JOIN OUR COMMUNITY
We welcome anyone to WRSC with a love of sailing, regardless of boat ownership, to become a part of our community. By joining our community, we expect you to be an active sailor and to contribute to the well-being of our club, to spread the love of sailing. We hope that new members find a home within one of our many fleets, so we assign each new member a mentor. Somebody to help you get to know the club, to show you the ropes, to bring you into the social fold of our club.
West River prides itself on being one of the most affordable clubs on the Chesapeake Bay. Our annual dues are low and our shared boat program offers a path to sailing that doesn't require the expenses of boat ownership. Making sailing within reach for younger generations and families has been a focus of club of years, as a result our Provisional and Associate Memberships offer a highly affordable entry into the sport and our club. WRSC's affordability is a result of our club being %100 volunteer-run. Whether it is volunteering for a board position, committee head, race committee, or club projects, every member is expected to pitch in around the club every now and then.
TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP
Available to any prospective member for a single season. The Provisional member is granted all the privileges of a regular member with the exception of voting in club elections. During the calendar year that a Provisional member joins they must declare their intent convert to Regular or Corinthian membership. With the approval of the Board they are granted their respective memberships and will be billed at the normal cycle for the following year. Provisional members may apply dues paid and adult sailing school expenses toward their following year’s dues and/or initiation fee as appropriate.
$380 | Accepted on Application.
Available to all owners of Cruising or Racing sailboats eligible for one of the Club’s sanctioned racing fleets. Regular members receive all rights, benefits and obligations of membership.
$691 | Reviewed Application, $672 Initiation Fee.
Available to persons who do not own a boat but to wish to participate in sailing with WRSC in the shared boat program, as crew with other members, or want to participate in other club activities. There is no initiation fee and this is a non-voting membership.
$691 | Reviewed Application.
A voting membership for people between the ages of 18 and 40 years. There are two age groups with different fees. This membership can be converted to a regular membership upon the payment of an initiation fee at any point. Previous dues can be used to offset the initiation fee.
Ages 18-30 - $52 | Ages 31-40 - $173 | Reviewed Application.
Available to persons under the age of 18 who wish to participate in the WRSC Junior Fleet. Parental consent is required. Can be converted to an Associate membership at age 18.
$15 | Reviewed Application.