Club boat hire
Boat hire for members only
The recent Club AGM voted to improve the use and booking of club boats. Instead of the historic charge of £7.50 per hire of a club boat, in 2022 there will be a fixed fee of £30.00 per adult member and £10 per junior member for unlimited use of club boats.
To simplify the administration of the club boat hire scheme, improve compliance rates, and reflecting the success of the Kayak scheme, members must pay an annual fee for club boat use. You will be able to do this when you complete your online renewal form.
1. £30 flat rate for all youth and adult members (new and existing)
2. £10 flat rate for junior members for any club boat use outside of organised Saturday Junior Training.
3. The scheme fees are per member, not per boat, thus everyone in the hired boat must be a member of the scheme.
4. All club boats will be booked online, and payment to join the scheme must have been made in advance.
5. Any member that wishes to use any equipment from any club boat (e.g. borrow a rig or rudder etc.) must be a member of the scheme and book the associated boat online.
There will be an opportunity to pay the one off fee online after renewal if you decide to join later in the season, and for new members joining during the season.
Beginner sailors may only book boats for club organised training sessions. Sailors that have passed RYA level 2 or have been assessed at level 2 or above may hire boats at other times, for example for racing or social sailing. Members not on the hire list will not be able to book online and must not take out a club boat.
Instructors who only use club boats for official RYA training will need to contact the Chief Instructor to be added to the hire list at no charge. Instructors who would like to use club boats at other times, for example racing or social sailing will need to join the scheme and pay the £30 online up front hire fee.
There will be an up to date printed list on the club notice board of members who can hire club boats and their status e.g. training hire only or all activities (includes racing and social sailing). Any questions on qualifications please contact the Chief Instructor.
Hire of Club Sailing boats - Notes
The club has club 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 online for social sailing, race or series of races.
Club boats include:
Picos x 9 and Toppers x 8 are more suitable for beginners and children. (Picos can have 2 sails).
Lasers x 6 are single handed sailing boats for more experience adults. (radial or standard rig) or juniors with a smaller 4.7m rig.
Fevas x 3 are for more experienced junior sailors sailed 2 up or one or 2 adults. (Fevas can be sailed with 3 sails).
Argos x 3 are for more experienced junior sailors sailed 2-4 up or 1 to 3 adults. (Argos can be sailed with 3 sails and has a trapeze).
Please treat all club boats as you would your own
All boats and equipment must be returned to their correct storage location at the end of the session
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
The above may be modified for specific RYA training activities by a qualified instructor
Maximum wind speeds for club boats: General hire for fun or race - 22 knots average
The above may be modified for specific RYA training activities by a qualified instructor or, for specific racing event by a qualified instructor familiar with the sailor's ability, course and sea state.
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 user's 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).
Contact for 2022: Mike Cemm - 07732 703033 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please sign on on the Safety Sheet before you take out a club boat and sign off when you return. Club boats for hire are marked SSC and number eg Argo 1 or P1 (Pico 1).
To hire a club boat use this link
Last updated 16:26 on 22 April 2022