How to join & fees

Guidelines to membership application & Fees for 2018

For any queries please email : (Sharon Allen)

Membership runs for a calendar year : January to December, regardless of when you joined the Club.

This is the Renewal Notice that was sent to the membership for details of the fees in 2018 (EOY2017) generally by email and a few specifically by Royal Mail Post as no email address has been provided.


Select this link  to access CLUB RULES 2018

New Members in the following categories receive a 50 % discount on the fee in their first year.
This applies to only 3 Types : Full, Family, Family single.

Before applying you should review the rules. Membership implies acceptance of the Club Rules and the Safeguarding Policy.

Select this—> Link for Club Rules

Guide to applying for Membership

The Membership form must be completed in full.

Only one Proposer from the membership or one Referee is required on the form. The Criteria is set out on the form and in the rules

  1. Download  and complete CAYC Membership Form
  2. Download the Direct Debit Instructions for your Bank (pdf) Link ( this is mandatory)
  3. Complete both forms fully and gain appropriate details and signature from Proposer or Referee
  4. Send to the Hon.Secretary along with a cheque for the fee covering your first year, or post in box provided in Club
  5. N.B. The Direct debit is activated in Year 2, it must accompany the Application to be reviewed by the General Committee otherwise the Application will be considered incomplete.

Fees for 2018

At the Annual General Meeting in February 2017 -No fee increase was proposed for 2018. All other conditions remain as documented.

50 % reduction only applies to 3 membership types as shown in the 1st year and the DD is in operation for 2nd year

Type of Membership                                 Fees              Direct Debit Option JAN-APR          New Member Fees

Family £206.00 4 Months @ £51.50 50% reduction in 1st year = £103.00
Single Parent Family £136.00 4 Months @ £34.00 50% reduction in 1st year = £68.00
Full (Adult) £118.00 4 Months @ £29.50 50% reduction in 1st year = £59.00
Pensioner >65yrs £59.00 4 Months @ £14.75 N/A
Associate (Single member of another RYA Club) £59.00 4 Months @ £14.75 N/A
Lady (Prior to 1988) £52.00 4 Months @ £13.00 N/A
Lady Pensioner (Prior to 1988) £29.00 4 Months @ £  7.25 N/A
Student & Under 25 £29.00 4 Months @ £  7.25 N/A
Junior/Cadet (under 18) £18.00 N/A N/A
Overseas £12.00 N/A N/A

Associate Membership (no discount) only applies where a new applicant is already a member of an RYA affiliated Club.

The Lady Membership type has not been open since 1988, only existing members who joined before this date have the option to utilise this and the associated pensioner rate aligned to it. Therefore the Membership form does not offer this type of membership, it only appears in the Fees listing.


Safeguarding Notes:

N.B. Volunteers undertaking relevant roles in the regulated sector, e.g. schools, healthcare, nursing homes, childminders, are required by law to apply for Disclosures.  There is currently no legal requirement for other private or voluntary organisations to ask their staff or volunteers to apply for Disclosures.

However, it is accepted as good practice and the Club has this procedure written into the Safeguarding Procedures.  We therefore do ask members who in their volunteer or Instructing roles meet the criteria, to undergo the Access NI disclosure process under the umbrella of the Sport Governing Body – RYANI.


This is an important announcement for current Members: Jan 2018

In recent years the Membership form has looked to capture only the information we require to manage correspondents and ensure our Membership Listing is accurate.
Aligned to this is the method in which we manage and secure your data.

In the RTC Operating Procedures we have referred to the Data Protection Act and the best practice of data management. We are aware that with the replacement of the current Data Protection Act we need to formalise many of our administrative practices and ensure the Membership are made aware of the Policy governing this and we must show and capture evidence of your consent.

This is a requirement under legislation and aligned to the new GDPR law coming into force in May of 2018.
The General Committee will require all members to update us with  a renewal of membership form
This will capture and look to ensure we have the correct information for each of our members and importantly, we will be sharing the Club’s Policy for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations).
This will enable you to review and provide your confirmation of having been given this and if you confirm the retention of your information whilst a member of the Club. It will also cover how we handle your information when you leave the Membership.

This Renewal Form and the GDPR policy will be in a separate email following the ratification of the Policy by the General Committee on Thursday 11 January 2018.

Our existing Membership form will also be updated to cover data protection going forward.