There are numerous benefits to membership

There are a choice of annual membership types depending on circumstances including Single, Young Adults (for 18-25 year olds) and Family for couples with or without children.

Our Membership is open to anyone with an interest in enjoying the river in Wivenhoe and beyond.

Take a look at some of the areas that may interest you below

Range of water and land-based activities

Social sails with safety boat cover and crewing opportunities for other members

Social paddles and rows

Dinghy racing with safety boat cover and crewing opportunities for other members

Social yacht cruises with crewing opportunities for other members

Cadet programme to teach kids the basics of sailing over the course of a season

River wildlife walks and cruises in the club motor launch

Wivenhoe River Care land & water-based river clean ups

Weekly Members’ Bar (Friday Night & Sunday afternoon)

Social functions throughout the year

Training opportunities such as VHF radio license, Powerboat Level 2, First Aid

Waterside Clubhouse

24hr access to toilets and changing rooms

Volunteer-run bar with member prices

Member rates for hiring the clubhouse for private functions / parties

Commercial grade kitchen to support club and private events

On-site parking for members

Great views of the river

Use of Club Boats

Independent use of club boats, subject to introduction/assessment of competency:

3-person Canadian Canoe

14 foot rowing skiff “Linnet”

Topper Topaz sailing dinghies (1/2 persons), RS Tera sailing dinghy (1 child), Wayfarer dinghy (2-4 persons), Yachting World Dayboat dinghy (2-3 persons)

Hunter 19 small cruiser / yacht (2-4 persons)

20 foot motor launch “Viking” (12 persons)

Two safety Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) (1/2 persons)

Storage of Privately Owned Craft

Privately owned craft can be stored ashore at WSC or afloat (subject to availability and applicable storage fees):

Kayaks / Canoes / SUPs

Rowing boats and tenders

Sailing Dinghies

Yachts / Cruisers

Displacement motor-boats

Oars / Paddles Store

Volunteering Opportunities

Support and development of water-based activities

Support and development of land-based activities

Support and development of lettings / venue hire of the Club House

Operating the bar at members’ club nights

Fundraising for good causes, new club activities and equipment

Buildings, boat and equipment maintenance

Environmental development of Club facilities and activities

Community engagement and liaison – Wivenhoe RiverCare, ColneWatch, Wivenhoe Town Regatta, Open Days etc

Website, communications and social media

Election to Formal Officer and committee positions

Other Facilities

Wide range of other facilities including:

Boat sheds for doing maintenance

Pontoons for short-term mooring or river access

Lifting service for cruisers and yachts

Toilet access at the Old Hard hut

Access to power tools

Use of boat hoists