Renting Club SailQubes and Toppers
The club now has 10 SailQubes (or equivalents) which are a design based on the International Optimist but simpler and more robust. We also have 2 Toppers. The Optimist is the world's biggest junior class and is most suitable for sailors between 6 and 12 years old but is sailed fully competitively up to 14 or 15 years old. At the 2016 Olympics, 85% of medallists started competing in an Optimist. The Topper is a very popular boat with club juniors aged 10-16 but its sail area makes it unsuitable for younger or smaller children who are learning to sail.
Members of WWSC are able to book any of our 10 Club SailQubes or Toppers using the "Book Online" facility on this website. To make a booking you will need first to become an "Approved SailQube User" (or "Approved Topper User") which involves attending a short, shore-based induction session (to learn about the boats and satisfy the Club you will look after them and sail them safely) and also sign the Forms needed to ensure you understand the SailQubes Terms & Conditions (2019) or Club Toppers TandCs (V1.0).pdf and will be covered by the Club's insurance. Unfortunately WWSC cannot rent boats to non-members.
The difference between "leased" and "not leased" SailQubes when booking (NOT relevant to Toppers)
For online booking purposes our 10 SailQubes are divided into 2 groups: the currently leased SailQubes (numbers 2-6) are in the booking group "Club SailQubes (leased)"; while unleased boats SailQubes (numbers 1, and 7-10) are in a new booking group called "Club SailQubes (not leased)". We would like members always to choose from the "not leased" group first. Please only select a boat from the leased group if an unleased SailQube is not available for the day you want. On days when the Club is using the boats for official training you will not be able to make a "private" booking. and you will see they are all marked as "booked". On these days the club will allocate the boats to members on the training who have requested use of a club SailQube.
The reason for separating "leased" and "not-leased" boats is that the families who lease 5 of our 10 boats have priority on using leased boats 2-6 in return for helping with their financing. This means we can only confirm your booking of a leased boat after first checking that at least one is not being used by a leasing family. This means that if you are requesting a leased SailQube, you need to submit your request at least 4 days in advance of using the boat. Please also note that in the case of renting leased SailQubes we encourage you not to pay via Paypal at the reservation stage but to select "Bank Transfer" instead. This will avoid you paying upfront before it has been established that a boat is available.
We apologise that due to the limitations on our software system it is not quite as simple as buying at Amazon! You may find it helpful to download and read the step-by-step online booking guide included as an Appendix at the end of the SailQubes Terms & Conditions (2019).
Using your rented SailQube
Please note that 2 of our new SailQubes 7-10 do NOT have their own launching trolleys. So in order to transfer one of these boats between the car park and the Hard, you should use one of the trolleys under the other SailQubes. Please make sure the launching trolley you "borrow" is a WWSC one and does not belong to another member! Also, please remember to return the trolley to the boat from which you borrowed it after use. Generally we ask members to respect our boats and look after them carefully.
If you have any queries or want to arrange to become an approved SailQube or Topper user please email the
Club Dinghy Administrator
Last updated 08:34 on 7 September 2019