Contact & Membership

If you are interested in joining  please download and complete the membership form (pdf).

Alternatively, if you would like more information or would like to discuss anything in more detail, please speak to our Secretary, Janice Beaumont, on 020 8405 9959 or email secretary@croydonsailingclub.co.uk.

If you have a general (non-membership) enquiry, please contact info@croydonsailingclub.co.uk.

If you’re looking for sailing opportunities at South Norwood Lake specifically for children (under 18),  we encourage families to join as members, teaching parents to sail through our RYA Level 1 courses  and their children taught through RYA Stage 1 and 2 courses held in school holidays backed up by coaching during fortnightly Family Sailing .  The local  Scout groups  do  offer taster sailing and kayaking sessions on saturday mornings during the summer.

Membership Subscription Rates for 2016 (1st January to 31st December)

Membership Rates £
Entrance Fee – Single (includes six months membership) 30
Entrance Fee – Family (includes six months membership) 40
Single 60
Family 80
Club Boat use annual fee 25
Boat Park (fee per boat space) * 25

Subscriptions are per calendar year.

* Availability of boat park spaces is currently extremely limited and spaces may not be immediately available; see below for further details.

ENTRANCE FEE

Prospective members  pay the Club entrance  fee of £30. This includes provisional membership for  a period of six months. It entitles temporary members to use club boats, attend Wednesday evenings, any additional sailing support sessions when arranged  and Sunday racing if the temporary member is assessed as competent.

Non -sailors and beginners who are not confident sailing without another experienced sailor should sign up for our Learn to Sail Programme which involves an additional fee. Those who complete the course  can attend our Progress My Sailing sessions on a Wednesday and Friday evenings throughout the spring  to practise their newly learnt skills. For a fee of £25 per year members can use club boats to sail at Go Sailing Sessions in the summer on Wednesday and Friday  evenings  and fortnightly Saturday afternoons.   In addition  there are fortnightly  Family Saturday  afternoons with instructors running  children’s improver sessions. When confident new members can come along and join in Sunday Racing.

WHICH MEMBERSHIP SHOULD I CHOOSE?

Single membership is for individual adults (18+) who would like to join Croydon Sailing Club. Single members are welcome to bring their partner or children to 1 or 2 Go Sailing (non-racing) sessions each year, to give them a taste of sailing, but should upgrade to Family membership if they wish to do so on a more regular basis.

Family membership is for adults who would like to join with their partner and/or bring their children to our  Family Sailing, Go Racing  and Go Sailing  sessions .

BOAT PARKING

Spaces are only available for sailing dinghies owned by members that have valid insurance and are actively and regular used at CSC. The boat park cannot be used for storage of dinghies that are not suitable for, primarily for use at, or not regularly used at South Norwood Lake. Any boat that is not regularly used for a period of 1 year is automatically subject to a £200 annual surcharge and must be removed from the boat park.

Due to the size of South Norwood Lake, the largest single-handed sailing dinghy allowed is a Laser. If you plan to bring a larger, double-handed sailing dinghy to CSC, please ensure that you have explicit permission from the committee before doing so, as it may not be suitable for sailing at CSC.

CLUB BOATS FEE

The club has a fleet of training boats that are mainly acquired through Sport England Grants ( Laser Picos and Hartley 12.2s) . The fleet has been added to through the clubs own funding from its Training Budget and past members legacies; ( Toppers, Comet, Topper Byte  and Topaz). These boats need to be insured and maintained and  their long-term replacement needs to be  provided for. Therefore the club  charges members an annual fee of £25 to use these boats at its Go Sailing, Go Racing, Progress My Sailing and Family Sailing sessions.

INFORMATION FOR NEW MEMBERS

Member obligations include carrying out four  duties in  either  Winter and Summer seasons. Duties involve helping the Race Officer  prepare the jetty, opening up the club house, marking off race boats on a schedule making coffee for mid racing break and helping put equipment away  before locking up the clubhouse and boat park at the end of the session.   Non- Racing members who attend summer Go Sailing, Family or  Progress My Sailing are expected to  volunteer for up to 4 sessions helping as beach master or powerboat  support driver.  Beach masters carry out shore-based activities such as helping to rig, launch and retrieve boats, setting up and putting away the jetty and powerboat  and take responsibility for securing the site at the end of the session.  All club activities are run by volunteer members so joining the club involves helping out in some form as there are no paid staff but the benefits are that are fees are very  good value for money. 

Club members receive  regular emails reminding them of  sailing and social events, meetings  and training opportunities.  Whats App group help to co-ordinate last minute changes  to  the sailing calendar  due to duty officer / beach master requirements and  weather conditions.