spread out over the May-October season. Members will do;
    • two midnight to 8AM shifts;
    • one or two 8AM-4PM shifts; and
    • one or two 4PM-midnight shifts.
  • performing 24 hours of work-share (cleaning, painting, building/renovating land and water facilities etc, grass cutting, adjusting dock chains, maintaining the storage compound, public affairs etc.). Work-share is supervised by various Club Directors. Work-share is mandatory for continued membership.

If you are applying for membership, please print the application form. Fill it in and enclose a $20.00 non-refundable cheque made out to “The Rockcliffe Yacht Club”.

RYC Membership

PO Box 44038

Ottawa, ON

K1K 4P8

Membership and fee structure

Initiation Fee (One-time charge)

$1,200 – Payable upon approval of your membership

Membership (recurring)

$160 – Active member

$120 – Out-of-port member

$40 – Associate member

Facilities Fees

Dock space

$175 – minimum, plus $10/ft. over 20ft

Payable in full by May 1st.

Boats larger than 33ft., (including protrusions fore and aft) are not accommodated at a dock

Mooring ball

$100

Member provides own harness.

Large (40ft.) or heavy displacement boats require special consideration by RYC officers.

Dinghy dock is provided.

Other fees

Dinghy (mooring users exempt) – $25

Canoe/Kayak – $25

Dry sail/Drip slip – $100

– can be stored in compound at no cost

Storage Compound

(Available to members only)

Winter

– Minimum fee is $100

– Cradle or trailer without a boat pays the base rate – $75.

– Rate based on square footage/footprint of boat (length x beam; not including mast overhang or trailer tongue). 

– Rate is $0.72 per square foot.

Summer

– Minimum fee is $100

– Rate based on square footage/footprint of boat (length x beam; not including mast overhang or trailer tongue). 

– Rate is $0.72 per square foot.

Provided space is available, members owning more than one boat may store these additional boats at increased rates.

We can be found at 1505 Airport-Marina Road, just look for “Airport-Marina Road” on the North side of the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway just east of the Canada Aviation Museum. All visitors must report to the security officer on duty.


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