The cost to join, including the one-off joining fee (£30) is:
- Single adult at £135
- Family membership at £170
This includes third part liability insurance which covers you for use of your own kit and all club kit, on the club lakes (see below for Insurance cover). The initial membership includes a one-off fee which includes the cost of getting new keys cut. Membership runs from 1st May each year.
A family consists of one or two adults and their children up to the age of 18, living with them.
The joining fee is waived if a beginner training course is completed.
To join follow this link
Annual Membership Renewal
Annual renewal fees are cheaper as they don’t include the one-off joining fee. Renewal notices are sent out in February before the AGM.
- Single adult at £105
- Family membership at £140
The club provides equipment for its members to use if they do not have their own, or are thinking of buying their own. It is available at all times (other than when the club need it to run training courses) and there is no need to book it. We currently have 8 beginner boards and rigs of various sizes. We also have several paddleboards for members to use.
This provides a very low cost introduction to the sports with no outlay other than the membership fees as detailed above. If you then decide you would like to take it further you can of course buy your own equipment. We do require that you have had some basic training to be able to use this equipment, either with us or elsewhere. If you would like to come down to a club night we would be happy to show you round.
The club RYA insurance covers all members and visitors for sailing on the lakes. This is 3rd party cover and covers the club equipment, members equipment and accidental personal injury. If anyone is interested in a boring legalistic read then we can send a copy of the policy by email.
Obviously if you want to use your equipment elsewhere then you’ll need either 3rd your own 3rd party cover or comprehensive cover. It’s a requirement for sailing at Carsington or Rutland and officially for SUPing on canals and rivers.
Noble Marine who have provided 3rd party cover in the past offer a 50% discount for club members. They have 2 versions of the insurance, the first is for the policyholder and any equipment. The second is for a named board and is for anyone using it. Both windsurf boards and SUPs are covered.
Other insurers for windsurfing are Bishop Skinner and Newton Crum and insurers for SUPs are SUPInsure and Sportcoverdirect. There are obviously many other insurers out there.
Another option is to join the RYA or British Canoeing. RYA membership includes insurance for windsurfing. British Canoeing membership includes insurance as well as a waterways licence – so useful for SUPers.