The Club benefits from a superb location on the Esplanade just below the walls of the ancient Norman Castle, and within a few minutes walk of the Cathedral and the quaint Dickensian High Street and curiosity shops.
The Clubhouse, originally built in 1973/4, was significantly extended in 2004/5, considerable refurbishment was undertaken at the same time. It incorporates a new state of the art bar, dinning and social area with dance floor. The new extension incorporates a roof terrace with capacity for 50 people, which has superb views across the river.
The extension was officially opened in the summer of 2005 at the club’s 100th Birthday party. The changing rooms and showers are next on the agenda to receive a major renovation.
Due to bad television reception at low water, the club has installed a communal TV aerial system which is amplified along the entire length of all the pontoons and is available to all berth holders for a one off connection fee.
The club has its own wireless broadband connection on the pontoons, which is available for members to connect to for an annual subscription.
The Club has a full range of moorings, all tide pontoons and mud berths are available to members with shore power which is currently being upgraded to 16 amps. We welcome visiting clubs, please book to avoid disappointment. We can normally accommodate solo visitors without booking.
The Club does not have lift out facilities. Instead it has a scrubbing berth. Vessels pull onto the berth at high water, as the tide goes out the boat settles on the blocks and the hull can be worked on. This facility includes a static 3000 psi power wash which effortlessly removes all barnacles and weed. The berth is brilliant for re antifouling, clearing fowled props, hull polishing or just a quick blast of before going on a voyage, as a clean bottom makes an a lot of difference to cruising speed and fuel economy. On the next high tide the boat can be floated off again. This picture shows a rather smart ‘Fairline Corniche’ docked on the berth.
The Club has its own diesel supply, which is dosed with fuel additive. This retails to members virtually at cost. It is also available to visitors who take an overnight mooring.