Keelboat sailing with ICC - 2020
Low cost day sailing in the beautiful Salcombe Harbour
Salcombe Harbour and the open sea sailing along the nearby coast is the playground for ICC keelboat sailors.
The Club has a new base for 2020 located on a dedicated pontoon on the west side of the Bag where all the club boats are based.
The club has a small keelboat fleet of squibs and solings. Keelboats have a fixed keel and are the boats for you if you prefer to be in a boat that doesn’t capsize and is big enough to be safe for open sea sailing.
Club members jointly own all the boats so you too can be a joint owner of a keelboat for just the cost of membership.
Experienced new members only have to demonstrate their competence by passing a straightforward assessment of their skills and knowledge of the local area. A thorough briefing on all safety issues is always given to new members who don’t know the area before the assessment!
Getting out to your boat is easy, Salcombe Harbour Authority run a Water Taxi service which runs frequently in season. The club runs a free launch service on club afternoons.
After qualifying you can choose how much sailing you want to do.
If you just want to sail occasionally then the cost is £25 per person per half day.
Low cost regular sailors option. The cheapest way to sail if you’re sailing every week is to buy a season ticket payable weekly by standing order at £20/week for 20 weeks or £10 / week spread over 40 weeks. The season ticket runs from April to October. You will need someone to crew with you but there is no extra to pay.
The regular sailor option has to be the best value for money sailing anywhere! After all where else can you get access to unlimited sailing* for £10 per week!!
*Subject to being a sailing member of ICC and weather and boat availability
Other benefits of being a club member?
The obvious benefit is being with like-minded people and sharing sailing experience and the joys of Salcombe harbour. Club get together is 2 Saturday afternoons, the 1st and 3rd in the month depending on the tide and weather. Communication is by email, text and facebook.
ICC has a small diesel powered launch called Duncan. After training, members can hire the boat to potter round the harbour, explore the creeks, go to the pub on the tide for a meal. Cost is £50/day or free to season ticket holders (except you pay for fuel - not a lot for a small boat running on diesel - approx. £5-£10 per time depending on where you go).
Sailing season 2020 starts 1st May 2020
For more info and a general chat about how easy it is to get sailing with ICC please ring Richard Martin on 07967597527.
To start with the club sailing will be every 1st and 3rd Saturday in the month but experienced club members can book and use the club boats 7 days a week.
VERY IMPORTANT – IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO SAIL ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON PLEASE TEXT 07967597527 TO SAY YOU ARE COMING BEFORE 1000 HRS ON THE DAY- IF NO TEXTS ARE RECEIVED THEN SAILING WILL BE ABANDONED FOR THE DAY.
DUTY OFFICER OF THE DAY WILL BE RICHARD MARTIN UNLESS OTHERWISE PUBLISHED.
IF IN DOUBT RING RICHARD MARTIN ON 07967597527