The club owns a number of boats which members may hire for a nominal fee: 

                       
Topper   Pico   Laser   Laser 2000   Dart 16

 

Type               Number Available    Description
Topper 1 Small 1 person dinghy, ideal for older children and adults with less experience.
Pico 1 Small 1-2 person, 1-2 sail dinghy ideal for either 1-2 children or a child and parent.
Laser 1 Larger 1 person dinghy with a standard rig. More suited to experienced sailors.
Laser 2000 3 2 person, 2 - 3 sail dinghy. A very controllable boat with reefing to reduce sail area making it suitable for less experienced sailors.
Dart 16 3 2 - 3 person, 2-3 sail catamaran. With 2 sails in light winds a good stable platform for less experienced sailors. In stronger winds and with 3 sails an exciting sail for those with more experience. Has a trapeze option.

Detailed information on the booking and use of the Club Boats can be found on the Club notice board. However, please note the bullet points below:

  • Club boats can only be hired when a safety boat is on the water.
  • Club boats can be pre-booked via the booking sheet on the club notice board.
  • Boat hire forms must been completed and passed to a member of the Sailing or Executive committee with payment before a boat can be used.
  • You are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and you accept responsibility exposing yourself to such inherent risk while hiring a boat.
  • You accept responsibility for any injury, damage and loss to the extent caused by your own negligence.
  • You will comply at all times with the instructions of the Officer of the Day/Training officer, particularly with regard to handling of the boats, wearing of buoyancy aids and the wearing of suitable clothing for the condition.
  • The provision of safety boat cover is limited to such assistance, as can be practically provided in the circumstances.