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Hire Club Boats

Dinghies, Kayaks and Paddleboards are available for hire for members at very reasonable pricces.

What's Available:

General Purpose dinghies including Laser Pico & RS Q'ba

Laser dinghies with 4.7, Radial and Full Rigs

Doublehander & family dinghies including Hartley 15, Wayfarer & GP14.

Youth dinghies includding Optimists, Toppers & FS Fevas.

Kayaks, including single and double kayaks, all are 'Sit On Top' type.

Paddleboards - brand new for 2020 in a range of funky styles.

During club opening times, assistance may be available should you need help locating the parts, and to make sure the boats are rigged properly. It is worth checking that someone is going to be available, to avoid disappointment.

Prerequisites: Sailing dinghies can be hired by anyone holding RYA Level 2 or Stage 3 (Stage 4 for the Fevas). People hiring Kayaks and SUPs should have a basic understanding of boat/board control, and most importantly how to self rescue and how to assist with rescuing a peer. These things are normally covered on our 'Intro to Kayak' and 'Intro to SUP' sessions. NB Equipment can only be hired in suitable weather conditions - this will depend on both the kit being hired and the experience/qualifications of the user.

Equipment Hire Members Price Per Session*
Singlehander - Junior/Youth (U16s) £5
Singlehander - Adult (16 or over) £10
Crewed Dinghies £10
Kayak - Single £5
Kayak - Double £8
SUP £5

*A members 'session' is either a half day or a club event, such as a clinic, club racing, Y&J session. Boat hire is included in the price for training courses.

Equipment Use outside of club opening hours (on trial from June 2020).

Club members are able to use a limited amount of equipment outside of the club opening times. Any boats/boards being used on the water must comply with usual Buddy Use arrangements. Available for use are: Laser 4.7/Radial/Full; Hartley 15s; Single & Double kayaks. Paddles and backrests for the kayaks are in the buoyancy aid store, accesible via the combination padlock. All kayaks should be locked up after use, also with the combination padlock. Members should pay for their boat use within the month that they've used them, either in cash to the club staff or by bank transfer if you're not visiting soon after use. Members using equipment will be responsible for making sure everything is locked up again after use - if it appears that equipment is not being locked up or paid for, we will have to revert back to opening hours only.

Please pay for what you've used in a reasonably timely manner. If you are using club kit regularly, settling up at the end of each month is fine if you keep track of what you owe. If you use it infrequently, please sort it out before you forget!

The club bank details are: Sort code: 20-56-74 Account no:10582492


To limit the spread of coronavirus, when you have used any club kit, please make a note of which equipment it was, and the date that you used it, on the daily information board outside the buoyancy aid store. If you want to use a club boat, you should check on this board when it was last used. Government recommendations are that the virus should have died off after 72 hours. Alternatively, you can use the cleaning sprays and blue roll provided by/in the changing rooms to thoroughly clean the equipment. Care should be taken not to contaminate the water.

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