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Codes of Practice

The harmonious running of the club relies on members acting with courtesy and consideration towards other Club members and local residents by following the Code of Practice.

Relationships with Residents

Members are required to show care and consideration when driving to and from the Club by proceeding at a reasonable speed and with caution. This is particularly necessary late at night following social events.

Motor Vehicles

In the interests of safety, motor vehicles shall not be allowed on the Club Premises (except when serving Club facilities) between the hours of 09.00 and 17.00 on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays after 1st of April during the main sailing season including Stone Week, Cadet Week and Open Events.

When proceeding through club grounds a speed limit of 5 m.p.h. shall not be exceeded. Motor vehicles may only be parked in areas designated for such parking in order not to cause obstructions to other cars or the approaches to the Club.

No Speed boats, Power boats, Jet Skis or similar personal watercraft may be launched or recovered through the Club without prior authorisation by the Management Committee.

Support Boats

Passengers are not normally allowed on support boats, Cadets may be permitted on the Cheverton in certain circumstances providing that the person is a Club Cadet (aged 7 or over) and is accompanied by a responsible adult. The final decision is at the discretion of the Coxswain. Anybody riding as a passenger on any of the support boats does so at their own risk.

Personal Flotation Devices (Buoyancy Aids)

Buoyancy aids must be worn at all times by persons on support boats. Cadets must wear buoyancy aids at all times whilst sailing or involved in other activities on the water. All persons going afloat in dinghies and tenders shall wear a buoyancy aid at all times.

Bicycles

All cycling is prohibited between the entrance gate and the gate on the sea wall. When riding bicycles on the remainder of the club premises members are requested to show due care and consideration.

Dinghies and Tenders

All boats must be parked in the assigned areas in a safe and tidy fashion. It is permissible to work on boats on the lawn, but they must be removed on completion of the work, and may not be left overnight on the lawn. In the interests of safety and noise reduction, halyards should be secured during the season. All Trailers, Cradles & Storage Boxes must be removed from club premises by 1st May unless stored underneath your boat.

Winter Storage of Boats

All boats stored on Club premises during the winter months, shall have their masts lowered and secured by 30th October unless taking part in the Polar Series. All polar series boats shall have their masts lowered and secured no later than 12th December. However those wishing to sail throughout the winter shall seek dispensation from the Sailing Secretary.

Camping

Camping is only allowed in designated areas.

Changing Rooms

Items left in changing rooms will be collected each week and placed in the lost property box. They may be recovered on the payment of 50p per item which will be donated to the R.N.L.I. Entry to the Mens and the Ladies changing rooms are coded: (Contact club management)

Car Park

The Car Park Barrier has a padlock on it. When using during the week please shut barrier when leaving and also if you are the last person out at the weekend. The code is: (Contact club management)

Child Protection Policy

The welfare of the child is paramount.

All children whatever their age, culture, gender, disability, language, racial origin, religious belief and or sexual identity, have the right to protection from abuse.

All suspicions and allegations of inappropriate behaviour will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.

As defined in the Children's Act 1989, anyone under the age of 18 will be considered a child for the purpose of this document.

This policy will be reviewed periodically, in the light of advice from the RYA or other relevant agencies.

Bridge

No unauthorised persons are allowed on the bridge.

Lounge Deck

No wet gear permitted. No children under 12 years allowed unless accompanied by an adult. All Adult Members have the authority to exclude any unruly children. It is the responsibility of All Members to return glasses and crockery to the bar/galley and to dispose of their litter in the bins provided.

Noise

Members are requested to refrain from creating a nuisance by the playing of loud music.

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed in the Clubhouse and must be kept on a lead whilst in Club grounds and not be left unattended.

Smoking

No smoking or vaping is allowed inside any of the club buildings.

Last updated 12:16 on 8 August 2021

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