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    Posted: 21 Mar 20 at 5:29pm
It seems unlikely that club organised activities will be able to resume for at least 3 months and if the scientists are to be believed it may be two or three times that.  Social isolation for the vulnerable/over 70s  may be recommended for even longer. While some clubs are permitting free sailing/buddy rules, it seems sailing has been stopped altogether at other clubs. Clubhouses are mostly closed.

What are clubs doing about subscription renewals?  It seems wrong to expect members to pay an full subscription with no facilities and maybe half the sailing year wiped out - maybe more for the ancient mariners.  It seems to me that the key is to ensure members still renew and remain engaged with the club maybe at a reduced cost.  If dinghy park fees remain the same, those who can may choose to store their boats elsewhere.  Any thoughts?
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I will be supporting my club by paying my subs in full this weekend 
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Club shut but have just paid my subs in full. I want the club to be there when we come out the other side.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Mar 20 at 6:13pm
My club hasn't held this years agm, not sure what will happen about fees, club is totally locked down including boat park, so unless you take a boat with you, you won't be able to sail.
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Already paid, No problem with that.

Those that have or will lose income in the coming months may feel differently. Quite understandable.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ian.r.mcdonald Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Mar 20 at 9:17pm
All of my "decent option" clubs are way more expensive than mine, so an excellent excuse to keep paying my existing subs and making sure it's there on the other side.

I think most landlords are going to take a sensible view on rent to support clubs
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Just about to pay my subs for the coming year. I want the club to be there when we can all get back racing. My club is luckier than a lot of inland clubs in that we own the site so no landlord to worry about.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote PeterG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Mar 20 at 10:26am
Anyone who is concerned about being able to sail at their club either later this year or next year could be making a serious mistake to not pay their dues. (Mine were paid sometime ago).Survival of many clubs would certainly be in doubt if large number didn't pay.

Certainly some who are uncommitted, or thinking of giving up anyway, will not pay, but I would hope and expect that the majority of committed sailors would see the importance of supporting their clubs through this.
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Thinking I'm not going to get much use this year from 2 of the 3 berth park spaces, but seeing as I normally cram 4 boats and a kayak into them, I guess I'm ahead of the game anyway.

I think we will generally be down on numbers at most clubs the end of this, through people rethinking their priorities, and for the sad fact that much of our membership is in at risk groups.

This may grow again as people find healthily things to do near home I stead of going on cruises or ticking things of foreign travel bucket lists.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Mar 20 at 10:48am
I think a lot of the small clubs like mine will not reopen, I will have to look for a club that allows eccentric boats, not many of the larger clubs seem to have them.
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