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), please contact your local Scout group.

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
Associate   5
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 then expect  to use club boats on a Wednesday evening throughout the summer to practise their newly learnt skills. In addition they can come along to Family Sunday afternoons, dates to be advised, as another option to continue sailing practise. 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 Go Sailing sessions more than a handful of times each year.

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.

INFORMATION FOR NEW MEMBERS

We offer Wednesday Night sailing from May to end of August starting from 6pm  until sundown usually 9pm in June and 8pm  by  mid August. when it ends. Sunday Family Sailing afternoons  will operate on a limited number of dates which will be advised once summer weather is with us  and an organisation committee has agreed the dates  and run from 1pm to 4pm.

Member obligations include carrying out two duties in  each 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. Family members may become involved with running Sunday afternoon activities such as helping to rig, launch and retrieve boats, or organising quiz and colouring activities on shore.  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  Newsletters throughout the Year advising of  Information  about the Club’s and its Sailing and Social Activities. Email is used to keep in touch about up and coming events, racing,  membership subscription and  meetings.