Fanshawe Yacht Club and Sailing School
Fanshawe Yacht Club and Sailing School

Help & FAQ - Club and Membership

Help & FAQ - Club and Membership
1. How do I become a member?
You can complete the membership application progress by registering online.
2. What types of boats are allowed at the Club?
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).
3. Do FYC members have to pay to enter the Park / Conservation Area?
Yes. 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.
4. Does the Club lend, lease, or rent boats out?
Yes. 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.
5. What docking / storage options are available at the club?
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?
Yes, 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).
7. Why should I join FYC? What are the benefits?
Check out the Why You Should Join Us section on our web site.
8. Do I need to be a Fanshawe College student to be a member?
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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