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Ready to Sail

Introducing RSC Ready to Sail Club Fevas

Rutland Sailing Club is delighted to announce the addition of FIVE RS Fevas as club owned boats available to members in an exciting new initiative called Ready to Sail.

The aim is to provide easy and affordable access to boats for all members including families with children as young as 8 years old to encourage participation and development in sailing at RSC for new and existing members.

Funding

The purchase of the five RS Fevas has been made possible thanks to a generous financial award won by RSC member Ben Tylecote in 2020. As overall winner of the RYA Panerai Trophy, Bens prize included a financial award to his home club, on the condition it be used to support club Juniors. A fantastic boost for which RSC is extremely grateful.

You can read more about the RYA Panerai Trophy here.

Why RS Fevas?

After careful consideration, council agreed that RSC would use the award to introduce club owned RS Fevas, a one design, two person, hiking, asymmetric spinnaker boat, ideal for youngsters, parent/child combinations and solo adults.. These are not brand new boats which allowed so many to be bought and the addition of 5 clubs boats enables participation of up to 10 people on the water at any one time and will be used for novice and race training as well as club racing and social sailing for adults and children. As with all junior activities, the training will be provided on a volunteering basis.

How does it work?

The boats will be available under pre-arranged conditions with strict terms of use. These terms of use may be downloaded using the link at the end of this webpage. Members wishing to use the Club Fevas will pay a contribution fee in advance. Boat owning members: £10 to end of 2021 then per annum and non boat owning members: £50 to end of 2021 then per annum (limited availability). The fees will be used to cover the maintenance and upkeep of the Fevas.

If you are interested in joining the RS Feva group and using the boats, please email rscyouthandjuniors@gmail.com to be added to the WhatsApp group used to manage the RS Feva availability. Also see full terms of use can be found here (link to page)

Benefits to RSC:

Encourages new members: A tangible membership benefit for those new to sailing and without their own boat. Ready to Sail boats available for sailors is a great way to integrate families into the thriving youth and junior section of the club and bridges the gap from sailing course to becoming a boat owner and joining the club.

Retains existing members: Key to retention of new members is participation. Helping to get new members afloat and involved in club activities will lead to lifelong members.

Try before you buy: A great way to test out if owning a boat is for you (or your child) before making the investment.

Promotes inclusion and accessibility: RSC endeavours to promote a policy of inclusion, diversity and accessibility. In making sailing more accessible and affordable with the use of club boats we intend to live up to this ambition.

Keeping up: This type of boat loan scheme is becoming more common place in sailing clubs across the country and we are proud to able to introduce this benefit to our members.

I dont have children how do I benefit from this? Revenue through membership is vital to the future prosperity of our club and therefore this scheme benefits the entire membership indirectly by helping to keep our membership numbers at healthy levels and to ensure a thriving and well used facility that we may all continue to enjoy and be proud to be a part of.

Finally.....

Club council would like to take this opportunity to thank those members who have committed their time and energy to the procurement and on-going maintenance of the new club Fevas. Schemes like this simply wouldnt be possible without the valuable contribution of our members.

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Last updated 18:02 on 15 October 2021

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