Membership

Membership

LATEST NEWS - OPTION TO PAY BERTH HOLDER MEMBERSHIPS BY MONTHLY DIRECT DEBIT

The recent AGM approved the subscriptions for 2018, and that berth holder members can now pay by monthly direct debit. Family and individual members can also pay by monthly direct debit. Boat owners whose boat is NOT in Largs Yacht Haven for any part of the year can now be house members.

We have a range of memberships, ashore and afloat, to suit individual needs, as summarised in the table below. For full details, see the "all categories" membership application form, or come into our clubhouse where our administrator Julia Gibson in the office, or our club steward Avril Leslie in the Lookout Lounge upstairs, will be very happy to discuss which is the most appropriate category of membership for you, depending on your needs.

Our membership year runs from 1st January to 31st December, and discounts apply to applications received after 30th June. Distance discounts also apply to family and individual members living more than 50 miles (straight line distance) from the club. Most sailing members receive our discount card, which entitles them to (typically) a 10% discount on many goods and services from marina based outlets, and other supporters. See here for full details.

Largs SC is a private members club, and only members and their guests can use our facilities. It is a requirement of the Licensing Laws that all guests are signed in. Any guest can be signed in a maximum of five times in the membership year. Please note that individual and house membership are exactly that - they only cover the named member, so partners and children of such members should be covered by an appropriate membership e.g. joint house, or family.

Membership Categories

We welcome new members, who can apply for family, individual, berth holder, crew, junior, house and joint house, and group membership, as summarised below. See the Club Management Rules on our web site for full details.

Table of Membership Categories

Category

Boat owner?

Age at 1.1.18

Membership

Amenities

Discount card

Vote(s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family

 

 

Member + partner + children < 25

Full

Yes

2

Individual

 

25

Member only

Full

Yes

1

Berth Holder

 

 

Owner(s) and family(s)

Full

Yes

 

Crew

No

 

Member only

Restricted *

 

 

Junior

 

8 – 24

Member only

Full

Yes

1 **

House

If NOT in LYH

 

Member only

Ashore only

 

 

Joint House

If NOT in LYH

 

Member + partner

Ashore only

 

 

Group

As defined by the Executive Committee

Notes: * - crew members can sail, but only use the clubhouse before and after racing; ** - age 16 or older at date of general meeting.

  • Discount card - most sailing members can use our discount card, which gives a 10% discount on a range of goods and services from Largs Chandlers, Largs Yacht Haven, Scotts etc etc. See here for full details.
  • Late season discount - our membership year is the calendar year. Applications received after 30th June are at a progressively lower subscription rate - see application form for details. The full annual subscription will apply when renewing for the following year.
  • Distance discount - new and renewing family and individual (only) members living outside a radius of 50 miles from Largs SC can apply for a distance discount on their membership subscription.
  • Guests - we are a members only club, and all guests have to be signed in. We now have a limit of five visits per year by guests, so e.g. house (or individual) members who are regularly accompanied by their partners should take joint house (or add house membership) as appropriate.

How to Join:

On Line

You can apply on line through the WebCollect system. This is a web based system that allows you to enter your details, and select the payment method you prefer, either online using a bank transfer, PayPal, or a credit card or at the club by cheque or cash handed in to the bar or the office. Please note that there is a £5.00 surcharge for using PayPal or a Credit Card to cover the bank charges that these payment methods incur. Follow the link below to join on line (opens a new window).

         WebCollect

We have produced guides for new and renewing members using WebCollect system - see table of attachments below.

On Paper

To apply for membership, you can fill in your details on the appropriate membership application form, and drop it into the Largs SC office (ground floor, to the sea side of the porch – use the letter box if the office is closed), with your fee, or pay at the bar by card or cash (N.B. if you pay at the bar, attach the till receipt to your form, to ensure your payment is properly recorded). Please note that there is a £5.00 surcharge for using PayPal or a Credit Card to cover the bank charges that these payment methods incur.

Manage Your Membership

Once you have joined you can manage your membership online through the WebCollect system - use this to update your contact or boat details, add/remove family members etc., and renew your membership. Please only add family members who will be active in the Club, and have a valid e-mail address - there is no benefit in adding members who do not have an e-mail address. Please note that not being listed does NOT affect membership rights, or discount card privileges.

         Manage Membership