To join the Aeolian Yacht Club, do I need to own a yacht?
To join the Aeolian Yacht Club, must I have a roman numeral in my name?
How much is the Aeolian Yacht Club membership fee?
I don't know anyone at the club, but want to learn more first hand, what can I do?
How can I join when I don’t have two sponsors?
As a member, are there mandatory duties that I must complete?
I plan to take my boat to or berth at the Aeolian Yacht Club, but I hear it is difficult navigate to. Is this true?
I have more questions, who should I contact?
No. If you love water and enjoy participating in sport and leisure activities like rowing, kayaking, sailing, or powerboating at any level, Aeolian is a great place for you. In fact, Aeolian has a fleet of dinghies and a small sailboats for club members to use to better their skills and prepare for future boat ownership.
Remember Thurston Howell III from Gilligan’s Island? No need to be like him. We welcome all types of folks to join from many different walks of life. We look for people who respect each other and just want to have fun.
You can’t beat the Aeolian Yacht Club membership value. Given our long history and volunteer contribution of members, our dues include a low one time initiation fee and quarterly dues. Berthing fees are also very reasonable
Email our Membership Committee at ___. They will help identify an event where you can drop by, check out the Aeolian club, and meet our club members. Let our Membership Committee introduce you to a variety of members, answer your questions, and feel free to introduce yourself. Aeolians are happy share their unique club experiences with you.
Sponsorship is important at Aeolian as we literally give new members keys to our home. When visiting Aeolian and introducing yourself to members, get to know them and see what next events you can attend. This activity, along with letting people know you are looking for sponsorship, will enable you to become sponsored.
The Aeolian Yacht Club has been around since 1906 solely on the shoulders of members that support club activities and maintain club grounds. Volunteering is encouraged, but not mandatory. A good rule of thumb is to consider how you use the club and what skills you can provide to determine what you can do to give back. Your support will contribute to our longstanding tradition and make the club a better place for all members.
This myth is driven by bridges and shallow water around Alameda that rarely affect navigating to the Aeolian. Bridges are very responsive to opening by calling the bridge tenders on VHF Channel 9. There are some minor restrictions during rush hour on weekdays, but that is about it. Check out this external bridge site for more information. With regard to channel depth, there are only a few hours per 24 hour day where deep draft boats must wait for higher tide. Check out our navigation page for more information.
Call or email our membership committee contact identified on our club officers page. They will be happy to answer your questions. Come in and see us soon!