Join the Club

Draycote Water Sailing Club prides itself on being a professionally run club offering high level facilities by a team of permanent staff, meaning that all our member’s have to do is turn up and sail!

We cater for all sailors and windsurfers, so whether you are at beginner or advanced stages (we have members at national and international levels), young or old, want to race or sail leisurely, our Club has something for you.

Our active and involved committee are always on the ball with improvements and developments for the club to keep us at the forefront of the British sailing scene.

Boat Hire

The Club has over 50 boats for our members to hire which also includes kit if required, including wet suits, spray top, buoyancy aid and helmet.

We recognise that buying a boat is a big commitment for those new to sailing, and hiring boats is an ideal way to try a variety before you do take that step.

Alternatively, if you are planning to sail regular than an Annual Boat Hire Package would be more beneficial which entitles members to unlimited boat hire all year round for one fee.  

Single Handers

£15 per session – Picos, Teras, Fusions, Lasers, Toppers, Zests, Solo, Hartley 12s, Windsurf boards (non-planing)

Double Handers

£20 per session – Fevas
£25 per session – Wayfarers, Bahias, Dart 16

Fleet Boats

Our Sprint 15, Flying Fifteen and Fireball fleets also have boats available to hire by prior arrangement with the relevant fleet captain.

Sailing Groups

Weekly sailing groups – Women on Water and Midweek Mariners

Youth & Juniors

Groups for our younger members on Fridays and Saturdays

Novice Sailors

Sessions for novice sailors to continue developing skills.

Membership Options

  • Family Membership £45.58/month

    Or, Annual Payment of £547.
    Up to 2 adults and children living at the same address, children must be 18 or under at the beginning of the membership year.

  • Individual Membership £34.92/month

    Or, Annual Payment of £419.
    Members over 26 years old at the beginning of the membership year.

  • Young Person A Membership £17.83/month

    Or, Annual Payment of £214.
    Young persons aged 8 to 18 at the start of the membership year, and parents are not Club members. (This includes social membership of the supporters club for up to 2 parents/guardians.)

  • Young Person B Membership £11.83/month

    Or, Annual Payment of £142.
    Young persons aged 8 to 18 at the start of the membership year and parent(s) are already Club members.

  • Young Person C Membership £17.83/month

    Or, Annual Payment of £214.
    An adult aged 19 to 25 at the start of the membership year.

  • Social Membership £90.00/year

    Membership of the Supporters' Club for a non-sailing family or friend of a full member.

  • All memberships end on 31st March and payments made by Direct Debit will auto renew.
  • First year memberships that are paid annually will be be pro rata’d. The following years will be at full annual cost.​
  • A £15 Members Pack is required for all new memberships – £25 for Family Memberships.​

Boat Registration

Boat registration fees for all boats and boards that are launched are Draycote.  Includes boat storage in our large boat park and trailer storage in our secure trailer park.

  • Junior Boat Fee £5.67/month

    Or, Annual Payment of £68.
    Launch and storage fee for boats or boards sailed 90% of the time by juniors up to the age of 18.

  • Adult Boat Fee £11.33/month

    Or, Annual Payment of £136.
    Launch and storage fee for boats or boards.

  • Family Boat Fee £22.67/month

    Or, Annual Payment of £272.
    Launch and storage fee for boats or boards registered and sailed 90% of the time by members of the Family Membership (which is charged at twice the adult boat/board fee).

Returning to Sailing or Windsurfing

If you haven’t sailed or windsurfed for a while and just want to refresh your skills before heading out on the water, take a look at our refresher days, taster sessions and training courses.

Day Membership

Day Tickets are available to non-members to sail or windsurf and enjoy the benefits of the Club with one day temporary membership, for just £25.

Visit the Chandlery or Office on arrival to make payment, be briefed about the site and be given necessary access codes.

Please note:

  • Payment must be made prior to sailing or windsurfing
  • You must provide all your own boat or board and kit, which must be in accordance with section 7 of our Club Regulations
  • You must have valid third party insurance cover with the minimum of £2,000,000 for any one incident
  • Sign the ‘Water Activity Sheet’ before going afloat
  • Day Tickets may be restricted during peak periods or events so please phone ahead of arriving to avoid disappointment
  • Day Tickets are restricted to 4 per person in any one membership year

Winter Membership

Winter Membership is available from November to March each year and is ideal for sailors whose home club closes during this period

  • Water open every day, except Christmas Day, with professional rescue cover
  • Club fleet racing every Sunday
  • Free entry to our Pursuit races on Boxing Day & New Year’s Day
  • Onsite chandlery
  • Professional catering every weekend
  • Choose from 50+ club boats to hire
  • Reduced entrance fee for the Draycote Dash (Selden SailJuice Winter Series)
  • Boat fee includes secure trailer storage

PLUS!  No race or club duties 

To sign up, follow the link and scroll down to select the Winter Membership tab

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