Here at Whitefriars Sailing Club, we welcome new members all year round.
Our membership year runs from 1st April, but if you join part way through the year, you’ll only pay membership for the months left until the next full
To begin the process of joining us, review the the main categories of membership below. Then Click the sign up button, this will take you to our members portal to register for an account and fill in some forms. You don’t have to pay anything at this stage. Or you can email the membership team if you have any burning questions at this stage (although there’s plenty of chances coming up in the process to ask about anything).
You can add extras such as berths and camping etc as you go through the system.
Then sit back and wait for us to be in touch. (Please remember as willing volunteers who are reluctantly employed, this may not be instant!)
One of the flag officers will call you to answer any questions you may have. The next step is to arrange a time to take a tour of the lake, boat park and clubhouse. We are more than happy to arrange this in advance and we all love to show off our beautiful club to potential new members!
Hopefully, this visit will swing it for you. Then we press the ‘Go’ button on the members portal, you can tweak any membership categories, finalise your
payment and congratulate yourself on a great choice made. If you’re really keen to get going, this whole joining process can take less than a week.
There’s lots of information on this website about prices (link); boat hire - if you don’t already own a dinghy; training courses that we run as a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised training centre; groups (link to groups page) such as Juniors, Sailability, Women on the Water and Radio Controlled; and Racing during our friendly, well-attended race series.
We look forward to receiving your application and seeing you enjoy time on and around Whitefriars’ lake.
The Membership Team
Full Single Adult Membership 2022/23:
Open to any person over 18 on subscription due date. Entitles named member to full use of all facilities.
£130 per year
Full Family Membership 2022/23:
Full membership for up to 2 adults and 1 or more children/grandchildren who are under 18 on the subscription due date.
£200 per year
Student Membership 2022/23:
Open to individuals between 18 and 25 yours of age in full time education
on subscription due date.
£45 per year
Under 18 Membership 2022/23:
Children under 18 years of age on subscription due date may only join the club if under the care of an existing family membership, single member or social member who should be either parent, grandparent or guardian.
£40 per year
Social Membership 2022/23:
Social membership allows use of the club premises and all the social activities, but no water based or camping activities.
£45 per year
Berth Prices 2022/23:
First Berth - £60.00
Second Berth - £70
Third berth - £75.00
Topper Rack - £25.00
Kayak Rack - £10.00