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April 18, 2011

How can I get involved at the Club?

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The Club is run largely by volunteer help, both socially and on the sailing side, and if you want to be involved, there are plenty of opportunities. It is expected that all dinghy sailors will help with rescue duties. You will be allocated to a Duty Group. If you would like to help on the social side we are always looking for volunteers to help on the Social Committee.
April 18, 2011

I have a cruiser – can I have a mooring?

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Moorings are allocated to existing mooring holders in February, and there is usually a waiting list. Once you are a member you can be added to the list. The Club leases the mooring area in front of the club from Cornwall Council. The area is suitable for boats under 30 feet length and under 4.5 feet draught. Members have to provide their own mooring block and chain and these are laid at the start of the season. Most of the moorings are available on a 6-month basis from April to the end of September. Tenders are kept in a special area in the dingy park close to the slipway.
April 18, 2011

Can I have a key to the Club?

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Keys are available from the kitchen for a £10 refundable deposit. Members with moorings can also have an engine shed key which is included in the price.
April 18, 2011

Can I get refreshments at the Club?

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In addition to the Bar there is “Angie’s Kitchen” which serves a range of cakes and snacks on Sundays and a choice of hot suppers on summer Wednesdays. If you are there on your own there should be the makings of tea & coffee in the clubhouse.
April 18, 2011

When is the Club open?

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The Club is open whenever there is racing taking place. The Bar is open on Wednesday evenings and sometimes on Sundays after racing. Can I sail from the Club on other days? Yes, but there will not be any rescue cover so you do so at your own risk. You should put a note on the notice board whilst you are out in case of accidents, and also make sure that everything is locked up properly after you leave. 
April 18, 2011

Is there any race training?

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We hold training for young people on Sunday mornings. There is a Mirror fleet, Optimist training, and more advanced training in Lasers. Parents/guardians must be present at the Club at all times that their children are sailing. Children are accepted for training when they have reached a RYA Level 2 standard.
April 18, 2011

Does the Club hold any other training courses?

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From time to time we run RYA power boat, safety boat and VHF radio training courses for members sometimes in conjunction with other clubs.
April 18, 2011

Can I learn to sail at the Club?

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No, we do not teach sailing, you would need to go to one of the local sailing schools to begin with.
April 18, 2011

What types of dinghies are there in the Club?

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There are active fleets of Lasers, Optimists, Mirrors, Fireflys, Darts and various asymmetric and handicap classes. Each class has a Class Captain who will make you welcome in your chosen fleet.
April 18, 2011

Is there any parking?

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Because the club grounds are on the Trefusis Estate cars are not permit on the beach. Vehicle access to the club via the beach is for dropping off and picking up boats only.  Pay and Display parking is available at Windsport and Mylor Marina. Mylor Marina and Windsport offer discounted Parking Permits to RSC members at the beginning of the season.  On road parking can be found, rather less in summer, but please be thoughtful of the local residents. 
April 18, 2011

When does racing take place?

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During British Summer Time, racing starts on Sundays at 1400 and Wednesday evenings at 1830. Sunday racing is two races sailed back-to-back. Once the clocks go back, Wednesday racing finishes and the Sunday races start at 1300hrs.
April 18, 2011

How long does my subscription last for?

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The subscription year runs from January 1st to December 31st. If you join after October 1st in any year, the subscription paid will run until the December of the following year. There are no other exceptions.
April 18, 2011

When can I put my dinghy in the dinghy park?

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Dinghy parking is allocated on a first come first served basis to all members who have paid by February. Boat parking spaces are limited; you will be informed in your letter whether there is a space available for you. There is sometimes a waiting list. All dinghies and tenders must be clearly marked with your membership number. The number must be placed on the boat where it can be easily seen. Dinghy parking rums from the end of March to the end of December. There is an additional fee for winter parking.
April 18, 2011

What facilities does the Club have?

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There is a dinghy park behind the Club, and there are a number of moorings in front of the Club. There are hot showers, a Club house room with a computer, and a Bar. There is also a sail locker, and an outside tap for rinsing boats down. An engine shed is provided for storing outboards. 
April 18, 2011

Am I a member once I have filled in the application form?

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No. Your application has to go to the Committee for approval. When you have been approved you will receive a welcoming letter giving you your membership number and your yearbook. You should then attend a New Members’ Evening as soon as possible.