Thinking about joining HLSC?

Membership at the club varies widely in age, from very small children to members who are still sailing well past their pension age!!

You don’t need to own a boat to be able to sail at the club; as many of the boats are sailed by two people.  Crewing for somebody else is the perfect and inexpensive way to introduce yourself to the sport.

Our annual subscription rates (for the year commencing 1st January 2023) are as follows:

Junior (age up to 7): No cost

Junior (age 8-15): £36

Youth (age 16 & 17): £36

Student (full time): £60

Full member (age 18 to 23): £90

Full member: £186

Joint membership (two cohabiting adults): £240

Family membership (two adults plus children under 18): £279

Boat fee: £69

Boat fee (Youth / Junior): £27

We recognise that a new member joining from midway through the sailing season should not expect to pay the full annual rate.  We therefore have a sliding scale of membership fees with your first year’s subscription reducing in proportion to the number of months left in the year.

So, for example, applications for new membership received in June will only pay half annual subscription for that year and applications received in September will only pay 25% of annual subscription for that year.

Application received any time during% of full Annual Subscription paid
January to May100%
October to DecemberOn election, you pay the following year’s Annual Subscription

Paying for your subscription

You can pay for for subscription by bank transfer, by following the instructions on the form. Alternatively, you can pay by Direct Debit via Webcollect, here.

Child Protection at HLSC

HLSC recognises that the safety and welfare of children at the club is paramount and that all children, whatever their age, gender, disability, culture, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, social status or sexual identity, have a right to protection from abuse.

Please click here to read the Child Protection Policy and Procedures – rev 03-14 dated 4 March 2014 and HLSC Code Of Conduct.

If you would like a copy of our Membership Application form or if you have any queries or want some further specific details please contact us by sending an e-mail to and we will get back to you.