Important notice re Boats and Trailers


As we are at the start of the sailing season here is a reminder of a few salient points regarding boat policy. This communication also contains important information about the disposal of boat trailers and boats that have not been paid for. Steve Sutton has done alot of work to tidy up the boat park and we are about to start work on the top boat park area where there is alot of old junk.

  • No boat is allowed to sail unless it has a valid boat sticker and has paid a boat fee. The only exception is for vistors at open meetings and series, where they pay an entry fee to cover the cost of the boat launch (£35 series/£20 2 day/£10 day) The rules state “A boat owning member shall be entitled to moor at or sail from the Club premises only those dinghies for which the appropriate fee has been paid unless otherwise authorised by the Committee of Management
  • Road Trailers represent a security risk that could allow boats to be stolen from the club. They MUST NOT be left at the club. The rules state “Road trailers must not be left on the Club premises for any period otherwise than during such time as such Member is lawfully and properly upon such Club premises


I gave notice last October about unclaimed boat trailers and a final warning last week

“Trailers – LAST WARNING – any trailers left on the top boat park after this weekend will be removed and disposed of as we are going to be clearing and resurfacing the area from next week”

  • The Committee of Managment has delegated allocation of boat spaces to the Boat Park Manager (currently Steve Sutton). Note that you have no automatic right to the space you occupy from year to year. Spaces are allocated to those who have paid membership fees and attend the winter working parties. At the end of the working parties, spaces are then allocated to members who have paid their subscription fees. Late payers will be allocated spaces as and if available, usually on the upper boat park.
  • The rules state “Boat parking space will be allocated annually by the Committee of Management who may re-allocate such space although reasonable notice will normally be given


Official Notification Boats In accordance with club regulations I am giving one month’s official notice as of the date of this mail/website posting that unless the correct boat fee is paid within that time, your boat may be put up for sale and the fees which are outstanding will be deducted from any sale proceeds.

Rule 26.  Abandoned property on Club premises

In addition to the powers given to the Committee of Management under the Articles of Association, if, at any time, any fees payable to the Club by any Member or former Member shall be three months or more in arrears and a boat trailer or other property of a Member or former Member remains upon the Club premises, the Committee of Management may:

  1. Move the boat, trailer or other property to any other part of the Club premises without being liable for any loss or damage to the boat, trailer or other property howsoever caused.
  2. Give one month’s notice in writing to the Member or former Member at his last known address as shown in the register of Members and thereafter sell the boat, trailer or other property and deduct any monies due to the Club (whether by way of arrears of subscription or annual payments, storage fees and other charges) from the net proceeds of sale before accounting for the balance (if any) to the Member or former Member.
  3. Alternatively, if the boat, trailer or other property is unsaleable, after giving notice in writing as aforesaid, dispose of the boat or trailer in any manner the Committee of Management may think fit and deem the cost of doing so and any arrears as aforesaid to be a debt owing to the Club by the Member or former Member.
  4. Further the Club shall, at all times, have a lien over Members’ or former Members’ boat, trailer or other property stored on the Club’s premises in respect of all moneys due to the Club whether in respect of arrears of storage fees or subscriptions or otherwise.

On a lighter note, here is a link to a youtube video of what we do to old abandoned boats!

Mark Jacot


20th March 2017