Sailing and canoeing on the River Thames in Kingston

Membership

Only full members of Minima Yacht Club may take part in the club’s sailing and canoeing activities. Subject to availability, new members can receive free basic training, and have priority over use of the club’s sailing dinghies, canoes and kayaks.

All members may use the upstairs clubroom and bar which is open on Wednesday and Sunday evenings throughout the year. In addition to this there are a variety of social events including our splendid Regatta BBQ (with live jazz band), international themed nights and even a live theatre night. Our balcony overlooking the river catches the afternoon sun to perfection and if you have family who do not sail or paddle they can wait for you in comfort after visiting the Kingston shops!

The club is run by the members for the members and all full members are expected to ‘do their duty’. This may be driving the launches (known as bosun duty) running the races, club maintenance, help on the bar or with teas. Training sessions are held at the beginning of the year and no one is pressured to do any thing they are uncomfortable about.

Membership and boat fees 2020

Single membership
Full membership1£160
Full youth membership (18-25 years)1£30
Country membership£80
Social membership£80
Family membership2
Full family membership3£240
Combined family membership4£200
Country family membership£120
Social family membership£120
Boat fees5
Dinghy permit£160
Dinghy permit (under 18 years)£50
Canoe or kayak permit£50

Notes

  1. Full members are members of Minima Yacht Club Limited and are entitled to vote at General Meetings and participate in club sailing activities.
  2. Family membership includes two adults and their children and grandchildren in each case aged under 18 years.
  3. Full family membership confers full membership on two adult members.
  4. Combined family membership confers full membership on one adult member; one other adult member may participate in club social activities.
  5. For a dinghy plus one or more other boats under the same membership, the fees for the other boats are reduced by 50%. For a canoe plus one or more other canoes under the same membership, the fees for the other canoes are reduced by 50%. Canoes include kayaks.

Latest news

COVID-19

We are currently social Sailing and Kayaking on the river individually and in small groups within ‘the guidelines’.  We are hoping to open the bar

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Updated web site

After 10 years of service we have retired the old website and have moved to a shiny new platform.  There’s still a bit of cleaning

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Commodore’s news

After the PM’s announcement, Minima plans to getting back on the water with recreational paddling and casual sailing, although the Virtiual Club is still open for business.

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COVID-19

All activities on and off the water are currently suspended, and the bar is closed, however we are running a ‘virtual club‘ with eSailing followed

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Commodore’s news

As lockdown continues Minima becomes a Virtual Club, complete with sailing followed by a drink at the bar! Also news about the website and more.

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