Facilities

The land around the building provides adequate parking for members' cars, dinghies, trailer sailors, cruiser tenders and during the winter months, for cruisers. Camping is permitted on club land for 60 specified dates per year. The club is particularly suitable for young families and people who want to get away for the weekend. There are many and varied walks and interesting places to visit to occupy those members of the family who are not dedicated to sailing.

slipwayA 1 in 10 concrete slip way runs down to the foreshore and can be used for launching most boats of up to 4.5 metres wide. An electric powered winch and two telehandlers are available for this purpose. There is a large apron at the side of the slip to facilitate rigging prior to launch and recovery. There is a combined sloping and horizontal jetty to the east of the slipway. This is suitable for the temporary drying out of keelboats, and loading and unloading.

sailing boats

 

Sailing in the Estuary is dominated by the tide which must be treated with considerable respect and care.

Although there is a patrol boat at the Clubhouse, it is usually only manned during weekend races.

The Club controls the moorings in the river to the east and south of the clubhouse, and at present a few mooring sites are available.