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The Branford Yacht Club, located on the Connecticut Shoreline along Long Island Sound, has a maximum membership of 375 regular members and 200 social members. Applicants for membership must be at least 21 years of age and residents of the State of Connecticut. To become a regular member, you must complete a current BYC membership application, and have it signed by a sponsor who is a member in good standing and willing to attest to the character and conduct of the applicant. To join, complete the application: BYC Membership Application or the application can be obtained from the Secretary by your sponsor. The applicant and sponsor need to complete the application along with proof of State of Connecticut residency and return it to the BYC Secretary. A valid Connecticut driver's license or something similar will be accepted as proof of residency. Individuals seeking Social Membership should reach out to the membership committee who will gladly go over the Social membership program membership@branfordyc.org.

During their first year, all new Regular members shall be required to attend a minimum of three (3) regular meetings, work a minimum of six hours, and participate in, at least, the Flag Raising ceremony or the end of season Clambake.

We are a "working club" where all our members take part in supporting the club by joining work parties to maintain the docks, buildings, and the grounds. We also ask all members to join one of our committees which oversee various aspects of the club. Finally, we ask that our members attend and enjoy the amazing food, friends, and fun at the club's regularly scheduled social events including our famous Opening Day Ceremony, Italian night dinner, Christmas party, and our end of season Clambake, to name just a few.

Membership in the Branford Yacht Club entitles the member to use the club facilities as further explained in the Marina and House Rules. The club provides all members with access to a beautiful waterfront clubhouse, its facilities and grounds on the banks of the Branford River. The club also provides outdoor deck and waterside seating where you will find picnic tables and a wonderful fire pit that serves as a regular gathering place on most warm summer nights. Additional amenities include a Bar, outdoor grill area, bocce court, kayak and paddle board rental, a large covered Pavilion that members may rent for functions, full kitchen and more. The member is entitled to bring guests to the club and to club functions.

There is a guest policy which allows members to share Branford Yacht Club experiences with non-members and many of those guests are soon counted among the membership to become part of the greater family of the BYC. We are a very affordable club. Whether you're a sailor, power-boater, or just looking for a great place to socialize, join us... we have something to offer everyone.

There is no doubt that the BYC is a jewel for all its members to enjoy and it has grown to be a respected port of call for mariners of all types as they navigate the coastal waters of Connecticut.

Social Membership Application Regular Membership Application