Multnomah Channel Yacht Club, The Friendliest Club on the River

Membership Information

Why Choose MCYC?
Multnomah Channel Yacht Club membership is open to all boaters and non-boaters. Enjoy the benefits and privileges of belonging to a private club. This is your opportunity to meet, socialize and cruise with “the friendliest club on the river!“ Joining us will be one of the best membership decisions you will ever make.

For more than 60 years MCYC has held on to its founding principles--to build a yacht club with a warm and friendly culture that meets the boating and social needs of its members. This same culture exists today just as it did in 1962 and our goal is to have these traditions continue.

In addition, active membership in the Multnomah Channel Yacht Club also brings reciprocity to other yacht clubs worldwide. Enjoy all the benefits while you are out of town or traveling the world.

Welcome Aboard!
On behalf of the Officers and membership of the Multnomah Channel Yacht Club (MCYC) we want to THANK YOU for your interest in MCYC Membership. We have a history of strong community participation, and pleasure boating traditions. Our goal is to provide our members a safe, secure and user friendly club and marina for your boating and social enjoyment. We believe success and the future of our Yacht Club is a direct result of membership participation and working in a cooperative effort towards common goals.

The MCYC Membership Committee’s desire is to provide prospective members complete information pertaining to our club procedures and operations and assist you in becoming a valued and long-term member. Please carefully read through the materials provided. This will give you the opportunity to be better informed, ensure this is a good fit for you, and help in some of the questions you may have in the onboarding process.

Application Information
To help new members get acquainted, you will have the opportunity during the process to participate in some club activities and, with your sponsor’s help, learn about what MCYC does and how you can be involved. We count on the active participation of all our members in our continued efforts to make MCYC a solid member of the community and the greater pleasure boat family.

Membership Director:

For membership information enquiries please email Jason Resch at

Moorage Manager:

For moorage information questions please email David Elardo at

Yes, I want to Join what do I do now?

Here’s what you need to do… Complete and submit the following items to the MCYC Membership Committee Chair.  

  1. Complete the Member Application Form pack with signatures.
  2. Complete the Club Moorage Application. (complete this if you want to apply for moorage)
  3. Complete the Club Service Program (CPS) Participian form here! (Coming soon, not needed)

Review Process.

Once you have submitted your application, it will be reviewed by our Membership Commitiee Chair and presented to the Board of Trustees.

Upon review, you will be requested to paricipate in the following:

  1. Before attendance, the following fees will be required.  $125 as an application fee, and $40 for background check per person (over the age of 21). ALink will emailed complete both transactions.
  2. Interview with the MCYC Board of Directors at a Board Meeting.
  3. Attend one general club meeting. 
  4. Participate in one club sponspored event.

The dates and times for the above general meeting, club events and interview with the MCYC Board will be provided to you by either your sponsor or Membership Committe Chair and can also be found on the MCYC Club Calendar.

I am approved what now?. 

  1. You will submit your annual membership fee (this will be emailed to you at a prorated rate).
  2. You be given access the club grounds and members only section of the website.
  3. Finally, you will be inducted and introduced as members during a general meeting at the club house.

Note: The entire time line generally takes between 60 to 90 days. During this time, we encourage you to join with your sponsors or membership committe chair as a guest at various social and boating events.