Club Membership

Membership is charged annually, and we have a variety of membership options to choose from.

All “full” membership types include Sailing Australia membership. This is automatically included as part of the Club’s affiliation fee to Sailing Australia under the harmonised One Sailing approach. Through the Club’s affiliation, a number of insurance programs are available for personal and equipment coverage. Race volunteers are the only non-voting membership type that affords the Sailing Australia benefits. Note that only active volunteers will be offered this option, it is not an easy way to gain an Australian Sailing number.

If you are new to sailing or our Club, then Sail Pass is the option for you. Sail Pass provides you with all of the coverage of a sailing member while you are learning the ropes, without the burden of joining for a year. Think of it like a temporary membership while you figure out if sailing or the boats we sail are right for you. For the Brisbane 18 Footers Sailing Club, using Sail Pass is valid for use over 3 race days, then you will be required to apply for membership.

Membership Types and Fees

Membership Fees for FY2021-2022, effective 1 April 2021. Full, Senior and Youth membership are considered as “full” members and include voting rights. Junior, Associate and SailPass membership are non-voting membership types. Ages are determined as at beginning of Club financial year, 1st June.

Full Membership (25 yrs +) $150
Senior Membership (65 yrs +) $75
Youth Membership (18 – 25 yrs) $100
Junior Membership (under 18 yrs) $30
Associate Membership and Volunteers (non-voting) $10
Sail Pass – introductory sailing membership (per race day – maximum 3 race days) $5

Eager to participate regularly?

Our busy lives can change almost from week to week it seems, so sometimes a permanent crewing spot may come up part-way during the season.  If you’re keen to participate, contact us today.

Sail when you can

Most of our boats require 2-3 crew. Although the race calendar allows for plenty of weekends off, sometimes it’s difficult to make it to all the races. This is where it’s handy to have a spare crew member.

We almost ALWAYS need reserve crew members.

So, if you would like to sail, let us know below just how often you can make it and we’ll get you a run as often as we can.

Ready to join?

New members to the Club must pass through a membership application process before being accepted as a member. The Club Constitution requires new members are proposed and seconded by two existing Club members, before being accepted by the Club Executive. Applications must also be in writing (see below options) and be accompanied by an appropriate fee.

Payment of fees alone does not contitute an application for membership.

Membership Forms


  1. Click on the relevant link above and either save and print, or print the form in your internet browser window if it opens that way.
  2. Ensure you’ve made yourself known to a club member and you can demonstrate compatability with the Club’s objectives.
  3. After you’ve printed and signed the completed form, either scan and email back ( or bring down in person.

Online Payments

Please use Registration Option…