A. Come and Try
If you’ve never sailed before, or it has been a long time since you have, then Come and Try is the best option for you.
Book a Come and Try session
If you are ready to join then please complete the application form on our membership system (we use a system called ‘Webcollect’) or contact the Membership Secretary for more information first. Please also see below for membership rates and requirements.
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Membership Rates 2022
Please be aware that we keep our rates as low as possible and we do not charge for any activities (Including training) which are all provided for FREE by volunteers. You membership fee only pays for the Clubs costs (Rent, Rates, Licence to use the water, Power, Insurance, Cleaning and Building upkeep etc). Because of this we ask all members to pay your part and help with the running of the club – in particular, the one specific requirement of membership is that you help out with a Race Duty a few times a year.
£42 One time joining fee
All new members (excluding individual Junior members) are asked to pay a one time joining fee.
£100 Single Membership
Single adult membership.
£137 Family Membership
Family membership for adults and or juniors living at the same address.
£48 Student Membership
Available for those in full time education under the age of 26
£32 Junior Membership
Single junior membership (Under 18), no joining fee required.
£50 Reciprocal Membership + Boat space
Available for members of other clubs for a single year (not renewable) – includes a Boat Park space.
£32 Associate Membership
Available for non sailing members who wish to use the clubs facilities.
Boat Registration and Storage
£105 Per Boat, Per Year (Boats for Juniors £32*)
We have a boat size restriction of 15ft due to the size of the tarn and the dinghy park. Dinghies must be insured with £2 million in liability insurance, but insurance is normally inexpensive.
The club has a number of boats available for use by members during club racing and training activities. These include 4 Lasers, 1 Wanderer, 2 Enterprises, 4 Herons, 4 Toppers, 3 Picos and 1 Optimist. You won’t be expected to buy a boat straight away if you are new to sailing, but it is best to consider owning your own (or sharing ownership) once you are experienced enough to rig, sail safely and derig on your own.
Club members will be more than happy to offer you advice on purchasing boats, although a £100 boat on eBay may seem like a bargain not to be missed, usually you will end up spending more than the purchase price on maintenance, particularly with wooden boats.
* Further details are available from the Membership Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org