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(Last Update August 4, 2016 )

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The IHS Board of Directors, Officers, and Staff are volunteer IHS members. The modest IHS sales do not go for salaries, but are used, to cover the monthly charge of the home page internet provider, to prepare the newsletter and other informative materials, to purchase the plaques for IHS awards, etc. The cost of dinner meetings held in the Washington DC area is recovered through the price of admission to these events.

How to Start Your Membership

To Join or Renew by Credit Card, Select Regular or Student Membership Below

Are you outside the USA? Click Here to see the current list of countries from which credit card payments are accepted

Free Membership:

Please E-Mail: Request for Membership on Subject. Please then enter your Name, Address, Email and Mailing list preference in the Body.

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Free Membership with $30.00 Donation (thank you)

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Sustaining Membership $250.00 per Calendar Year

Sustaining membership also includes the designation of up to twelve additional individual Regular memberships.

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How to Renew Your Membership

Same instructions as above for starting membership. If you are behind in your dues, you will have the opportunity during checkout to change the number of years for which you will be charged. Please indicate in the comment section of the payment form which year(s) you are paying for.

Your Background Information (Optional)

For the "Welcome to New Members" section of the IHS newsletter, we would like to have a few paragraphs of information about you... educational and professional background, nature of your interest in hydrofoils, etc. (You do not have to have academic credentials or work experience with hydrofoils!). If you are renewing, please take this opportunity to let us know of anything new and hydrofoil-related in your career or life. If you are paying by credit card (see above), there is a place for comments in the payment form where you can enter this information. Otherwise, just send an email to

Membership List

Membership Contact List/ Mailing List now available to members. Current and new members were notified of the password by email. This list is password-protected and accessible to members only, with certain exceptions as provided for in the IHS Mailing List Policy.

Click Here and enter password to view the list. You will need the MS Excel to view the page, and you will need to use the Zoom function in the reader to enlarge the print. If you forgot the password, contact

This list should be held within the membership, and should never be used to "spam" the membership. If spamming becomes a problem, this may lead to discontinuation of the list. Periodic updates to the list will be published, and notification of the update and new password will be made by email to members in good standing. Instructions for submitting changes and correction to this list are in the footer of the list itself. You may ask that all or part of your information be removed (or added) at any time by contacting the webmaster.

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