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Membership FAQ's

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    How do I renew my membership?

    It is that time of year again where you are able to renew your membership for 2022!

    Follow the steps below to renew:

    1. Log in to the portal (member's area) on the website.

    2. Select membership on the left hand side (if viewing on desktop/ laptop) or under the menu section (if viewing on a mobile.)

    3. If your membership is up for renewal, details will be shown on the page asking to renew your membership.

    Please note you are able to renew your membership 4 months prior to your current membership ending.

    If you have any further queries, please contact

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    What are my responsibilities as a member?

    As part of being a member of D.R.S.C. it is expected that you will give some time in a voluntary capacity at the Club.

    Help comes in many forms:

    -Being involved in a work party, painting, cleaning using your skills with woodwork, plumbing, gardening etc.

    -Helping repair boats and equipment

    -A regular commitment to help with training

    -Taking on a Council Role to help with the management of the Club

    -Being a Fleet Captain and on the Sailing Committee

    -Helping with the organisation of social events

    -Working on the Bar

    -Supporting Club Open Days

    -Helping on Safety Boats on windy days

    -Helping out with Open Water Swimming, booking people in, safety cover etc.

    -Delivering specialist courses - First Aid; Race Officer; Coaching

    -Ensuring you do a Race Officer Duty if you race

    Some tasks require only a one off commitment whereas other tasks rely on volunteers giving their time on a regular basis.

    Sometimes, just by being at the Club, meeting new members or by coming to functions and helping to clean up after events, are all ways to support the Club.

    The Club functions because of YOU the volunteers. Thank you to all those members who have given their time so generously.

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    Can I spread the cost over a period of time?

    DRSC would prefer membership to be paid in full however there is an option to split the payment over 6 months for the following memberships:

    • Family Membership
    • Full Adult Membership
    • Veteran Membership

    For more information please contact:

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    Can I auto renew?

    No, this is currently unavailable but we hope to offer this in the near future.

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    Does membership include camping?

    Camping is available from Easter until end of October on Friday and Saturday evenings with the exception of Bank Holidays and organised events.

    It is free to Full Members (not shore based) however, Caravans, Campers and Motorhomes are subject to a seasonal fee.

    For information on guest camping or for other membership types click here.

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    What period does membership run from?

    DRSC membership period runs from 1st March each year to the following year. Membership discounts may be applied to new memberships at certain times of the season- these are not available to previous members of the club who return within a 4 year period.

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    What is included in a full membership?

    A full adult/ junior membership includes:

    • 7 Day Access to Club Grounds, including toilets and changing facilities
    • Paid safety/ rescue cover on multiple days each week
    • Access to social events
    • Camping
    • Buddy System, allowing access to the water without safety cover
    • Discounted entry fees for most events held at derwent
    • Option to store a boat for an additional fee
    • Club racing
    • Use of club equipment (e.g. kayaks)
    • Access clubhouse to specified days
    • Refreshments from the Galley and Bar
    • 5 Slipways providing safe access to the water
    • Access to most of the 1000 acres of water (when full)

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