LYME REGIS SAILING CLUB www.lymeregissailingclub.co.uk
SOME INFORMATION ABOUT OUR HOSTS, LYME REGIS SAILING CLUBLyme Regis Sailing Club is situated next to the harbour at the foot of Cobb Hill. The well equipped clubhouse has a bar, galley, male and female changing facilities with showers, and a sun deck which overlooks the harbour and sea.
Lyme Regis Sailing Club was formed in 1921 by a small group of sailing enthusiasts with the object of encouraging amateur sailing. This aim is written into the constitution of the Club.
The Club is open to all who desire to sail or who have an interest in the sport. Currently it does not have a waiting list, as do some clubs, and presently has over 400 members. There are various categories of membership with price concessions for juniors and family/ group discounts; temporary membership is available for visitors.
There is club sailing on an organized basis between March and October. For dinghy sailors there is a varied programme of racing events and for keelboats a number of club cruises and races throughout the season. Youth instruction takes place during the summer months. The club has a good reputation for its organization and successful running of Open meetings and National Championships.
There are moorings for cruisers in Lyme harbour (the famous Cobb). These are administered by West Dorset District Council and at present there is a waiting list.
ORGANISATIONAll operational duties needed to run a successful Club are performed by members. These duties vary from crewing the safety boat, being Officer of the Day (OOD) or their assistant, or running the bar. The knowledge and expertise of members is also welcome on the various Sub-Committees which are formed following the Annual General Meeting in October.
RACINGLyme Regis Sailing Club is well known for its dinghy racing with occasional races organised for the cruisers e.g. the wine Run.
Dinghy racing starts in mid March and runs through to mid December. Generally, there are two races on Sundays (morning and afternoon) and on Wednesday evenings from May through to August. Dinghy sailors racing at Lyme enjoy clean winds for offshore sailing together with good size and challenging courses. This really is the ideal sailing location to learn technique.
The Club has a mixed fleet of dinghies which race on a handicap basis. Popular classes in the Club are Albacore, Phantom, and Laser, together with some Asymmetric designs.
SAFETYThe club takes its responsibility for safety very seriously and there is always at least one rescue boat with the racing fleet.
LIMITATION OF LYME REGIS SAILING CLUB LIABILITYMembers of the Club, their guests and visitors use the Club premises and any other facilities of the Club entirely at their own risk, and impliedly accept that:
a) The Club will not accept any liability for personal injury arising out of use of the Club premises, and any other facilities of the Club, or out of participation in any activity organised by the Club, whether sustained by members, their guests or visitors, or caused by the said member, guests or visitors, whether or not such damage or injury could have been attributed to or was occasioned by the neglect default or negligence of any of the Officers, Committee or servants of the Club.
b) The Club will not accept any liability for any damage to or loss of property belonging to members, their guests or visitors to the Club.
c) Parents and guardians are advised that the Club is only able to accept responsibility for Children whilst they are undergoing tuition or involved in an activity organised by the Club. At all other times sole responsibility for children rests with their parents or guardians.
LYME REGIS SAILING CLUB PREMISES AND PROPERTYa) The Club premises are for the convenience and enjoyment of all members and their guests. It is the duty of every member to help to keep the premises (in particular the Clubhouse) clean and tidy.
b) The clubhouse, car parks and all other Club property, owned or leased by the Club, is for the use of members only. Lyme Regis Sea School is a corporate member of the Sailing Club and its members can use club facilities during course sessions only.
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