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Club Boats Information and Conditions of Use 2019/20

Club Boats Information and Conditions of Use 2019/20

The purpose of Club boats is to enable members to try out new boats and gain experience before obtaining their own boat. These notes are to assist those who are not familiar with how to book an individual club boat.

Boats used in training session etc will be booked by the event lead / class captains who will be responsible for the boats and their allocation to members for use in the session.

  1. Club boats available:

1.Optimist

CSC

Available for use by Junior members

2.Topper Red

46305

Available for use by Junior or Adult Members

3.Topper Blue

46070

Available for use by Junior or Adult Members

4.Topper Harriet

46905

Available for use by Junior or Adult Members

5.Laser

161402

Available for use by Junior or Adult Members of RYA Dinghy Level 2 standard

6.Laser

Available for use by Junior or Adult Members of RYA Dinghy Level 2 standard

7.Cabin Feva

4845

Available for use by Junior or Adult members, 1 crew must be RYA Dinghy Level 2

8.Feva

Available for use by Junior or Adult members, 1 crew must be RYA Dinghy Level 2

9.Quest

1087

Available for club members when not booked for training - 1 crew must be RYA Dinghy Level 2

10. Scow

10

Available for use by Junior or adult members

  1. Booking process: The Club boats shall not be used without being booked first. To arrange to use a Club boat, you may either book on-line, or contact the CSC Office by email office@christchurchsailingclub.co.uk or phone: 01202 483150 or visit during office hours 10.0am –1pm Monday - Friday.Alternatively, to use a boat during a scheduled session (i.e. Ladies, Juniors) contact your fleet captain.
  2. Members Boat booking charge of £5 now applies, for members bookings payable via the Club Office.
  3. Required authorisation; The Club Office or a Sailing Committee member must authorise the boat's use.
  4. Restrictions:

i.Wind speed: Club boats may not be used in wind speeds above 20 knots, unless part of an organised training activity under the supervision of a Club coach or instructor. Do also consider your limitations even if wind strength is less than 20 knots.

ii.Use it or lose it: Once you book a boat you are expected to use it – especially at times when there may be demand from other members (i.e. Ladies' sailing, organised Junior events etc.) Failure to take up your booking or inform the Club of a cancellation without reasonable notice may result in you no longer being allowed to book boats – this decision is at the discretion of the Sailing Committee

iii."Block booking" or repetitive booking by individuals of Club Boats is not allowed.

  1. Availability of boats - Please note when planned activities are scheduled, e. g. training courses or Squad sessions which require the use of the club boats, all boats will be 'Priority booked' and cannot be used unless they become surplus to requirements.
  2. Personal Buoyancy must be worn by all users, (This is not provided by the club)
  3. Conditions of use: All members shall comply with the conditions placed by the Sailing Committee on the use of these boats.

i.Only Club members can sign out boats and are responsible for it at all times.

ii.A Club member shall always be on board.

iii.Anybody using a Club Dinghy shall have first completed, signed and returned this form to the Club Office.

iv.Under-18s require a parent / guardian or responsible adult to take responsibility for the boat user and the boat.

v.After use: Club boats, sails, foils and spars must be washed, returned complete, and put away in the correct location. Users who fail to return boats and equipment to their correct locations could lose their right to use Club boats.

  1. User responsibility: The user will be responsible for breakages, which have been caused during the session. In these circumstances the following must be completed by the user:

i.The user will report faults or breakages to the CSC Office or a member of the Sailing Committee as soon as possible.

ii.If within their own ability, the user will arrange for the breakage to be rectified

iii.The user up, to a maximum value of £50, shall supply 'Like-for-like' replacement parts.

iv.If loss or damage is significant enough to warrant an insurance claim, the user is expected to pay for the insurance policy excess to a maximum value of £50. Users who fail to log breakages or fail to take the previous steps for dealing with a breakage could lose their right to use club boats; this is at the discretion of the Sailing Committee.

v.If a breakage is caused by wear and tear, the Club may waive the costs for replacement providing the user has reported the damage promptly and met all other conditions of use.

I have read and understand the conditions of use within this document.


Last updated 19:58 on 8 May 2019

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