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about our memberships

The Classic Yacht Club of America, Inc was created in 1971 for the purpose of promoting ownership, preservation, restoration, and knowledge of classic pleasure vessels. The Club holds dinner meetings in the early Spring and late Fall and four weekend rendezvous at select locations on the Chesapeake Bay during the boating season. These serve to promote fellowship and facilitate the exchange of information among the members.

Categories of Memberships

Regular Membership

An individual who owns a Classic vessel over 25 years in age or someone with a non-classic vessel who would like to participate in club events.

Annual Dues: $150.00

Associate Membership

An individual to qualify for Associate Membership status must meet one of the two (2) following criteria:

  1. Be a former CYCA member who no longer owns a boat but wishes to contribute to, and associate with,
    the CYCA;
  2. An individual that is interested in becoming a member and whose interests are compatible with those of

Annual Dues: $150.00

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Membership Benefits

CYCA Burgee, Yearbook and Name Badges

Proudly fly the Club burgee from your vessel’s prow and enjoy inclusion in the Yearbook, containing a Handbook, Member Directory (updated annually, featuring full color boat photographs and contact information) and other useful resources. Your name badge identifies you as a Club member at all functions.

CYCA Facebook and InstaGram Page

Posting to our private Facebook and InstaGram pages is an easy way to communicate important information, annoucements, pictures as well as your favorite boating experiences with fellow Club members.

CYCA Website

Our dynamic website is updated frequently to serve as a pipeline of information to the membership. Read about upcoming Club events, view members vessels, current and past Officers and Board members as well as learn of the CYCA’s rich history.

CYCA Rendezvous and Dinners

The season commences with an “Icebreaker” dinner in late March or April where a preview of the upcoming year’s fun adds to the pleasure of renewing Club friendships. The Fleet Captain organizes four Club cruises each boating season, with destinations from Chesapeake City in the North Bay to Solomons Island in lower mid Bay.  At the Annual Meeting/Dinner in the Fall, you will receive a full briefing from each outgoing Club Officer on the year’s notable achievements, witness the induction of new Club officers and Board members. 

Technical Resources Available from Other Members

Many members are seasoned boaters with a wealth of sea savvy to share. Some members are marine industry professionals and tradesmen who readily surrender their tips and ideas on acquiring and maintaining your dream yacht.

Bargains on Boating Purchases

Membership in CYCA and attendance at rendezvous affords you many discounts and specially-priced offers! These include: fuel and slip discounts; . As well as Members Only pricing on merchandise from the CYCA Ships’ Store. The Classic Yacht Club of America is a participating member of BoatUS Cooperating Group Program. Earn discounts on towing and membership packages.

Access to Other Chesapeake and Delaware Bay Region Yacht Clubs

Thanks to CYCA’s membership in the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Clubs Association, our members enjoy privileged access to a wide variety of other area yacht club facilities and services.