Membership Q & A
How do I to become a member?
- Fill out our online Membership Inquiry.
- Our Membership Chair will contact you, to arrange a visit our club, for a tour and a brief new member interview with some of our membership team.
- Providing you like what you see, we encourage you to fill out our brief membership application with a $200 application fee and provide the names of your two member sponsors. New to the area? Don't worry - we will introduce you to current members who can sponsor your application.
What happens after I submit my application and complete my interview?
After submitting your application, it will be reviewed at the next monthly Board meeting (held the 3rd Monday of every month). If approved, your application is posted for consideration and you can start using club facilities, but cannot yet reserve a slip. The posting period lasts one month. A month later the Board will consider your application for membership. If approved, and after paying all fees and dues, you will become a member.
What are my obligations as a member?
LLSC is a Volunteer-run club and every member is obligated to do their part. The club has only two full-time employees. In addition to mandatory Race Committee (no experience required) duty once per year, a member may be asked to help out with:
- Regatta Management
- Social Events and Open Houses
- Work Parties
Does the Club have sailboats for use by members?
Yes, the Club owns both Flying Scots sailboats that are available for use by Club members after being checked-out in these boats by one of our instructors, and when these boats are not being used by our Jr. Sailing or Adult Training programs. A yearly $150 maintenance fee is also required for those who wish to use the Club-owned Flying Scots. Reservations and Check out required by Waterfront Director.
C420 and Optimist are used for Junior training and are available for members involved in training classes to use. These are first come first available for all training days, reservations with the Waterfront Director required.
Are wet/dry slips currently available?
The Club has 3 lots of dry storage so typically, dry slips are available. Wet slips generally fill up before dry slips, although there is often availability. Contact the Membership Chair for up-to-date information.
Can I move my boat to the Club immediately after joining the Club?
New members may not reserve a slip (or put their name on a waiting list) until they become full members. The Board will vote to post new member applications at the next monthly meeting after the application received, but full membership does not start until the following monthly meeting when the posted application is voted on again.