Clywedog Sailing Club runs a wide range of facilities for sailors and paddlers of all abilities.
- It doesn’t matter how old, or young, you are
- It doesn’t matter if you have never been in a boat
- It doesn’t matter if you are able-bodied or need some help to get around – we can help you to enjoy sailing and paddling in a way that suits you.
USE OF CLUB EQUIPMENT
The Use of Club Equipment policy is intended to support members in the early stages of their sailing and paddlesports development, whilst ensuring all members can safely enjoy the activities and opportunities provided through membership of the club.
The club maintains a fleet of craft, including sailing dinghies, paddleboards, and kayaks for member’s use during club instructor-led activity sessions.
The club fleet also allows the club to provide community-based events such as open days, taster sessions, Powys Sport, school visits, and Scouts etc.
The club also maintains a selection of personal equipment, e.g., buoyancy aids, for the same purposes.
For the 2024 season there will continue to be no charge for member’s use of club craft and equipment during club sessions.
Club rates will apply for other times (please see exceptions below).
Club instructor-led activity sessions, when there are appropriate qualified instructors and safety measures in place, are primarily:
- Sailing – Sundays
- Paddleboarding – Thursday evening SUP club
- Kayaking – Thursday evening canoe club
- Other ad-hoc and programmed events which will be communicated in advance
The club sessions are designed to provide a pathway for new members, those wishing to develop skills in the various disciplines, gain qualifications, progress in their chosen discipline, e.g., racing, or just to enjoy the activity as part of a group session.
Members wishing to enjoy the activities on the lake outside of the club-led sessions are reasonably expected to have a level of competency in the respective activity, be confident in their ability to self-rescue and to rescue others in their group, and to provide their own craft and personal equipment. As such club craft and equipment are not generally available for casual use outside of the prescribed activities.
Exceptions to the above may be permitted on days when there is a qualified duty officer present at the club, mainly Saturdays and Sundays in peak season and Sundays in low season. This will be to allow limited access to the club equipment e.g., buoyancy aids, in the event that kit is forgotten or to support member’s guests in accordance with the member’s guest policy.
Additional exceptions, in particular those involving club craft, are at the sole discretion of an appropriately qualified leader and committee member and subject to proper qualification of the scope of the request.
Club craft, wetsuits and buoyancy aids are available for members to use as part of club led activities, these are generally canoe/SUP club on Thursday evenings and sailing on Sundays.
Use of club sailing dinghies is only permitted when safety cover is active on the lake, provided by a club helm who holds at least RYA PB2 certificate.
Don’t take paddle craft out on to the water when safety cover is not operating unless you are completely confident in your ability to self rescue and return to the shore.
A proper fitting buoyancy aid is mandatory for all activity on the water – sailors, canoeists, kayakers and paddle boarders. Also when on the jetty. PLEASE NOTE: A Waist Belt Personal Flotation Device is NOT permitted
Follow the sailing/paddling policy on page 10 of the handbook sent with your membership .. copy below.
There is no charge for this occasional use of club equipment as a means of familiarisation with craft and helping decide what suits before buying your own.
The Club currently has a number of dinghies available for members for training and racing.
3 x Toppers
1 x Pico
1 x Wayfarer
3 X Feva (Juniors up to 16yrs old)
2 x Sunbird keelboats (Single handed)
2 x Challenger Trimarans (Single Handed or we have a buddy seat for beginners to sail with an experienced sailor)
Scimitar Day boat (2 crew with experienced helm for)
2 x Hansa 303 Hammock Dbl seat or optional single seats
2 x Hansa 203 single Seat.
1 x Hansa 203 Dbl Seat
Contact Keith Rollinson for more info on [email protected]
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