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Membership Categories

Regular Membership:                           Make A Payment

The SMSC Regular membership is tailored to those who desire full access to both the social and water based aspects of SMSC. This permits participation in all land based events such as TGIF's and social functions, plus access to waterside activities including Marina & Mooring field use, tender storage, participation in racing, regatta and cruising events.  Regular Members are permitted to vote at SMSC member meetings and make use of all SMSC facilities or programs in accordance with SMSC Bylaws and policies. Dependent children within Family Memberships are eligible for discounts and early registration within the Junior Sail program.

Available Categories:

  1. Family – A Family Membership.
  2. Single – An Individual Membership when the individual is over 24 years of age.
  3. Intermediate – An Individual Membership when the individual is 19-29 years of age.
  4. Junior – An Individual Membership when the individual is less than 19 years of age.

Membership Benefits:

  • Access to all club facilities including boat launch, tender storage, marina & mooring field.
  • On-site Small Craft Storage is included.
  • Ability to purchase drinks at club bar.
  • Access to all club social functions at the members rate schedule.
  • Granted guest sign-in privileges in accordance with SMSC club liquor license.
  • Ability to rent marina slips with or without preferential reserved status.
  • Ability to rent moorings at members rates or participate in mooring maintenance program if owning a private mooring.
  • Access to discounted club facility rental rates.
  • Permitted to participate in SMSC racing & regattas, as an entrant and as the person-in-charge under the racing rules of sailing.
  • Eligible to enter in the races & regattas of clubs that restrict entry to members of Sail Canada/NSYA recognized yacht clubs.
  • 25% discount for your children in our youth Learn to Sail programs (Family Membership only)
  • Access to SMSC membership meetings as a voting member.

Social Membership:

Designed for those members who may not be active on the water with their own boats, but who desire to enjoy the many social aspects of SMSC facilities and membership. It is also great for Senior Fleet race crew members who wish to partake in club social life without a large financial commitment or who are curious about the wonders of St. Margaret's Bay and want to take a "baby-step" before full membership. The SMSC Social membership class is designed with those ideals in mind and provides for full membership access & discounts for club social functions, ability to crew on members boats, priority access to Junior Sail registration, no bond fee and a prepaid Goods & Services tab.

Available Categories:

  1. Crew/Social Family – A Social Family Membership
  2. Crew/Social Single – A Social Individual Membership

Membership Benefits:

  • Regular member access to all club facilities excluding marina & mooring field.
  • Ability to purchase drinks at club bar.
  • Access to all club social functions at the members rate schedule.
  • Granted guest sign-in privileges in accordance with SMSC liquor license.
  • 10% discount for your children in our youth Learn to Sail programs (Social Family Membership only)
  • A time-limited pre-paid "Food & Beverage Credit" that may be used for events, food and drinks consumed at SMSC (expires March 31 the following year - usage restrictions apply).
  • Permitted to participate in SMSC racing, but not as an entrant and not as the person-in-charge under the racing rules of sailing.
  • Access to on-site Small Craft Storage for a fee.
  • Access to discounted club facility rental rates.
  • Access to SMSC membership meetings as a non-voting member.
  • Social Membership may be converted to Regular membership class upon payment of membership fee difference, excluding Goods and Services Credit, and purchase of Bond.

Extraordinary Memberships:

  1. Member-at-Sea – A member who is resident outside of Nova Scotia for more than one year, who wishes to be maintained on the Registry of Members and is not to make any use of SMSC facilities or programs other than electronic services (eg. Website) or mailed items during the period of absence.
  2. Honourary – A member without annual membership fees, as granted by the Board of Directors.

Fees & Forms

Member Fees (Regular)
Membership Category Annual Fee Initiation Fee
Family $565 $500
Single $490 $500
Intermediate $255 N/A
Junior $75 N/A
Member Fees (Social)
  Membership Category     Annual Fee      Non-Refundable Goods & Services Credit 
Social Family $230 $200
Social Single $175 $100

HST not included

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Membership Application

To join:

Fill in the SMSC Membership Application form and forward it to the club in an envelope clearly marked "Membership Application". In season, you can drop it at the club.

Print Membership Application

Join online using our new online application form. You can even add a mooring or marina to your membership at the same time!

Online Membership Application

Any questions can be directed to our Membership Board Member.

St Margaret Bay Sailing Club