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. Responsible adults for Junior Members are asked to assist with four duties for the junior Class. Duties should be enjoyable and a great way to meet and learn from other club members.
All adult family members may choose which Class they wish to join. Duties are organised at the start of the year by each Class. Any unallocated duties are rostered centrally. 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 swop if he or she is unable to fulfil their allocated duty. If you need further guidance on what is required do please contact the OOD a week before your duty.
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 1030 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.||
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.
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