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5th December 2008

From now on, we'll be giving a chosen topic from our forum a leg-up on the front page each Friday, giving you something to think about over the weekend. This week, we're looking at club membership fees in Ireland, and your thoughts on what's on offer out there.

We started the ball rolling a few days back, and the difference is staggering. From a standing start (i.e. not a member of any club), the cost of getting through the gate and into a club can differ by as much as €2,607 for the first year, and that's without looking at boat parking fees, car parking, insurance, and the shirt on your back.

We've only just begun looking at this topic. The thread is HERE, so click, read, and have your say.

We want to hear what you regard as value for money, and hear where, in the midst of recession gloom, the best value sailing in Ireland can be found. Team

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