Hire of Club sailing Boats

The club has the following boats available for hire to club members only, for each morning (9am-1pm), afternoon (1pm-5pm) or evening (5pm-9pm). You can pre book boats. If families/individuals spend £72 in the season the balance of hire for the rest of the year is free.

Single handed boats

4 x Toppers SSC – T1, 2, 3, 4 £6.00 per boat, per session
4 x Lasers SSC – L1, 2, 3, 4 £6.00 per boat, per session
8 x Pico’s SSC – P1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,8 £6.00 per boat, per session

Double handed boats

3 x RS Fevas SSC – F1, 2, 3 £12.00 per boat, per session
2 x Argos SSC – A1, 2  £12.00 per boat, per session
Any individual wishing to hire a boat must seek agreement from one of the following Senior Instructors before their first hire of the season.
  • Mike Cemm
  • Adrian Whaley
  • Phil Palmer
  • Tim Page

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The booking sheet is located on the sign on clip board area, please complete this before using any boat. You will be invoiced at the middle & end of the season. Club boats for hire are marked SSC hire in Red on the transom sticker.

Care of Club Boats

All boats and equipment must be returned to their correct storage location at the end of the session. Any damage or lost equipment must be reported on the noticeboard by the club front door.


Reporting problems or damage

Please write up any problems with the boats on the equipment room white board

Maximum number of sailors per club boat

Pico – 1 adult + 2 juniors or 3 juniors
Topper – 1 adult + 1 junior or 2 juniors
Laser – 1 adult or 1 junior
Feva – 2 adults or 1 adult & 2 juniors or 2 juniors
Argo – 3 Adults or 2 adults & 2 juniors or 4 juniors

Maximum wind speeds for club boats

General hire for fun/racing – If the wind is regularly over 21 knots(top of force 5) boats should not be taken on the water, and if force 7 gusts are included in the forecast.

Any breakages due to abuse of this rule will be at the users expense. The above may be modified for programmed racing – for a specific racing event by a qualified Instructor who is familiar with the sailor’s ability, and at the race officer’s discretion, taking into account both safety and possibility of boat damage. Plus for RYA training – for specific RYA training activities by a Senior Instructor (for example- reefed Pico or Argo).