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FAQs

Joining LVSC

Before you get involved with form filling, come down to the Club when there is sailing organised, Wednesday evenings or Sunday afternoons April to September to see what is going on and meet some of the members.

Then complete the application form online send it to the Membership Secretary. Your application will be submitted to the Exec Committee, which meets monthly, for approval.

Is there a waiting list and if so what is the waiting time?

New members are always welcome; we do not have a waiting list.

Do I need to own my own dinghy before I can join the club?

We encourage all members to own their own dinghy, or crew for members who do, however the club does have some boats available for members to hire. It is possibly more important to establish the type of sailing one wants to undertake before purchasing your dinghy.

What is the minimum/maximum age for a junior seeking membership of the club?

Young sailors are most welcome and the Club encourages their participation in sailing and social events. Cadet membership is available to those 18 years or under. Anyone wishing to join under the age of 16 must however also have a responsible adult in the family as a member although they can be a social member.

Do I need to know how to sail before I can make application to join?

The simple answer is no.

Are the club facilities and sailing available to the general public?

No, we are a members only club; however members are allowed to bring sailing and non-sailing guests to the club (the club rules cover the frequency of this).

Am I expected to undertake any duties at the club?

Yes. The Club does not employ staff and is run by entirely volunteers. Members are expected to contribute and will normally take on a maximum of six evening or morning duties over the whole sailing season, such as Rescue Boat Helm/Crew, Race Officer/Assistant. The duty will depend upon the individual's skills before being called to undertake Rescue Boat or Race Officer Duties. Appropriate Training is provided where necessary.

Does any safety cover have to be in place before any sailing can commence?

Whether to go afloat is the responsibility of the individual. Safety cover is only available during club organised events. This does not prevent members going afloat at other times.

When does the club hold races?

Racing is held on Wednesday evenings and on Sunday afternoons. Members can still sail at these times if they don't wish to race. Informal racing can take place whenever there are two or more boats on the water.

Where could I store a boat?

The boat park has room for new members' boats, however it is pretty full. Please do not just use the club as a storage facility. Boats should be used regularly. If not, please sell it to somebody who will use it.

Does the club own its own training dinghies?

Yes. See the FAQ on the right.

Do you run sailing courses for beginners?

Yes. See the FAQ on the right.

Last updated 14:47 on 13 November 2023

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