You don't necessarily have to own a boat to be a member of the B.R.Y.C.

Some members are owners, others crew members and some are simple lovers of beautiful hulls, watersides or the open sea. However, all have found the B.R.Y.C. to be a peaceful and serene green setting at the foot of the Royal Palace, at the gates of Brussels... seaport.

The panelling of the Club house and the terrace are enough for their dreams of travel... unless it is the passion of true friendships, of this tradition of etiquette and conviviality that is typical of sailors.  

 

To become a member of the BRYC, please fill in the Presentation Bulletin by clicking on the form below:

https://bruxelles-royal-yacht-club.be/site/Documentation/BRYC-Presentation-MEMBRE.pdf

The benefits of membership:

Secure access at all times to the club house, docks, and facilities.

A private car park, which allows you to receive a "crowd" of friends.

A place out of time, at the gates of Brussels, but in the middle of nature and on the waterfront. 

A "magical" place full of history.

Garages boxes for your lockers and sails.

The assistance of the secretariat for any administrative problem with the authorities in charge of yachting or navigation.

A discount on the courses of the Brussels Sailing Academy, the sailing school for adults of the BRYC. The latest information. Weather, tides and AVURNAVs.

Your membership card entitles you to a whole series of advantages:

- The paper and electronic version of the BRYC MAGazine

- 20% discount on your drinks at the clubhouse -> don't forget to show your membership card when you settle the bill! 

- Discount on some activities & festivities organized at the clubhouse

- Free room rentals for private use

- Discounts on certain sailing and adult practical courses

- Discounts on some light sailing courses for your children

- A discount on our theoretical training prices

- The reduction of port berths / International twinning arrangements

- Reduction of port berths / national reciprocity

- Free access to some boats during afterwork / contact Charles Schatt

- Discount on berths

- Free use of the small crane

- Access to private Facebook "Make BRYC"

- A well-stocked shop, pavilion, clothing, gift items.

- The free, electronic version of the quarterly magazine "Yachting Sud"  

 

Icing on the cake: we are pleased to offer the electronic/ecological version of the quarterly magazine "Yachting-sud sur l'eau" to all our members in good standing! Each quarter we will send you by email, a link to the latest edition of “South Yachting”, accessible directly from your computer, smartphone or tablet. You are an effective member!? Check your emails and enjoy reading!

Constant monitoring of the site and free help from the harbour master for any technical problem or assistance. Wintering at quay (15.000 m²) or under shed (200m²), 25 T crane, karsher, welding station, towing.

Help and assistance to any member on a cruise, even far away, via the secretariat, (solutions in case of breakdown, sending equipment, sending skippers or crew in case of necessity etc...). 

The B.R.Y.C. makes a duty of permanent contact with its members on distant cruises and maintains with them a "permanent base on land" relationship...

The association is made up of categories of members whose respective rights and obligations are regulated by the statutes and the administrative regulations:

 

Adherent member

Member who applies for definitive admission as a full member during the waiting period provided for in the statutes; he has access to all services and activities. 

To be admitted as an adherent member, it is necessary to:

- Pay, if applicable, the admission fee set by the General Assembly.

- Be presented by an effective member in writing mentioning the name, first names, date of birth, profession, domicile and nationality of the candidate; it will be addressed to the Board of directors who, after examination, will post it on the information board at the entrance of the Club House for one month.

- To be admitted by the Board of Directors, which will decide by secret ballot and by a two-thirds majority of the directors present.

 

Full member

Has access to all services and activities.

Only full members over 18 years of age have the right to vote and may stand for election at the General Assembly to exercise one of the statutory mandates. 

In order to be admitted as an effective member, one must:

- Be an adherent member or junior member.

- Be admitted by the Board of Directors, which will decide by secret ballot and a two-thirds majority of the directors present.

 

 Sympathizing member

 Only has the right to attend sailing schools and the clubhouse.

 In order to be admitted as a sympathetic member, one must:

- Not have been a full, associate or junior member within the preceding five years.

- Pay, if applicable, the entrance fee set by the general assembly.

- Not be the owner or co-owner of a boat.

- To be admitted by the Board of Directors who will decide by secret ballot and a two-thirds majority of the directors present.

Any sympathising member wishing to become an adherent member and then an effective member will have to comply with the requirements laid down for these categories.

 

Junior Member

Member who has not reached 25 years of age at the time of the ordinary general meeting provided for in Article 11 of the Articles of Association.

Has access to all services and activities. 

To be admitted as a junior member, one must: 

- Be presented by an effective member in writing mentioning the name, first names, date of birth, profession, domicile and nationality of the candidate; it will be addressed to the Board of directors who, after examination, will post it on the information board at the entrance of the Club House for one month.

- To be admitted by the Board of Directors, which will decide by secret ballot and by a two-thirds majority of the directors present.

Any junior member wishing to become a full member before the anniversary date of his 25 years of age must make a written request and pay, if applicable, the admission fee of an adherent member set by the general assembly.

 

Team member

Member sailing regularly as a crew member on the boat of an effective or adherent member.

He only has the right to frequent the Club House.

In order to be admitted as a crew member, you must:

- Not be the owner or co-owner of a boat. 

- Be presented by an effective member, the presentation being made in writing and mentioning the name, first names, date of birth, profession, domicile and nationality of the candidate.

- Be admitted by the Board of Directors who will decide by secret ballot and by a two-thirds majority of the directors present.

The status of team member is acquired for the duration of the current calendar year and ceases automatically on 31 December.

 

Probationary member

Member participating in a course or activity organized by the association.

They only have the right to participate in the course or activity in which they are registered.

In order to be admitted as a probationary member, one must:

- Be registered for a course or activity organised by the association. 

The status of trainee member is acquired for the duration of the current calendar year and ceases automatically on the 31st of December.

 

Special status

Sea Scouts and Sea Cadets are considered ex-officio members, but without the right to vote.

Members of the Navy, Sea Cadets and Sea Scouts have unlimited access to the Club.

 

Contributions

- Adherent member - effective: 270€ / year 

- Sympathising member: 200 € / year

- Junior member: Young people in school, in good standing with their student card, benefit from the "youth" membership fee. Their contribution is fixed at 90€, and access is open to them as to members of naval associations, friendly clubs or foreigners. 

- Crew member: 50€.

- Trainee member: 10€.

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