Frequently Asked Questions

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What else do I need to know?

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New members are provided with a New Member's Information Booklet that provides all necessary detail about what to take and how get in contact with the rest of the crew etc.

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Can I be trained with Phoenix?

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Phoenix offers training for all levels - some by club skippers and some by RYA Instructors 

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Can I sail if I have no experience?

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Phoenix is keen to offer sailing and racing to people of all levels of experience. Contact the Membership Secretary or Rear Commodore (Sailing) (see Contact Us page)

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How much does it cost to sail?

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Charge per person per day plus shared food, mooring and diesel costs (see Membership and Sailing Fees page for current rates)

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Who skippers the yachts?

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Skippers are members, RYA qualified and Club approved. 

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How are crew selected?

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Crew berths are on a first come first served basis. Guests may also come as crew, subject to a temporary membership fee that is refunded if you join in the same membership year.

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How much does it cost to join?

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Low annual subscription, with family membership also available (see Membership and Sailing Fees page for current rates)

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Can I race with Phoenix?

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Yes, the club enters the yachts in a variety of RORC, JOG and fun races 

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Do I have to provide any equipment?

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No, the yachts are fully equipped with life-jackets, protective clothing, sleeping bags etc.

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Where can I sail?

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Weekends are usually spent in the Solent, though the boats do Summer Cruises anywhere that the membership decide, from Scotland, Ireland, France, Denmark to ...?