General Information

HYC Membership Information

Who we are

Hull Yacht Club is a low-key, family oriented club with a strong spirit of volunteerism. It is multigenerational with young and old playing important roles in membership and activities. While there is a very active racing program, many other members use the club as a base for cruising and power boating with groups often forming for weekend trips. The facilities are geared for the active boater.

The club is governed by an executive board of six officers and three members. The clubhouse and docks are located on Allerton Harbor, which is well protected from all points of the compass and near open water. The varied anchorages of the Boston Harbor Islands are just minutes away while many picturesque North and South Shore harbors are an easy weekend cruise.

What we do

The clubhouse is a spacious, weathered shingle building that offers a 270-degree view stretching from historic Boston Light through the harbor islands and the Boston skyline to the waters of Hull and Hingham bays. Hull Yacht Club provides a variety of services to boaters from May through October.

The club actively supports sailboat racing with the Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF), the Rhodes 19 Fleet and the very popular Great Chase Race, one of the largest races in the MA Bay area. We also promote sailing through teaching with programs for both children and adults. Three club launches carry members back and forth from our docks to boats on moorings. The launch monitors CH 71 and operates a regular schedule with extended hours for special events such as races and fireworks displays. Additional services to boaters include use of docks with water and electricity and a hoist for boats 4,000 lbs or under. The club operates a full-service bar licensed to serve beer, wine, and spirits.

Memberships

Full Membership provides use of all club facilities including those on the water (club launch service, docks, hoist, etc.) as well as club facilities (grills, kitchen, showers, bar) on shore and social functions.

  • If you want to keep a boat at the club, you will need to join as a full (or junior) member.
  • Full members have voting privileges at club meetings.
  • Full membership is $1195 annually.
  • Full members have an Initiation Fee of $500 required for the first year of membership.
  • Full members may receive discounts during the second and subsequent years of membership by participating in the club’s work credit program.
  • You may get discounts of as much as $200 in exchange for up to 10 hours of work per year on club projects.
  • Members in their second and subsequent years of membership may receive a further discount of $100 by paying annual membership fees before the 15th of February.

Junior Membership provides use of all club facilities including those on the water (club launch service, docks, hoist, etc.) as well as club facilities (grills, kitchen, showers, bar) on shore and social functions

Junior membership are for members between the ages of 25 and 31 and have voting privileges at club meetings.

  • Junior membership is $750 annually.
  • Junior members have an Initiation Fee of $0 required for the first year of membership.
  • Junior members may receive discounts during the second and subsequent years of membership by participating in the club’s work credit program.
  • You may get discounts of as much as $200 in exchange for up to 10 hours of work per year on club projects.
  • Junior Members in their second and subsequent years of membership may receive a further discount of $100 by paying annual membership fees before the 15th of February.

Social Membership provides use of club facilities on shore (grills, kitchen, showers and bar) and all social functions – many at no charge.

  • Social membership is $395 annually.
  • Social members have an Initiation fee of $0 required for the first year of membership.
  • Social membership allows access to club facilities (grills, kitchen, showers, bar)and social functions but does not offer boating services.
  • Social membership is required for any afternoon junior sailing programs, Learn to Sail does not require a social membership.
  • Discounts for work credit and early payment are not included with Social Membership.
  • Social members cannot vote at club meetings.

Who is included?

Memberships include you, your spouse and your children up to the age of 25. From age 25 – 31, a Junior Membership is needed. Other family members are not included in Memberships but are welcome as guests so long as they are accompanied by a member. If they wish to use facilities on their own, they must become members.

Dinghy and Dinghy Storage

Dinghies and inflatables less than 12 feet in length can be stored in the water or on the dinghy racks. A seasonal charge beginning at $50 is required for dinghy tie up and rack storage. Please see the Steward. All dinghies stored at the club must display a registration sticker available at no charge from the Steward. Club dinghies are for short-term use only and must be returned promptly to the dinghy tie-up area. Please do not leave them on moorings.

Moorings

The Hull Yacht Club does not provide moorings. Mooring setup and placement must be discussed with the harbormaster, Kurt Bornheim. He can be reached at kbornheim@town.hull.ma.us or by phone at 781-925-0316.

Pump-out Service

Raise your orange flag or call 781-925-0316 to let the harbormaster know that you need a pump out. Flags can be obtained from the Steward. Abide by the law. Do not discharge.

Kitchen, Grills and Deck Space

There is a self-service kitchen in the club, picnic tables and gas grills on the deck that are available to you. Feel free to use them with your guests but please remember to clean up when you are finished.

Social Events

A season-long series of social gatherings – The Commodore’s Reception is the signature kick-off event followed by a variety of social gatherings including lectures, movie nights, lobster dinner, coffeehouses, dance parties and more. A full-service bar, with a widescreen TV, is open most days and evenings.

Cruising Events

Whether you sail or motor, the many days-long cruising events are a wonderful way to meet fellow boaters and explore different waterways and harbors. Cruises include trips to Salem, Gloucester, Provincetown, Boston and the Harbor Islands.

Junior Learn to Sail Instruction

Hull Yacht Club offers both morning 2-week Learn to Sail sessions for children age 7 – 13 and Full Summer programs in both mornings (for beginners) and afternoons (for more advanced sailors). This program provides children from Hull and surrounding communities a chance to try sailing at Hull Yacht Club with no requirement of being a Hull Yacht Club member.

Adult Learn to Sail Instruction

The Hull Yacht Club offers adult sailing lessons. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to handle a small boat including rigging the boat, principles of sailing, safety equipment and procedures and terminology. The classes run for 6 weeks. These classes are popular and fill up fast so if you are interested, contact Sue Ribeiro at sueslatt@gmail.com or 781-925-9739 x 2 for more information.

Trash and Recycling

As of 4/15/18, recycling became mandatory in the town of Hull. All boaters are encouraged to carry in and carry out their own trash and dispose of it at home. Recycling bins for bottles and cans will remain on the deck. More on this as we work out the details.

Club Rentals

The Hull Yacht Club will make its facilities available to rent to members, non-members and community organizations when it is available provided that the rental does not conflict with the club’s mission, operation or activities. Rental agreements are not able to be made prior to the first week of April. If you are considering renting the club, please contact rentals@hullyc.org or call (781) 925-9739 ext. 3.