Join the club

We welcome new members all year around, so come down to the club on a club sailing day to see the club in action. Or if you're already convinced, just apply online now.

Ready to become a member?

You can pay your membership fee into our bank account: 02-0184-0017957-00. Please include Membership and your surname as references.



Under-20 & full time students




Non-sailing member



2 adults & children under-20




Over-20 sailing member


Why join French BAY?

Membership benefits include:

  • Use of clubhouse facilities for fun recreational sailing and racing
  • Support for beginner sailors, from coaching to buying a boat
  • Use of FBYC Topaz and Optimist dinghies, subject to availability
  • Access to FBYC coaching sessions for beginners and competitive racing
  • Complimentary RIB skipper and Learn to Sail instructor training
  • Use of RIBs in support of qualifying away regattas
  • Discounted Hall hire of $185 + GST, subject to availability
  • Support for youth sailors to attend National and International regattas
  • Yachting New Zealand membership with associated discounts and benefits
  • Friends of the Manukau Harbour Membership
  • Auckland Yacht and Boating Association Membership

Helping run the club

French Bay Yacht Club is run by volunteers. Being a member means volunteering some of your time to help run activities and support the club, which in turn, helps it grow. You can help the club by:

  • Volunteering your time to support club activities on a roster. Roster duties include patrol boat / safety crewing, running the galley, being Officer of the Day etc. You’ll only be asked to do tasks you feel comfortable with.
  • Helping to organise things such as boat maintenance, fundraising and social events.

Let us know if you can help!