Become a member

The Geographe Bay Yacht Club warmly welcomes both sailing and non-sailing members.

Yacht classes include:
  • Pelicans
  • Lasers
  • Tasers
  • 420s
  • Sharpies
  • Catamarans
  • Trailer-Sailers and larger keel boats.

Members are kept up to date with the latest news from the sailing world across Australia, local and national on and off water events, regatta information and results.

Racing & Training

Yacht races for Junior and Senior members are held every Saturday afternoon from October through to April.

Junior coaching lessons and Learn to Sail courses are held on Saturday mornings during these months.

GBYC is an accredited Sail Training Establishment, affiliated with Yachting Association of W.A. and Australian Sailing.

Social Involvement

The Club caters for both Social members and Sailing members, with a strong emphasis on family involvement. The Club is open every Friday and Saturday evenings for drinks from our licensed bar and delicious, affordable meals from our galley.

The Club has a large number of Social (non-sailing) members who enjoy the family friendly atmosphere and entertaining social program and, of course, the spectacular outlook over Geographe Bay.

Clubhouse and Facilities

membership page picThe Club is located on a large area of ocean front land with direct access to the beach. It has a large expanse of well kept grassed frontage for rigging boats, and also for entertainment. Barbecues, including a gas facility, are provided for members' use. The Club House consists of a modern brick building including hall, galley, licensed bar and lounge for the use of members. Sailing is controlled from a tower that overlooks Geographe Bay and from which radio contact is maintained with the Club's rescue boats.

Undercover boat storage is available for dinghys, and a secure hardstand compound provides safe storage for larger boats. The Club maintains tractors for launching the many trailer-sailers that compete from the Club.

Ample car parking is provided in the grounds, and for special sailing events, camping is available by arrangement. There are ideal vantage points for viewing sailing.

Club Membership fees 2019/2020
(categories described below)
Club boat racing feesBoat storage fees

Senior - Persons aged 18 and over who:

  • Require access to Club facilities
  • Skipper or own a vessel
  • Sail in Club sailing events
  • Nominate new members
  • Attend Club Meetings with voting rights.
    Fee includes Annual Subscription to Yachting Australia and Annual Subscription to Yachting WA – known as ASN. 

    Sailing members are required to pay their membership before the fourth race of the season.

All competing boats are required to pay an annual fee.  If the full annual fee of $160 is not paid, it may be paid at the rate of $20 per race for casual senior competition.

Boat storage is only available to anyone who has paid a minimum of a SENIOR membership, other than Junior members.  Priority will be given when allocating storage space to those members who sail in regular competition. 
Price TBA on application and will be dependent on availability.

Junior - Persons under the age of 18.
Fee includes: 

  • Annual Subscription to Yachting Australia
  • Annual Subscription to Yachting WA – known as ASN. 
  • ONE boat storage and 
  • Race nomination fees for regular sailing program.
    FULLTIME students over age of 18 may remain on junior Membership for fees only excluding ASN.
$90 included in membership fee included in membership fee
(one boat ONLY)

Family - Provides a discount to a family joining as a group. 
The family receives:

  • 1 SENIOR membership
  • 1 SOCIAL membership and
  • JUNIOR membership for all children under the age of 18.

To apply for new membership or to renew your current membership 


click the button below to download the relevant form 


Sailing Membership Form (pdf)
Social Membership Form (pdf) 
(Discounted till 31/8/20)
Membership Categories explained (pdf) 

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Double Family - Provides a discount to a family joining as a group.
The family receives:

  • 2 SENIOR memberships and
  • JUNIOR memberships for all children under the age of 18.

Casual Crew - Persons over the age of 18 who wish to crew in participating vessels on a casual basis. 
Fee provides:

  • 1 SOCIAL membership
  • Annual Subscription to Yachting Australia and
  • Annual Subscription to Yachting WA - known as ASN. 
    Casual crew are entitled to three (3) races before they are required to pay $175 towards senior membership fees. This must be paid before their fourth race. After ten (10) races all casual crew must pay the balance of the full senior membership fee for the current season.

Social - Persons over the age of 18 who wish to use the:

  • Food
  • Beverage and
  • Social facilities of the Club. 
    A social member has no voting rights.

Affiliate -

Persons who are a member of a Club or Association affiliated with the Geographe Bay Yacht Club and who wish to be associated with the Club (GBYC) but do not wish to be active sailing members.  They will have no voice or vote in the management of the Club (GBYC).


Reciprocal - DBYC

A full member of DBYC can be offered membership of GBYC.  These members have the privileges of the Club but no voice or voting rights in the management of the Club.  Reciprocal members will be eligible for Club sailing awards. 


Key Deposit -

A key is only available to anyone who has paid a minimum of a SENIOR membership. This fee is payable once and refundable on return of the key.


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