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Membership and insurance
As a novice the club will generously subsidise you for a 17 days temporary insurance (in case you are wondering this costs the club £3). This will allow you to come to training for free and won't load on your meets fees for a total of 2 weeks. If after two weeks you want more then you will have to pay a club membership fee and yearly insurance.
If you are new this year this is going to sum up to £16. The fees are:
- Club Membership (Oct 11-Oct 12) £6
- 16 Months Insurance (Oct 11-Dec 12) - Student rate £10
- Yearly Insurance (Jan 12-Dec 12) - Student rate £8; Non Student rate £16
The fees of meets will be £28 for Fri/Sun (weekend) meets, and hover around £20/£25 for Sat/Sun (1 day) meets. Weekend meets include transport, food and accommodation but exclude gear (see rental fees below). One day meets are held at the beginning of the year and their fee includes gear rental.
You will need to bring some extra money for food (or some actual food) whilst travelling to and for the meet (£10 should cover it), and for sundries during the weekend, as we sometimes go to the pub after a trip.
The club's Meet Accounting Policy gives full details of the costs.
Gear rental fees per day:
- £0.50 Light
- £1.50 Undersuit, oversuit, helmet, wellies, knepads, belt
- £1.00 SRT kit, harness
For the 3 first meets you won't need vertical (SRT) equipment, as we will be using ladders.
You will borrow all the caving equipment you need from the club. You can carry on renting CUCC gear for as long as you need but at some point you will want to buy your own so you get stuff that actually fits properly. This is usually done in stages as the whole lot is quite expensive: wellies, undersuit, oversuit, kneepads (£120); SRT kit (£180); Helmet and Light (£120).
If you have questions please contact the junior treasurer.