In 2021, we asked our members how club facilities could be improved. After a significant number of responses, there was a strong indication that many members would like to see improvements to the Sailing Club Quay to provide better utility and accessibility to the water, for everyone from Junior sailors to experienced older members.
Please use this site to learn more about our exciting pontoon project and help raise funds towards it.
IMPROVING THE QUAY
Hopefully you have noticed some of the improvements that have already been made to the quay. The toilets, changing and teaching facilities have been improved, along with the installation of new signage, security lights and CCTV. The club also now has its own high-pressure washer to allow regular cleaning of slipways.
The first phase of significant investment at the Quay will be the installation of a pontoon, which is now underway. The General Committee believes the pontoon will provide huge benefits across the board.
There will be a significant benefit to Junior Sail Training (JST), who represent our youngest members and the future of the club. JST provides tuition to 260+ youngsters a year, some of whom go on to compete at regional and national levels.
The new pontoon will benefit members of all age groups and interests. The huge improvement in access to the water will significantly enhance the club’s sailing and water-based activities for generations to come.
HOW YOUR DONATION WILL GO TO USE
Who will benefit?
Regular club sailors, powerboat and RIB owners
Families with children keen to start water sports, and existing enthusiasts
Older members who need safe and stable access to their boats
Members with restricted mobility who find existing access routes to the water challenging
Club safety boat crews
New users such as stand-up paddlers and kayakers
Enabling Junior Sailor Training easier access to the water, swifter crew changeovers, and tying up safety boats and dinghies will increase training opportunities.
Cruising boat and tender tie up
In order to load provisions, kit, water etc. with the ability to access the pontoon from about half tide.
Safe access to the water
Without need to negotiate a hazardous slipway, or wade through the water and mud.