If you are interested in joining PYC, we offer two types of opportunity for you to meet us and have a sail on one of our yachts. In both cases you would be an introductory member; paying £30 for one month of membership which starts on the date you first sail with us. If you decide to join during this month, this would be subtracted from the full membership fee. You can join any other club sails that have spaces during your Introductory Membership (but not races or training, for which you need to be a full member).
1. Take part in a dedicated Trial Sail
We don’t want to keep you waiting too long to take part in an introductory sail, so if there is sufficient demand from a number of potential members we organise dedicated trial sails. These are one or two day sails with an experienced club skipper and mate. These run on exactly the same basis as a club sail, but are arranged for just introductory members. During the summer this is most likely to be on a week day, because our boats will already be busy at weekends.
The cost is just the sailing fee, plus introductory membership fee, which we charge in advance.
We plan Trial Sails through the season. Please complete our Trial Sail Planning Form if you are interested in an Trial with PYC. Please note, these dates are tentative until we have established enough interest for the date(s).
2. Join a regular Club Sail
You join a regular club sail as an introductory member. Normally these would be two-day trips, with an overnight stop somewhere in the Solent, with a group of existing members. In this case the trip runs as a club sail and you would be charged the sailing fee, plus introductory membership fee, which we charge in advance followed by your share of any trip expenses (e.g. provisions, fuel, marina fees).
Please complete our Trial Sail Contact Form if you are interested in an Trial with PYC on an existing Club Sail.