House Rules

House Rules

1. In these regulations the expression “Club Premises” means the whole of the land occupied by the Club under the leases from the Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club and Waveney District Council, including the boatshed, crane area, dinghy park and the Clubhouse, the pontoons and the areas covered by the water enclosed within the pontoons.

2. Members of the Club, their guests and visitors, may use the club premises and other facilities of the Club entirely at their own risk and impliedly accept that:

(i)  – The Club will not accept liability for any damage to or loss of property belonging to members, their guests or visitors to the Club.

(ii) – The Club will not accept liability for personal injury arising out of the use of the Club Premises, and any other facilities of the Club, or out of participation in any activity organised by the Club whether 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.

(iii) – Parents and guardians are warned that the Club is only able to provide rescue facilities during the hours of Club racing. Outside these hours, parents and guardians have sole responsibility for their children and wards and must appreciate that the Club cannot be expected to exercise supervision or control. Even during Club racing the Club cannot accept responsibility for children, or any other person, not engaged in racing.

(iv) – Any Officer and/or member of the General Committee shall be empowered to expel from the premises any member or guest whom they consider has contravened the Club Rules and Regulations or whose general conduct is considered incompatible with membership of the Club.

(v) – Before inviting any guests or visitors onto the premises or to participate in events organised by the Club, members will draw their attention to this rule.

3. No child under the age of ten years shall be allowed on the Club premises without the permission of a Club Officer or the Officer of the Day, unless accompanied by a person over the age of 18 years who shall be responsible for the behaviour and safety of such child.

4. With the exception of guide and listening dogs, no dog shall be admitted to the Club Premises.

5. No bathing is permitted on the Club Premises.

6. No dinghy, yacht tender or other craft may be hauled out and left on the Club Premises, nor shall any craft be moored overnight on the club pontoons without the permission of a Club Officer or the Officer of the Day.

7. No notice or other matter may be put up on the Club notice boards without the permission of a Club Officer who shall counter-sign such a notice.

8. Any member may bring one or more non-members on to the Club Premises and entertain them there at their own expense, but such visitors may remain on the premises only while the member introducing them is either on the premises or on board a yacht taking part in a race organised by the Club.

9. No visitor may be admitted under paragraph 8 of these regulations (whether in the company of the same member or of different members) on more than FOUR occasions in the same year.

10. On Open Regatta days competing helmsmen and their crews, members of any Club affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association and the bona-fide guests of any such person may enter the Club Premises, and make use of the facilities of the Club.

11. The Permitted Licensing Hours shall be as follows:

Weekdays 11:00 to 23:00           Saturday 11:00 to 23:00           Sunday 12:00 to 23:00

12. Helmsmen are requested to lower their sails when moored to the Club pontoons and quay headings.

13. Any craft and/or trailer regularly occupying space within the dinghy park, and in respect of which fees remain unpaid for Six months or more may, at the discretion of the Club, be disposed of by the Club in accordance with guidelines as issued by the Royal Yachting Association, and Schedule 1 of the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977.

14. The Club has prepared a Health and Safety File/Manual including a Safety Policy Document and Risk Assessment folio. A copy will be kept in the Race Box at all times. It is all in a large blue ring binder. Members are responsible for making themselves aware of where it is and to be aware of its contents.

15. Members are reminded that they should not leave parked vehicles unattended in the Dinghy Park.

16. Members are requested not to moor cruisers on the quay headings to the north side of the Club House when racing is taking place.