If you are a new sailor it isn't necessary to own your own boat as the Club often has spare craft kept at the clubhouse for casual member use or can arrange a crew position on the larger boats. However, you are most welcome to bring along your own boat and join in the Sunday racing regatta.
Joining SSC requires the submission of a Membership Application form which can be found below. The annual joining fees are all mentioned there and this can be filled out and submitted online or alternatively, you can download, print and send the completed form to the postal address at the top of the form.
Alternatively, you can bring the form along with your joining fees down to the Club any Sunday after 12 noon. There you will have a chance to meet Club members and also get an idea how the Club operates. A perfect opportunity...
Membership of the Saratoga Sailing Club offers you:
Friendly mixed fleet racing, with interesting and varied courses
Easy launching and retrieval of boats
Off-the-beach and trailable yachts are welcome
Most trailables are launched over the sand at the Club or we use the nearby Saratoga public ramp in Centennial Avenue
Attractive fee structure
Canteen facilities on race days and best view of the bay
Boat storage racks
Active, friendly social programme and great camaraderie amongst members
Participate in Club Operations
Club members are encouraged to participate fully in all Club activities, including the operation of the Club racing programme and start boat or club inflatable.
Membership General Terms
The refund policy and membership is governed by the terms set out in the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). This web site prominently states the total minimum price payable for membership and related services offerings, in accordance with section 48 of the Australian Consumer Law. Membership is made up of three components of which the base membership fee is the only fee payable if you are not racing or storing a boat. The base membership fee is charged annually on October 1st each year.
Racing fees are made up of two components, either casual, paid on a race to race basis, or a season fee. The season fee is charged annually on October 1st each year.
Storage fees are made up of two components depending on the type of boat stored in the club and may be adjusted for boats stored externally on club premises. The storage fee is charged annually on October 1st each year and may be adjusted if out of season storage is required prior to the annual renewal.
The Saratoga Sailing Club membership is at the discretion of the committee and is set, approved or rejected at the first available committee meeting. Members have redress through mediation or arbitration if their membership is declined. Members, who resign in writing during the season may request a pro-rata refund of the unused portion of the annual membership fee or may donate the balance of the unused portion to the club. If you are not happy with your membership you should discuss any dissatisfaction with the Secretary of the club or write to the committee using the online form provided. A representative of the committee will be personally assigned to you and assist in resolving any problems.
Delivery of membership:
The club does not issue membership cards currently due to the small size of the club and the fact that members are generally known to either committee or have been introduced by other club members. New members will be contacted within 7 days of a committee meeting to advise the outcome of your application and a letter will be sent. Members ship applications, renewals, race fees and boat storage are all acknowledged by e-mail on submission of the required form and payments.
Acknowledgement and compliance with RSA directions:
The club has limited Liquor licence facilities and operates a family and pet-friendly facility. Members and guests, on Saratoga club grounds, must agree to abide by the on-duty RSA officers directions, should such direction be given by any of our on-duty RSA officers. Our RSA trained officers have full autonomy to make decisions about the bar operations and patrons behaviour related to the consumption of alcohol. The RSA statutory conditions of our specific licence can be found on the link provided to Liquor and Gaming NSW.
If you require any further information or wish to discuss any matters relating to the Clubs operation please send us an Email with your contact details.