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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 a card to allow you to access the club building and grounds at any time. Fees for 2017 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). Fees have now been updated for 2018 and the new rates apply for all joiners from 1 November 2017. Join between 20 September and 31 October and get 13 months for the price of 12! 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.

Category of MembershipJoining AnnualTotal

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

£185£215£400
Single Membership (over 23)£160£175£340
Junior/Youth (aged 8 or over, and under 23 at the start of the membership year)
(please note that those aged 8 to 16 must have a parent/guardian who is a Shore member and who remains on site whilst the Junior/Youth is on site)
£70£90£160
The subscription fee includes the provision of a berth for one boat in all of the above membership categories and one access card.




Shore (non-sailing - normally a social or Model Yacht racing member)£15£43£58
Reciprocal (a full member of Yorkshire Dales SC, Yeadon SC, Yorkshire Ouse SC, Tees and Hartlepool YC or Derwent Reservoir SC who wishes to take out membership at Ripon SC in addition to their home club membership)£15£85£100

The joining fee includes payment for a club access card which provides access to the club and the grounds 365 days per year. Additional or replacement cards can be purchased if required at a cost of £15.

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.

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Last updated 07:26 on 10 October 2017

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