Club Membership

Hobie Club Membership

The Club has around 150 members from many different countries. Since we only have space for around 70 catamarans there is a limit to our numbers. However, we work hard to ensure that anyone who wants to sail can have their own boat, or crew with another boat owner.

There are two main membership types:

Full Members own a Hobie which they can keep at the beach.

Associate Members don’t own a Hobie themselves but sail with full members.

Each boat usually has a Full and Associate member. And each membership type has a family membership option.

Please note: If a boat syndicate owns a Hobie which they want to keep at the Club, then at least one of them must be a Full Member (or Full Family Member); all others must join the Club as Associate Members (or Associate Family Members).

 

Full Member

  • Park boat on beach in a space provided with tie downs.
  • Transferable Crew Pass – the Crew Pass is valid when the crew accompanies the named Member and allows the crew use of the Club facilities.
  • Participate in all races and events organised by the Club.
  • Safety coverage provided by Club speedboats.
  • Receive regular email bulletins of upcoming events.
  • Unlimited use of ferry, free of charge.
  • Use of Club facilities including BBQ, deck, fridge, showers, toilets, hoses and tools.
  • Free subscription to Fragrant Harbour magazine.
  • 5 x votes at General Meetings.
  • Eligible to serve on the Club Committee and as a Club Officer.

Full Family Member

  • Same benefits as those for a Full Member except that no transferable Crew Pass will be issued for Full Family Members.
  • Full Family memberships cover husbands and wives/partners and dependent children.

Associate Member

  • Participate in all races and events organised by the Club.
  • Safety coverage provided by Club speedboats.
  • Receive regular emailed Hobie Bulletins notifying members of upcoming events.
  • Unlimited use of ferry, free of charge.
  • Use of Club facilities including BBQ, deck, fridge, showers & toilets.
  • Free subscription to Fragrant Harbour magazine.
  • 1 x vote at General Meetings.

Associate Family Member

  • Same benefits as an Associate Member.
  • Associate Family memberships cover spouses / partners and dependent children.
  • Full Member: HK$1,050 per month
  • Full Family Member: HK$1,050 per month
  • Associate Member: HK$280 per month
  • Associate Family Member: HK$480 per month

Notes

Autopay discounts no longer apply
All members must set up a direct debit to settle monthly fees.

  • Full Member : HK$5,000
  • Full Family Member : HK$5,000
  • Associate Member : HK$1,000
  • Associate Family Member : HK$1,000

Notes

When upgrading from Associate (or Associate Family) to Full (or Full Family) Membership, you just pay the HK$4,000 difference.

Want to join HK’s friendliest sailing club?

Simply download and complete the Application and Autopay Forms below, then mail to: The Hong Kong Hobie Club, GPO Box 11697, Hong Kong.

Please enclose:

– a crossed cheque for the joining fee plus 3 x additional monthly fees (4 months in total) made out to Hong Kong Hobie Club Limited  This is because it takes some weeks to set up an Autopay.

­– a passport photo (with name on the back) for each family member requiring a membership card.

Any questions? Please contact Christina Lie, the Club Secretary:

Forms to send in are:

The Hong Kong Hobie Club
GPO Box 11697
Hong Kong.
Telephone : +852 6846 6311
E-Mail : club@hobieclub.org.hk

To update your correspondence details, change your membership status, or order a membership card, please complete the form below and return to the Club Secretary.

Club Forms

To encourage members returning to HK to rejoin the Club, we have a generous Absent Members policy.

If you are a Full Member or Full Family Member about to leave Hong Kong, then notify the Club Secretary in writing of your intention to become an Absent Member, and provide your expected departure date.

 By paying a one-time sum of HK$2,500, your name will be placed on the Absent Members List. Should you then return to Hong Kong, you can rejoin the Club without paying an additional Joining Fee. Absent Members cannot keep a boat at the beach after they leave HK.

A Full Member or Full Family Member who leaves Hong Kong without placing their name on the Absent Members List and paying the Absent Members’ Subscription, or without paying the normal monthly subscription while they are away, must pay the full membership fee to rejoin the Club.