Membership

Thank you for your interest in the Santa Barbara Yacht Club. Founded in 1872, SBYC is the second oldest yacht club on the west coast.  We are a family-oriented club, rich with history and tradition in a spectacular beachfront location.  We’re devoted to promoting and managing yachting activities, advancing the art of seamanship, preserving maritime tradition, and providing for the social and recreational needs of our members, while being mindful of our important role in the community.

To become a member, one must have a Proposer, two Sponsors, a boating experience letter and the full amount of the initiation fee.  You don’t have to own a boat to be eligible for membership. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in participating in and promoting the development of yachting.

How to Join

  • If you know a member that will volunteer as your Proposer, please email communciations@sbyc.org to get a copy of the membership application packet. The application may be filled out and signed via Adobe Acrobat. You may email a signed copy to communications@sbyc.org or drop it off in person to our Front Desk.
  • If you do not know a member, please email communications@sbyc.org your contact information including: First & last name, email, and contact number and someone from the Membership Committee will be in contact with you. 

For more detailed step by step information regarding the membership process please contact, Membership Coordinator, Barbara Hernandez at communications@sbyc.org