Become a Member

Active members shall have full priveleges of the clubhouse, dock, beach, and other facilities. Active members shall have exclusive voting rights on the basis of one vote for each member. Active members shall solely have the privelege of office and governorship. 

To become a member, each candidate for membership shall be proposed by one member and seconded by another on forms provided for that purpose.

The proposer and seconder shall cause the application to be filed with the secretary and endorsed by two members of the Membership Committee or the Board of Governors, stating the knowledge of the candidate which enables them to assume the responsibility of recommending such candidate as a desirable member of the Club.

The Membership Committee shall elect all members of the Club by ballot, with two negative votes cast excluding a candidate from membership.

Within 30 days after mailing of the notice to them of their election, new members shall pay an initiation fee as set by the Board of Governors. If the initiation fee is not paid, the election shall be void.

Falmouth Yacht Club offers four classes of membership:

Active Membership

Active Membership is open to persons 21 years of age or older.

Active members shall have full priveleges of the clubhouse, dock, beach, and other facilities. Active members shall have exclusive voting rights on the basis of one vote for each member. Active members shall solely have the privelege of office and governorship. Active memberships are offered for both families and individuals.

Intermediate Membership

Intermediate membership is open to persons between 18 and 29 years of age.

Intermediate members shall have full priveleges of the clubhouse, dock, beach, and other facilities, and shall have both the privelege of serving on committees and may be heard at meetings of the Club, but they shall have no vote and may not hold office. Upon becoming age 30, an intermediate member may become an Active Member.

Honorary Membership

Honorary Membership is open to persons 21 years of age or older.

Honorary members shall be elected by unanimous vote of the Board of Governors and their membership shall be for one year only. Honorary members shall have full priveleges of the clubhouse, dock, beach, and other facilities. They shall have the privelege of serving on committees and may be heard at meetings of the Club, but shall have no vote.

Legacy Members

Legacy Membership is open to children of current Family members with at least five years of membership in the year in which they reach age 25.

Legacy members shall have full priveleges of the clubhouse, dock, beach, and other facilities. Legacy members shall have the privelege of serving on committees, and may be heard at meetings of the Club, but shall have no vote and may not hold office. Legacy members may apply and become active upon or prior to turning age 30 should he/she wish to become a voting member.