Membership

Balmoral Sailing Club welcomes new members of all backgrounds, ages and abilities. So, whether you are 5 or 85, or anywhere in between, you'll enjoy being a member and sailing or volunteering here.

Membership Categories

The club has five major membership categories. We encourage membership of families and our fees are structured to ensure that all members of a family can afford to participate as members with the Club.

To determine which membership category applies please read the definitions below.

1. Family

A family comprises the spouse and immediate children of an applicant. The children need to qualify as 'Junior' members in terms of the description below.

2. Senior 

A senior is a person over 18 years of age.

3. Junior 

A junior is a person who is 18 years or under as at the 1 September of the year in which the subscriptions and/or fees are due and payable. A junior member under the age of 16 years must have at least one associated adult member in any of the other membership categories: family, senior, race official or social. 

4. Race Official

A race official is usually a volunteer who donates his or her services to the Club (i.e. Race Control, Safety Patrol, etc.) and does not sail regularly.

5. Social 

A social member is a person who does not sail in club races or events, is not a race official and is not involved in the administration of the club. 

NB: Only financial members of BSC can compete and be awarded points in the club's sailing events.

Boat Owner Categories 

The Boat Owner's fee is an annual charge which is payable for each boat you intend to register and race with the Club. It covers all your weekly Race Entry fees.

There is a Senior and Junior Boat Owner’s fee.

The correct fee to pay is determined as follows:

1. If the boat to be registered is helmed by a person who qualifies as a Senior member, then the Senior Boat Owner’s Fee is payable.

2. If the boat to be registered is helmed by a person who qualifies as a Junior member, then the Junior Boat Owner’s Fee is payable.

Fees

Membership Type Annual Fee* Boat Owner's Fee*
Family $490.00 $150.00 (Senior helm)  $55.00 (Junior helm)
Senior $240.00 $150.00
Junior $140.00   $55.00
Race Official   $15.00 N/A
Social $130.00 N/A

* Please note these fees apply as at 01/09/2017. The Club reserves the right to vary these fees at any time.

Australian Sailing

Australian Sailing is a federation of eight State and Territory Associations, often referred to as Member Yachting Associations (MYAs). Balmoral Sailing Club is affiliated with Yachting New South Wales (YNSW), which is the governing body for the sport of sailing in New South Wales. Broadly speaking its responsibilities include administering, promoting and developing the sport in New South Wales. YNSW levies a fee on the Club. The Club in turn recovers that fee from members by incorporating it into its annual membership subscriptions. By becoming a financial member of BSC you will automatically be entitled to the benefits available from Australian Sailing, including personal accident insurance,  and will be provided with an AS number. 

NB: Fees may be halved for new members joining the club on or after 1 February in any season and may be reduced to zero if joining after 1 April.

Membership Application Form

Please complete the application form and submit it. (All fields marked with an asterisk must be completed or the form will not be able to be submitted.)

Once your Proposer and Seconder (who MUST be financial members of Balmoral Sailing Club) have confirmed your nomination with the Membership Officer, your application will be put to the Board.

Assuming your membership is ratified, the Memebrship Officer will then invoice you for the fees due and payable.

Member Details
Boat Owner Details
Proposer and Seconder (must be financial members of BSC)
Constitution and Rules of the Club

Note that by agreeing to be bound by the rules of the club, applicants agree to:

  • Pay all charges as required
  • Adhere to the current Sailing Instructions of the club and the current Australian Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing
  • Hold, at least, current third party personal and property liability insurance for all nominated boats
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For more information contact:

BSC Membership Officer

Murray Freeman

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Bank details for all payments:

BSB: 633 000

Account Number: 153560891

Account Name: Balmoral Sailing Club Incorporated

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