Frequently Asked Questions
I am interested in a Club activity, who do I contact about...
Racing – Tim HUnt (Rear Commodore Sailing) will tell you all you need to know, or pass you onto the fleet captain. You can contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Sailing – If you are interested in Junior Sailing, then please contact the Office for full information.
Training – Again, please contact the Office for a full range of the training we offer, Courses we offer include Day and Coastal Skipper (Theory and Practical), Powerboat Level 2 and Safety boat, theory courses such as First Aid, Radar and VHF, and junior sailing through OnBoard, Volvo Champion Club and a partnership with Neptune Sailing.
Social Sailing and Cruise In Company – this is a growing section of the Club for dinghies, but well established with our yacht section, who visit marinas up and down the East Coast. Please contact Tim Hunt, who will direct you to the relevant contact.
Volunteering – As a member’s Club, we do rely on volunteers coming forward to help with activities. As a new member, this is a great way to get involved in the life of the Club and to meet other members. If you would like to volunteer for any activity please contact Gordon Sutton 07970 234 374.
How do I know what is happening at the Club?
We have a weekly e-newsletter emailed out to all the membership, keeping you up to date with current events and other interesting news. Further to this we regularly update the website, with all the latest news and events. You can find information on racing, social sailing, open events, facilities and much more!
From the website, you can also access the “Members Area” part of the website; this allows you access to a membership contact list, a more detailed club diary and access to previous newsletters and minutes of meetings.
We also use Facebook and Twitter, posting photos, reports and other information that might be of interest. We have a members Fecebook group page, please ask to join if you are interested!
When is the Club open for use?
The Club Office is open Monday to Friday, 9 to 5. The Club is open on a seasonal program, details can be found on the club website, under “Clubhouse” then “Opening Times”, the club is always open Saturday and Sunday.
I would like to bring visitors to show them my new Club, am I allowed?
Yes, the more the merrier! If you do invite visitors to the Club there are a couple things to remember. Firstly, you will have to sign your visitor into the “Visitor’s Book”, found by the bar; also, you are only allowed to sign the same visitor in a maximum of 7 times in a year.
I see people with Membership card / Car Stickers, where do I get these from?
Everything you need, such as car park stickers or the members’ card can be collected from the Office or from the Bar by prior arrangement.
I have a...
Dinghy that I want to keep at the club – please contact the office, we will then allocate a space and invoice you. Once payment has been received, you can start to use the allocated space. You will be given a numbered sticker that you need to attach to the dinghy to show that is has been allocated.
Keel boat/yacht that I want to keep on a swinging mooring – you will need to fill in a “Moorings Application Form” and the “Terms and Conditions” and send this to the Office. This is then passed to the Moorings Committee, who will contact you with the allocation.
Yacht/tender that I want to keep in the Marina – you will need to fill in a “Marina Application Form” and the “Terms and Conditions” and send this to the Office. This is then passed to the Marina Committee, who will contact you with the allocation. Please bear in mind that this is a popular facility and there is currently a five year waiting list.
Keelboat/yacht that I wish to lay up in the car park – we do have a laying up scheme for small keelboats and yachts from October through to April. The scheme has a short waiting list but every effort will be made to accommodate your boat as quickly as possible.
If you are interested in the scheme please contact the Office in the first instance on 01473 780319.
I would like to hire the Clubhouse for a private function, how do I do this?
If you would like to hire the Clubhouse for a function, meeting etc please contact the Office. You can hire any one of the Club rooms, with or without catering as required. For more information on available dates and costs, you will need to enquire in the Office.
I don’t want to buy a boat, but want to still be involved in sailing, how can I do this?
We constantly have some racers looking for crew. If you are interested in this, we have a crew register at the Club that you can sign up to. When these racers are short of crew, they can then access the register and get in contact with you. Alternatively, you can speak to Gordon Sutton, and he will endeavour to put you in touch with someone who is looking.