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“ . . . the Friendliest Yacht Club on Lake Michigan — the Sheboygan Yacht Club” - Janet Baxter, Chicago – Mac 2012

Come and experience what everyone is talking about; from the incredible cuisine and one of the best views on the eastern shore to a place that is the home to some of the most experienced and friendliest sailors on the Great Lakes. Our members will engage you whether your interests are sailing, yachting, learning and sharing maritime knowledge, or simply great camaraderie. Make the SYC your portal to the sea, from easily accessible docks, just steps from your car, you are just minutes away from open water.

Through our affiliation with the U.S. Sailing Center of Sheboygan, one of only four U.S. Sailing Centers in the United States, the Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club and Sea Scouts, we have played host to Olympic training events, The Nation’s Cup, Single Handed Sailing competition and have access to a wide array of equipment with power and sail boat education and training opportunities.

To get a brochure, arrange a visit or request a one-time one day pass, please contact our friendly Membership Secretary.

Joining is User Friendly!

Any person of age 18 years or over, friendly and of good character, with an interest in the promotion of the objectives and purposes of the organization is eligible for membership.

The SYC is a family friendly club so your membership can include your spouse and children under the age of 18 years. Spouses and family members may participate in all activities including dues work off and volunteer hour requirements.

Apprentice Family Membership Program

This is a two year program that includes requirements to attend six members meetings per year for two years and to participate with 25 volunteer hours per year for two years. Upon completion of the apprentice program you become eligible to apply for Active Member status entitling you to all the rights afforded this classification including the right to vote and hold office. One vote per Member/Family.

Associate Family Membership Program

This membership category was created to accommodate members who are not readily available or physically capable of participating in the apprentice program.

Associate members have access to the bar and galley, may host parties and meetings, are encouraged to attend members meetings and serve on committees. Associates may not vote or hold elected office and are not afforded boating privileges, such as access to slips and boat yard storage.

Friendly Application Process

Simply print, fill out, scan and e-mail or USPS mail the appropriate application to the SYC, attention: Membership Secretary, Sheboygan Yacht Club, 214 Pennsylvania Ave., Sheboygan, WI 53081-4636.

Membership Applications (click on selection)

Apprentice Application
Associate Application
Family Membership Request

Become a Member

Come and experience what everyone is talking about from the incredible cuisine and one of the best views on the western shore of Lake Michigan to a place that is home to some of the most experienced and friendliest sailors on the Great Lakes.

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