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Frequently asked questions

Isn't sailing expensive?


no, not at all. Family membership is just £97 a year, and all you need to get started is some old clothes and a waterproof.




Do I need a boat?


The club has a range of single and double handed boats to suit all ages and abilities, free for members to use on a Sunday, (subject to the members being signed off as 'capable'




What facilities do you have?


The club has male and female changing, disabled toilets, wet and dry seating areas, licensed bar and a full kitchen where members can prepare food.




Are the instructors qualified?


We have a number of fully qualified RYA Dinghy and Powerboat instructors, as well as experienced sailors to assist.




Is sailing safe?


Buoyancy aids are available (and must be worn) as are helmets, and a safety boat and crew is on the water for all club events




How can I learn to sail?


There are a number of ways you can do this. You can either join the Club and sign up for one of our RYA dinghy sailing course (see the training section). Or you can just join, turn up on a Sunday and see if anyone would like a crew on that day. You will soon learn the basics. Each year the club hosts an Open day where members of the public can be taken out on the water by the experienced helms and members will be on hand to talk through the best ways to get started.




Is there an age limit?


There are no ange limits at all. Our junior section accepts children as young as six but families are welcome to sail together from any age. Different types of boats suit different age groups and fitness levels so make sure you try a few boats and speak to club members before making a purchase.




Does the club have any boats for sale?


Sometimes the club sells boats on members behalf and occasionally the club's own boats come up for sale. if you can't find what you are looking for try one of the many online poratls serch as 'Boats and Outboards'.