Use the form below as your initial application to join Snipe Fleet 001 as a guest, visitor, associate member or regular member. You can use the descriptions below to determine which of the groups you best fit. After your form is submitted you will receive two emails. The first should come right away to let you know your form was received. The second will come after a fleet officer has reviewed your form and approved your application.
FLEET MEMBERSHIP LEVELS
Visitor: A person coming to the dock to meet our members and to find out about sailing Snipes. We welcome any and all visitors to show up early for any of our events to meet Snipe sailors and learn more about our fleet. If you fill out the information form, we can better help you determine whether a Snipe or some other fleet at Corinthian Sailing Club is the best fit for you. There is no cost to a Visitor.
Fleet Guest: A Visitor who completes the information form and signs the liability waiver (described below) becomes a Guest of the fleet, and is entitled to 5 days of racing, 5 days of on dock instruction, and 5 sessions of Zoom sailing lessons at no cost.
Fleet Associate Member: in order to continue beyond this point, the Fleet Guest must join Snipe Fleet 001 as an Associate at $20.00 yearly membership dues, on a calendar year basis, not pro-rated. This allows racing in any of the non-regatta races for the remainder of the calendar year as either skipper or crew, all on dock instruction and all Zoom sailing lessons. A Fleet Associate Member has no voting rights on fleet business, but is encouraged to join one of the committees that conducts the fleet business. Associate Members who mostly crew and seldom or never skipper may fully participate in all the non-regatta events and activities for successive years by renewal of dues payments. Those who wish to regularly skipper and/or participate as skipper or crew in regattas must move up to the next membership level.
Fleet Regular Member and SCIRA member (without boat ownership): This level allows racing in all races, all instruction, full fleet voting rights, and participation in all SCIRA sanctioned Regattas, whether at White Rock Lake or anywhere else. It also allows a skipper to use a loaner boat in all the races (subject to availability). If during any season (Nov-Oct) of Regular Membership a skipper uses a loaner boat in more than 50% of the races, he/she must move up to the next membership level in order to skipper in the next season. Skippers who race fewer than 50% of the races in a season may stay at this level. The cost is $35.00 per calendar year paid to Fleet 001 plus SCIRA-USA annual membership (currently $30.00). An Associate Member upgrading to Regular membership just pays the $15.00 difference to the fleet plus the SCIRA fee paid directly to SCIRA-USA. Fleet Members from prior years have 60 days to renew before being dropped from membership.
Corinthian Sailing Club (CSC) Associate Member (without boat ownership): Any Regular Fleet Member not owning or leasing a boat at the club may, at any time, with the sponsorship of two current CSC members, apply for Associate Membership in CSC. A Fleet Regular Member who has skippered in more than 50% of the previous season's races must be at least a CSC Associate Member to continue to skipper loaner boats. As a CSC Associate Member, you have full access to the club, may use a Snipe loaner boat at any time to practice or day sail, may use loaner boats from any of the other fleets (subject to their specific fleet rules), may use a club powerboat (after receiving training), and may use the CSC clubhouse for private events, according to CSC rules and guidelines. Current CSC Associate member dues are $135.32 for those who join between October 1 and April 1 of the next year and cover the period until April 1. For those who join between April 1 and October 1, the current dues are $270.63 and cover the period until the next April 1.
Corinthian Sailing Club Regular Member: Any Regular Fleet Member who owns or leases a boat kept at CSC must also become a Regular Member of CSC. Regular Members have all the privileges of a CSC Associate Member and may keep a boat at CSC in the mooring field or on a davit that the Regular Member owns or leases. Current dues are double the CSC Associate Member dues and there is a $500 one-time initiation fee. There are discounts for students and new members under the age of 30.
WAIVER, RELEASE & ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
In addition to the registration form below, guests and members must download and manually or electronically sign and return the fleet's waiver, release and acknowledgement form before taking part in on-the-water activities.