Members


The Conestoga Sailing Club welcomes new members whether you are an old hand or wanting to learn to sail.  Members enjoy full access to the club facilities, sailboats, discounts on lessons along and are encourage to join in on weekly races, cruise nights, regattas and other social activities,

We currently offer six categories of membership:

  • Family
  • Student
  • Social
  • Junior
  • Canoe/Kayak
  • University

Take advantage of the *early bird membership fees if paid in full on or prior to the club opening every April.  A reduced membership fee is available after 1 August, **when you pay the full regular membership fee and the membership will be included for the following season.


Membership Type

Early Bird fee*

Regular

August 1st**

Family $350 $375 $125
Student $125 $150 $50
Social $75
Junior $100 $125 $40
Canoe/Kayak $125 $150 $50
University Clubs $50
Winter Storage $75
* paid before club opening
** join after August 1st  and the full registration fee will include the balance of the year and the following year.

Family Membership

Our Family membership is for any single adult, couple, or individuals living at the same primary residence plus any children living at the parent’s/guardians primary residence.

  • This category of membership gives access to the club’s facilities, participation in any number of weekday races, training sessions and recreational sail days/evenings, and, for trained members, use of club boats.
  • Boat park storage space, during the summer, for one or two personally owned sail boats.  No motor boats allowed.
  • Family membership category receives one vote per membership at general meetings. Members in this category can nominate candidates and stand for election to the board of directors.
  • As a volunteer run organization we also ask that members in this category complete at least 12 hours of volunteer work over the course of every season.

Student Membership

Our Student membership is for any full-time student between the ages of 18 and 27.

  • This category of membership gives access to the club’s facilities, participation in any number of weekday races, training sessions and recreational sail days/evenings, and, for those who have demonstrated a level of sailing competency, use of Club boats.
  • Storage space, in the boatyard for personally owned boats, during the summer sailing months is included in this membership.
  • This membership category receives one vote at General meetings. Members under this category can nominate candidates for the executive and have the right to stand for office.
  • As a volunteer organization we also ask that members in this category complete at least 6 hours of volunteer work over the course of every season.

Social Membership

Our Social membership is for any individuals who would like make use of Club facilities and amenities.

  • This category of membership gives access to the club’s facilities.
  • May not participate weekday races, training sessions and recreational sail days/evenings, and may not use the Club boats.
  • As a volunteer organization we also ask that members in this category complete at least 3 hours of volunteer work over the course of every season.

Junior Membership

Junior membership is open to those under 18 years of age. This membership category is intended for youth sailing school students who would like to use club boats and facilities outside of sailing school hours and are not part of a family membership.

  • This category of membership gives access to the club’s facilities, participation in any number of weekday races, training sessions and recreational sail days/evenings, and, for those who have demonstrated a level of sailing competency, use of Club boats
  • Please note that junior members under the age of 16 must be supervised by a parent or guardian when using club boats and facilities.

Canoe/Kayak Membership

Our Canoe/Kayak Membership is for individuals who would like to store their canoe or kayak at the Club and make use of Club facilities.

  • This membership does not include access to Club sailboats. This membership category receives one vote at General meetings.
  • Storage space, in the boatyard or racks for personally owned canoe or kayaks, during the summer sailing months is included in this membership.
  • The member is accountable to provide appropriate insurance coverage for their stored property.
  • Members under this category can nominate candidates for the executive and have the right to stand for office.  As a volunteer organization we also ask that members in this category complete at least 6 hours of volunteer work over the course of every season.

Laurier University Sailing Club and University of Waterloo Sailing Club membership

This class of membership is for  members of the Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo  sailing teams only.

  • This category of membership gives access to the club’s facilities, participation in any number of weekday races, training sessions and recreational sail days/evenings, and, for those who have demonstrated a level of sailing competency, use of Club boats.
  • Storage space, in the boatyard for personally owned boats at the club, during the summer sailing months is included. The member is accountable to provide appropriate insurance coverage for all stored boats and property.
  • As a volunteer organization we also ask that members in this category complete at least 6 hours of volunteer work over the course of every season.

 Winter Storage

  • All boats and other property is stored entirely at the risk of the owner. The club assumes no liability or responsibility for any personal property left on site. Make sure you have proper insurance in place.
  • Any boats remaining on the property after club closing will be charged the winter storage fee
  • Storage is per one or two personally owned sail boats.

How to Join

To apply for Club Membership you can:

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Cheques can be mailed to:

Conestoga Sailing Club
PO BOX 38077
256 King St. N.
Waterloo, ON
N2J4T9

 

Please allow up to 2 weeks for the processing of membership applications mailed to us.

Membership fees are non-refundable once a membership has been confirmed.