The Basic membership and car parking pass can be extended to any of the following
All Calshot Activities Centre (CAC) annual Memberships run from 1 April to 31 March and include partners and children under 18. Other benefits include membership of the Calshot Association and various discounts. Membership fees for Wind/kitesurf/stand-up or kayak passes, Caravanning & Camping and Angling, include membership of the appropriate site club.
Existing members should renew in January/February using the relevant forms posted to them and return them by the date indicated.
First time applicants for Trailer Boat parking and Caravan & Camping are subject to waiting lists. Other first time applicants should complete the relevant forms in this pack and send them with appropriate fees to the Centre.
Wind/kitesurfing, caravanning & camping and angling often occupy overlapping areas of the site. Experience has shown that day to day supervision and management of these activities is necessary to minimise detrimental effects to site users.
The most economic and effective way for CAC to do this, is to support users in running their own, low cost, independent clubs, which provide a framework for organisation of their activities and also benefits such as insurance and social events. Operation of the three clubs is overseen by CAC management on behalf of HCC in its role as landlord.
It is the representative body for site users, be they individuals, clubs or other groups using CAC facilities regularly. Its objectives are:-
The Association’s AGM is held in June each year, all Centre Members are entitled to attend, see the latest minutes
Copies of the Constitution are available on request from the Secretary, who can be contacted via Reception.
Prices from 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016
Annual (1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016) space in the trailer boat park, year round launching, use of wash off point, showers and toilets:
Commercial vessels plus 20% surcharge
Basic Centre Membership (£51) is payable in addition to the above. Boats whose trailers extend more than 1m ahead of bow charged as longer craft. LOA = Length overall i.e. bow roller to aft-most part of boat (including engine)
Renewals received after 1 March may not be accepted, due to pressure from the waiting list. Any late payment will incur £30 per month late payment fee. Charges for boat parking starting or ending part way through the year will be:
There is no pro rata rate refund of Centre Membership.
Short term storage maximum 4 weeks (including launching), £4.80 /metre (length to nearest 0.1m) per week or part week. Over 4 weeks will be charged at annual rate.
Boat Park Lockers available at annual rate of £138 - limited.
Wind/Kitesurf or SUP /Kayak Storage
£70 Per Annum Per Rack (maximum of 2 Boards), available only to board/kayak Annual Launch members. Access via a key pad. Late payment fee £10 (renewal received after 1 March).
Centre Membership is open to all. It covers the person signing the application form, plus his/her family (i.e. partner and their children under 18 years) and runs for 12 months from 1 April. All renewals must be made by 1 March.
The Centre’s indoor facilities are available between 9am and 10pm Monday to Friday and up to 5pm on Saturdays, Sundays and May/August Public Holidays. The main gate is locked each night 11.30pm – 6am. The Centre closes for up to 10 days over Christmas and New Year, these and other closures will be publicised at least one month in advance.
Centre facilities are available at members’ and/or daily users’ own risk and in the event of damage to property or injury to persons, Hampshire County Council accepts no liability. All sailing dinghies, catamarans, trimarans, wind or kite boards, caravans and any other property brought onto site by members and/or daily users must be insured against public liability claims to at least £½ million, all powered craft (other than tenders) and all vehicles insured to at least £2 million.
To provide child protection reassurance to residential users, a number of Members will be chosen at random each year and required to undergo a CRB check, at no charge to them.
On safety grounds bathing is forbidden from the beaches between the small spit west of the Sopwith Hangar and the Spinnakers Bar (mid Sunderland Hangar), as there are strong currents and numerous boats and canoes in this area.
Members and daily users must observe site speed limits and display current permits or tickets on cars, caravans, boats, board racks and tents. Membership cards must be available to show to the Duty Manager, Security Guard or Calshot Association Site Wardens, on request.
For customer and child protection reasons the following areas are closed to members and the public Houston/Lawrence/Keymer/Mitchell(residential) Houses, Sopwith & Schneider Hangars, Initiative Course and Canoe Pool. Children on site must be accompanied by responsible adults at all times. Particular dangers on site include the Quay, Castle Moat, Jetty and the creek mud.
A dress code applies in all buildings, minimum of vest top and shorts please. Changing outdoors is forbidden unless done with due modesty and consideration for child protection.
Members and daily users are requested to keep the Spit clean and tidy by using rubbish bins provided.
Dogs are only permitted on a short lead and on a ‘poop & scoop’ basis. The litter bins and skips can be used for disposal of bagged dog dirt.
Those wishing to use the Centre for angling, caravanning or camping, boat parking/storage, windsurfer or kayak storage, or kite surfing must pay the relevant Centre Membership fees and comply with the relevant site club rules, in addition to these CAC Site Rules and if applicable the Marine Rules.
Members are required to behave in a responsible manner to achieve harmonious enjoyment of the site’s facilities by all users. Noise should be kept to a minimum particularly in the vicinity of accommodation buildings during evening hours. The Director or his nominated officer may suspend or terminate membership of those failing to comply with reasonable requests by members of CAC staff to do this. If in the Director or nominated officer’s opinion the behaviour would constitute gross misconduct, suspension will be immediate and the person must leave the site. There will be an initial right of appeal to the line manager and final right of appeal to a specially convened panel of 3 persons independent of the local authority, Calshot Association and Centre users.