Membership

Membership Fees 2014-2015

ESC Membership Fees Storage Fees
Family $430 Multihulll (includes race fee) $460
Senior $380 Monohull (includes race fee) $360
Senior Student $180 Junior Boat (includes race fee) $155
Senior Race Card (no storage) $85 Sailboard Long Locker $290
Junior $90 Sailboard Short Locker $245
Junior Race Card (no storage) $45 Sailboard Wide Locker $330
Patrol $50
Social (no YV silver card) $50
Fob/Key Levy (once off fee for new or replacement electronic Fob) $25 Nomination Fee (Joining fee) $0
Payment Methods
EFT or direct deposit to: Bendigo Bank Elwood,
BSB; 633108 Account; 109708594
(please identify yourself clearly)
Or Send a cheque payable to Elwood Sailing Club: PO Box 14,  Elwood, Vic, 3184

Membership Classes

Membership of Elwood Sailing Club is divided between full Members and Associate Members, and by the following sub classes. (for full details of entitlements for the various Membership classes please refer to the Club Rules and Membership and Subscriptions Policy documents)

Members:

Senior; the default sailing membership class that gives entitles you to full members privileges.
Family; as per Senior membership but also including your partner and your children who would be eligible for Junior membership.
Life; for our most esteemed Senior members who have provided special service to the ESC over many years.
Senior Studenta member who is a full time student over 21 years old and less than 26 years old (as of 1 July in the membership year).
Patrol; Senior member of the Rescue Patrol team rostered on for a minimum 10 duty days per season.

Associate Members:

Junior;  a limited membership class for persons under 18 or if a full time student under 21 years old (as of 1 July in the membership year).

Social; a limited membership class for those interested in participating in the social life of the club but not in on-water/boating/sailing activities.

Honorary; an honorary member as appointed by the Committee for no more than one year with full privileges except cannot hold office or vote.

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Membership Privileges & Benefits

In addition to providing support to the club, it’s members and the sailing & wider local communities, membership of Elwood Sailing Club entitles Members to participate in the full sailing and social activities of the club, all hours access to the club rooms and facilities such as the kitchen, bar, barbeque, change rooms, showers, toilets and boat & board storage via an electronic fob. Members are also eligable to store yachts, sailboards and related sailing equipment in the boatshed, subject to availability and storage policies (below).

Members may also hire the clubrooms for private functions at a 75% discount to regular pricing and can participate in ESC Training Centre sailing courses at discounted rates of $50 – $100 per course. Club sponsors may also offer discounts and special deals on goods & services to members.

Elwood Sailing Club is a member of Yachting Victoria (YV) which is in turn a member of Yachting Australia (YA). The club pays affilliation fees to support these organisations in their activities in organising, representing and promoting sailing at all levels. Club Membership entitles sailing members to a personal Y.A. Silver Card which generally allows holders associate/visitor rights to other Y.A. affiliated clubs and to participate club racing & regattas. It also includes a personal accident insurance cover whilst engaged in sailing activities and many other benefits. For details on the Y.A. Silver Card and membership benefits click here.

Please note; As of the 2014-2015 season Yachting Australia will no longer be issuing and distributing physical Y.A. Silver Cards to registered members, however the will make a personalised printable PDF version available via the Y.A. mySailor portal.

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Boat Storage

Boat & Board storage is available for financial Senior, Family & Life members.  Boat storage racks will be allocated annually to qualifying members based on a storage points system, and ratified by the Storage Officer annually, as follows:

1 point – Attending a race day in the last 3 seasons
2 points – Doing rostered duty on a race day in the last 3 seasons
-15 points – Not attending for duty when rostered
5 points –  Completion of an ESC sail training course
1 point – Completion of an ESC organised course such as First Aid/Race Officer

Storage points will be calculated using information stamped on the Race Card . On a race day Race Cards should be placed in the entry box before the yacht leaves the beach, after which the Tower Officer will collect all Race Cards from the box and stamp the date on the card. If the member is rostered for duty that day, the Race Card should be left on the duty sign-on book in the Tower where the date and “Duty” will be stamped underneath by the Tower Officer.

Junior Member boat storage is also available and will be granted at the discretion of the General Committee. Junior boat storage will be ongoing provided the junior sails & races regularly, and storage priority will be based on the storage points system.

Please contact our boat Storage Officer for any queries or issues you may have in relation to boat storage.

Sailboard Storage

ESC has 51 storage lockers of various sizes (Short, Long & Wide) available to ESC members for board storage. storage lockers will be allocated on an annual basis by the Sailboard Officer, based on prior seasons storage allocation and the members participation in club and association events.

Please contact our Sailboard Officer for any queries or issues you may have in relation to board storage.

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Storage conditions and agreement

A condition of storage at ESC is that the member agrees to remove their boat/board and associated equipment within 30 days of written notice from the General Committee. Failure to remove as requested may result with confiscation and sale of all equipment by the club. Members with boat storage or race entry cards will also have their names included on the duty roster.

To apply for boat or board storage at ESC please download the Storage Agreement form

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