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Anyone is welcome to join Filey Sailing Club. You do not have to own a boat or need to know anything about sailing. Most people wishing to take an active part in the club join as either a Full member or a Family member. Under 18's not part of a Family membership can join as a Student.

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There is a downloadable membership form at the bottom of this page please fill out all sections.

The classes of membership are listed in detail below.

To berth a boat on the club premises an extra charge is payable depending on the type and size of craft requiring a berth. Berths are allocated at the beginning of the year and as a result a member joining later in the year will find their berth quite some way down the dinghy park. Allocation of berths and berthing status is subject to regulations which can be found below, and in greater detail within the club constitution.

Access to club is via gated road from The Country Park. Parking is available using the Pay and Dismay parking in The Country Park. There are annual/seasonal tickets available fro the council.

Membership Classes

Full Membership
Open to all persons who, on the 1st January in the year of membership, are aged 18 years and over, who may sail or race as owner or crew and/or berth a boat at the club.

Family Membership
Open to all persons who, on the 1st January in the year of membership, are aged 18 years and over, who may sail or race as owner or crew and/or berth a Boat at the club. Membership is extended to the spouse or partner of the first named on the membership form and their children/wards aged less than 18 years on 1st January in the year of membership. Only the first named member and spouse/partner, if aged 18 years and over, shall be considered to be Mutual Members. Children/wards included in the Family Membership shall have the status of Student Members and shall be bound by said conditions therein.

Student Membership

Open to all persons aged 8 to 18 on the 1st of January in the subscription year and to all persons over 18 who are able to prove they are in full time education. Applicants and renewing members under 18 on that date must have the approval of their parent or guardian.
A Student Member may sail and/or race as owner or crew and /or berth a boat at the club. Parents of under 18 student members shall be responsible for ensuring the safety of their child at the club, this shall include assessment of sailing risk. Parents shall be available on site to provide off-water assistance.

Associate Membership

Open to all persons who wish to support the Club. Associate Members may not berth at the Club or sail Club boats.
Associate Members may sail/kayak/launch only on Club sailing days after payment of a special daily fee.
They will not be eligible for inclusion in any racing results or to have keys for the Club.

Berthing is available to members for an annual fee.

Berths shall be allocated in order of seniority based on the unbroken record of berthing on the basis one berth per Full, Family, Student or Junior Member.

Any new member or member who returns an application form after 1st February will go to the end of the list for that year only, but will return to the correct position the following year, provided the forms are returned in time.

Second boats will be berthed according to the date that the second boat joined the club, not the member.

Craft wider than 2.5m will be allocated berthing at the discretion of the Club Committee.

All boats must be insured and well secured.

No road trailers are to be left at the Club.

Some boats may have to be moved during special events to accommodate the Club Marquee and visiting boats.

Please note: In the event of members or former members leaving boats in berths for which no payment has been received, the Club will have the right to sell or otherwise dispose of these boats. Proceeds of the sale returned to the club member after all expenses for the sale have been deducted. The member/former member will be given due notice of this taking place, and so be given opportunity to remove the boat.


Last updated 14:01 on 9 January 2024

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