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Why join ...and why not.

Why Join - Membership Year March - March

  • Access to the water - 7 days a week in the summer ( during British Summer Time) and 4 days a week in the winter.
  • It is safe water - you may have to walk back to the club round the edge of the reservoir, but that's it...
  • Racing is organised on Wednesday Night and Sundays.
  • Only members can hire kit including Dinghies, SUP, Windsurfer, Kayak, Wetsuit, Buoyancy aid and Wet boots.
  • You can store your kit on site, Some undercover storage (largest in UK)
  • Free training for all members to use powerboats.
  • RYA training centre for Sailing, Windsurfing and Powerboat
  • BSUPA Qualified instructors for SUP
  • BCU Qualified Canoe Instructors
  • You get a key to Gate - Access to club (Parking, showers, changing room, toilet, clubhouse)
  • You can use the club for your private functions free of charge
  • On site bar and professionally run galley
  • Reduced training costs for members
  • Junior training only available to members (massively popular)
  • Team 15 - Junior windsurfing is the best in the country.
  • No Need to buy any kit as it can all be hired. Wetsuits and buoyancy aids are free to hire for Members
  • Use of Hydrofoils permitted (Windsurf and Dinghy)

Why Not to Join Right Now

  • We are a Corinthian Club - Run by members for members - All Members have to help for 2 or 3 days a year (or pay someone else to do it instead).
  • You don't need to be a member to visit ( up to three times - must pay visitors fee and be signed in by a member).
  • You can learn without being a member (increased tuition cost).
  • Summer clubs are available for non member kids (additional cost).
  • Don't know if you will like it... book a taster session to have a go.
  • To hire the sailing dinghies, you have to be able to sail - (but we can train you).
  • There is a waiting list for under cover storage.
  • Its a highly sociable and friendly club - you will have to meet and talk to other people.
  • There is a reduced fee for membership in the Autumn / Winter months when it's cold (From October).
  • Water has been known to disappear in September (twice in the last twenty years).
  • It's cold in the winter - go to the pub on a Sunday instead or sit in the clubhouse with the widescreen view of the reservoir and those that are on it.
  • Unfortunately we do have steps and narrow corridors in and around the club so we are not access friendly for all disabilities.
  • Water cannot be used for catamarans or kite surfing or water skiing or jet ski or personal powerboats
  • Watersports are addictive and will change your life when you get hooked.

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