Joining Up River Yacht Club

At Up River Yacht Club we take great pride not only in being a very well organised club, but also a very friendly and welcoming club too.

We cater for both dinghy sailors and cruiser sailors and provide a full programme of racing, cruising and fun sailing days throughout the year.

Our Cadet section offers sail training sessions from the age of 8yrs upwards.

For cruiser owners we offer tidal moorings at very reasonable annual rates, together with full launch and recovery facilities for yachts up 9 metres in length. These operations are carried out by our in house Launch and Recovery Syndicate, membership of which is available to all full sailing members for a one off payment.

To complement our club sailing activities, our House Committee organise a varied programme of social events throughout the year as well as maintaining a very well stocked bar, which is open to members on Friday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes.

Membership Categories

Family Membership (most popular)

Family membership provides access for a member their partner, children and grandchildren up to the age of 18, to all the facilities at the club including use of the club sailing dinghies during club races and other organised sailing sessions. Children and grandchildren can sign up for sail training sessions from the age of 8yrs.

2017 fee £195

Single Membership

A single adult member will be able to take advantage of all the facilities at the club including use of the club sailing dinghies during club races and organised sailing sessions.

2017 fee £145

Cadet Membership

This is designed for individual members who are under 18 years of age or in full time education. Very popular with our cadets members who are learning to sail.

2017 fee £50

Invitation

If you would like more information about what Up River Yacht Club has to offer I would be pleased to speak with you either by telephone or via e-mail.  Alternatively, I would welcome the opportunity to meet you at the club so that you can view the facilities at first hand.

I look forward to welcoming you to Up River Yacht Club.
 
David Willsmore  
Membership Secretary
Tel:  01702 553501  or  07587 700141
e-mail:  david.willsmore@talktalk.net

Next steps

If you have:

  • Had a look at the Up River Yacht Club website
  • Maybe spoken to a Club member or officer over the phone
  • Just visited the club and liked the facilities available

Why not let us know you are interested in joining and also perhaps ask any final questions before completing a full application. Please use the on-line form below. Alternatively, if you would like to apply right away, you will find the membership application form further down this page.  

Application form

If you have now decided to apply for membership please click on the link below:

URYC 2017 Membership Application Form

If you are applying for a mooring with your application (or separately), please click on the link below

URYC 2017 Mooring Application Form 

Sorry its still an old fashioned paper application. Up River Yacht Club are progressively updating our systems and will soon offer the option of a new on-line application.

 

Testimonials

My family & I visited the club on one of the ‘Push the Boat Out’ open days. Everyone was very welcoming, helpful and encouraging in mine and my son’s quest to sail. As a result, we signed up for the ‘Cadets Training Programme’. Over this past summer, we have both learnt the basics from very supportive club members, have been treated to the expertise of Peter Clancy, (a visiting RYA instructor), and have enjoyed the end of cadet season BBQ.

However, the overall highlight was being able to put into practice what we had learnt in the charity regatta. The ‘Working Party’ mornings have been both fun and rewarding, knowing that we are contributing to the ongoing success of the club. Everyone has been so warm and friendly, which has made learning to sail even better than anticipated.

Richard Owen

“I just wanted  to email you in order to thank the whole club for the help and support given to me and my friends when we visited the club`s premises to assess and prepare my newly acquired boat , in order to sail it back home to France… 

…I had anticipated courteous indifference from the club and the need to be very cautious about presuming to use club facilities. In the event I was unexpectedly drawn into an extended family of East Coast club sailing, and given a huge amount of practical help and useful advice. Were I ever to return to the South East of England I could not imagine anywhere else I would want to keep a sailing boat, just on the basis of the community spirit, let alone the pleasant setting, impressive facilities and the incredible value club membership offers.

I am a member of the Trident 24 owner`s association and will forward a heart felt recommendation, that anybody looking to keep a boat anywhere in the club`s vicinity could find no better place.

Dan Fox

“Just to thank all involved to make this a great weekend. Kate really enjoyed it & you were all so friendly. Hope to see you all soon.

Claire Kingston

One of the best things about Up River Yacht Club is the willingness of members to help you out. A self help club attracts practical people and offers a great pool of talent and experience to draw upon. This has certainly saved me money as well as improving my sailing.

Dennis, Rochford, Essex

Existing members

There are additional membership categories that are available to existing Up River Yacht Club members that enable members to maintain their membership if their circumstances change. If you are an existing member and would like to see details of these categories please click here