Become a Member!

Everyone is welcome at Port Elgin Yacht Club! Whether you are new to sailing or are an old-salt, be part of our action packed racing season and fantastically fun social events. Come join us! No boat required!

Membership Details


The Club typically has about 50 members with the majority being sailboats that require the lift in / haul out service organized by the Club. The PEYC does not look after the slip rental / assignments in the Port Elgin Harbour. The Town of Saugeen Shores manages dockage fees, slip assignments and winter storage of boats in the parking lot north of the harbour. The Town can provide more information on seasonal slip fees, hydro rates and sewage pump out costs.

Lift in/out

The PEYC arranges for lift in / out of about 40 boats (mostly sailboats) at the Port Elgin Harbour. Typically, lift in is the Saturday before the May 24 long weekend and haul out is the Saturday after Thanksgiving. In order to be part of the PEYC lift in / haul out, boaters must join the Club for waiver / insurance coverage purposes and to receive email notices regarding Club operations and events.


The 2021 PEYC membership fee is $75 plus a $50 new member initiation fee. The deposit for annual lifting (in and out) for sailboats is $300 deposit . Crane time is taken for each boat and the cost for each boat is proportioned based on time taken plus a share of fixed costs. Rebates / Extra charges are issued later in the fall after haul-out depending on the overall cost for each boat. Typically, the $300 deposit covers the cost of both lift in and haul out unless problems are encountered and more time is required to launch a boat or to set a boat in its cradle. The Club also provides a site for summer cradle / trailer storage for $25 per summer.

'Jin' Pole access

The Club maintains a gin pole located on the north side of the harbour. The gin pole is used to put up and take down masts but it has a limited lift capacity. Our Club is “self-help” in that lift in / haul out and mast stepping / take down are generally communal efforts…..everyone helps each other. Masts are stored for the winter on racks which are located in the north parking lot during the winter.

PEYC ‘Jin’ Pole Operation and Safety info


The Club organizes a weekly racing program and also has several Club sailing events such as our Summer Sailstice Sail, Commodore’s Sail Past, Round the (Chantry) Island Sail / Race, We also host many Club potluck dinners and social events.