Join The Club

How To Join Or Register Your Interest

(Membership application displays are at the bottom of this page unless you are already a member and logged in)

Finding Out

Join the CUCrC! Take advantage of the Freshers Fair to come along and talk to us – look for a dinghy or board outside and a large burgee banner inside. If you are not sure what sailing or windsurfing is really like, sign up for a taster session at Grafham – first Saturday and Sunday of the Michaelmas term. And come to the CUCrC Squash – details of time and place will be provided closer to the time by email, as well as on flyers at the Freshers Fair. If you cannot make these sessions, use the form on the Get In Touch page to register your specific interests on our emailing list.

Membership Costs

To join the CUCrC, the current student membership fee is £50. There is no fee for non-student (Senior Affiliate) membership, but you need to be able to help the Club in some tangible way such as using your car to help with transport to and from Grafham. The only additional regular cost for sailing and windsurfing at Grafham is for transport to and from Grafham Water – normally £5 per return trip. For non-members there is a half-day membership fee of £10 when joining a Club trip to Grafham.

Eligibility to Join the CUCrC

Student Membership is open to registered students aged 18 or over (of Cambridge University, and elsewhere if full time and at a non-commercial institution). But please note the two membership application categories below – the 1st for Cambridge University students and the 2nd for students at other institutions. Non-Student (Senior Affiliate) Membership, with restricted sailing and windsurfing opportunities, is open to others associated with the University or with the City. Non-Student Membership is subject to General Committee confirmation and the member being able to help the Club in some tangible way. Only Student Ordinary members (CU students) have voting rights in Club Matters.

The Fine Print

If you wish to join the CUCrC, click on the ‘Add to basket’ button below for the membership category that matches your situation. You will be taken straight to a checkout page. There you will find payment instructions and be asked to fill in details for our membership records. 
*** At checkout you will be also asked to confirm your acceptance of the following undertakings. ***

  1. I confirm that I am capable of swimming 100 metres whilst wearing light clothing.
  2. I confirm that I am aware of the dangers of participating in an active water-sport, which include: drowning; exposure; injury from equipment; and water-borne disease. I appreciate that these risks are magnified by illness and I will not sail whilst feeling unwell. I am aware that a full risk assessment is available in the Club’s Regulations, maintained on this website.
  3. I believe I am medically fit to take part in club activities and if there is any doubt, I confirm I have consulted my doctor regarding the suitability of the activity. I confirm that if I need emergency medication, I will disclose this on my membership registration form and ensure the medication is available during Club sessions.
  4. I acknowledge that it is up to me personally to assess whether any club event or activity is too difficult or dangerous for me, to check the adequacy of my personal equipment, and to seek guidance before I participate.
  5. I acknowledge that the Club does not accept any liability for damage to or loss of property or for personal injury arising out of the use of club facilities, or participation in any activity organised by the Club, whether sustained by members or their guests. (But this clause shall not limit the liability of Club for any damage or personal injury resulting from its negligence or fraud.)
  6. I confirm that I will abide by the Member Conduct, Health, Safety, and Welfare arrangements, and other provisions set out in the Club Regulations, whilst participating in any activity organised by or in association with the Club, or while a member of a team representing the University.
  7. When sailing or windsurfing at Grafham Water I will comply with the Grafham Water Sailing Club rules and safety regulations, as displayed in the clubhouse. I undertake to keep myself informed of any changes in these rules and regulations whilst I remain an active member of the CUCrC.
  8. I am aware that the Club takes no responsibility for the safety of members travelling to or from events and activities.
  9. I acknowledge that any sailing placements, trips, or activities found through but not organised by the Club are deemed outside of the Club’s liabilities.
  10. I agree to pay my share of costs incurred whilst sailing with the Club, including the cost of damage to craft that I am sailing in or on (where not covered by insurance).
  11. I acknowledge that the Club or Grafham Water SC may take photographs or videos of events that include my image and use them, without payment, to promote the clubs and their activities. I understand that I may request the removal of my image from any item.
  12. I appreciate that failure to comply with the Club’s requirements during any training session or event, at home or away, could result in my expulsion from the Club or other disciplinary action.

Membership Details

If you are a student you get unlimited sailing and windsurfing for a whole academic year (1 September – 31 August) for just £50. (‘Student’ means you are a registered student aged 18 or over on a full-time course of study for a first or higher degree at a non-commercial university or college of further education.) If you have already booked on a Taster Session or RYA Training Course you will get a discount of £10 on your membership fee.

If you are not a student, but have a car and can help with transport, or have good experience and can assist in some other tangible way, then we welcome you as a Senior Affiliate. There is no membership fee, but your application is subject to formal vetting. When you provide transport you are eligible to claim a mileage allowance. Furthermore, during the duties for which you volunteer, you will normally be able to take part in some sailing and windsurfing. The one major exception is the Taster Weekend (first weekend of Michaelmas Term), when we ask all Senior Affiliates with cars to help with transport. Please do NOT sign up for a taster session – we will contact you about providing transport.

Click on the ‘Add to basket’ buttons below for the membership category to which you are eligible and you will be taken straight to a checkout page. Full payment instructions are provided at checkout and you will also be asked to confirm your acceptance of the conditions set out on this page.

If you have already paid for a Taster Session or RYA Training course, login to access your discount of £10 on your membership fee.

Photo of students dressed for May Ball for Join the CUCrC
Team Racers all dressed up for the Robinson May Ball