A number of different membership options are available to allow for individual circumstances, and levels of experience. If you are not sure which is the most appropriate, our membership secretary will be pleased to advise.
A summary of the different types of membership is below:
Full members form the active heart of our club. You must become a full member if you wish to bring a boat to the club. Only full members may speak or vote at club general meetings, and only full members may serve on the committee. Full membership is restricted to adults over 18 years of age. Younger sailors can join as family, cadet or midshipman members.
Sailing is a brilliant pastime for the whole family and we encourage family memberships which are a cost effective way to enjoy the hobby. This covers up to two adults and all children in full time education within their guardianship. One adult within a family membership is designated the lead member and holds equivalent privileges to a full member. The remaining members hold the equivalent of associate, cadet or midshipman membership depending on their age.
This membership is aimed at adults over 25 years of age who have a close family relationship to a full member. A typical scenario is a husband or wife of a full member who may serve as crew, or parents of Cadet and Midshipman members who do not (yet) have an ambition to owning a boat.
This is our "taster" option, aimed at newcomers to the sport who may not feel ready to buy their own boat or feel confident enough to commit to a full membership. This 12 month membership can be taken out any time of the year. It provides access to all club facilities and events, except that it does not allow for keeping a boat at the club, or voting an any general meeting. It really is a cracking value option for those who just want to experience sailing.
This is our entry level membership for junior sailors, aged between 8 and 17.
This membership is aged at young adults who are aged 18 or over, but are under the age of 25, and who want to sail but do not have their own boat.
This is our "distance" membership aimed at Full Members who move away from the area, but still wish to retain an association with the club. Country members relinquish their Full Member privileges.
Senior Citizen Membership
One for the saltier sea dog, this membership is open to long serving members who have officially retired after they turn 65. This membership holds equivalent rights to full members.
This illustrious status is bestowed upon individuals who have provided a high degree of service to the club, but who do not hold any formal membership. The honorary list is reviewed annually at the club AGM.