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Royal Solent Yacht Club

Club Laser Hire


The Club currently has 4 Lasers for hire to suitably competent Club Members during scheduled Club sailing sessions.

Please note that hire is subject to availability and on a first come first served basis as the hire of the Club's Lasers is popular, especially during Dinghy Week.

The fee is £20 per boat per day, plus a deposit of £50 per boat.

The deposit will be returned once the Laser has been checked over by one of the Club's Boatmen. In the event of any damage up to the value of £50, you will be asked whether you would prefer to replace the broken item, or allow the RSYC to keep your £50 deposit. Any damage over the value of £50 will require additonal payment to cover the costs of repair or replacement parts.

Hire of the Club's Lasers is subject to Club Bye-law 18 and the terms and conditions detailed below:


  • The Hire Form must be completed & all fees paid 24 hours in advance.
  • Only Members may hire and use the Club's boats.
  • Members hiring and using boats do so entirely at their own risk.
  • Boats may only be taken afloat if the wind strength is under 20 knots and there is a patrol boat on the water.
  • By entering into this Agreement, the Hirer, Sailor and Parent/Guardian if sailor under 18 years of age confirm that the Sailor’s sailing ability and experience are adequate to handle the boat safely in the prevailing conditions, and to ensure that the boat is correctly rigged prior to use.
  • Advice from the Club officers on conditions/suitability of hire must be followed.
  • Personal Flotation Devices must be worn by the Sailor throughout the time on the water.
  • Damage Report Forms are available from outside Sailing Office.
  • No refunds will be given for races that are cancelled or abandoned.
  • All references to years of age refer to age at the time of signing this Agreement.  
All the boats, their masts, spars, sails, cordage and other equipment are individually marked.
Failure to comply with the following may result in the member being refused permission to hire a boat.
B 18.1 Club boats are only available to hire to Club members with relevant experience (except when required for instruction or training) and will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’’ basis.
B 18.2 A deposit will be required, and a daily charge will be made for the use of a Club boat. Charges will be levied at the discretion of the General Committee.
B 18.3 Members wishing to hire a Club boat must obtain permission in advance from the Sailing Secretary, sign an indemnity form and pay the due deposit and hire charge in advance.
B 18.4 Upon completion of the above procedure a receipt will be issued which must be presented to the Boatman who will allocate a boat. All information will be recorded in the Sailing Office.
B 18.5 It is the responsibility of the member hiring the boat to ensure that it is returned on its trailer to its correct place in the Dinghy Park.
B 18.6 Any breakages, loss of equipment or other damage must be reported to the Sailing Office or Boatman within a maximum of 24 hours. This is the responsibility of the member hiring the boat.
B 18.7 Deposits will only be returned after inspection of the boat and its equipment has been completed to his satisfaction by the Boatman.

If you are happy with the terms detailed above, please click here to register your request to hire a Club Laser.

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