Memberships at the Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club - Something for Everyone!

Become a Sailing member you will need to complete ‘Application for Membership’ form.  Download and print the Application Form, then fill it out with your signature and the signature of your seconder and post it to Brighton and Seacliff Yacht Club, 246 Esplanade Seacliff South Australia 5049.

Click here to download a printable Application for Membership Form (PDF)

You also need to complete a ‘Subscription Application’  online which will need to be renewed  each year.  

Click here to start the Subscriptions Application (online)

If you own a boat that you intend to sail at BSYC you will need to register your boat,  this process will be completed during the subscription application.  but can also add or change boat registrations when you log into you account  ‘Log into Account’ . To ensure your boat is entered into the Sailing Program (a small annual booklet produced by the Club and given to all members) you should complete this form by 23rd August.

BSYC offers a variety of membership categories, all with specific benefits. BSYC offers a group membership category for companies, schools and associations. Our most popular Membership Categories are below:

For further information please contact the Club Secretary on 8296 7935.

Senior Sailing

For people who want to sail and are over 18.  Senior members have full voting rights, are entitled to a 20% discount on the cost of hiring the function centre and receive a 10% discount on the cost of their party’s meals at Friday’s bistro. 
The fee includes all race nominations and first year members benefit by a 50% discount.
(Students, members of sailability and pensioners over the age of 65 are eligible for concessions). 

Social Members

For people who don’t want to sail but wish to enjoy the Club’s facilities and programs and are over 18.  Social members are entitled to a 20% discount on the cost of hiring the function centre and receive a 10% discount on the cost of their party’s meals at Friday’s bistro. 

Junior Members ($225)

This is for people under the age of 18 as at 1st May in a current year.  It includes all race nominations and YSA levies and junior members benefit from volunteer coaching on Saturday mornings between 9am and 12 noon during the season.

Now available, only $20

Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club


BSYC SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP. Join NOW to share in some of the fantastic benefits of the Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club. Social Membership is just $20 and there are loads of advantages including:

  • Your very own BSYC Member Card
  • Members prices in the Mariners Bar and Upper Deck Bar
  • 10% off meals on Thursday and Friday nights
  • Entry into the weekly Member's Draw (Member's Draw is drawn Friday evenings - winner must be in attendance)
  • Member's discount on Function Room hire
  • Receive e-newsletters to keep up to date with BSYC news

Download Social Membership Application
Social Membership Online Application

for Membership Categories & Fees



Senior (sailing) $550 Persons over the age of 18 who wish to sail

Senior (non sailing) $310 Persons over the age of 18 who do not wish to sail

Life (sailing) $145 Elected Life Members who wish to sail

Life (non sailing) Nil Elected Life Members who do not wish to sail

Permanent (sailing) $215 This category is unavailable to new or existing members of any other category

Permanent (non sailing) Nil This category is unavailable to new or existing members of any other category

Concession $270 This category is available to Senior Sailing members who are:

  • A student between the ages of 18 and 25
  • A member of Sailability SA Inc
  • A pensioner over the age of 65 years




Social $20 Community/public members who want to be associated with BSYC with some member benefits

Supporting $70 for persons over 18 who wish to volunteer, assist on water, lease club boats and serve on sub committees. Includes Australian Sailing registration and 3 race entries.

Junior $225 Persons under the age of 18 as at 1st May in the current year

Affiliate $255 Persons who are financial members of another sailing club affiliated to Yachting Australia

Temporary Nil Persons participating in training or other events organised by the Club

Family 15% discount individuals within a family group may jointly apply for membership of all eligible categories provided that at least 2 are sailing members. Fees include GST, and for sailing categories, nomination fees, YSA levy and rescue boat levy

Should a member have financial difficulty in payment of subscriptions an application may be made in writing to the Management Committee for special consideration.


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Member Benefits

Voting Rights
Extended to all Life Members, all Senior Members and all Permanent Members

Family Members
Receive 15% discount off their total fees so long as there are 2 sailing members

Junior Members
Includes participation in Saturday morning volunteer run coaching clinics

Function Centre
All members are entitled to a 20% discount off the normal price of hiring either the Upper Deck or Mariners Bar for a private function

Membership Card
All members are issued with a membership card with which can be used to obtain a 10% discount off the full price of meals purchased for themselves and their guests at the bistro.



Boat Storage

BSYC offers its members under cover boat storage.  Terms and Conditions are as follows:

  • All yachts are stored at owner’s risk and the Club will not be liable for loss or damage.  Each vessel will need a certificate of current insurance or receipt of boat policy details with a minimum public liability of $10 million
  • Storage space will only be allocated to financial members.  If subscriptions are in arrears or renewal storage fees are not paid by 31th July, spaces will be reallocated.  Any ‘unfinancial’ boats may be removed from the sheds
  • Applications and renewals are considered in order of receipt numbers
  • The storage is rented by the yacht owner and IS NOT TRANSFERABLE upon the sale of the yacht.
  • All BOARDS, HULLS AND TRAILERS MUST BE CLEARLY NAMED.  It is an advantage for owners to mark spars, rudders and centreboards.
  • All cradles are to be stored together with the boat in the allotted rack space.
  • Sailboards. Equipment and cradles left in areas other than their allocated space may be liable to confiscation and may be disposed of at the discretion of the Club
  • Storage space is for active members, and if the yacht is not used regularly, the space may be reallocated without refund of fees, or the yacht may not be granted storage in the following season (at the discretion of management).
  • Storage allocation will be posted on the main notice board after 1st September
  • TYF trailers must have 2 wheel chocks attached to the trailer and a jockey wheel that can wind up to towing height to allow the boat to be moved.  The mast can be left up, but all halyards must be held away from the mast to prevent noise.  Sail track slots on the mast and boom must have a bolt rope in the slot or be covered, and any other holes must be covered to prevent wind noise.  On sailing days, boats must be off the driveway by 10,00am

For further information please contact the BSYC Office on 8296 7935

Click here to access your account to add a Boat Storage Application

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Contact - BSYC
(08) 8296 7935

246 Esplanade Seacliff South Australia 5049
Email: Fax: (08) 8377 2705
Full Contact Details and Office Hours
Location Details

Contact BSYC for any general enquiries by filling out the form below.

Secretary Office Hours 

Sailing Season (October - April):
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3.00 pm
Saturday: 11.00 am - 2.00 pm
Off Season (May - September):
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3.00 pm

Functions Enquiries 

Stephen Brind
8296 7935


Patsy Potter
8296 7935

Sailing Professional 

Brett Yardley
8296 7935

Boat Storage 

Bruce Noble
8296 7935

All other enquiries 

Patsy Potter
8296 7935


BSYC is located at the southern end of the Esplanade at Seacliff, approximately 30 minutes south of Adelaide’s CBD. Looking over the Gulf of St Vincent , BSYC is relatively sheltered at the foot of Marino Rocks and we are directly beside Kingston Caravan Park and serviced by both train and bus.

Getting here from Adelaide CBD

Take Anzac Highway and turn left onto Brighton Road. Turn right onto Jetty Road at Brighton and then left onto The Esplanade and keep going until you reach the public car park.

Getting here from Eastern Suburbs

Take Goodwood Road and then Main South Road. Turn right onto Seacombe Rd. Turn left onto Brighton Road and then immediately right onto Wheatland Street. At The Esplanade turn left until you reach the car park

Getting here from the south

From Hallett Cove go north on Ocean Boulevard and turn left onto Wheatland Street. At the Esplanade turn left until you reach the car park. Otherwise go north on the Expressway or Main South Road and turn left onto Seacombe then Brighton Road and Wheatland Road.