1. How do I become a member?
2. What types of boats are allowed at the Club?
Simply download our Application Form
, print it out, fill it in, put it in an envelope and send it to our mailing address
. Be sure to include a cheque made out to the Fanshawe Yacht Club in the correct amount.
3. Do FYC members have to pay to enter the Park / Conservation Area?
For sailboats, any boat with a length under 26 feet is allowed. However, the club has recently expanded (by special request) to allow certain dragonboat, canoe, and kayak teams to join. Please contact us
if you are unsure if your craft qualifies. Powerboats in any shape and size are NOT permitted at FYC (this does not include the outboard motors used on sailboats).
4. Does the Club lend, lease, or rent boats out?
The Fanshawe Yacht Club is located
within the Fanshawe Conservation Area controlled by the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
(UTRCA). Most FYC members purchase a season Vehicle Pass rather than paying at the gate each visit; a more economic approach. In addition, the UTRCA requires that each boat used on the Lake must have a valid Boat Pass.
5. What docking / storage options are available at the club?
FYC has a leasing program for graduates of the Sailing School (or any qualified club member) to use the School's boats when they are not in use or already signed out. If you are interested in this program, please contact us
FYC has several options available for your boat when not in use: on-the-water moorings, shoreline docks, beach area, boats racks, and trailer parking (including boats on dollies). The Club is NOT a storage facility; boats that are not used cannot be left on the grounds at any time during the year, including the winter.
6. Can non-club members participate in FYC events?
7. Why should I join FYC? What are the benefits?
8. Do I need to be a Fanshawe College student to be a member?
everyone is welcome to take part in the Club's open events. These include our Open House
in May, June Bug Regatta
in June, and the Pumpkin Regatta
in October. All other events are restricted to club members only; however, members of FYC are welcome to bring guests to any event (Please note: if you want to bring a non-club member to compete in a closed club regatta you must first check the rules for the regatta or ask permission from the Race Committee Chair).
No. Fanshawe Yacht Club is not affiliated with Fanshawe College. FYC is so named as it resides on London's Fanshawe Lake. Everyone is welcome to join.
9. Does being listed in the "Sailor Search" of this site imply that I am a member of the club?
No. Being listed as a sailor on the FYC site does NOT imply that a person is a current member of FYC in good standing. A person is listed as a sailor because they have made a previous contribution to the club and were recognized as either an executive member, a regatta participant, an award winner, or a photographer.
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