Special Activity Membership Application

Ideal Sailing Special Activity Membership (SAM)

Membership Description

The SAM is a non-transferable, individual membership that entitles the SAM Member to participate in the Ideal 18 Programs.  A qualified SAM Member may also request use of an Ideal 18 sailboat during operating hours of the NBC launch service, when not in use for club sponsored programs.  Participation in Ideal 18 Programs shall require an individual SAM and is not open to individuals lacking this membership. SAMs may be held by an individual who is 18 years of age or older. Exceptions to this age requirement may be granted by approval of the Board of Governors. 

Membership Terms

The SAM must be applied for by March 1 annually.  The membership is a one-year membership that may be renewed once. After 2 years as a SAM Member the participant may apply to NBC to be an active member with the full rights, privileges and obligations of membership in the Club.  If the SAM Member opts not to apply for active general membership then his/her membership at NBC will end. 

As a SAM Member the club facilities (grill, kitchen, patio etc) will be available for use.  The SAM Member may attend general membership meetings though they may not vote. SAM members will not be able to rent any facilities.

Reserving a club-owned boat for open sailing

To reserve a club owned boat the SAM member shall demonstrate sailing proficiency to the Sailing Director.  During open hours of sailing (when the boats are not in use for club sponsored programs) a SAM member may have non-members as crew.  PFDs must be worn when on the water.  The boats should be reserved, approved, and must be signed out.  No more than 4 persons may be aboard a club owned boat. The boat may only be sailed within the boundaries defined by the NBC.  The SAM member is responsible for compliance with these regulations. 

2018 Fees

  • Ideal Sailing Special Activities Membership: $1300.

Applying for an Ideal Sailing SAM

Prospective members should download and complete the Idea Sailing SAM membership application below and send the application to

or snail mail to:

James Luce
Secretary, NBC Admissions Committee
29 Kings Ridge Road
Warwick, NY 10990-2639 

Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview at the Club.