NOTE: Due to Covid-19 online bookings are currently suspended. An interim process is currently in place for hire of selected club boats. Please see attached document.
We are currently reviewing the club boat hire process, full details will be published shortly.
There is a wide range of club boats available for hire by members including:-
2 Handed Boats
- - RS Vision
- - International 420
- - Laser 2000
- - Laser 3000
- - RS 200
Single Handed Boats
- - Laser (Full Rig, Radial, 4.7)
- - Topper
For further information about a particular boat click on the menu items on the right.
There is a small hire fee for most boats except the toppers and 420's which are free to hire.
The outline of the process for hiring a boat is as follows:-
Members will be required to attend an induction session for the class of boat that they wish to hire. These sessions take place on a Saturday morning during the 'Super Saturdays'. This also applies to the club 420s and the Toppers, which are free to club members.
There is no cost to members for inductions carried out during a 'Super Saturday' session.
Once complete, you will be granted access on the website to buy hire tickets and make reservations for this class of boat. These options are available on the specific boat class page.
Bookings can be made for Saturday or Sunday morning (10:00 - 13:30 or afternoon (13.30 - 17:00) or Wednesday evening (18:30 - 20:30).
You must be a current club member and hold at least a RYA Level 2 certificate, or have relevant previous sailing experience. Your ability will be assessed during the induction, and once complete your website profile will be updated to allow you to make a booking. .
The International 420s and Toppers are free to use by suitably experienced members of the club. However these also require an induction for the specific boat class.
If you have completed an induction for one class of boat and you would then like to sail another class of boat, then you will be required to complete a further induction in that class of boat. This is to ensure that you know how to rig the boat correctly, and to ensure that the boat is not damaged through lack of knowledge about the boat.
When taking out any club boat you should complete the boat hire register which is kept in the clubhouse, before going on the water.
Any damage or missing items must be reported to the club bosun:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Club boats must only be taken out on the water when there is a safety boat providing safety cover on the lake. If the safety boat flag on the race hut is not raised then this indicates that there is no safety cover being provided
As a first step, you should attend a 'Super Saturday' morning session for an induction, and request the induction via the 'Super Saturday' forum on the web site.
To make a booking for a single handed boat click here
To make a booking for a two handed boat click here
Last updated 17:14 on 12 June 2021