General Membership Information

"The object of this Club shall be to encourage the sport of yachting, to promote the science of seamanship, navigation, and small boat handling, to maintain a suitable Clubhouse and Anchorage for the recreation and pleasure of its members."



General Information

Centerboard YC is a member-maintained boat club providing launch service to a protected mooring field in Portland Harbor.  CYC also offers youth sailing lessons in partnership with SailMaine, Wednesday night 'buoy races' for casual or competitive sailors, and several social events throughout the year supporting an active boating community!

Membership at Centerboard Yacht Club extends to all household members of your immediate family.

Boating Membership  (Vessels over 30' or draft 5' or more may experience a significant time on the 'wait-list'.  Interested boaters are urged to contact the Membership Committee prior to completing an application).

The application fee for 'Boating' membership is $100 which is non-refundable and due within 10 days of making an application.  No action will be taken on your application prior to receiving the application fee. 

Boating membership dues are $1,250, billed in two parts (spring and fall) which can be offset annually with up to 25 work credit hours. In addition, the following fees apply:
  • Initiation Fee - $250
  • Building Fund Fee - $250/year for the first 5 years of membership
  • Contingency Fund Fee - $50/year starting in year 6
  • Annual Mooring permit fees -$80 for Portland/South Portland Residents, $160 for everyone else paid directly to the Harbor Commission ( http://www.portlandharbor.org/mooring-permit  )
  • Your dues includes launch service by our licensed Stewards (typically 9AM-9PM, 7 days a week during the season)
  • Boating Members are responsible for ownership, maintenance, biennial inspection (every 2 yrs) and registration of their mooring tackle. 
  • Dinghy storage (wet and dry) is available for $50.

Boating partnerships are not permitted.



Social Membership  (Currently full  -  pls. contact the Membership Committee for further details before completing application)

The application fee for 'Social' membership is $100 which is non-refundable and due within 10 days of making an application.  No action will be taken on your application prior to receiving the application fee.

  • Initiation Fee - $100
  • Social Membership Dues - $300
  • Building/Contingency Fund Fee - $250/year for the first 5 years of membership
  • Contingency Fund Fee - $50/year starting in year 6
  • The Social Membership allows members to use the land side of the Club but does not include the use of the waterfront (by watercraft) including the floats and boat ramp.

If you have further questions, a member of the Committee will be pleased to meet with you to discuss CYC’s facility, several programs available, & other great resources!  

Bob Doran, Chairman

CYC Membership Committee

Centerboard Yacht Club

membership@centerboardyachtclub.org


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