We have a selection of dinghies that can be used for free on daily basis. Sorry but we don't allow these dinghies to be used by non-members for insurance reasons. Please only use a boat if you know how to rig and sail it, see our Safety Conditions of Boat Hire for our rules on who can hire boats. Boats are allocated on a first come first served basis with the exception of priority going to the sailing schools on Tuesday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
Beneath is a list a quick guide to the clubs boats at Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club.
Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club
Boat Hire Rates
RS 200* or RS Vision
Please note that when operating TrySail has priority for Visions, Lasers, Topazs and Solos on Tues evenings
Barnstormers has priority for Oppies, Toppers, Fevas and Lasers on Sunday afternoon (Solos, Topazs and Visions available)
Hirers must ensure that they and any other helm sailing the boat is a Club member
Hirers are responsible for ensuring that the competence of themselves or any other user of the boat during the period of hire is assessed as above. Please don't guess; if you don't know how to rig or sail a boat, see our Safety Conditions of Boat Hire for our rules on who can hire boats.
Hirers are responsible for organising the maintenance of boats during the hire period (with costs reclaimable from the Club)
Hirers must pay the excess of any insurance claim
The Club will keep the boats insured at all times
The Club will provide a convenient berthing place
The Club will consider any request to purchase a boat during or after the hire period. Wherever possible, a potential price will be agreed at the beginning of the hire period.
Remember, your safety is your responsibility - Please do not take out boats in unsuitable conditions
IN LIGHT WEATHER (below 15 mph average)
All hire is conditional on a basic standard of sailing - RYA level 2, Trysail certificate or equivalent experience. In light weather (below 15 MPH) The Duty Officer may assess your experience based on an explanation of what you have sailed.
IF THE WIND is generally over 15 mph or gusting to 20 MPH, only AUTHORISED HELMS may take out club boats
Some club boats may be restricted to light weather. This will be clearly marked on the boats (some club boats are quite old, still good for learning in light weather but not suitable for very windy weather).
If you expect to take a club boat out in strong winds ask to be authorised in advance. Authorisation is obtained by demonstrating your skills either because you already race (club members who regularly sail their own boats in strong winds but want to try a different boat), or by initially sailing under the direct supervision of a one of the officials listed below. You will then be added to the authorised list in the hire book.
Please do not ask to for supervised certification before racing on the day as unfortunately there is normally not time to facilitate this. However after racing there is usually someone available to certify you. Asking ahead of time (by email to sailing secretary) is generally best. We want you on the water and will do our best to help.
If you do not already know the people listed below, ask the duty officer or bar staff to point them out. The following may approve you for hiring club boats.
A list of authorised helms will be maintained in the hire book.