Some guidelines for new members on how the Club operates.
We hope the following information will help you to enjoy yourselves at the club.
Available for use by club members. Ovens, microwave, crockery and cutlery are provided but please clean and tidy after use. Catering is provided for large open meetings and Thursday evening racing.
The Family Room
For use by all members and is the “eating and wet area” during sailing. A carpeted area with boxes of toys is provided for the little ones.
- A council member is responsible for running the bar.
- We employ a bar steward on a part time basis.
- Club members help on a rota basis.
- Hot water is provided for racing days. Electric showers are available at other times.
- We drain into a septic tank so please no nappies or anything that has not been through you (including chemical toilet contents) down the toilets!
- Do not leave valuables in the clubhouse.
- The main cleaning is carried out by an employed cleaner, but please do not use this as an excuse not to clear up after yourself!
- The house committee chairman prepares a rota of members who tidy and empty bins at the weekend but it is your clubhouse so please help by clearing away and washing your dishes etc.
Keys for the clubhouse are available behind the bar for a nominal charge. The membership secretary will provide a fob to operate the gate.
Please keep to non boat park areas.
There is a pay phone in the entrance lobby for all to use.
First Aid box and resuscitation unit are by the entrance to the gents toilet.
‘Officer of the day’ and rescue boats
- Herb Telford runs the starting boat (Bates)
- Paid staff run the rescue boat with help from club members.
- Club members are on a rota for OOD duty,
Each fleet has a nominated person who looks after the interest of that class. See the ‘rogues gallery’ in the family room to see yours.
‘Bass Week’ is held the 1st. week in August and is a regatta where sailors and their families from far and wide come to the club for a week of sailing and socialising. We usually have over 100 boats on the water and 600 people staying on site in tents and caravans.
Caravans are only allowed on site on bank holidays and open meetings. Tents are also allowed on Saturday evenings when a weekend series is being held.
ANNUAL SOCIAL EVENTS
Held at the beginning of the season in the clubhouse, provided by outside caterers. Tickets sold near the time.
The nearest Saturday to November 5th. Light refreshments are usually available. We have a bonfire and suggest each family brings a couple of large fireworks.
Annual Dinner and Prizegiving
A dinner dance at a local venue where the seasons prizes are awarded and all members are welcome.
At the clubhouse on a Sunday afternoon in early December for club members,
Children’s Christmas Party
Especially for the youngsters as Father Christmas arrives by boat! Fun and games provided but please bring a ‘plate’ of food for the tea e.g. sandwiches, cakes etc. Crisps and squash are provided by the club.
New Years Party
A ‘Bring and Eat’ party for the grown-ups at the club house. Please bring something savoury/sweet for the buffet table.
Other social events are held such as quiz nights, walks and barbeques. These are listed on this site and detailed in the handbook. Also watch the notice board.