Membership at Keuka Yacht Club is one of the most affordable ways to gain access to Keuka Lake. If you are interested in racing sailboats, crewing in these races,  renting a slip for your boat, or relaxing and enjoying beautiful Keuka Lake with your family, the Keuka Yacht Club is a VERY affordable choice.

Keuka Yacht Club welcomes new members interested in having access to Keuka lake and participating in a club that runs on the volunteer spirit of its members. Membership fees are kept low because of the volunteer force of its membership.  The process of becoming a member is straight forward. KYC is a friendly club without airs. While its major activity is related to sailing (and racing sail boats), current membership includes many who do not sail and enjoy the lake. 

One requirement of membership is to have two current members recommend you. However if you do not know club members, we will be happy to arrange for prospective members to visit the site and meet members. Our membership is very open and includes people of many different walks of life and backgrounds. We would encourage all prospective members to visit the club and please read through our House & Ground Rules and Bylaws.

If you have questions, please contact the membership chairman, Emily Norris, via email at

Membership Category Descriptions

FAMILY (BOATING) - Any married person or single person with dependent children must join as a full family member. All the members of the immediate family are welcome to full access of the facilities, waterfront, slip rental, and racing programs. Family memberships receive two votes. $691.20 annually (tax included).

SINGLE (BOATING) - Any unmarried person with no dependent children. Privileges are the same as family members. Single members receive one vote. $345.60 annually (tax included).

STUDENT (Boating) - A reduced membership for Full time students. Students shall have full privileges except the right to vote or hold office. $135.00 annually (tax included).

SOCIAL (NON-BOATING) - Families or adult single persons wishing only limited use of the club facilities. These members may not launch or store boats, rent slips, rent sailboats, vote, or hold office. They may participate in boating activities under certain conditions. $345.60 annually (tax included).

CREW - Any person wishing to participate in the racing activites and use the club grounds on racing days may elect to pay a limited membership fee. These members may not launch or store boats on the grounds, rent slips, vote, or hold office. But they can participate every weekend in all the racing events as crew. The club has more skippers and boats than the available crew can support. If you are interested in racing sailboats, this membership is a good choice for the first year. $194.40 annually (tax included).

BOAT USE - KYC offers club owned Sunfish, Lasers and FJs for member use (Boating member categories only). Boats are available on a first-come, first served basis. Please note that the sailing school utilizes these boats during summer weekdays, although evening and weekend use is generally available for members. Assistance with rigging is available but needs to be arranged. For more details contact the Commodore. 

If you are interested in becoming a member please either fill out the online application or contact Emily Norris at Visitors interested in becoming members of the club are welcome to tour the facilities and grounds.  Please call the club steward at (607) 868-5000 during open hours to make arrangements. 

SLIP RENTAL FEES are additional to the membership annual dues. Contact Joe Citriniti  at, the Harbormaster, or download the Slip Rental Agreement and Livery Agreement for more information..


Social Life

The camaraderie and social life at Keuka Yacht Club is active and growing. Our clubhouse is open Friday thru Sunday with options for grilled food, full bar and snacks. There are picnic benches outdoors or tables inside to enjoy your food and beverage from home. Our facility has a full size kitchen, tables and chairs that can be rented for private parties as well as tented events on the lawn. Please contact Stephanie Welch at for inquiries regarding rentals/catering/social event planning. Friday night "happy hour" is a great way to socialize and enjoy low priced cocktails and beverages. On Saturday and Sunday afternoon there is always something fun happening after racing!

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