Rental of Club Facilities
Our facilities for members include boat storage, lockers and moorings.
Non-members may arrange a swinging mooring through the club. Non-members taking part in open competitions may, subject to capacity, use a club stance.
Procedures for New Applications Only
Complete this application form. Completion of the form means you accept the conditions below.
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General Conditions of Rental
The Dinghy park, sheds, lockers and moorings are for the use of RTYC members and visitors accorded temporary membership.
Boats and equipment are stored at the owners' risk. RTYC does not accept any responsibility for the safe keeping of boats and equipment. Minimal equipment should be left in boats.
The Club will not accept any liability for personal injury arising out of the use of the Club premises and any other facilities of the Club sustained by members, their guests or visitors whether or not such damage or injury could have been attributed to or was occasioned by the neglect, default or negligence of any of the officers, committee or servants of the club.
All vessels must carry third party insurance at the minimum required level. This is currently £3 million. Evidence of insurance cover must be produced on request.
Except in the case of visiting boats, boats may only be stored in the Boat Parks or sheds on payment of the required dues.
The rental is payable for the subscription period irrespective of the length of time a vessel is stored (except dinghy park). No refunds will be made.
When a member no longer needs a facility, the club secretary should be informed immediately. Members who want to give up a facility should give notice to the club at least one month before the subscription becomes due for renewal to avoid being invoiced.
All rented facilities are non-transferable between members.
If a boat is to be substituted then this may be done as long as the replacement is in the same price category. However, the club secretary should be notified immediately. If the replacement is in a different price category, a replacement subscription will be issued.
Dinghy park, beach sheds and lockers renew on 1 January. An invitation to renew will be automatically sent by email prior to that date. It is the obligation of each member to pay their fees for the use of the facilities annually and by the date of renewal. Members not using email should contact the club secretary to arrange payment. Any member not wishing to renew should contact the club secretary at least one month prior to the end of the subscription period to avoid being invoiced.
For the harbour shed, the year is split between summer and winter. Winter storage runs from 1 October to 31 March and is invoiced in December. Summer storage runs from 1 April to 30 September and is invoiced in June.
Renewals for swinging moorings need to be requested by the member. A reminder will be sent.
Any queries should be addressed to the club secretary.
Upon cessation of membership any boat stored must be removed immediately and/ or locker vacated.
In the event of non payment of dinghy park dues or non compliance with the rules, the Club reserves the right to remove the boat from the stance occupied and re-locate it in the area duly marked in the West Park. The boat will remain there until dues are paid/ compliance with accepted rules.
In the event of continual default/ abandonment of a vessel/ trailer/ equipment the Club has the right to dispose of any boat/ trailer/ equipment and recover any sums due. Such action will only be taken after giving due notice or attempting to give due notice to last notified address.
In the event of non payment of a locker or shed, the member will be required to vacate within 14 days. Thereafter, the locker/shed will be re-possessed and any property will be removed and held at the owner's risk for six months. Thereafter it will be disposed of.
Specific Conditions for the Dinghy Park
Members must ensure that:
their boats are stored in the correct stances.
all boats, equipment, trailers and trolleys are suitably identified
in the case of tenders, they are securely chained and oars and rowlocks are removed
their boats are sensibly stored and that they are tied down to prevent movement in high winds.
loose rigging is tied off or secured to minimise "drumming" and possible annoyance to nearby residents.
the stances occupied and the dinghy parks are kept tidy at all times. Debris and litter etc. must be disposed of immediately.
the hose in the wash bay is left tidily and the tap is switched off after use.
the dinghy parks and sheds are locked after use.
Road trailers are not allowed to take up space in the dinghy park. They may be stored under the launching trolley as long as they fit within the allocated stance.
Wherever possible a bay in Shed 2 will be kept exclusively for members to effect minor repairs on any boat damaged. This bay must be occupied for only the duration of the repairs or one week maximum except with the express permission of the Beach Master. No paint spraying or welding is to be carried out.
Last updated 10:00 on 14 April 2023