Membership Information

Wickford Yacht Club, founded in 1963, is located in a picturesque, strategic harbor in Narragansett bay. It was from this harbor that New Yorkers completed the final leg of their journey to Newport for the summer season aboard the steamship The General.


If you are interested in membership, please contact Karen Pizzaruso, our membership chair, for more information and to schedule a visit. She can be reached at or by phone at 401-295-1910.


Prospective members will be asked to participate in at least two activities such as social events or TGIF gatherings and be sponsored by two members.

The Wickford Yacht Club provides an opportunity to meet others who share the love of the water, boating, and a dedication to a volunteer organization dependent on members to organize the Club's activities and maintain its heritage. All members are expected to contribute their time to help with boating and social events and to participate in the bi-annual work weekends. In exchange, the Club provides a full calendar of cruising, racing, and social events and offers a clubhouse that boasts unparalleled views of the bay.  


Many clubs have reciprocal privileges with the Wickford Yacht Club. Although our bylaws stipulate that we must maintain a balance of members who are boat owners, we don't have slips, so ownership isn't a requirement.


The club offers adult sailing instruction and refresher courses as well as our sailing programs for juniors, from beginners through junior racing programs.


All of us - the young families, singles, couples, empty nesters, and retirees - hope you'll join us!

How Do I Join?

Joining the Wickford Yacht Club is pretty easy.

  1. Have a member bring you to two events.  Don't know anyone but want to join, contact and we'll find someone.
  2. Complete the application form below.  You will need two sponsors - each has to write a letter on your behalf.  Send the entire package to the chair at the address indicated.
  3. Once the complete package is in hand, the board will vote to have your intentions posted for the memebrship comment. 
  4. After one month, the board will vote on your application for memberhship.
  5. Once approved, you will be asked for your initiation fee and your dues.
  6. While you are waiting to be approved, you are welcome to attend most of the events we hold at the club. 

That's it!


Application documents:

Steps for applying as a new WYC member.p[...]
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Applic 2017 web.pdf
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