As stated before the club Frederikssund Sejlklub is lacking seriously in facilities to accommodate kayakers. So I decided 14 days ago to find a new club. The 1050 dkr. (185 US, 115 GBP) I have paid for the membership I consider a learning fee. Never sign before you know what you are buying.
So I applied in Jyllinge Sejlklub. I know the club from years back, and only in a positive way, when I learned to windsurf. When I looked for a club at Roskilde Fjord I had, sadly, discarded it because it's a bit difficult to reach by public transport.
Different club, different customs.
They wanted to meet me first because they wanted to make sure I could kayak to a certain degree. Especially the ability to perform a self- and buddy rescue in deep water was paramount. And holding a certificate like EPP 2 is not enough they said. They had had bad experiences before. Being my normal charming self I convinced them that I could, but I still need to show it later on. Luckily, I really am able to do it.
This club has about 500+ members with 100+ in the dedicated kayak division. They have club kayaks, club gear, indoor room for private equipment (some) and private kayaks. They have a reasonable clubhouse with a kitchen so coffee can be made. They have kayak trolleys so you can transport your kayak the 25 m. down to the floating jetty, freshwater to hose the saltwater of the kayaks, toilet/bath etc. etc. And they arrange trips home and abroad, parties, exercises and courses. All in all a real club.
So I joined. I'm now a member of Jyllinge Sejlklub with a key and the ability to place my kayak and gear inside a container and a storage room.
The only thing for me to do now, is to move my kayak from Frederikssund to Jyllinge.