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Membership Declaration

The following two declarations are deemed accepted by Members at the point of clicking the 'Pay Now' button in Checkout on the website, or on an invoice sent from the website.

CASC Declaration

At application prospectively and annually at membership renewal, retrospectively

Porthmadog Sailing Club is registered as a Community Amateur Sports Club (‘CASC’), which provides some tax breaks. In order to remain registered the club has to monitor whether a majority of its members are taking part in the sport (as opposed to using it purely socially, such as a golf club with a bar).

The definition of Participation is drafted quite widely, and includes on-water activities such as sailing, being out in the tender, and going off cruising, and off-water activities which support sailing, such as rigging, volunteering for club events (race officer duty, helping with social events), being a committee member, maintaining the club and sailing equipment, and maintenance of boats/equipment away from the club premises. Each of these – whether at the Club, at home, on the water or away cruising - each counts with HMRC as ‘participation’.

Completing checkout on, or completing payment of an invoice from the Club Website will be deemed to signify your confirmation that on 12 or more occasions in the past year (for membership renewals) or in the current or next year (for membership applications), you participated according to the definition above.


f you were or are unable to make this commitment, please email the Honorary Treasurer at


At application and annually at membership renewal

I agree to be bound by the Rules and Byelaws of Porthmadog Sailing Club, and by the Terms of Use of the Porthmadog Sailing Club website (

I declare that I hold a valid Insurance Policy including Third Party Liability of at least £2,000,000 which also covers me whilst racing for each boat used from the Club and that I will continue to do so while sailing from Porthmadog Sailing Club.

I declare that I have reviewed and entered or updated all of the details held for the boats I own or are responsible for in the ‘My Boats’ section of the Club Website, and that I have checked the ‘Verified boat record’ switch to signify that these details are current and accurate.

All adult club members should read the following clauses carefully before completing checkout or completing payment of an invoice on the Club Website. Completing checkout on or completing payment of an invoice from the Club Website will be deemed to signify your acceptance and agreement with this Declaration – on your own behalf and on behalf of every adult and child under 18 included within your membership.