– Where is the Zephyr Yacht Club?
The Zephyr Yacht Club is a true on line Yacht Club. Although our office is located in Sausalito, California, the nature of the club is to offer national and international reciprocal privileges for our members.
Our Mailing Address :
P.O. Box 1086 Sausalito, CA 94965
– How can I join and how much does it cost to become a member?
In order to become a member, you have to be 18 years or older. You must fill out an application for membership on line and pay the $50 yearly membership fee. Once your application has been accepted and approved, you you will be sent a welcome letter and current membership card. Memberships are automatically renewed in January. Membership fees are not prorated.
– Can I become a member and my spouse and children be part of my membership?
The Zephyr Yacht Club recognizes the importance of family and offers a family membership. A family membership is $70 per year which is spouse and children under 18 inclusive. Membership cards will be sent for you and your spouse.
– Do I have to have a boat in order to become a member?
No boat ownership is required to join the Zephyr Yacht Club. The club is all about having fun on the water and socializing with members from other yacht clubs.
– Do we have reciprocity with other Yacht Clubs?
The Zephyr Yacht Club is a member of the Yachting Club of America. We offer official reciprocal privileges to literally hundreds of yacht clubs around the country. Anecdotally, we have presented our Zephyr Yacht Club membership card at dozens yachts clubs in the United States, Mexico and Australia. We have been given the privilege of entry to all yacht clubs to which we have presented ourselves. It should go without saying that all Zephyr Yacht Club members should present themselves at other yacht clubs as if entering someone’s home. Attire should be neat and clean and courteous behavior strictly observed. What is Reciprocity? Reciprocity means that one club, in this case yacht club, extends a welcome to another yacht club’s members to use all its facilities at any time. Some clubs state the time frame such as “for the year 2003” or “until revoked” on their Reciprocity card. A Yacht Club may also send a reciprocity letter, card and Burge if it has received a request for reciprocity. What usually happens is that a club member will stop at a Yacht Club along his trip and if the club does have reciprocity with his club he can stay. If not then the member can request reciprocity. Normally that is all that is needed for the member to stay. Then the host club will mail to the visiting member’s club and formally request reciprocity, they exchange papers and Burges and now you have reciprocity with that club. Sometimes the visitor will have extra Burges and will exchange them on the spot. It has been our experience that a Zephyr Yacht Club membership has been honored around the country and throughout Australia and Mexico.
– How do you keep in contact with your members?
Communication is very important. In order to keep all of our members informed of news, we will post via our website. Members are also strongly encouraged to write in the forum section of the website and submit pictures of their journeys for publication.