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We are offering all new adult members a free sailing, kayak or SUP lesson if you join before 15 July 2021.
Howth Yacht Club offers a range of Membership Categories to suit all ages and all levels. Below are details of the membership categories available and the prices. All Membership Fees can be paid monthly by direct debit.
Ordinary membership is our premium membership and is ideal for active members who are keen to be involved in HYC and participate in year-round sailing. It provides extra value with the opportunity to add on an Associate Member to share all your premium membership benefits as well as provide massive savings on children, you pay 50% for first child and the rest go free. If you are between the age of 25 and 30 you can avail of HYC's gradual steps to full subscription with a unique 'phased step' subscription progression. (Our phased step subscription rates for 25 – 30-year-olds steps up over 5 years from €190-€365-€570-€885.)
Ordinary (Full) members have the added opportunity of applying for berthing for their boats on our fully owned and provisioned 250 berth marina or on our moorings in the outer harbour. Full Members get 20% off all drinks in the bar and 15% off all food in the bar and restaurant, so if you use the club a lot you will make a great saving on your wining and dining. Full Membership carries voting rights and, as a club run by volunteers, we encourage you to get involved in the club in areas that you are interested in.
Annual fee: €885
Spouses, widows or widowers of Ordinary Members, Senior Members or Honorary Members are open to apply for Associate Membership. These members are able to and encouraged to enjoy all the facilities and activities of the club.
Annual fee: €225
This is a great way to avail of the discount benefit for families that want everyone to be a member. The category provides for the parents and children of a family and includes at least one full voting member (Ordinary or Senior), one other adult membership (Ordinary, Senior or Associate) and unlimited junior members (age 18 and under).
Annual Fee: Sum of both parent memberships plus 50% of first junior member and all the rest of your kids go free, so definitely one for families who want to sail and enjoy the club facilities and courses.
We have an active and successful cadet membership and offer a multitude of opportunity to this age group (18-24) with respect to sailing and motorboat courses. Our recent development of the HYC Under 25 Keelboat Squad allows keen sailors to aspire to competing at events of the highest international level.
Annual fee: €135
Our junior members enjoy year-round sailing activity including the hugely popular Summer Sailing Courses, club racing, junior events, keelboat evenings and is open to all up to the age of 18. We endeavour to provide sailing for all junior members and encourage parents to consider getting involved in their children's sailing development. Click Here for some more details and what Junior Membership has to offer kids from 6 to 18 years of age.
A more recent category of membership, as a low-cost entry to HYC, Asgard Membership is ideal for adults who have not been a member before. Asgard Membership allows new members (and members that have lapsed for more than 2 years) full access to sailing and the club-house 7 days a week. As an Asgard Member you can participate in club social activities and year-round sailing. Between now and the end of July we are offering a free sailing, Kayak or SUP lesson to all new applicants in order to give them a taste and some guidance to get them on their pathway towards joining other boats as crew. We have a full programme with our Come Sailing initiative available to Asgard Members. Terms and Conditions apply.
Annual fee: €310 (€25.80 per month).
This category is open to applicants who are resident outside a radius of 60km from Howth or are members of another club with with HYC has a reciprocal arrangement. (See MAP for confirmation of radius)
Annual fee: €260
This category is available to applicants who are defined as non-residents of the island of Ireland.
Annual fee: €65
Members older than 66 years that have been Ordinary Members for a period of not less than 10 continuous years qualify for discounted Senior Membership. The member continues to enjoy all of the benefits of Ordinary Membership, while rewarding years of association with a discounted subscription. Annual fee: €435
Membership includes year-round access to our award winning clubhouse which offers stunning views of the Marina and Harbour. Members can enjoy some ourdoor dining and refreshments on the upper deck area which which has a Pergola on order with retracting roof and glass sliding walls that can open and close to suit the weather conditions. Inside we have several dining and meeting rooms including our Centenary Room at the top of the house with a balcony area offering panoramic views of Howth and the Harbour area. On the Water we have sailing lessons, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, dinghy sailing, club racing & cruising taking place all through the summer. We have lots of social activities available to members including Bridge, Mah-jong, Art Classes, Pilates, Snooker, Reading Groups, Writing Groups, snooker, a golf society, and lots of social events in the calendar on a normal year.
We keep all our members updated through our website, our social media channels and our regular HYC newsletter which details the latest events, entertainment, sailing news, food offerings and lots more information. Please let us know if we can add you to our list, if you are not getting it.
The club operates a 'club card' discount scheme which entitles members to various hospitality and other discounts - see 'Member discounts' and in the sidebar opposite.. Membership of Howth Yacht Club also entitles members to many benefits from the Irish Sailing Association, as part of our 'Joint Membership Affiliation Scheme.'