Join our club

Membership includes year-round access to our award winning clubhouse which offers stunning views of the Marina and Harbour. Members can enjoy some outdoor 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.' 


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 Junior memberships, you pay 50% for first child and the rest go free. If you are between the age of 18 and 36 you can avail of HYC's gradual steps to full subscription with a unique 'phased step' subscription progression. (Our phased step subscription rates for 18 – 35-year-olds steps up over 17 years from €190-€220-€415-€610-€800-€1,008.)

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 significant discounts off food and beverages in the bar and restaurant, so if you use the club a lot you will make a great saving on your wining and dining. This membership also allows you to invite guests as per the Club rules. 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: €190-€1,008

Spouses, partners, 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. This membership also allows you to invite guests as per the Club rules.

Annual fee: €250

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.

Crew and Social Membership is open to all adults who want to get involved in sailing or social activities in HYC. It allows people to enjoy all the facilities of sailing and dining in the club. This membership is for personal use and if you would like to bring guests a Full ordinary membership may be more suited to your needs. We would love to discuss the opportunity with you. Please email [email protected] if you would like to hear more.

Annual Fee: €430

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: €160

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.

Annual fee: €130

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. This membership also allows you to invite guests as per the Club rules. (See MAP for confirmation of radius)

Annual fee: €305

This category is granted at the discretion of the General Committee; please ring the office on 01 832 2141 with any questions.

Annual fee: €105

Members older than 66 years that have been Ordinary Members for a specified period (depending on the year they joined HYC) can 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. This membership also allows you to invite guests as per the Club rules. For full details please contact the HYC admin team.

Annual fee: €510