The clubhouse can be hired for social events and other uses such as classes or rehearsal
space. It can accommodate up to 130 people, has a bar, kitchen and a veranda with views
to the beach and English Channel.
To hire the clubhouse, you need to be a member of the club. Hire of the club by associate
members requires payment of a £200 refundable deposit in addition to other charges.
Hirers will need to provide a list of non-members attending no less than 48 hours in advance
of the event; these guests will be treated as temporary club members for the duration of
Hire for social events and parties is £100.00.
Hire for classes or rehearsal space is £15.00 per hour.
The clubhouse needs to be cleaned and tidied after social events and parties by 10.00 a.m.
the following day so that it is ready for use again. Hirers should clear tables that they have
used and bag large items of rubbish before leaving. Cleaning requires that floors are
vacuumed and mopped, including the toilets, kitchen, bar, and veranda. If you do not wish
to clean the clubhouse yourself then you can pay an additional £40.00 and the club will
Alcohol and other drinks for social events are to be purchased from the bar. Wine brought
in for events by the hirer will be charged a corkage fee of £3.00 per bottle. The sailing club
can provide bar staff; these arrangements and any particular drinks required should be
discussed when making a booking.
The club can apply for a temporary event notice if the event will run outside of normal
licencing times which are until 11pm Monday to Thursday, 10.30pm Sunday, and midnight
on a Friday and Saturday. The cost of a temporary event notice is an additional £21.00.
The boathouse is not included in the hire and is out of bounds for people attending a
clubhouse hire function. The cost of any damage to club or members’ property because of
the hire will be met by the club member hiring the clubhouse.
Please be aware that the sailing club is run by volunteers. The object of the club is to
provide facilities for and promote participation of the whole community in the sport of
sailing and to foster good seamanship, good sportsmanship, and a love of the sea. Club
members hiring the clubhouse are contributing to theses aims through the camaraderie of
their event and the money it raises.
Contact the Rear Commodore if you would like to discuss hiring the club.
(email@example.com / 07803 429534)