Hire a Club Boat
We have a range of club owned dinghies available for our members.
These consist of a range of single and double handers from the perfect beginner boats for children and adults through so ones which are a little more involved for those wanting something a bit more exciting.
Our club dinghy fleet is proudly maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers who always make sure these are maintained for use ready at the weekends ready for your sail! – AS LONG AS YOU RECORD ANY DAMAGE, LOSS OR BREAKAGES in the defects book in the Foyer tell a member of Training or a Flag Officer to ensure repairs can be made.
How do I get to use a club boat?
Firstly, you must have had an acquaint session so that we can check that you can sail and that we can show you the equipment and how we manage it.
Secondly, once the first step is all good, you can then book club boats for use when there are sailing activities taking place on the water. Use the Calendar to identify when these dates and times are.
How to book a club boat?
Club boats are booked online. There is a link against the sailing activity in the calendar and you can select and book your boat directly. On the day make sure you sign on with the Race Officer – even if you are only sailing recreationally.
Turn up on the the day, rig your boat and once the Safety Boat is on the water you can go. There is a rule which means that over 16 knots sailors cannot use boats. This will always be at the discretion of the race officer or the Instructor or coach for training sessions.
If you are unsure of how to rig the boat or need assistance, use your skills and tact to ask other members to help you, I am sure they will be only to happy to help!
How to book a club boat.
Go to the “Book online” tab on the website
This will show the bookable events at the club including the club boats.
Click on the class of boat you want to book. i.e. RS Tera
Select the actual boat you want i.e. RS Tera 4
This opens the calendar for RS Tera 4, now click on the “boat booking slots button”, on the upper left hand side of the window, this will turn green.
The calendar will then show the available dates for RS Tera 4, Red not available or not bookable Blue is when the boat is available.
Select the date you want to use RS Tera 4.
A black line will appear around the date you have selected and the data and the fee will be displayed in the section below the calendar.
If you are happy with the data and fee then tick the I agree to the terms and conditions for this booking.
Then click add to cart
This add the boat to the basket.
Go the Basket in the top right hand corner of the window
This is where you can accept the booking click on the green Payment button, and make the payment for the hire.
This will then give you the options of how to pay for the hire, i.e. GoCardless or credit card.
Follow the instruction to complete the payment. The boat is now booked for the date you want it.
An email will be sent to the administrator to confirm the booking.
All you now have to do is turn up on the day and enjoy the sailing.
When you finish using the boat please put it away in its correct slot and we ask that all boats are put away properly with the equipment left how you found it.
The Club boat booking terms and conditions can be found below, please review them.
If you have any questions or to arrange your induction, please contact Tim Johnson, Vice Commodore.
Club boat fleet Hire costs are published on the Website and reviewed annually
There are some items of kit and a race spec Topper that can only be booked out through Training. This includes the trapeze harnesses where experience of use must be demonstrated from a safety perspective.