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

Optimist/Oppy Bats

£5 per day

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).

Mirrors

Mirrors

£10 per day

Mirrors are a small doublehanded dinghy available to adult/child or two teenagers who have completed at least Level/Stage 2 course.

Comet Trios

Comet Trios

£10 per 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.

Topper

Topper

£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 Out
    Sign your boat out in the sign out sheet which is located on the Training Notice Board
  • Pay Fee
    Place your fee in the cash box in the galley and mark ‘paid’ on the sign out sheet.
  • Sign In
    Sign the boat back in at the end of your day.
  • Defects
    Ensure any damages or defects are noted in the red book located on the club noticeboard.

Rules of Hire

  • Equipment
    Borrowing 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 Boat
    Please 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.
  • Weather
    The sailor borrowing the boat must be confident in the prevailing weather conditions.
  • RTC Qualified
    Members 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!