Come and join us on the water!
There are several ways to become members of the Club..
Most people join initially to be 'casual sailors' using their own boat or a Club boat. Those that haven't been afloat before, or need a serious refresher, come on a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) training course at the Club.
Others just join and learn from other members, especially at the Friday evening 'Sail & Pizza' informal watersport sessions. If you already can sail, and have your own sailing dinghy, you may wish to join and get involved in dinghy racing straight away.
You don't actually have to sail a dinghy - you can also join to windsurf, to use a paddle craft (kayak, canoe or paddle-board) or swim. These activities have lower membership fees, and if you live more than one hour's drive away from the club you get a 40% discount on all annual membership fees.
Most people join for a year at a time, but you can be a 'day' member three times a year or a 'temporary' member (2 weeks) once per year. These give you a chance to try out the Club, or to sail when you are only briefly in the area.
The sailing season is 1st March to mid-November and membership runs for 12 months from the date of joining.
Interested in joining? Hopefully our website has given you enough information but, if you would like to know more, please contact the Membership Secretary (Richard Hanage on 07801 430784 or email@example.com). He can help you to decide how best to join.
1 The Club operates on a "self-help" basis and non-temporary sailing and paddlesport members are required to carry out SAFETY BOAT and RACE OFFICE DUTIES as and when rostered.
2 Members using their own craft at Scaling Dam must arrange their craft (including non-sailing craft such as canoes, kayaks, paddle-boards) is covered by third party liability insurance of at least £5,000,000 whilst on the water at Scaling Dam. Failure to arrange adequate insurance cover shall invalidate their membership, render them liable for third party claims and the club shall be under no legal responsibility for the member and/or the third party.
Join now on-line: Click 'login' at the top right of this page and firstly create an account, then follow the instructions and become a member.
Or download the membership form below which includes more information on membership categories, fees, and club rules. The popular membership categories are Family, Single, Young Adult and Junior.