How we work

This page gives information about how the club operates. More detailed information is available in the Handbook and Club By-Laws.

The Club is open to all those interested in sailing and navigation.

Many Members have boats and they appreciate the advantages of having experienced crew and sailing with good company.
 

Our Objectives

  • To promote the enjoyment of affordable cruising and racing

  • To bringing together skippers and crews in a wide programme of sailing and social activities

  • To develop personal and group sailing skills

  • To promote sailing safety

  • To encourage members to develop their skills through RYA sailing qualifications

Membership

There are two levels of membership:
  • Full Membership of the Club is available to anyone over 18 who has completed an approved navigation course (typically the RYA Day Skipper Theory course) or has proven and extensive coastal and/or offshore sailing experience acquired over many years.
    To join as a Full member you should have either taken a course in navigation, usually the RYA Day Skipper Theory course, or have proven and extensive coastal and/or offshore sailing experience acquired over many years. Associate members can take part in all Club activities and the Club hopes that they will choose to pursue a navigation course at some point or else gain sufficient sailing experience to allow them to upgrade to Full Membership, but this is not mandatory.
  • Associate Membership is offered to people who support the objects of the Club but who are not eligible for Full membership at this time. The opportunity to upgrade to Full membership is available when either of the above criteria has been met in the future. Associate members do not have voting rights nor are eligible for officer roles.

To join the club click here

Where we meet ... 

Ashtead Cricket Club is where members meet on Wednesday evenings.

Members usually arrive from 20h30, unless there is a programmed event requiring an early start.

For the clubhouse details  Click Here 



Sailing Events


Applying for events

All Members individually must apply to go on events. This is done online when logged in by using the Register button shown on the particular event page. There is a general cut-off date for applications of 7 days before sailing events (some may be longer). After that date you can contact the event organiser who may still be able to fit you in.

Applications are made as either as a Skipper or a Crew member. Skippers may include non-members as Guests on their applications. An email will be sent confirming the application to both the member and the event organiser.

For Instructions on applying for events (Members only) - click here

Note: if you have to cancel your application then you must contact the event organiser directly - there is no online facility to do it.

All Members can apply for any of the Club’s cruising and racing events - racing is not restricted to just experienced crew and the Club’s racing is varied in nature and is designed to be fun.

Boat Crewing

The Club encourages Skippers not to make up their own boat crews except in the case of arranging their ‘No. 1’. This then enables the Event Organiser to introduce the remaining available crew to the boats attending.

Event Briefings

All event participants are expected to attend the briefing on the Wednesday evening before the event where crewing arrangements are finally sorted out. This is the opportunity for crew members to be introduced to their skippers and for them to be involved in the detailed planning. For crew not at the briefing, skippers should contact them the next day.

Event costs

Specific costs incurred during the event are shared equally between all the crew on each boat (mooring fees, food, fuel, etc).

The Club also operates a policy of crew members making a voluntary contribution to the skipper towards the maintenance and upkeep of the boat.

Event organisers

Any Club member can be an event organiser. Members should contact the Cruising or Racing Secretary if they wish to offer their services.


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