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 set annually by the club executive. New members are required to pay a $50 new member initiation fee. 

Members requesting lift-in and/or lift-out are required to pay a lift deposit each year. Crane time is recorded for each boat and the cost is calculated based on recorded time plus a share of fixed costs. Typically, the deposit covers the cost of both lift in and haul out unless problems are encountered and additional time is required to launch a boat or to set a boat in its cradle. Following lift-out in the fall, the total lift cost for each boat is calculated and members are issued a refund if total cost is less than the deposit amount, or receive an invoice for additional cost if total is more than the deposit amount.

The Club also provides a site for summer cradle / trailer storage at a fixed rate for the season.

Refer to the membership page for current season rates.

Jin-Pole access

The Club maintains a jin-pole located on the north side of the harbour. The jin-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.