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Want to Join?

Here are some of the benefits of membership of the Island Sailing Club

Sailing and Cruising

  • Free short term berthing on our private pontoon or Club buoy for yachts and RIBs for a maximum of 3 hours on a first come first served basis;  you must fly the Club burgee on your vessel.  There is also a Club mooring buoy to the north of our pontoon for RIBs.
  • Changing facilities with lockers and showers, ideal for freshening up after a day on the water.
  • Our own slipway for hauling out boats up to a maximum 30ft length, 10ft beam and a displacement of 5 tons.
  • Seasonal Club launch service to the harbour and visitors’ moorings – April to October (Monday to Friday by prior arrangement, Saturday and Sunday on demand).
  • Local club racing on Tuesday evenings from April to September, attracting over 70 boats in six classes.  Inshore Series, including the famous Nab Tower Race, plus dayboat weekend racing.
  • Very active Cruising Section - cruise and meet at popular locations, power and sail.
  • Our own fleet of Sonar Keelboats which can be hired at members' rates for racing or casual sailing.
  • Opportunities to be involved with race management for Club racing, seasonal regattas, Cowes Week and our prestigious ‘Round the Island Race’.

Social

  • The Club Bar and Dining Room has some of the best views in Cowes. Step directly onto the balcony which overlooks the harbour entrance or watch the racing from the roof terrace - the views are unrivalled!
  • Our Chef’s team provide an excellent choice of bar meals, a lunch and evening menu and a popular Sunday Carvery. The Beken Room provides additional private space.
  • Members receive a discount on both food and drink.
  • Happy Hour on most Friday evenings as well as a 'Club table' and 'Happy Hour Meal' in the Dining Room.
  • Regular social events and functions throughout the year, both casual and Black Tie
  • Club function rooms available to hire.
  • Limited accommodation available for members and their guests.
  • Discounted ferry tickets for travel with Wightlink and Red Funnel (via the members' area of the club website).
  • A full winter programme of talks, demonstrations and social events.
  • Reciprocal arrangements with other Island clubs during the winter months - see the Notice Board.
  • Special offers for members - see the Notice Board.

How to apply for membership

To download the application form, fees and election dates, please click on this link.  The subscription year is January to December each year, and the subscription payable is one-twelfth of the relevant annual subscription for each complete month after the date of election.  For example, if you are elected at the end of June you are paying from July onwards.  If you are elected in December 2017 you will pay the 2018 entry fee and subscription but you will not be asked to renew your membership until 1 January 2019.

Complete the application form and send it with the appropriate entrance fee and subscription.  Please note that Joint Members are defined as two co-habiting members and Overseas members must remain out of the UK for more than 6 months of the year.

You can elect to pay the subscription portion by monthly direct debit however this monthly direct debit attracts a £1 monthly admin charge. If you would like to take up this option, please click here to download the forms.

Fees are reviewed each year and they may increase for 2018. Please check the rates with the ISC Office (01983) 296621 if you are intending to join after 23 November 2017.

New to Cowes – no contacts in the Club?

Your membership application requires sponsoring and seconding by two current members of the Club. If you don’t know anybody in the Club, let us know when you can make a weekend visit and we will put you in touch with a General Committee Member. There is usually a General Committee member on duty each weekend between 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

The application process

Applications for membership are considered by the General Committee at their monthly meetings. A fully completed application form accompanied by the appropriate fees should be received in the Club office by the dates shown below. This will allow time for your name to be displayed on the Club Notice Board for one week prior to the relevant General Committee Meeting; these meetings are customarily held on the last Thursday of each month.

We hope you decide to join us!

For the 30 March meeting applications by 23 March 2017
For the 27 April meeting applications by 20 April 2017
For the 25 May meeting applications by 18 May 2017
For the 22 June meeting applications by 15 June 2017
For the 20 July meeting applications by 13 July 2017
For the 31 August meeting applications by 24 August 2017

Are you thinking of joining the Club?  Now is a very good time to join as we have a SPECIAL OFFER for new members elected during the period February to July 2017 inclusive!  If you are based in the UK and elected to the Club during February to July, a portion of the one-off entry fee will be credited to your Club Card for you to enjoy in the Bar and Restaurant.  Individual members will receive a credit of £50 and joint members will receive a total credit of £75.  Click here to read more about the benefits of membership and to download an application form.  Come and join us!

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