These roles and responsibilities were reviewed and agreed by the General Committee of Chipstead Sailing Club on 17 September 2018
Please fill in the online membership application form available here:
contact CSC Membership Secretary
Mrs Sue Wilson, 84 Albert Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 4EL
Telephone: 01372 740155
Chipstead Sailing Club is volunteer-run and has in excess of 400 memberships, many including a couple, or a couple and their children. Active membership spans an age range from 7 years old to over 80, although many younger children also enjoy being down there. Most members have their own boats.
We are an RYA Training Establishment and courses are run each year. Details can be found through the web site or by picking up a leaflet at the club.
Junior sailing is concentrated on Saturday mornings from early April to late October with the main club races spread over Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon. There is racing on Sunday mornings in the winter with the exception of the first six when we all take part in working parties.
Our group members can be seen in action Monday to Friday, together with our own model yachting class, participate in canoeing and rowing as well as sailing. The disabled group is well supported.
You are very welcome to come down and visit the club and meet people. It is best to do this on a Sunday, or a summer Saturday. If you have no idea who to approach, asking if there is a committee member around is a good start. During the week the club house may not be open and members of groups may not be in a position to answer your questions.
Our Open Day is the first Monday Bank Holiday in May.
I am generally at the club on Saturdays and for the winter working parties as that is the time to sort out renewal issues. I would be happy to meet you.
Current membership fees can be viewed here.
For information on how to join the club please look here.
Chipstead Sailing Club
A Guide to Duties
Chipstead Sailing Club is run entirely by volunteers. To enable the race programme to be run and the Club facilities to be maintained, adult family members are required as a condition of Club membership to undertake four duties each year, and also to participate in two winter working parties. Social members are also welcome to join in and assist with duties. Duties should be enjoyable and a great way to meet and learn from other club members. If you need further guidance on what a duty entails please contact the OOD a week before your duty.
All adult family members may choose which Class they wish to join. Duties are allocated between Classes based on their membership, with each Class taking turns in running races for other Classes. You may indicate when you would prefer to carry out your duties, and your duties will then be organised at the start of the year by your nominated Class and entered into the Dutyman system which can be accessed through the Club website.
Duties will be rostered where possible in your preferred duty class, and any unallocated duties may be rostered centrally across other sailing sessions in the Club programme, which may fall on Saturday afternoons, Sunday mornings, Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings.
Responsible adults for Junior Members are asked to assist with four duties for the junior Class. Adult family members who have chosen to be members of the Junior Class will similarly have up to four duties allocated on Saturday mornings or may also be asked to carry out duties across other sailing sessions in the Club programme.
The trained RIB squad is also rostered centrally to improve safety cover.
The duty roster for the year is available on the Dutyman system accessible through the Club website. It is the responsibility of each member to arrange a swap if he or she is unable to fulfil their allocated duty. The Dutyman system is helpful in arranging swaps, and can be used to request swaps both within and outside your Duty Class.
Duty teams should assemble one hour before the start of racing. Depending on the race programme, Saturday afternoon teams are normally required to run races from either 12.55 or 13.00. Sunday morning racing normally starts at 10.30 and Sunday afternoon racing normally starts at 1410. Depending on the race programme on the day, Sunday morning duty teams are required at times additionally to run races from 13.00 and Sunday afternoon duty teams are required at times additionally to run single handed races from 16.10.
The categories of club duties are:
|Joining Fee||One off sum payable upon joining Chipstead Sailing Club. (excluding Social and Model Yachting membership)||
|Full (standard)||Member, Spouse/Partner and their children up to 18 years of age at 1 Jan 2018 (up to 23 years of age for full-time Student).||
|Family Junior||Member, Spouse/Partner with only their children aged 7 to 18 having Sailing Rights.||
|Young Adult||Young single adults over 18 and under 25 years of age at 1 Jan 2018.||
|Social||Social membership with No Sailing Rights. Member, Spouse/Partner and their children up to 18 years of age at 1 Jan 2018.||
|Model Yachting||Model Yachting membership with No Sailing Rights other than model yachts for all family members and their children up to 18 years. Model Yachting is open to all Full, Junior and Young Adult members with no further payment||
|Full (standard)||First boat £155 (subsequent boats £124), may be sailed by any member with owner's permission.||
|Junior||Per boat, to be sailed exclusively by Junior Members.||