Benefits of Membership at RBSA

 

  • Free and easy access to all of Rehoboth Bay… one of the finest confined bodies of water on the East Coast for small boat sailing.
  • Boat Storage – On site sailboat storage is available to all members 365 day a year.
  • Reduced rates on boat rentals, sailing clinics, junior sailing school, and private lessons
    (Note: Members holding a Regular Membership or higher may use rental craft without charge, when available, at the discretion of the Club Manager or Assistant Manager. Generally, this member benefit is only available during slow rental periods and only for boats that have not been rented or reserved for rental later in the day.)
  • Use of all facilities:

o Sheltered marina equipped with wet slips as well as 2 one-ton boat hoists for launching or returning your sailboat to its trailer o Beach area for in-season storage and launching of shallow draft boats (e.g. Hobie Cats, Sunfish, Lasers, etc.)

o Shower and bathrooms – Available for both men and women to clean-up after a day on the water
o Trailer tugs – Electric “golf carts” with trailer couplings fore and aft are available to shuttle your boat and trailer to and from the launch site
o Running fresh water (boat washing) – Numerous hose bibs are located throughout the property.
o Storage locker rental
o 110V Electric power available for working on your boat – Enough said!

  • Club House Usage – Subject to availability, the clubhouse may be rented for those special events.
  • Racing program – See Events tab to for scheduled races.
  • Club social events – See Events Tab for scheduled social events.
  • Various types of memberships are available to meet your needs and budgets. See below for a comparison of each type of memberships and corresponding fees.

Membership Types and Associated Fees

Type Use of all facilities Discounts on rentals, sailing school Rental fees waived (subject to availability) Participate in social functions and committees Vote and Hold Office Other
Associate Yes Yes No Yes No Annual dues; no initiation fee
Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes One-time initiation fee, annual dues waived first year
Sustaining Yes

(Only when active)

Yes

(Only when active)

Yes

(Only when active)

Yes

(Only when active)

Yes

(Only when active)

Member can go inactive; annual dues waived during inactive period
Junior Seasonal Yes No No Yes No Under age 22
Young Adult Yes Yes No Yes No Ages 22 to 30; reduced annual dues; no initiation fee
Short term trial (monthly, weekly, daily, or vacation package) Yes No No Social functions only No Vacation Pkg is 2 weeks; fee includes on site boat storage

2024 Fees for Available Memberships

Type

Initiation Fee

Dues

Special Assessment

Regular

$1700

$9002

$200

Associate

N/A

$1200

$200

Sustaining

See Note 5 below

$900

$200

Sustaining Inactive

N/A

N/A

$200

Life

By Board Approval Only

$450

$200

Life Inactive

N/A

N/A

$200

Junior Seasonal

N/A

$350

N/A

Young Adult

N/A

$550

N/A

Monthly Trial

N/A

$550

N/A

Weekly Trial

N/A

$320

N/A

Daily Trial

N/A

$50

N/A

Vacation Package

N/A

$500

N/A

 

 

 

 

Additional Notes:

1. Membership fee includes up to 4 family members (i.e. spouse, significant other, and dependent children under the age of 21). Additional dependents are $5.00 per person with a maximum of eight (8) people per membership; Junior Seasonal and Young Adult memberships are limited to the member only.
2. First year dues waived for Regular membership.
3. Junior Seasonal for candidates under the age of 22 prior to the beginning of the season (Memorial Day).
4. Young Adult (Age 22-30) available on a limited basis; requires 32 hours of volunteer service to RBSA in exchange for reduced membership fee.
5. Upgrades to sustaining memberships are restricted to existing regular members only and are subject to availability/Board approval. Life memberships are no longer available.

6.  Membership fees must be paid net 30.  Any amount not paid in full by net 60 will incur fees of $50 per month.  Any membership not paid by May 30 will be cancelled.

 

For additional information about RBSA memberships, please see the Club Manager or contact the Membership Chairman: Email to membership@rbsa.org . Attn: Membership Chairman in the subject line. Please include your name and contact information in your email.