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?

  • Be part of a dynamic local group of enthusiastic dinghy sailors
  • Use of the clubhouse and its facilities for recreational sailing and racing
  • Use of FBYC Topaz and Optimist dinghies (fees may apply)
  • Use of a RIB in support of qualifying away regattas
  • Access to FBYC’s range of coaching programmes
  • Complimentary RIB and LTS instructor training
  • Discounted rate for hall hire, subject to availability
  • Yachting New Zealand, Friends of the Manukau Harbour and Auckland Yacht and Boating Association Membership

As the club operates on a not for profit basis for the common good of the community, all members are expected to volunteer their time to:

  • help run the galley
  • meet at Committee or Sub-Committees to conduct club business
  • patrol boat / safety crew operation*
  • being Officer of the Day
  • running races or assisting with race management
  • fundraising
  • boat and equipment maintenance
  • property maintenance
  • running or assisting with running courses, such as Kids Learn to Sail*

*the Club will fund your course fees if you require training in these areas.