Membership - Join Here
BCYC caters for dinghy sailors, windsurfers, paddle boarders, canoeists and kayakers wanting to participate in watersports on Cheddar Reservoir.
BCYC always welcomes new members, from complete beginners to experienced and top class racers. Please feel free to visit the club and see for yourself. Sundays are probably best as this is when we are busiest. If you introduce yourself to the duty crew in the race box, they will be happy to find a committee member or experienced sailor to talk to you about your particular areas of interest.
There is no joining fee - we are not a golf club
The club currently has outside boat storage and a short waiting list for indoor storage.
The club is run by members for members
As a club, we aim to be fully inclusive and do our utmost to provide a safe environment to enjoy water based activities. Our Club Constitution and Rules are designed to ensure we remain legally compliant, and provide guidance for members.
BCYC is a Corinthian Club, which means it is run by the members, for the members. We do not employ staff and all adult members help to keep the club running safely and effectively by carrying out several Corinthian days per year.
New members undertake the free one-day club safety boat training. Once completed, they are qualified to assist the Officer of the Day. There are a limited number of roles for those who have not yet been able to complete the safety boat training. New members are teamed with experienced members for their Corinthian Days and many see this as a great opportunity to learn all about the club and to meet new people.
Our annual membership period is from March each year. There is an open series of races through the winter each year for sailors from local clubs to allow them to continue sailing all year round when their club stops for the colder months.
Please click on the link below for membership application form which has further details and current pricing.
During COVID 19 restrictions we are asking for some additional information about your watersports experience to help keep everyone safe on the water.
Please complete the COVID 19 - New Members CV as well as the standard Membership Application Form to help us help you.