Joining

Joining

Acceptance of membership applications is at the discretion of the committee. Applications should be made in the first instance to the Commodore.

Subscription

There is no fee on application. In addition to the annual subscription there is a supplement for family membership and a supplement to join the dinghy section.

Entrance Fee £0

Full Single Membership £22 per year

Spouse / Family Membership = £34 per year (Single Membership+£12 per year = £34 for family membership)

Dinghy Section Supplement £80 per person per year (see notes)

Single Membership plus Dinghy Section Supplement = £102 per year

Family Membership plus Dinghy Section Supplement including one adult = £114 per year

Family Membership plus Dinghy Section Supplement including two adults = £194 per year

Late Payment Fee for existing members – this is simply a nudge to all members to pay their subs while the treasurer is in the business of completing the membership admin. All the committee members are volunteers, and we like to sail in the summer and do the club admin in the winter. If you are an established club member, please pay your subs during January. If you are renewing your membership after 31st January, the renewal will be an additional £30. If you are a new member you are welcome to join any time of the year. If you join after Summer Camp, your subscription will be good through to the end of the following year – 16 months for the price of 12.

Alternative ways of paying – We have also been looking at methods of payment. We have decided to retain our existing options of cash, cheque and bank transfer (BACS or Faster Payments). Our preferred method is bank transfer and we would encourage members to set up an annual standing order to do the transfer automatically in early January to avoid the risk of forgetting. (The club bank is Santander, sort code 09-01-55, account number 75694181, account name: Cody sailing Club). Additionally, we are introducing the option of making payment by Direct Debit, using the GOCARDLESS service. This has the advantage of members not having to remember to change standing orders should subs change again in the future. Any member wishing to make use of this service in January 2018 should contact the Treasurer as soon as possible.

Dinghy Section – how to sail without owning a dinghy yourself

Dinghy Section (DS) Membership entitles you to sail on Club dinghy cruises, to sail the Club boats at Frensham and to hire any of the dinghies on a daily basis (given appropriate skill and experience). It is a non-equity fractional ownership scheme for access to the boats.

The DS fee is payable individually for DS members on an annual basis except for DS members children or dependants under 18. They may use the club boats with a suitably RYA qualified (see DS rule 5) parent or guardian who are DS members provided there is not the demand for spaces from other paid DS members.

There may be occasional events such as the annual Frensham Pond SC 10 hour race where the daily dinghy hire fee to non-DS members is waived. This is discretionary. For all other events the daily dinghy hire fee is payable where non-DS members use club boats.

Non-DS members assisting with club training or running club racing do not need to pay the daily dinghy hire fee at these events.

Notes

  • Course participants should be aware that Blue Green algae may on occasions be present in Frensham Pond during the summer months, and in that event appropriate safety measures will need to be taken. Respect the recommendations – the health implications following exposure can be horrible.
  • Best practice requires that participants on Club events disclose to the Club any medical condition or disability, affecting the safety of their participation or that of others whilst on any training course. Details of next-of-kin or other contact address must be provided above for notification in the event of an accident or medical emergency.
  • We expect any privately owned boat to be as seaworthy and our club boats, with appropriate insurance. Please ensure that your boat is seaworthy.

Club Rules

Members should be aware of and abide by the Constitution and Club Rules

Application form

See the Application For Membership page for details of how to apply.

Recent Posts

Lymington to Newton Creek – February 2019

The forecast had held steady for several days; a F3-4 from the East for Saturday. Thursday was foggy, Jenny & Roy warned us on Friday of fog, and the BBC on Friday suggested that the wind would blow it away.
I started from home in thick fog and a bit of a heavy heart, because Ged has a long way to travel and I hoped it would be worth it. Ged trailed most of the way in bright sun, only plunging into fog at Dorchester.
In Lymington at 08:30 the sun was clear with light mist and the breeze a F3 from the East.

08:30 and the fog had lifted over the Solent

With Ged, Jim and me in the Swallow Storm 17, and Keith and Tim in their new-to-them Topper Sport 14 we left at 10:30 in a good enough breeze which held for at least 10 minutes before becoming extremely light. At the exact time of becalming, Chimet was showing F4 and Bramblemet showing a F5 from the East. We had got as far as the river entrance in 90 minutes.

Just as we launched the wind dropped

We could see zephyrs and little bits of wind as it filled in, and soon we were heading for Newton Creek, the Storm 17 pulling solidly in the breeze, full sun on our faces.

Becalmed at the entrance, while the East and Central Solent were at this moment enjoying a F4-5 from the East….
The entrance to Newton Creek, and the ebb had set in.

I’ve not been in a dayboat style boat before, and it’s a very lovely place to be; comfy cushions, a self tacking jib, great stability and excellent company. I was overwhelmed by the number of sticks and string, and it would take a little while to work out which rope did what. Ged has had Peewit for 4 years and has it mastered. 
We arrived late at the entrance to Newton Creek, the ebb had begun both in the main channel and at the entrance to the harbour itself, making it a challenge to get in. 

With the wind from the SE and the tide ripping out of Newton Creek, we had to plan carefully to get into the entrance.

By sailing very close to the shore we got out of the tide, shot the entrance accepting that we were briefly pushed into the main tidal stream, over-stood it by what looked like far too far and powered over the ebb on a close reach. It was a puzzle to solve and Jim did a great job of piloting us in, to find ourselves alone in the little lagoon on the western side of the harbour entrance.

The beautiful lagoon on the Western side of the Newton Creek entrance.

Keith had been fettling the complex set of ropes at the front of his boat, and continued to play in the main channel while we had a very quick lunch and began our return journey.
Many will recall the dramatic speed of the ebb in the Western Solent from previous excursions to Newton Creek. With an Easterly F3 we needed to reach straight across the waters heading North. We passed the big Starboard deep water channel buoy to the East, but were carried to the West of the Port mid channel marker as the ebb was full speed. The addition of a fourth sail to the Storm 17, a mizzen staysail, made a considerable difference to our speed. We all made Lymington entrance safely, landed, packed up and retired to the pub for a natter before heading home. 
It was remarkable how warm and sunny the day was, how empty Newton Creek was, and what a joy it was to be out and sailing a ~14 mile daysail in the middle of February in great company and in a lovely vessel. My thanks to Ged for offering me a crewing place and allowing me to helm his lovely vessel on the way home.

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