Becoming a member of FBYC means paying a membership fee for the privilege of using the club and its facilities and participating in the long term and seasonal activities of the club.
For a very reasonable membership fee the club gives back to you by way of the events it runs, the education it gives you in sailing and other watersports, through the shared enjoyment of our great venue, and the national and international sailing opportunities that club membership brings with it.
All activities at the club are run on a volunteer basis and we are very lucky at FBYC to have a “stepping up to help” culture. Being an FBYC member means volunteering your time to help with running the club. The club shares this out as evenly as possible with everyone taking a turn at helping with on and off the water roles by way of a roster. Where training is required (for example RIB skipper, LTS instructor) the Club will pay for your training.
It takes at least 10 people to run a sailing day, and FBYC needs volunteers to help keep pace with growth. It’s fun and rewarding, and you’ll be part of a great group of people.
All members are expected to carry out the following roles:
- Ramp duty – launching and retrieving boats before and after racing
- On-water duty – running races, helping the race officer, manning safety boats
- Scoring race and managing the personal handicap system
- Kitchen duty – preparing food and beverages, serving, cleaning up afterwards on race days, prizegivings, etc
- Boat and clubhouse maintenance
- Club admin and event management
- Any other area you are skilled in that will contribute to the growth or well-being of the club and its interests
Please contact the club to go on our volunteer register.