The club owns a number of boats which members may hire for a nominal fee:
|Topper||Pico||Laser||Laser 2000||Dart 16|
|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.