Membership in the Association shall be open to non-profit yacht clubs or recreational boating organizations located in Northern California which meet the following qualifications:
Shall be committed to the promotion of recreational boating,
Shall have been in active existence for a minimum of two years,
Shall have a regular dues-paying membership, whose members own a minimum of twenty (20) recreational watercraft, and
Shall have interests compatible with Member Clubs.
Application for membership must be made by letter from the Club Commodore to the Association Secretary with the following included:
Its headquarters, permanent mailing address, list of officers, a roster of all members including the date each was accepted for membership, a copy of the Club's By-laws, and a copy of the Club's Articles of Incorporation.
A description of its fleet, including the approximate number of watercraft in each category (e.g., power, sail, personal watercraft, etc.).
An outline of its ability to contribute to the interests of yachting, such as safety education, encouragement of junior boaters, and public service activities.
A check for an initiation fee as specified by the Board of Directors plus the first years dues in the amount specified by the Board of Directors