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Thinking of Joining?

We welcome members throughout the year, and do not have a waiting list. Membership is easy to apply for - click on the 'Join' button at the top right of the screen to start the process then 'Create an Account' and send your details through. Once the Membership Secretary receives the application they will email you an invitation to join, with an invoice for the fees due - make sure you check your 'Spam' if the invoice doesn't arrive within 7 days (we do try to turn things round faster than that). For a family the initial year's fees (subscription and joining fee) works out at just over £1 a day. Once you've settled your invoice you will be issued with an acces credential via a smart app on your mobile phone to allow you to access the club building and grounds at any time. Fees for 2021/2022 are as follows (please note ages are as at the start of the membership year i.e. 1 November). Reduced annual fees are payable from June to October, with reductions on a sliding scale to take account of the number of months of the current membership year there are left to run. The full joining fee is payable throughout the membership year (1 November to 31 October). If you have any questions about membership please email the Membership Secretary. We encourage all potential members to come to the club and see us 'in action' - Saturdays and Sundays are a great time to find out more about what we do, but please do pre-arrange these visits to ensure someone will be available to show you around!


Category of MembershipJoining AnnualTotal

Family Membership (Includes all members of the family under 22 years of age at the start of the membership year)

Single Membership (over 23 at the start of the membership year)£160£199£359
Junior (aged 8 to 16) This covers the Junior member plus 1 adult parent/guardian who is classed as a Shore Member. They must remain on site whilst the Junior member is on site

Youth (aged 16 to 23 at the start of the membership year)




The subscription fee includes the provision of a berth for one boat in all of the above membership categories and one access card. Members 16 and over are expected to undertake duties.
(please note that applicants for Student membership will be required to prove that they are in a full time education programme which will last through the majority of the membership year, and that student membership only covers 1 individual) Membership includes the provision of a berth and an access card. Student members are expected to undertake duties.
Shore (non-sailing - normally a social or Model Yacht racing member)£15£49£64
Reciprocal (a full member of Yorkshire Dales SC, Yeadon SC, Yorkshire Ouse SC or Derwent Reservoir SC who wishes to take out membership at Ripon SC in addition to their home club membership). The terms are the same as those offered by the 'home club', e.g. YDSC offer RSC members the chance to reciprocate for 1 year and this is the basis for their members joining RSC. No berths are offered for this type of membership and no duties apply. £15£95£110

We are a club run by members for members, and have no paid staff. In joining the club we hope you will help us continue this ethos, and will contribute through undertaking duties at the club and coming along to our working parties. We also hope you will enjoy and support the wide range of social activities which we run - and help us identify new opportunities for club activities. It is YOUR club, and we need to know what our members want from it.

If you already have a dinghy please contact the Membership Secretary to let them know the type of boat you own. We encourage members to select and sail boats which are appropriate for our water and have a length restriction of 15ft imposed by our lease. Whilst members who own boats are allowed to windsurf in line with our bylaws, we are unable to offer paddle boarding or canoeing on the water.

Please read the club rules and bylaws before making your application, in applying to join you are acknowledging that you will comply with these, and your acceptance that the club obtains and retains personal data to enable us to deliver our membership contract with you.


Last updated 00:27 on 5 June 2022

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