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Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City.  The club currently has a waiting list for full membership that has grown to more than 325 applicants.  There is no way to accurately predict the length of wait for full membership since the annual attrition rate and potential expansion of our full membership base is unknown.  However, to help manage expectations we anticipate a potential 6+ year wait for full membership, and 1-2  year wait for the associate membership for anyone that applies today.  


Below is our membership waiting list packet, which includes a Letter from our Commodore, Membership Waiting List Application, Guidelines for Letters of Recommendation, Explanation of Membership Dues & Fees and our House Rules.  In order to secure a position on the waiting list the application, $250 deposit and two letters of recommendation from existing members must be submitted.  These sponsoring members must be two separate memberships, a husband and wife on the same membership does not meet this requirement.  Please be aware that for two individuals to apply for membership together they must be married, or if unmarried share the same residence.  If two individuals are unmarried and not sharing the same residence they must apply separately.


The club currently has an overall cap of 650 for full membership.  This membership cap has been put in place to help preserve the quality of the existing membership by not overwhelming the club in the summer months.  We do however offer an associate "off-season" membership available only to those on our membership waiting list, which gives access to the club 8.5 months of the year.  There is a cap of 125 associate memberships per off season.  The associate membership is an optional membership, accepting or declining will not help or hurt your position in line for full membership.  Further details about the associate membership process can be viewed on the Explanation of Membership Dues & Fees below.   


Once the completed Waiting List Application, $250 deposit and two letters of recommendation have been submitted the Board of Directors will review your application at the next monthly board meeting.  Upon approval you will be notified of your position on the waiting list.  Your position on the waiting list will only change once per year, when we complete our full membership renewal process late Spring.  *It is important for you to notify us of any changes in contact information while you are on our waiting list. 


Waiting list applications can be mailed to PO Box 182 Sea Isle City, NJ 08243.  You will be notified once your application is received and when your application will be reviewed by the Board of Directors.  If you have any additional questions regarding membership to the club please feel free to contact our General Manager Jim Collins 609-263-7282 or via email jim@ycsic.com


Membership Types


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Full Membership

Full Membership is our year-round membership offering. The Full Membership dues & fees for 2022 were $1,500 for couples, and $750 for single members. If married husband & wife must join at the couple membership rate. To be eligible for the single membership rate the individual must be unmarried. Full membership to the YCSIC is our year-round membership. Your position on the YCSIC waiting list indicates your number in line for full membership. The Club currently has a cap of 650 full memberships available. We begin our renewal process in December for the following year, and typically finalize our full membership by mid to late Spring.  


There are two ways in which we offer full membership to waiting list applicants;


1. Attrition - If a full member decides not to renew their membership for the upcoming year, their spot becomes available to the next waiting list applicant.


2. Expansion - If the Club decides to expand the total number of full memberships available. Each year prior to the start of our renewal process the Board of Directors determines how the Club handled our existing membership base and determines if expanding the full membership base is possible. (2022 the cap remained 650)


There is no way to accurately predict the length of time to become a full member, since the number of cancellations and potential expansion are unknown each year. However, to manage expectations anyone that applies today we tell them to please anticipate a 6+ year wait for full membership.   

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Associate Membership

The Club also offers an associate “off-season” membership, which is available only to those on our waiting list. Currently we have a cap of no more than 125 associate memberships per off-season.  The estimated wait time for the associate membership offer is 1-2 years. The associate membership is an optional membership offering, it does not help or hurt the waiting list applicant’s position in line for full membership.  If the applicant declines the associate offer, we extend the offer to the next applicant on the list until we reach our cap of 125 associate memberships.  Associates can then renew each off season until reached for full membership.  The associate membership timeframe is set as the weekend after Labor Day to weekend before Memorial Day.  

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Current Waiting List

If you have submitted a completed Waiting List Application, $250 Deposit and two Letters of Recommendation you will receive an email confirming receipt and successful submission of your application.  If you submitted a partial application your position on the waiting list has not yet been secured, and will not move forward for Board approval until all listed above have been received.  

 

Once a completed application has been submitted the Board of Directors will review your application at our next regularly scheduled Board meeting.  Upon Board approval your name will be added to the waiting list and you can find your position on the current waiting list link below.  Your position on the waiting list represents your number in line for Full Membership, there is not a separate waiting list for Associate Members.  Please remember that your position on the waiting list will only change once per year, when Full Membership renewal process has been completed in early Spring.  


Current YCSIC Waiting List

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Waiting List Packet


Below is our membership waiting list packet, which includes a Letter from our Membership Chair, Waiting List Application, Guidelines for Letters of Recommendation, Explanation of Membership Dues & Fees and our 2021 House Rules.  In order to secure a position on the waiting list the application, $250 deposit and two letters of recommendation from existing members must be submitted.  These sponsoring members must be two separate memberships, a husband and wife on the same membership does not meet this requirement.  Please be aware that for two individuals to apply for membership together they must be married or if unmarried share the same residence.  If two individuals are unmarried and not sharing the same residence they must apply separately.


 

Once the completed Waiting List Application, $250 deposit and two letters of recommendation have been submitted the Board of Directors will review your application at the next monthly board meeting.  Upon approval you will be notified of your position on the waiting list.  Your position on the waiting list will only change once per year, when we complete our full membership renewal process late Spring.  *It is important for you to notify us of any changes in contact information while you are on our waiting list. 


Waiting list applications can be mailed to PO Box 182 Sea Isle City, NJ 08243.  You will be notified once your application is received and when your application will be reviewed by the Board of Directors.  If you have any additional questions regarding membership to the club please feel free to contact our General Manager Jim Collins 609-263-7282 or via email jim@ycsic.com










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