Membership

Frensham Pond Sailing Club welcomes new members.

You may already be a competent sailor or perhaps you are new to sailing or sailed when you were younger. In any case we welcome you. There are also special rates for students.

We offer the following categories of membership:

Membership Class Annual Cost Joining Fee Comments
Full Family £194 £100

Provides full sailing and social rights for two named adults, residing at the same address, together with children up to the age of 18, and/or 'bona fide' students from 18 up to 23, to whom they are parent or guardian. This category carries voting rights for the two adult members only, entitlement to a berth and the requirement to undertake duties.

Full £136 £100

Provides full sailing and social rights for the member and social rights to a named partner and their children. This category carries voting rights for only the full member, entitlement to a berth and the requirement to undertake duties.

Retired £97 £100

Provides full sailing and social rights for up to two adults residing at the same address who have reached the State Retirement age. This category carries voting rights (one vote per membership), entitlement to a berth and the requirement for active sailing members to undertake duties.

Student £49 £0

For 'bona fide' students who are in full time education between the age of 18 and 23, whose family are not members. This category provides full sailing and social rights, carries voting rights, entitlement to a berth and the requirement to undertake duties.

Restricted Family £68 £0

Open to families with junior sailors under the age of 18 whose parents/guardians do not intend to sail. All such children are entitled to helm during club supervised training and to crew for others outside these periods. This category carries social rights, but no voting or berthing rights and no entitlement to bring a boat to the Club. This category is also used for those under 18 attending Club RYA Training Courses.

Youth Family £97 £50

Open to families with sailors under the age of 18 whose parents/guardians do not intend to sail. This category includes full sailing and social rights for the children, social rights for their parents/guardians and the right to bring one boat per child to the club. This category also includes entitlement to a berth per boat if available at the normal fee, subject to the terms and conditions of the berth policy, and the requirement for adult members to undertake duties. It does not include voting rights.

Single Crew £97 £50

Entitles the member (over 18 years of age) to crew with a member entitled to vote. This category carries social rights, voting rights, helming in races where authorised, no berthing rights but does require duties to be undertaken. It also provides social rights to a named partner and their children.

Midweek £115 £100

Full sailing rights from Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holiday, for two named adults residing at the same address, together with children up to the age of 18, and/or 'bona fide' students from 18 to 23, to whom they are parent or guardian. This membership carries limited berthing rights but no voting rights.

Winter £97 £0

Available for the Winter season, from the end of October to the end of March. It provides full sailing and social rights for helm, crew and children and one berth. Additional berths will be charged at the appropriate berthing fee. There is no joining fee and no voting rights. Duties are at the discretion of the Class Captain.

Out of port £49 £0

Available at the General Committee's discretion for people who are members of the Club, however are unable to attend the club for the year(s) in question (maybe moved away) and still want to remain in touch. They receive all the club mailings and are entitled to visit the Club up to five times a year. The category carries no voting rights and no entitlement to a berth.

Group (Full) £194 £100

For groups and schools. One Full Family membership fee and one berthing fee per boat for sailing making this membership available throughout the year. When schools are using the facilities of the Club, pupils must be under the supervision of a sailing instructor. Carries no voting rights and no requirement to undertake duties.

Group (midweek) £115 £100

For groups and schools. One mid-week fee and one berthing fee per boat for sailing on the Pond from Monday to Friday inclusive, excluding Public holidays. When schools are using the facilities of the Club, pupils must be under the supervision of a sailing instructor. Carries no voting rights and no requirement to undertake duties.

Associate £68 £0

Available at the General Committee's discretion for people who have been notably active members of the club for at least 3 years. This category provides social rights, including a named partner, and a requirement to undertake duties, or otherwise contribute to the Club, so long as they are able to so. This category carries no entitlement to sailing or berthing rights, and no voting rights.

Model Yachting £49 £0

Provides the right to sail radio-controlled model yachts plus social rights for two named adults residing at the same address, together with children up to the age of 18, and/or 'bona fide' students from 18 - 23 to whom they are parent or guardian. This category of membership has no voting rights.

 

  • For membership other than Winter membership, berth fees are extra. Berths carry an annual fee of £83 per boat for all types of boat except the Cadet and Tera which cost £55. For those members who store their boat off-site, there is no berthing fee.

  • Midweek membership excludes Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

  • The fees are reduced from May onwards for people joining the club mid-year.

  • To apply for membership download the membership form and send it to the Membership Secretary at the address at the top of the form.