Membership

The Huon Yacht Club is an active club with a strong and healthy membership.  We welcome new members, yacht and motorboat owners, and prospective crew persons.

Our sailing season begins in late September with The Pipe Opener, a combined weekend of sailing in conjunction with Derwent Sailing Squadron.

Club races commence in early October and continue through to early April. Saturday is our usual race day for Harbour Courses and Long Distance Pennant races. We combine with Port Cygnet Sailing Club for the four Race,   Mc Laren series. Twilight races commence in early November on Thursday evenings and continue until late March.

The Club hosts post race barbecues following all Twilight Races and at least two Harbour Races each month. These are very well attended by crews, families, and friends. 

Pennant/ Race Fees

Harbour Pennant (5 Races)                  $10.00

Long Distance Pennant (5 Races)        $10.00

Autumn Harbour Series (5 Races)       $10.00

Twilight Pennant         (10 Races)         $10.00

Twilight Autumn Series  (5 races)         $5.00

Single Race Entry                                     $4.00

All race fees are due prior to the first race of the season.  They are contained in the Membership form below to be paid with your new or renewed membership.

Membership Fees

Membership fees have increased from previous years as they now include an Australian Sailing Number for each member. A Family Membership is $145 (2 adults plus children under 18), an Adult Membership is $95 and a Junior Membership (under 18) is $15.

This was moved at the AGM to bring our club in line with all the other Clubs that are affiliated with Australian Sailing and Yachting Tasmania.

The Australian Sailing Number entitles members to on the water insurance, insurance while travelling to and from boats or the club, and Slipway, and online use of Australian Sailing services including the International Rules of Racing Blue Book, training, course enrolment and a range of shopping and service discounts. For more information go to  www.sailing.org.au .

We are aware this is an increase and may affect some members’ ability to pay all at once, and so we are prepared to offer a payment option to any member who may require it.

Existing members membership-renewal-form. Please complete then mail or scan and email the form.

New Members please use this membership_application_form

You may complete the form online or by downloading it and then filling it in either manually or by computer however you cannot save it or email it directly ie it must still be printed.  Users familiar with software such as CutePDF or PDF-XChange will be able to save and email directly.

The Huon Yacht Club Inc is an affiliated Australian Sailing club

Liability

All those taking part in HYC races conducted by the club, or on behalf of another body, do so at their own risk and responsibility. The HYC is not responsible for the seaworthiness of a yacht, whose entry is accepted, or the sufficiency or adequacy of its equipment. The HYC reserves the right to refuse an entry. Attention is drawn to RRS Fundamental Rule 4, which states, “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.”

Club Meetings

All Meetings will be held in the clubhouse on the 1st Tuesday of each Month starting at 7.30pm.