Dinghy Membership
Membership Description

Rocky Point Sailing Association membership includes participation in all club sponsored local events; such as Group Sail, Learn-to-Crew, Learn-to-Race, and social events.

Members are entitled to a 10% discount off all sailing programs for themselves, partners or children. An adult member and their partner are afforded the use of club boats subject to having certifications and boat availability.

Members are encouraged to participate in discussion at the general meeting and are required to vote at the Annual General Meeting. The members form the legal entity that holds the Executive Board accountable for good stewardship and the fulfillment of our mission.

Memberships are valid for the current season, expiring at the season's end on or before December 31.

Members must be 18 years of age or older.


  • The member and their partner can use of all club dinghy boats (Optimist, 420, Laser, Canoe) outside regular scheduled programs and subject to availability


  • CANSail 2 certification
  • Sailors who have not achieved CANSail 2 from RPSA must schedule a skill assessment and club orientation. The assessment has a fee, is two hours, and bookings are subject to coach availability
  • New members must schedule an orientation before using boats

Dinghy Usage Guidelines

  1. The dinghy member must review, agree, and sign RPSA’s comprehensive COVID-19 Dinghy Usage Guidelines. The policy must be re-signed and agreed to with each update of the document.
  2. The dinghy member must complete a RPSA COVID-19 dinghy orientation prior to accessing the facilities and boat usage.
  3. Each adult participant must review, agree, and sign the RPSA COVID-19 Membership Waiver. Youth participant’s and their parent/guardian must sign the RPSA Risk Recognition Statement.
  4. Each participant must self-assess using the online tool https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en before each use of RPSA facilities and equipment.
  5. Dinghy members must electronically sign out a boat and provide contact information for all participants.
  6. Participants must adhere to all Transport Canada, Canadian Coast Guard, Provincial Health Authority Service, BC Parks, City of Port Moody, Reed Point Marina, RPSA and any relevant local authority COVID-19 related policies and procedures.
  7. Dinghy boat usage is restricted to the member and his/her immediate family or members of his/her established COVID-19 social circle.
  8. Youth are prohibited from sailing by themselves without adult supervision and/or coach boat support.
  9. Dinghy members should sail no farther than line of sight from the RPSA floating dock.
  10. Social distancing must be maintained and respected in the boat bay, OMBH compound, boat launch, city and RPSA docks. Maintain 2 metres/6 feet between all participants not in the same social circle before, during and after sailing.
  11. Little Red is limited to at most two people. The occupants must be of the same participant group. Little Red must be cleaned and sanitized after each use: wipe down high touch surfaces (ie. dolly handles, paddle) and spray the interior and lines.
  12. Participants are encouraged to use their own PFD, otherwise contact info@rpsa.ca to arrange season use of a club PFD.
  13. Bring your own alcohol based hand rub and sanitize your hands prior to accessing the OMBH facilities and whenever possible. At all times around the club facilities, city dock, and RPSA dock all participants must wear a mask.
  14. You are responsible for cleaning the boat, dolly handle (if used), tiller, rudder, paddles, PFD, gunwales, and anywhere else touched. Cleaning and disinfecting supplies can be obtained from the OMBH boat bay.
  15. Personal items, water bottles, and garbage should not be left around the facilities or in the boats. Any personal items of value found by members should be placed in a designated plastic bag in the boat bay, and contact health@rpsa.ca. Otherwise dispose of them.
  16. The OMBH common room and upstairs facilities are off limits from participant use.
  17. In emergency contact executive@rpsa.ca, and info@rpsa.ca
  18. Immediately email health@rpsa.ca if you or any participants show symptoms within two weeks of visiting the facilities.

Consequences of violating the rules will be determined at the discretion of the Executive and may include revoke of membership and all boat use entitlements.

Contact us at info@rpsa.ca for more information.

Membership Details

Membership Fees:

Membership Duration: Jan 01, 2022 to Dec 31, 2022
Membership Coordinator: Chris Thorne
(604) 931-1734
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