Membership is open to all, you do not need to own a boat or even know how to sail.
We have regular dinghy and powerboat training sessions for members and club dinghies can be hired when our safety boats are on patrol.
The Club operates on a self-help basis, so it is important that members contribute to running the club, and that they make it easy for others to help – particularly by abiding by the Club’s Rules and Byelaws.
We expect members to take their turn at some of the club’s many volunteering opportunities; parents of cadets are welcome to help, especially at Lazy Sailing!
The club cannot run events without organized help for:
• Galley Duties – Our sailors and spectators need fuel! Rolls, sandwiches and cake are greatly appreciated and are easy to provide. Di Cobb co-ordinates the galley and is always looking for helpers and offers of food, especially in Regatta Week.
• Manning Safety Boats – We must have trained people to helm the boats but crewing them requires no special skill. Regular sailors are expected to help keep others safe and all members are welcome to take a turn. You can volunteer and manage your duties using DutyMan in the Members section of the club website.
• Officers of the Day – and their assistants take charge of on the water activities. People who race are expected to staff our new improved crow’s nest. You’ll not lose out on your points for a race series because you will be compensated for missing a race when you are a race official or on a safety boat.
We encourage members and parents of cadets to help during Lazy Sailing by rigging boats in the dinghy park, recovering trolleys on the ramp and supporting the galley team.
Further details are from the Membership Secretary, Mrs Frances Alexander: Tel 01394 385221 or you can just email our club secretary