Thank you for your interest in applying for membership for the 2019 season. Application forms for the 2019 season will appear on this page in the new year.
  • CVSS provides opportunities for disabled people to sail using safe and simple equipment.
  • CVSS is not a sailing school and no formal training is offered, although volunteers are present to give guidance.
  • A safety boat with qualified driver is also present.
  • Although CVSS operates with detailed safety procedures, sailors and/or their carers accept and share in the inherent risks associated with this water sport.

Wheelchairs and Mobility Aids: CVSS will endeavour to look after these and similar items but cannot be responsible for loss or damage to them whilst they are on site.

Personal Belongings: CVSS will endeavour to look after such items but cannot be responsible for loss or damage to them. We would advise that they are not left in the Club.

Hearing Aids, Spectacles, Communication Aids and Electronic Equipment: CVSS recognise that sailors and Personal Assistants may need to bring items such as these above onto our site and into boats. We advise that spectacles and sunglasses do not float and should be secured. We cannot ensure that items remain dry on site and ask that users bear this in mind. CVSS cannot be responsible for loss or damage to this type of equipment.

Application for Family Membership

This application is for a sailor member. The fee is £55 for the season. Up to three family members can be named on the form enabling them to sail.
It allows family members of sailors to use the Katakanu with their sailor or to use any 'spare' Access boats. Spare boats are only released when the sailor member is sailing and at the discretion of the Sailing Leader. Please note that disabled sailors will be given priority when 'spare' boats are allocated.

Applications for membership in 2020 will be available in the new year

Apply on-line (Please use this option if you can)

Download a Family Membership Application Form

Any queries regarding any membership application please contact Melanie

 Application for Sailing and Representative Membership

This application is used for individual sailors who come along perhaps with a carer/personal assistant/family member.  The fee is £40 for the season. There is no charge for carer/personal assistant/family member.  All sailors must complete an application form before sailing for insurance purposes. When joining CVSS, you are confirming that a sailor’s weight DOES NOT EXCEED 127kgs (20 stones)

Applications for membership in 2020 will be available in the new year

Apply on-line (Please use this option if you can)

Download a Sailing and Representative Membership Application Form

Any queries regarding any membership application please contact Melanie

Application for Group Membership

This application is used by schools and groups. The group fee is £75 for the season plus £40 for the season for each sailor (buddy sailors no charge).

Sailors from groups who pay £40 can also book to sail on Saturdays and during the school holidays.

When applying for Group Membership, you are confirming the weight of each individual sailor DOES NOT EXCEED 127kgs (20 stones)

CVSS will complete the Hertfordshire County Council Provider Assessment Form (OV 6) and the Buckinghamshire Providers form (or other similar forms); copies of which are available.
More information is available in FAQs here.

For these and similar requests please contact Melanie Winward (Membership Secretary).

Applications for membership in 2020 will be available in the new year

Apply on-line (Please use this option if you can)

Download a Group Membership Application Form

Application for Volunteer Membership

Helping CVSS

If you would like to become a volunteer please complete a Volunteer Membership Application Form.

You can apply on-line or download a 'paper-based' form and send it to Melanie Winward (Membership Secretary).
This ensures you are covered by our insurance.

Applications for membership in 2020 will be available in the new year

Apply on-line  (Please use this option if you can)

Download a Volunteer Membership Application Form

All publicly available forms and documents can be found in Resources

CVSS uses Three Rings an online volunteer booking system to enable volunteers to enter their availability in advance. Once your Membership Application Form has been submiited and approved you will receive your log-in details. If you are unable to use the online booking system, please contact Sam Harminder (Three Rings Administator) 

All Volunteers must have a DBS (was CRB) check. These need to be renewed every three years. Please contact Melanie Winward (Membership Secretary) for further information.