Join the LTYC

Membership in the Little Traverse Yacht Club is for those interested in joining one of the Midwest’s premier sailing clubs, a place that warmly welcomes sailors and non-sailors alike into an active racing and social scene—all in perhaps the most beautiful waterfront location in the United States. 

How to Join the LTYC

A current Active Member in good standing may sponsor a new prospective member.  The process includes the sponsor filling out an application on behalf of the prospective member, along with 2 additional supporters who are Active Members in good standing with the Club (a new “supporter” form will be created).  The application is then submitted to the Membership Committee (  Upon submittal, the membership chair will contact the sponsor, and the 2 supporters, to gather additional information about the prospective member.  Each prospective member’s application will be presented to the board by the membership chair.  The board will then vote on each prospective member after having time to review the application.

Newly-admitted members will work with the Club Manager to set up their membership account; the initiation fee and annual dues will be collected at this point.

Please contact the Membership Chairperson, Kevin Larson, for membership inquiries, including an application, or for additional information at

Sponsoring Members


 Prospective members need to be sponsored by an existing LTYC member and two (2) 'supporters,' all of whom shall be in good standing with the Club.

New Members receive:

Member number (for use at the Clubhouse for food and beverage charges);

Club membership card;

Club reciprocity card for use at 100s of other yacht clubs worldwide;

Login information for the Members Only section of the club website;

The current Yacht Club Directory;

Full access to all member benefits;

Copy of the most recent bi-annual LTYC Newsletter;

Subscription to the weekly LTYC E-Blast – our email newsletter with all the current happenings at LTYC.