Q: Are you accepting new members?
A: Yes! We typically max out our membership in mid to late April so if you know you want to join don’t delay.
Q: Can I sail as a social member?
A: No, social members are welcome to come down and enjoy the clubhouse facilities but do not sail.
Q: I am new to sailing, should I choose Albacores or large boats?
A: If you are keen to master sailing then Albacores are the way to go. They are fast, nimble, and you learn very quickly because wrong moves can have wet results. Large boats are more for people who may not be up for the excitement of the Albacore, who prefer a gentle evening sail. You will still learn to sail on the large boats but at a slower pace.
Q: Can I bring my brother/sister/spouse/friend/mother in-law sailing?
A: If you are a skipper you are welcome to take anyone sailing when it is not your teaching night. If you are not a skipper then no. (one of the perks to being a skipper)
Q: What kind of boats do you have?
A: We have 17 Albacores, 4 Sirius swing keel boats
Q: Do you rent boats?
A: No, only members can use the boats.
Q: Can I pay on a per lesson basis?
A: No, we are a member only club. One price for everyone for the year.
Q: How much is the membership fee?
A: For the 2017 sailing season it is $280 for returning members and $380 for new members. A social membership is only $35.
Q: Can I get a digital copy of the sailing manual?
A: Yes, click on ‘Club Documents’ on the left pane. You must be a member and know the password in to view this.
Q: Can I register my kids for sailing lessons?
A: No, we are an adult only (19+) co-operative sailing club.
Q: How often can I sail?
A: Members are scheduled to sail one evening per week, however you are welcome to come down on unscheduled nights and sail on an ‘as available’ basis. Also, members can make personal arrangements with a club skipper to sail during the day or on weekends.
Q: Can I keep my own boat/windsurfer/equipment in the club compound?
A: No, the compound and clubhouse are for club boats and equipment only.
Q: How fast can the boats go?
A: That depends on which boat, wind speed, and the skipper’s ability. Potentially in excess of 40kph but most people will capsize well before that.