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SMSA Membership

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WHO WE ARE

Since the Southern Maryland Sailing Association’s founding in 1972, the breadth of programs and member benefits has continued to grow. Today, SMSA members enjoy a prime waterfront clubhouse in downtown Solomons Island, Maryland. With its great view of the Patuxent River and the on-premise small boat / dinghy storage spaces, the facility is one of a kind.

From Racing to Cruising, Junior Sailing camps to Adult Learn to Sail classes, Social events to concerts, we’ve got something for you!

Become a contributing member to the local sailing community – Join Today!!

WHAT WE DO

  • Runs/host races for boats big and small
  • Hosts member socials
  • Maintains a first rate waterfront clubhouse – the only facility of its kind in Southern Maryland
  • Maintains a race committee boat and race marks
  • Boasts a full calendar of races, cruises, and social events
  • Holds junior sailing summer camps
  • Trains new sailors (Sample classes include on-the water sailing classes, racing classes, First Aid/CPR, Navigation, Sail Trim, Cruising, Fiberglass Repair, Radar, GPS...)
  • Hosts seminars and other sailing related training events
  • Hosts concerts, comedy shows, dances, and more…

SAMPLE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Camaraderie among a great crowd of friendly faces & people who are passionate about providing family oriented sailing and social environments in Southern Maryland.
  • Season Keelboat and Dinghy racing
  • Cruising (from overnight trips to multi-week expeditions with friends and fellow members)
  • Access to member and member-guest only concerts, comedy shows, etc.
  • Clubhouse available for member use
  • Clubhouse bar for relaxing after a long week or great day of sailing
  • Clubhouse available to reserve/rent by members for private events
  • Access to the only small boat dry storage facility on Solomons Island
  • Adult Learn to Sail classes taught by knowledgeable instructors
  • Free checkout of boats for member use: Sunfish, Holder 20, kayaks
  • Discounts on Junior Sailing Camps
  • Opportunity to obtain a pool membership at Zahniser’s Yachting Center (otherwise restricted to slip holders)
  • Discounts at local marinas for slips/services

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

New members: First year annual dues are prorated for new members. Dues are assessed starting the month after the month of application. A $150 initiation fee is due upon application for all Regular and Young Adult membership applications.

New members require sponsorship by an existing member. - Don't have sponsor?  Contact the membership chair or stop by our weekly Friday night social to meet a member!

  • Regular

  • Age 30 or older
  • One or two adults
  • Must permanently share a common household
  • Includes minor dependent children
  • 396**

    per year

    or

    33

    monthly installments
  • Join
  • Young Adult

  • Age 18 - 29
  • One or two adults
  • Must permanently share a common household
  • Includes minor dependent children
  • 198**

    per year

    or

    16.50

    monthly installments
  • Join
  • Junior

  • Under age 18
  • One minor child
  • Separate fee if not affiliated with another membership class
  • No initiation fee
  • 75

    per year

    or

    N/A

    monthly installments
  • Join
  • Emeritus

  • Age 65 or older
  • SMSA Members for 15+ years
  • Requires Board of Directors Approval
  • Given long service to SMSA
  • 198**

    per year

    or

    16.50

    monthly installments
  • Apply

Choose a pricing plan that fits your needs.

Memebership dues are charged annually. Members are able to pay their dues in a single annual payment or via monthly installment payments.

**Update for 2019 Only!

2019 is a transition year for SMSA where we move from a January - December membership year to an April - March membership year to better align with the sailing season.

What does this mean for 2019? It means that we will have a one-time 15-month membership year.

For the folks on the monthly installment plan, there is no impact - dues remain at $33/month or $16.50/month.

For the folks that choose to pay in a lump sum, the payment amount for 2019 ONLY will be $495 for Regular membership and $247.50 for Emeritus and Young Adult memberships. (Regular membership example: $396 + $99 ($33/month for Jan – March 2020) = $495).

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

New members: First year annual dues are prorated for new members. Dues are assessed starting the month after the month of application. A $150 initiation fee is due upon application for all Regular and Young Adult membership applications.

New members require sponsorship by an existing member. - Don't have sponsor?  Contact the membership chair or stop by our weekly Friday night social to meet a member!

  • Regular

  • Age 30 or older
  • One or two adults
  • Must permanently share a common household
  • Includes minor dependent children
  • 396**

    per year

    or

    33

    monthly installments
  • Young Adult

  • Age 18 - 29
  • One or two adults
  • Must permanently share a common household
  • Includes minor dependent children
  • 198**

    per year

    or

    16.50

    monthly installments
  • Junior

  • Under age 18
  • One minor child
  • Separate fee if not affiliated with another membership class
  • No initiation fee
  • 75

    per year

    or

    N/A

    monthly installments
  • Emeritus

  • Age 65 or older
  • SMSA Members for 15+ years
  • Requires Application and Board of Directors Approval
  • Given long service to SMSA
  • 198**

    per year

    or

    16.50

    monthly installments

Choose a pricing plan that fits your needs.

Memebership dues are charged annually. Members are able to pay their dues in a single annual payment or via monthly installment payments.

**Update for 2019 Only!

2019 is a transition year for SMSA where we move from a January - December membership year to an April - March membership year to better align with the sailing season.

What does this mean for 2019? It means that we will have a one-time 15-month membership year.

For the folks on the monthly installment plan, there is no impact - dues remain at $33/month or $16.50/month.

For the folks that choose to pay in a lump sum, the payment amount for 2019 ONLY will be $495 Regular membership and $247.50 for Emeritus and Young Adult memberships. (Regular membership example: $396 + $99 ($33/month for Jan – March 2020) = $495).

Like Paper? Download the SMSA Application for Membership.



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