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Membership & Crewing Information

What to do if you are not a member and just want to try us out for size?

Membership fees

 

For our fiscal year Feb1/22 to Jan31/23 the Full Membership fee is $75 per year (same as prev year) and the Associate Member fee is $25 .

For the next fiscal year Feb 1/23 to Jan 31/24 the Full Membership fee will be $125 and the Associate Member fee will remain at $25.

Membership Application & Renewal form and Waiver of liability form

Rating Certificates:

New members are encouraged to sail with us whether or not they have a rating for their boat. So if you want to come and race with us and don't have a rating for your boat just let us know and we'll figure out a suitable temporary rating.

However we do encourage people to get an official certificate to ensure fair and competitive sailing. We can help you measure sails, etc. to apply for a rating. We usually have a hand-on session in the Spring to help owners measure sails and get the data to apply for a rating.

Rating certificates are issued by BC Sailing (see www.bcsailing.bc.ca ) and cost $45.  

We will accept a rating certificate for a period of 3 years from date of issue provided no significant changes have been made to the boat, rig, or sails.

For more information check the Sailing Instructions on our Club Racing pages.

We welcome new members.

If you are a skipper, not a member, and want to race your boat in one of our races there is no charge if you want to race a time or two to check it out. If you want to do that please send us an email or contact the Fleet Captain or one of the Exec members (See Contact Us page) who will advise you what to do. 

Before racing for the first time you must sign a liability waiver (the form is available on this link) before racing. It is helpful if you already have a rating certificate for your boat, or at least know what the usual rating is for like boats - but if you do not have one we will attempt to allocate one to you for your first race.

Membership types

Full Membership is for skippers of boats who wish to race their boat in our regular races.

Associate Membership is for sailors, or wannabe sailors, and which gives them first priority in crewing, plus free attendance at special events, and regular emails about races, etc.  Note - if you sail as crew you do not need to be a member unless you sail so regularly that you wish to become one.

What to do if you want to CREW?

We welcome those who want to crew, whether experienced or not. You do not have to be a member to crew - we just hope you will decide to become an Associate Member if you start sailing regularly in our races.

If you know one of our Skipper members who needs crew just go ahead and sail with them. Otherwise you can get on our Crewing List by sending us an email with your contact information and a little bit about your sailing experience.

Here is the link to our Crew Available & Wanted list

When you are on that list you will receive email notices from us about races and other activities.

A very good way to get out sailing is simply to come down to our Skipper's and Crew meeting which is held on Sundays at 10:15am in front of the Gibsons Marina office where we will do our best to match you up with a boat needing crew.

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