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.

ItemEarly Bird Discount
when subscription is
received during January
First year joiner
when joining at any time
Existing Members
when subscription
is received after January, late payment fee of £30.
Joining FeeNo joining fee
Single Membership for when you have your own boat(s)£22£22£52
Family Membership for when you have your own boat(s)£34£34£64
Dinghy Section Single Membership
includes
Access for one adult to club boats
£102£102£132
Dinghy Section Family Membership
includes
Access for one adult to club boats
£114£114£144
Dinghy Section Family Membership
including
Access for two adults to club boats
£194£194£224

Dinghy Section members must be named in the membership application and obey club rules when using any boat.

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.

The preferred method to pay subscriptions is by standing order as this simplifies club administration.

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.

Monthly Subscription – If you wish to pay your subscription monthly, this can be arranged, and we only accept monthly subscription if the subscription is set up to pay automatically throughout the year.

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

Lake Road to Sandbanks

Two boats took to the waters of Poole Harbour from the Lake Road slipway on Saturday 4th January.

The forecast was for F3-4, overcast, 8C and with a chance of rain. We slipped at 10am, and sailed to Cleaval Point (not enough water to be able to get to land), then a long and lovely run onto Sandbanks for lunch at the Caff Cafe. We were all a bit chilly, and a sit down in a warm cafe was just what we needed. Food was hot and good, service excellent. With about 3 hours of daylight we chose to sail not the direct circumnavigation of Brownsea Island, but back through the more interesting Blood Alley, where the chances of a wind shadow were less. The wind was variable in both direction and strength as drizzle clouds passed over Hamworthy and Poole, changing the wind direction. Since the second ebb had gently started, it was an intellectual battle of minimising oncoming tidal currents and squeezing everything out of the gusts to get to the Western end of the island. The others took their sail down and rowed into the wind, then hoisted for the long single beat back to Lake Road.

On our way to Cleavel Point

We returned four minutes before the passage plan had suggested. Surprisingly, we sailed 10 miles during our tour of Poole Harbour.

Having packed up we repaired to “The Yachtsman” Public House for soft drinks and chat before heading home.

  1. Bikes and boats Comments Off on Bikes and boats
  2. 2020 Cody SC advertising poster Comments Off on 2020 Cody SC advertising poster
  3. Mind the laundry – adventures on the Exe. Comments Off on Mind the laundry – adventures on the Exe.
  4. Bosham Camp – Twice to Dell Quay Comments Off on Bosham Camp – Twice to Dell Quay
  5. Six hours out, one hour back. Lymington to Alum Bay. Comments Off on Six hours out, one hour back. Lymington to Alum Bay.
  6. Cobnor to the IOW and back, via Langstone Entrance Comments Off on Cobnor to the IOW and back, via Langstone Entrance
  7. Winter programme Comments Off on Winter programme
  8. Brief sailing in the mizzle Comments Off on Brief sailing in the mizzle
  9. Mini Games and Communal BBQ Comments Off on Mini Games and Communal BBQ