Thinking of joining Hill Head Sailing Club? Take a look around our website, call into the club and have a chat with us. The calendar will show you events that are up and coming when the club house is likely to be bustling with members giving you the opportunity to find out what we do. Alternatively get in touch with our membership secretary, Vanessa Barrow, Membership Secretary. who will be very willing to help you.

HHSC is exclusively run by the membership and this creates a warm and friendly atmosphere which is good for families and individuals alike. Its important that we work together to support the club in all its activities. You may enjoy racing so race officer duties or manning a safety boat could be the area you would like to assist in, or perhaps ground and equipment maintenance, bar work, or catering. Without this support the club would not be able to run such a wide range of sailing and training activities.

If you or your family are not sailors but wish to learn, we regularly run RYA training days to get you out on the water quickly and safely. Go to our training tab to see what we do.

Category Description

SAILING A member who has an interest in sailing matters. Joining fee required.

FAMILY A couple living together at one address and their child or children under the age of 18 at the commencement of the club year. Joining fee required.

CADET Under 18 years old on 1 January of the year of application. No joining fee required.

It is expected that a cadet will join along with an adult as a social or sailing member if not taking out a family membership. There is an undertaking on the reverse of the application form, which must be signed by an adult member of the Club, who is prepared to take responsibility for the child at all times when they are on Club premises or afloat in Club boats (unless they are participating in training courses officially organised by HHSC). STUDENT Between 18 years and 24 years old on 1 January of the year of application, engaged in full-time studies, and not in receipt of wages. No joining fee required. SOCIAL Entitled to use of social, but not sailing, facilities. No vote at General Meetings. Reduced joining fee required.

Joining fees are paid in full as a one off payment. Membership fees, may vary according to the month of application as application for membership may be made at any time of year. Subscriptions for new members are charged at a reduced rate with effect from 1 May. The relevant rates cover fees from the date of application until the end of the year and are shown below.

Applications typically take a month to process.

Joining Fee Jan May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Sailing£88.00 £112.00 £76.00 £66.00 £56.00 £48.00 £38.00 £28.00 £20.00 £10.00
Family £88.00 £224.00 £152.00 £132.00 £112.00 £96.00 £76.00 £56.00 £40.00 £20.00
Student Nil £56.00 £38.00 £33.00 £28.00 £24.00 £19.00 £14.00 £10.00 £5.00
Cadet Nil £44.00 £30.00 £26.00 £22.00 £18.00 £15.00 £11.00 £8.00 £4.00
Social £22.00 £84.00 £56.00 £49.00 £42.00 £36.00 £28.00 £21.00 £14.00 £7.00

Memberships are renewed in January and invoiced for payment by either bank transfer, cash or cheque.

Subscriptions for all categories of membership, dinghy park fees and mooring fees can be collected by monthly direct debit spread over 8 months (Feb to Sept). Fees not paid by mid-February attract an administration fee of 25% (Club rule 29) plus potential loss of dinghy space or mooring.