Apply for Membership

If you’d like to apply for membership of BSC, please contact Barry Hambrick membership@birminghamsailingclub.org

Questions & Answers

1. What kinds of membership are available?
Regular Membership This form of membership is appropriate for most. It is intended for those who wish to have full access to the club, facilities, and events. It also allows members to keep boats at the club. The cost for Regular membership includes an initiation fee and annual membership fees. Wet or dry slip fees are additional. All fees are normally billed on a quarterly basis but can be paid annually in January.

Associate Membership -shall be limited to those individuals who shall have attained the age of twenty-one (21) years and who applied for and were accepted as members for this membership. The term of an Membership is for one year from the date of acceptance by the membership. They may be renewed on an annual basis by the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors has the right to refuse to renew Associate Memberships Associate Membership is valid for a maximum period of 4 years, then the Associate must either become a Regular or Social Member.

Intermediate Membership Intermediate Memberships shall be limited to those individuals who have not attained the age of twenty-eight (28) years, and who are not otherwise eligible for Student Membership and who applied for and were accepted as members for this membership

Student Membership Student Memberships shall be limited to those individuals who shall have attained the age of eighteen (18) years, but who have not attained age twenty-five (25), and who are full time students in high school or institutions of higher learning and who applied for and were accepted as members for this membership.

2. How do I become a member?
BSC is a private club, not a public marina. Membership requires sponsorship by two current club members, and there are additional requirements.

The Membership Chair can explain the entire process, including the dues schedule and other costs (which we strive to keep quite reasonable).

If you already know members of the club who will sponsor you, you should obtain an application form from one of them or the Membership Chairperson (members can download a PDF of the form after logging in), fill it out, have these members sponsor you and indicate so on the form, and then submit the application to the Membership Chair.

If you do not know any members of the club, you should contact the Membership Chair and he or she will get you in touch with some members who will interview you and may become your sponsors.

3. I would like a wet slip. Can I move my boat over immediately upon membership approval?
Probably not. We are limited in our slip capacity. As a result, in most instances our wet slip capacity is completely full. A process is in place allowing members to be placed on a waiting list for a wet slip once approved for membership. Wet slips are assigned on a first come first served basis, subject to the constraints of various resources (boat/slip sizes and so forth). Wait times vary. If you do not have a trailer and have to have a wet slip, alternate arrangements should be made.

4.   I would like a dry slip. Can I move my boat over immediately upon membership approval?
Historically, there has been no problem getting immediately assigned to a dry slip, however circumstances vary and will be discussed upon approval of membership.

5.  Can I bring my pet to the club?
No, we have several camping opportunities throughout our club and grounds, we honor this request of our members.

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