Visiting SYC as a Guest
The Sausalito Yacht Club welcomes visiting guests and hopes you will enjoy your stay. We especially encourage those who are considering membership to contact our General Manager or Membership Chair to arrange for a visit to the Club and have an opportunity to experience our services and facilities.
Being a private club, we are required by public law and regulation, as well as our bylaws, to adhere to the following requirements for guests at our Club.
At Our Docks
The Club requires that visiting boats fly their yacht club burgee. See Our Dock for further information on rules for boats at Club docks and moorings.
In Our Clubhouse
The Club requires that guests use credit cards for payment at the bar and in the galley. Cash is accepted only at certain special events.
Sausalito Yacht Club Rules pertaining to Guests
I. ADMISSION TO THE CLUBHOUSE – Guests may include members of Clubs with reciprocal privileges and friends and relatives of SYC members in good standing, junior sailing groups and others who have a legitimate reason and approval to be admitted. Visiting boaters with no Club affiliation may be admitted only with the permission of the Port Captain or General Manager, if present, or another Club Officer, if not. The Flag Officers and Chairs reserve the right to deny use of the facility to anyone for cause.
Upon entry to the Clubhouse, guests must sign the guest register indicating the name of their member sponsor. The sponsor should be present if at all possible. Otherwise, the admission of the guest is at the discretion of the General Manager or a Club Ofﬁcer. Guests must wear a completed guest sticker for the duration of their visit
Sponsors are responsible for the conduct of their guests and shall be responsible for any debts or obligations such guests may incur.
Guests will not be served in the bar or the galley unless they are in the presence of their SYC member host, who must be in good standing, or permitted service by the General Manager or a Club Officer who must know the guest. In special situations such as regattas, opening day festivities and other events open other than to members and guests participants are not expected to register.
No guest will be allowed excessive use of the Club. “Excessive” shall be specified by the Officers and Chairs but, in general, use of the Club by a guest more than two times per month will be considered excessive. Exception: Passengers or crew who arrive by yacht under the SYC burgee will be permitted guest privileges for the duration of the visit of said yacht without regard to the two times per month limit above.
VI. INTOXICATION PROHIBITED – Intoxication on Club premises or at any offsite SYC functions (e.g. Cruise destinations) is prohibited. On Club premises, a member or guest appearing to be intoxicated may be requested, by the General Manager or the senior Club Officer present, to leave the premises, and if possible, the General Manager shall arrange transportation from the Club premises for such member or guest by any means available including commercial taxicab engaged at the expense of the member or guest. The General Manager shall note the incident and will use his or her judgment whether to formally document and to make a report to the Rules Committee which will recommend an appropriate action.
At an off-site SYC function, a member or guest appearing to be intoxicated may be asked to leave the function by the senior Club Officer present or the Club member in charge of the event, and if possible, transportation will be arranged from the function for such member or guest by any means available including commercial taxicab engaged at the expense of the member or guest. All Bylaws and Club Regulations pertaining to behavior and discipline shall apply at off-site SYC functions. The senior Club Officer will advise the General Manager who will note the incident and will use his or her judgment whether to formally document and make a report to the Rules Committee which will recommend an appropriate action.
VII. DISTURBANCES and INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR – Members or guests creating disturbances on Club premises will be requested by the General Manager, if present, or the senior Club Officer, if not, to leave the premises. The incident shall be documented and reported to the Rules Committee which will recommend an appropriate action. A member who refuses to leave the premises promptly when requested to do so shall be subject to discipline and a guest who refuses to leave promptly may be denied future entry to the club. A member or guest creating a disturbance at an SYC offsite function shall be so advised and further advised they shall be subject to disciplinary action. The incident shall be documented and reported to the Rules Committee which will recommend an appropriate action.
— excerpted from CLUB RULES and REGULATIONS, January 2011
Members may view the complete text of the Club Rules and Regulations in the Member Pages area of this Web site.