Join the club to enhance your boating fun. JPYC organizes social events and entertainment for our members with the purpose of fostering boating and boating education on Lake Michigan. JPYC is a family friendly club with activities for all ages and skill levels.

Membership Levels


Open to any boater having a boat permit to moor in Chicago area harbors. Membership includes member, spouse, and dependent children at same address. 8 prepaid galley meals included.

Persons demonstrating an interest in the purpose activities & affairs of the Club, crew members of a Resident Member’s yacht, and/or those with a partial ownership interest in a yacht. Membership is an individual membership (i.e., does not include family members). 4 prepaid galley meals included.

Open to anyone age 26 and over; Ownership of a water craft, jet ski, canoe, kayak, kite board, SUP, dinghy sailboat under 16’. 4 prepaid galley meals included.

Former Resident or Associate Member who no longer permanently keeps a boat in a Lake Michigan harbor in Illinois or Indiana, and who reside more than 75 miles from the Club.

Person aged 21-25.

Over thirty consecutive years of membership. Resident Members pay Non-Resident dues. After forty-plus years of membership, you are exempt from dues.

All membership levels have a 15 hour volunteer requirement that may be waived by paying an additional fee. Please note that only Resident members have voting privileges and may hold office.

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