Membership and Fees

Membership

Lantau Boat Club is open to all but is principally organised for members who live in Discovery Bay. Several forms of membership are available. Our membership period runs from 1 April to 31 March of the following year.

Fees

The current fee structure is as follows:

Fee Type Description Amount
LBC Joining fee (one-time payment) Annual full membership $1000
Annual spouse/partner membership $500
LBC Annual Fee Full member $1000
Spouse/partner member $500
Administration Annual administration fee $250
Sailing section – Joining Fee One-time payment for new or lapsed members $1000
No charge for spouse/junior members $0
Sailing section – Annual Fee Annual sailing activity fee $500
No charge for spouse/junior members $0
Sailboat Fee Annual catamaran/dinghy sailboat fee $3000
Small Sailboat Fee Annual small sailboat (laser, topaz, topper etc) $2000
Rowing section – Joining Fee One-time payment for new or lapsed members $1200
Spouse/junior members $1200
Rowing section – Annual Fee One-time payment for new or lapsed members $2000
Spouse/junior members $2000
Paddling section – Joining Fee One-time payment for new or lapsed members $1100
Spouse/junior members $1100
Paddling section – Annual fee Annual paddling activity fee $2450
Spouse/junior members $2450
Rack Fee Annual rack fee for storage of small private craft – e.g. kayaks, canoes, outrigger, SUPs $950

Annual fees are prorated quarterly for new members joining mid-year.

Members who own sailboats are also required to pay an annual insurance premium to insure their boat through the club’s group policy. The current premium is either $1000 or 2% of valuation, whichever is the higher.

Examples

A) A prospective sailing member intends to keep a sailboat at LBC and applies for a full membership along with his 2 children (under 18). The fees would be:

  • $250 admin fee
  • $1500 LBC joining fee (covering full member and both children
  • $1500 LBC annual fee prorated as necessary (covering full member and children)
  • $1000 sailing section joining fee (for full member. no charge for children)
  • $3000 sailboat fee
  • $1000 insurance (assuming valuation is less than $50,000)

Total: $8750

B) A married couple both wish to join the Rowing section. One joins as a full member, the other as a spouse member. Their fees would be:

  • $250 admin fee
  • $1500 LBC joining fee (covering full member and spouse)
  • $1500 LBC annual fee prorated as necessary (covering full member and spouse)
  • $2400 Rowing joining fee (covering full member and spouse – $1200 X 2)
  • $4000 Rowing annual fee prorated as necessary (covering full member and spouse – $2000 X 2)

Total $9650

C) One person wishes to join as a paddling section member, the spouse wishes to join the sailing section as crew. Their fee would be:

  • $250 admin fee
  • $1500 LBC joining fee (covering full member and spouse)
  • #1500 LBC annual fee (covering full member and spouse)
  • $1100 Paddling section joining fee (covering the Paddling member only)
  • $2450 Paddling section annual fee prorated as necessary
  • $1000 Sailing section joining fee
  • $500 Sailing section annual fee prorated as necessary

Total $8300

Visitors

Visitors who reside in Hong Kong are welcome to accompany members using LBC facilities up to three times before being required to join the club. Friends of LBC who regularly crew, paddle, or row with us are expected to join the club as members.

How to Join

The LBC General Committee strongly recommends that prospective members attend one or two club events or come down to the beach on a weekend to meet members and learn about the club before applying for membership. To apply for membership, new members must find a proposer and a seconder. For more information, contact any club officer or the administrator (admin@lantauboatclub.com