We have all these Boats to Hire
12 Oppy Bats, four Racing Optimists, 14 Toppers (some racing spec), three Mirrors and four Comet Trios, which competent club members may hire. Check the boat specs below to make sure that you hire a boat suitable to your level of experience and qualification.
Check out the boat specs below to make sure that you hire a boat suitable to your level of experience
Optimist/Oppy Bats & Toppers
Optimist dinghies (Racing Optimist and Oppy Bats) are available to juniors who have completed at least RYA Stage 1 and preferably Stage 2 courses (free to borrow during Cadet Coaching days).
£10 per half day
£15 per full day
Mirrors are a small doublehanded dinghy available to adult/child or two teenagers who have completed at least Level/Stage 2 course.
£20 per half day/eve
£30 per full day
Comet Trios are larger two/three-person dinghies available to those who have completed at least Stage/Level 2 course. An adult must be on board.
£10 per day
Toppers are available to juniors who have completed at least Stage 2 courses and are physically up to sailing this larger single hander (free to borrow during Cadet Coaching days).
Hiring a Boat
Sign OutSign your boat out in the sign out sheet which is located on the Training Notice Board
Pay FeePlace your fee in the cash box in the galley and mark ‘paid’ on the sign out sheet.
Sign InSign the boat back in at the end of your day.
DefectsEnsure any damages or defects are noted in the red book located on the club noticeboard.
Rules of Hire
EquipmentBorrowing of club sailing equipment such as Topper masts/sails is not permitted except where specifically authorised by the Training Principal or Instructor in charge.
Safety BoatPlease remember that a safety cover boat must be afloat whilst you use the club boats and you should inform them of your intention to sail so as they can keep an eye out for you. Safety boats will be afloat during Sunday race days and Wednesday Evening sailing sessions.
WeatherThe sailor borrowing the boat must be confident in the prevailing weather conditions.
RTC QualifiedMembers must have attended a RTC course and hire suitability is listed with the boat specs.
A safety cover boat must be afloat whilst you use the club boats and you should inform them of your intention to sail!