Membership Information

Thank you for your interest in our Club, we hope you will find us welcoming and will enjoy your time as a member. Ideally, we would like to meet every potential new member to show you around to see what we have to offer, to explain the duty process and other Club matters, and answer any questions you may have. Prospective members are welcome any time; Sundays or Wednesday evenings are the best time to visit and meet club officers whilst some training or racing is taking place, but the club is open to its members every day of the week if you would like to meet the Club Manager.

Membership runs from 1st January to 31st December.  As a Member of Spinnaker you have unlimited access to the Club and its facilities.  Sailing is possible from dawn to dusk and members who do not own their own boat may hire Club boats for a nominal fee.  Members may also book onto any of our training courses at the reduced members rate. Boat parking (see below) may be available and can be requested during the application process.

Application Process

Please study the current subscription categories and rates for these and boat spaces and duty opt-outs by clicking here, and you can view the rights of each membership category on the Membership Matrix

To apply for membership once you have decided on the type of membership you require, use the same link to Webcollect to add your chosen categories to your basket. On ‘Checkout’ the system should ask you to create an account, and then to enter details about yourself, after which the application is sent to the Club for checking and approval. 

Once an application has been received by the Club Office the Club will contact you with regard to entering payment for your subscription, on payment of which your membership will commence.
If you have any problems please phone: 01425483692 or email: office@spinnakerclub.co.uk. Office hours are available here.

Please note: Full fees are applicable if you join between February and August.  Fees are reduced if you join after August.   This is also applicable to boat space fees. There is no joining fee.

Boat Parking

If you wish to acquire a new space, first consult the Office who keep the boat park register.  Space is limited and it may not always be possible to allocate a space.  Please state what type of boat you have; adopted class boats will have priority over others for boat spaces.

2017 boat park fees are shown with the subscription rates referenced above.

Please do not park your boat until you have been given a space. Boats left in spaces without the necessary identification will be treated as abandoned. A valid boat park sticker must be displayed in a visible place on your boat when it is packed away in your space.  Under a boat cover is not acceptable.

Every boat parking space has been numbered with a tag on the chain. These have been spaced to enable us to maximize the use of our parking area so all who have paid for a space can be accommodated. You may find it easiest to pack your boat up before pushing it into your space. All boats must be tied down and your boat should be centered over the tag.

The Club reserves the right to reorganize the boat parking in an attempt to keep classes together. This will mean that, periodically, the boat space allocated may change for the current season. If this affects you, we would appreciate your understanding and co-operation.

Abandoned Dinghies

The dinghy park is to be kept clear of abandoned boats. Any apparently abandoned dinghies will have a “Notice of Disposal” attached and these boats will be sold if not claimed and any outstanding fees paid. The entire process need only take 2 months so don’t delay if your boat is not registered with the Club Administrator and all fees paid. The Club Administrator must be notified immediately of any changes in the details of your boat.