23 Marieville Esp, Sandy Bay TAS 7005  03 6223 1977

Club membership

The Derwent Sailing Squadron welcomes applications for membership from anyone interested in sailing or boating in general.

In this historic but progressive club, membership offers a full program of sailing events, use of some outstanding sailing and clubhouse facilities and a lively social calendar.

Full Member

Open to adults and entitles use of the club’s facilities, including renting or leasing a marina berth and hardstand/trailer park space, access to the launch ramp, slip and storage areas, as well as enjoying the hospitality in the clubhouse. Includes a $75 food and beverage voucher redeemable at the DSS.
Annual fee $485

Crew/Social Member

For non-boat owners and those wishing to make use of the clubhouse facilities. Yacht racing rules require all participants to be on the register of  Australian Sailing (AS) and to join AS crews must first join a AS affiliated club. Includes a $75 food and beverage voucher redeemable at the DSS.
Annual fee $210

Apply for membership

All applications must be proposed and seconded by a current Squadron member. The application is then considered by the club’s Board. The process is usually undertaken swiftly and new members find themselves quickly welcomed into the club and sailing in no time. For further information, please contact the office on 03 6223 1977.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

Family Member

One Full Member and one Social Member (spouse) plus all children up to 18 years of age or those who are full time students under 25 years. Includes a $75 food and beverage voucher redeemable at the DSS.
Annual fee $575

Young Member

Rights of a Full Member excluding the ability to hold office or vote at the General Meetings. Young member is a person under the age of 18 or a full time student under the age of 25 years.
Annual fee $135

Visiting Member

Free membership for 28 days for those over the age of 18 who reside north of the 42nd parallel of latitude.
Annual fee $0

Member Benefits

By joining the DSS, members can look forward to a host of benefits including:

Genuinely friendly, welcoming club.

Comprehensive year-round sailing program.

Comprehensive year-round cruising program.

Comprehensive year-round training program.

Comprehensive year-round social calendar.

Access to the String of Pearls cruising moorings.

Excellent clubhouse facilities, including availability for functions and conferences.

Excellent marina and boatyard facilities.

Discounted rates on facilities and services.

Microchipped membership card providing access to Member Only areas.

Permit to use the club’s car park.

Quarterly newsletter and monthly bulletins.

Yachting Australia affiliation.

The opportunity to become an office bearer after two years of  membership. (certain categories)

Voting rights giving the chance to influence the future direction of the club. (certain categories)

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