Club boats – Daily Hire or Extended Use Hire
The club has up to 19 club boats for hire either on a one off Daily Rental or now on Extended Hire. Club boats can be hired by members for Club training courses and also for members to hire for personal practice sessions or for club racing.
Types of boat available & daily hire rates
Toppers – £5.00
6 x Topper youth/small adult single-handed dinghy A great boat for junior sailors and small adults learning to sail and also compete in races. Simple to rig it is the stalwart of many ‘Learn to sail’ courses throughout the UK. NB: This boat can be hired for use out of the club for £10
GP14 / RS Visions – £10.00
1 x GP14 two handed dinghy
A club classic, this boat is ready to sail for members with RYA level 2. Comes with main sail, jib and spinaker.
3 x RS Visions
A GRP hull double handed boat with main sail, jib and asymmetric spinnaker. The Vision is a nice size boat that offers stability and good performance. Suitable for sailors with RYA level 2 qualifications.
For new members, buying a boat can be daunting. That’s why we have created an ‘Extended boat hire period’ where you can hire a club boat for 3, 6 or 9 months. It’s a great way of practicing your boat handling skills and experiencing different types of boat without the need to purchase one.
Minimum hire period – 3 Months.
Hire Period Adult / Junior
3 mth £40 / £25
6 mth £70 / £40
9 mth £95 / £55
This initiative is aimed at addressing a problem common to all sailing clubs of how to progress new/inexperienced sailors to become confident enough to join in club racing. We know that once you start racing you will become more competent and keener to be a regular sailor.
All improvers will be encouraged to communicate within the group to arrange practice sessions/form sailing partnerships and generally learn together.
These boats are a great asset to the club but are expensive to insure and maintain. Club sailing courses contribute to the running costs but the club needs the income from hire charges to make up the balance.
Bear in mind that on average it will cost approx. £250.00 to run your own boat.
So please help the club to maintain its fleet of boats. Book your boat out, use and store it with care, pay the hire charge and report any gear problems. A sailing session is for as long as you wish. Just get out there and practice your boat handling.
How to hire the boats
Daily Hire: Inform the Officer of the Day on Duty or the Committee Member in charge of the activity of your intention to hire a club boat. Pay them the fee and enter the details in the boat hire register. That boat will then be yours to use throughout the day.
Extended Hire: Contact Peter Dewhurst (Training Officer) or John Birtles (Berthmaster) of the type of boat you wish to hire and the time period.
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