Club Dinghy Hire

Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club has recently expanded its fleet of club boats by purchasing two dart 16 catamarans for this sailing season. Along with two laser single handed dinghies and a laser 2000, all these boats are available for club members to hire. 

The club now has 8 boats which are available for members to hire throughout the year. 

2 x Laser 1
1 x Laser 2000
1x Fireball
4 x Dart 16 catamarans

The process that you must go through firstly to hire one of these boats is to complete a Hire Agreement Form and have it approved by either Sam Rowell, Andy Robinson or Paul Williams. The approval you receive will be based on your experience and level of competence and will allow you to sail in one of three ways:

  1. Sailing with Club Safety
  2. Sailing solo up river
  3. Sailing solo up river and at sea

A boat is booked using the diary which is kept in the club entrance hall. Bookings are by the half day and are charged at £5 for a Laser One and £10 for Laser 2000 or Dart 16 per session. You can only book a maximum of seven days in advance, unless prior agreement is given by one of the organisers. Nominally the morning will be from 09.00 – 13.00 and the afternoon from 13.00 – 17.00. Evening racing will also count as a session.

You should pay the hire fee to Mark over the bar who will mark up you have paid in the diary, or post the fee into the club letter box using one of the envelopes provided, noting your name, date of hire, boat you have used and the amount you are paying.

Any damage found prior to hire or caused during use should be reported using the Damage Report Form.

 Further details are explained on the annual hire agreement form.