Located on it’s own private island in a prime part of Wilson harbor with new floating docks, water and electric service WYC is thought by many to be a hidden jewel. Being small (limited to 50 regular members) enhances the club atmosphere of camaraderie and sociability. It also places a premium on the selection of members who will be active participants in club activities.
Financial costs are relatively low because we, the members own the property and maintain it largely with our own labor. Each member is required to contribute a minimum of 10 hours of work each year along with house clean up assignments once or twice a year. In order for a member to remain in good standing, financial and work obligations must be met on time and of course, the few established rules must be observed.
Club affairs are administered by a Board of Governors. The board assigns members to the various standing and special committees, which perform the operating functions. Members are expected to take their turn serving on these committees and if elected as officers.
REGULAR MEMBERSHIP provides clubhouse privileges, a boat slip and voting at membership meetings. We have a member’s honor bar (yeah imagine that, a yacht club with a bar) with beer, wine and soft drinks along with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your “summer house” and the grounds. Spouses of members have all the privileges of members except for voting. Guests and children of members must be accompanied by members.
Boats docked at the club are limited to 34 feet or smaller and must be covered by a liability insurance policy of $100,000 minimum and an agent’s certificate of such insurance must be provided to the Secretary initially and then yearly upon request.
Successful applicants are admitted first to a probationary status as a Member Candidate, which has a maximum term of two years after which they become full members. Member Candidates have all the privileges of full membership except voting and holding office.
So what does it cost to become a member of the Wilson Yacht club?
As of spring 2020 it breaks down like this…
-Initiation fee – $1,700.00 plus tax paid in two installments over two years.
-Yearly Full Member Dues $400.00 plus tax
– Dock fees (for this example a 30 sailboat, your mileage may vary bigger/smaller.)
$362.00 slip with power and water
$300.00 special assessment for the new dock debt.
The first three years look like this:
Year One $1,950.00
Year Two $1,950.00
Year Three $1,100.00
All in around $1,100.00 yearly for membership in one of the oldest yacht clubs on lake Ontario. Your “share” of a private island surrounded by the beauty of Wilson harbor with first class dock facilities. Walking distance to many of the area bars and restaurants. Membership is limited to 50.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please complete and return the application.
Please Email completed form to:
Or Mail to:
WYC Membership Applications
P.O. Box 428
Wilson, NY 14172
For more information please contact the Membership Chair:
Bill West at (716) 345-2210.