Lewes Yacht Club, LYC, Delaware, Lewes, membership, private club
Thank you for your interest in the Lewes Yacht Club!
The Lewes Yacht Club membership is now at its limit, therefore a current member must drop out to allow space for a new member.
LYC maintains a Wait List for membership (click "Current Wait List" on the side menu to view the wait list). While there is no reliable estimate of the time that will pass until a membership vacancy will occur, currently new applicants can expect to be on the waiting list for three to five years.
To be placed on the wait list, you must fill out an Application for the Wait List and submit a non-refundable fee of $300.00. Please click "Apply for Wait List" on the side menu for a writable PDF; you may type your answers in the form and then save/print it for mailing or simply print the form, complete, and mail. When the Club receives the application and fee, a letter or email will be sent confirming that the applicant is on the waiting list. If the fee is not received within 14 days, the application will be cancelled.
When membership falls below the numerical limit, then those on the waiting list, are invited to join the Club, in first-come first-served order. If the person invited to join declines or if they do not respond to the invitation, their position on the waiting list is forfeited and the next person on the list is asked to join. This procedure continues until the Club is again at its limit of members.
When a membership vacancy occurs, you will be mailed a membership application form to be completed and returned with the appropriate fees. At that time, you will need two LYC memberships in good standing to sponsor your application. It might be a good idea to identify your sponsors while you are waiting to reach the top of the list.
Positions on the membership wait list are NOT transferable. Joint memberships are offered to couples with a legal marriage license recognized by the state of Delaware. You may follow your “progress” on the Membership Wait List. The wait list is updated approximately each month.
Note – Wait List Application must be in the name of one individual or a couple; only the names listed on the application will be offered membership (i.e. be sure to name your spouse or partner).
Many of our current members have found this to be a worthwhile wait. We hope you will feel the same when the membership opportunity occurs.