The candidate

Any individual wishing to become a member of the Yacht Club de Monaco needs to be introduced by two “sponsors”, a proposer and a seconder, who must be both society members of the YCM. All members for more than a year, with exception of board members, are authorised to propose a new applicant to the admissions’ committee.

The candidate needs to fill in an admission form, which is then signed by the applicant and the two sponsors, and must accompanied by a letter of introduction from the proposer.

This letter of introduction will explain the applicant’s motives for joining the Club. Twice a year, H.S.H. Prince Albert II, President of the Yacht Club de Monaco, convenes a meeting for the admissions’ committee to examine the applications.

New members are officially welcomed at a cocktail party to which all existing members of the Yacht Club de Monaco are invited, after which it is customary for the new entrant to celebrate his or her membership at a dinner in the Club restaurant.


The sponsor

The sponsor’s role when introducing a new member is key. It is their responsibility to help newcomers to integrate into the life of the Yacht Club, not only to accompany and introduce them to other members, but also to involve them in events organised by the Club, be they social or sporting activities.
The sponsor should also be committed to ensuring that the person they propose is encouraged to adopt the philosophy and values of the YCM, by actively participating in the life of the Club in order to keep raising the standards at the YCM even higher.