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Prospective Member Information

Dear Prospective Member of Corinthian Yacht Club:

Thank you for expressing an interest in the Corinthian Yacht Club (CYC). This package will help familiarize you with our Club facilities, activities, and fees. In addition, we hope to explain the membership process and advantages of membership in CYC.

The Corinthian Yacht Club was founded in 1903, in Washington, DC, by nineteen “boys” who were interested in “sailing, rowing, canoeing, or any pastime that would cause them to spend a few hours on the water.” Over the past 119 years, CYC thrived and re-located from Washington, DC to Ridge, Maryland on Jutland Creek. We are just off the Potomac River, a few miles south of St. Mary’s City. We are approximately seven miles from Point Lookout, where the Potomac River joins the Chesapeake Bay. The majority of our members are power boaters; however, we enjoy a mix of boating styles and continue to share our love for spending time on the water.

Most of our members joined CYC to enjoy the 20 plus acres of serene waterfront property, the clubhouse, pool, boat ramp, covered slips, and as an added bonus –rooms and cottage rental for a nominal fee. However, the real attraction is our members, their camaraderie and genuine caring for each other. Many members take vacations together, cruise together year around.

Should you decide to apply for membership, please complete the enclosed Application Form, attach a check for the appropriate amount, and submit to the Secretary for processing (mail or email is acceptable) email address is The application, in addition to your information and references, requires signatures from two active club members before processing can begin. These members will become your sponsors at CYC. These sponsors will facilitate introductions to other Board of Trustees members and members around the Club and help acclimate you to the facility. The completed application is processed by the Club Secretary, which includes posting your application to inform current members, a reference check, and a Board vote. We also invite you to attend one of our events, free of charge, in order to get to know our members and sample some Corinthian hospitality first-hand.

Once you are notified of your acceptance, you will be asked to attend the next regular monthly membership meeting, where you will be introduced to the Club members and presented with your Club burgee, directory, name tags, dock box label and lapel pin.

Thank you again for your interest in the Corinthian Yacht Club and we hope to see you spending a few hours on the water with us in the near future. If you have any further questions, please contact the Commodore or Secretary, contact information is in the Officer Roster enclosed. For slip availability and details contact our Measurer, also on the Officer Roster. We encourage you to like and follow our Facebook Page: CYC Chesapeake, and check out our website:


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