2023 Fees for New Members

Full members must pay the initiation fee. You may choose to pay it over two years, in instalments. Other membership types do not require an initiation fee.

Membership TypeAbbr.Membership FeeInitiation FeeBAB FeeTotal Fee HST (13%)Total Owing
Full including entire initiation feeF$1,075.00$750.00$1,825.00$237.25$2,062.25
Full with 1st initiation fee instalmentF$1,075.00$375.00$1,450.00$188.50$1,638.50
Full with mooring in another harbour and entire initiation feeFOH$537.50$750.00$1,287.50$167.38$1,454.88
Full with mooring in another harbour and 1st initiation fee instalmentFOH$537.50$375.00$912.50$118.63$1,031.13
Full + Borrow-A-Boat & entire initiation feeFBAB$1.075.00$750.00$550.00$2,375.00$308.75$2,683.75
Full + Borrow-A-Boat & 1st initiation fee instalmentFBAB$1.075.00$375.00$550.00$2,000.00$260.00$2,260.00
Intermediate + Borrow-A-Boat ProgramIBAB$576.00$550.00$1,126.00$146.38$1,272.38
Small CraftSC$537.50$537.50$69.88$607.38
Associate + Borrow-A-Boat ProgramABAB$371.00$550.00$921.00$119.73$1,040.73


1. The initiation fee applies to all new Full or FOH Membership applications and can be paid in a lump sum of $750.00 plus 13%HST, or in two installments of $375.00 plus applicable HST per year.

2. OYS membership fees include the whole family (including children under 18 years of age) except Crew and Junior memberships which are for the individual only. Full (including FBAB) and Intermediate memberships accrue one seniority point per year. FOH memberships accrue one-half seniority point per year.

3. OYS membership fees and volunteer hour requirement for the current season will be prorated by 50% for new members joining after July 31, 2023.

4. An Intermediate Membership is valid up to age 34. At age 35 as of May 1st of the membership year, the member must convert to a Full membership to retain the accrued seniority points.

5. A Crew Membership is for an individual who is part of the regular crew on the boat of a Full or Intermediate Member.

6. A Junior member is between the ages of 9-21 (or up to 25 if enrolled in a full-time course of study). Junior memberships are not entitled to vote. A Junior membership accrues one-half seniority point per year to a maximum of 3 points. At age 22 as of May 1st of the membership year (or 25), a Junior membership must convert to a Full or Intermediate membership to retain the accrued seniority points.

7. A Small Craft membership is for an individual or couple who wishes to apply for a Dry Berth for a non-ballasted sailboat (dinghy), or a self-propelled craft such as a paddleboard or kayak. Small Craft memberships do not accrue seniority points and are not entitled to vote.

8. As an incentive to try the BAB program, new members can participate as an Associate member for up to 2 years before being required to upgrade to a Full membership to continue in the BAB program. Existing or previous OYS members are not eligible.


Join the Oakville Yacht Squadron Today

OYS would be delighted to have you as members of our club.  With lots of programs running all year long, there is something for everyone to enjoy.  Looking forward to seeing you dockside.

Please email the Membership Director if you have any further questions