Club Skippers – how do I arrange a charter?
The committee arranges the club sailing calendar at the beginning of the year and you can volunteer to skipper any of the trips as long as you have the appropriate RYA sailing qualifications.
Once the committee have agreed for you to act as skipper, you need to arrange the trip. Finalise the dates and joining times and circulate these through the club secretary who has the definitive membership list. Membership replies are sent direct to you with a copy to the treasurer.
When you have all the names, the Treasurer arranges the booking and payment of suitable yacht(s). Yachts will not be booked until all money have been received from crew members.
You update the crew with all arrangements, joining times, passage etc. This way you control all arrangements and know fully what is going on with your trip and your crew.
You can ring the charter the week before the trip to agree handover times of the yacht. Then it’s all about having a safe and enjoyable trip with your crew!
Those members who are authorised to skipper yachts should be aware of the procedure for yacht chartering as outlined in the